Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Is Joe Biden Insane?

 

I don’t just mean an ordinary, obsessive-compulsive kind of thing. I mean detached from reality completely. He is scary.

 

Am I making too much of this one strange incident?

Just because he misspeaks on a regular basis, it isn’t the end of the world.

Gaffe: Joe Biden Claims He was Vice President in 1976

Former Vice President Joe Biden inaccurately stated on Thursday that the Obama-Biden administration was in office in 1976.

Biden, who has shown an inability to recollect dates and places to the chagrin of even his staunches allies, made the claim while discussing immigration during a stop on his “No Malarkey” bus tour of Iowa.

In particular, the 77-year-old Biden tried to create a contrast between President Donald Trump’s record on immigration and that of the Obama-Biden administration. To do so, the former vice president invoked the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which granted legal protections to nearly 800,000 illegal migrants brought to the U.S. as children, and other signature Obama-era policies.

“There’s the Dreamers program, there’s also a program that said we’re not going to separate families, we’re going to allow families to stay together while they go through the process, and the court said you can’t,” Biden said, before adding, “We did that in 1976.”

Really, really scary.

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  1. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    He is not insane, he is just old. The human brain can age and thoughts are hard to gather and old stories come to fore, when they should be forgotten. Joe is almost 80 and average age for dementia onset is 83.

     

    Symptoms of dementia

    1. Subtle short-term memory changes

    Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia. The changes are often subtle and tend to involve short-term memory. An older person may be able to remember events that took place years ago but not what they had for breakfast.

    2. Difficulty finding the right words

    Another early symptom of dementia is struggling to communicate thoughts. A person with dementia may have difficulty explaining something or finding the right words to express themselves. Having a conversation with a person who has dementia can be difficult, and it may take longer than usual to conclude.

    3. Changes in mood

    Along with mood changes, you might also see a shift in personality. One typical type of personality change seen with dementia is a shift from being shy to outgoing. This is because the condition often affects judgment.

    4. Apathy

    Apathy, or listlessness, commonly occurs in early dementia. A person with symptoms could lose interest in hobbies or activities. They may not want to go out anymore or do anything fun. They may lose interest in spending time with friends and family, and they may seem emotionally flat.

    5. Difficulty completing normal tasks

    A subtle shift in the ability to complete normal tasks …

    6. Confusion

    Someone in the early stages of dementia may often become confused. When memory, thinking, or judgment lapses, confusion may arise as they can no longer remember faces, find the right words, or interact with people normally.

    7. Difficulty following storylines

    Difficulty following storylines may occur due to early dementia. This is a classic early symptom.

    Just as finding and using the right words becomes difficult, people with dementia sometimes forget the meanings of words they hear or struggle to follow along with conversations or TV programs.

    8. A failing sense of direction

    The sense of direction and spatial orientation commonly starts to deteriorate with the onset of dementia. This can mean not recognizing once-familiar landmarks and forgetting regularly used directions. It also becomes more difficult to follow a series of directions and step-by-step instructions.

    9. Being repetitive

    Repetition is common in dementia because of memory loss and general behavioral changes. The person may repeat daily tasks, such as shaving, or they may collect items obsessively.

    They also may repeat the same questions in a conversation after they’ve been answered.

    10. Struggling to adapt to change

    For someone in the early stages of dementia, the experience can cause fear. …

    • #1
    • December 5, 2019, at 7:54 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  2. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    He is not insane, he is just old. The human brain can age and thoughts are hard to gather and old stories come to fore, when they should be forgotten. Joe is almost 80 and average age for dementia onset is 83.

     

    Symptoms of dementia

    1. Subtle short-term memory changes

    Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia. The changes are often subtle and tend to involve short-term memory. An older person may be able to remember events that took place years ago but not what they had for breakfast.

    2. Difficulty finding the right words

    Another early symptom of dementia is struggling to communicate thoughts. A person with dementia may have difficulty explaining something or finding the right words to express themselves. Having a conversation with a person who has dementia can be difficult, and it may take longer than usual to conclude.

    3. Changes in mood

    Along with mood changes, you might also see a shift in personality. One typical type of personality change seen with dementia is a shift from being shy to outgoing. This is because the condition often affects judgment.

    4. Apathy

    Apathy, or listlessness, commonly occurs in early dementia. A person with symptoms could lose interest in hobbies or activities. They may not want to go out anymore or do anything fun. They may lose interest in spending time with friends and family, and they may seem emotionally flat.

    5. Difficulty completing normal tasks

    A subtle shift in the ability to complete normal tasks …

    6. Confusion

    Someone in the early stages of dementia may often become confused. When memory, thinking, or judgment lapses, confusion may arise as they can no longer remember faces, find the right words, or interact with people normally.

    7. Difficulty following storylines

    Difficulty following storylines may occur due to early dementia. This is a classic early symptom.

    Just as finding and using the right words becomes difficult, people with dementia sometimes forget the meanings of words they hear or struggle to follow along with conversations or TV programs.

    8. A failing sense of direction

    The sense of direction and spatial orientation commonly starts to deteriorate with the onset of dementia. This can mean not recognizing once-familiar landmarks and forgetting regularly used directions. It also becomes more difficult to follow a series of directions and step-by-step instructions.

    9. Being repetitive

    Repetition is common in dementia because of memory loss and general behavioral changes. The person may repeat daily tasks, such as shaving, or they may collect items obsessively.

    They also may repeat the same questions in a conversation after they’ve been answered.

    10. Struggling to adapt to change

    For someone in the early stages of dementia, the experience can cause fear. …

    Don,

    Exactly the kind of guy to be in the most powerful critical position in the world?!

    Help!

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #2
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:04 PM PST
    • 9 likes
  3. Henry Racette Contributor

    Insane is a big word. No, he isn’t insane.

    Nor did Epstein kill himself.

    • #3
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:05 PM PST
    • 12 likes
  4. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Joe had a very early onset of dementia. 1988, as I recall. He plagiarized Neil Kinnock’s speeches and attacked a voter at a town hall in New Hampshire who questioned his intelligence. He asserted that he had been #1 in his law school class and had a high IQ. Both not true. Slow Joe is a fool but also an example of a millionaire politician with no other means of support.

    • #4
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:09 PM PST
    • 13 likes
  5. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Insane is a big word. No, he isn’t insane.

    Nor did Epstein kill himself.

    Henry,

    So reassuring. Help!

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #5
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:11 PM PST
    • 3 likes
  6. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Going by the comments he made Wednesday, Joe does seem to still know he’ll need to pick a woman to be his VP running mate. So it will be fun after he wins the nomination to see him select Geraldine Ferraro for the bottom half of the ticket.

    • #6
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:12 PM PST
    • 10 likes
  7. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    Going by the comments he made Wednesday, Joe does seem to still know he’ll need to pick a woman to be his VP running mate. So it will be fun after he wins the nomination to see him select Geraldine Ferraro for the bottom half of the ticket.

    Jon,

    Is she still alive? Don’t answer that. Help!

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #7
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:14 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  8. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    Why aren’t the Democrats impeaching Trump over this? Biden is obviously working for the Trump campaign as a double agent. He’s practically writing their 2020 ad campaign with performances like this.

    • #8
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:25 PM PST
    • 7 likes
  9. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):
    Why aren’t the Democrats impeaching Trump over this? Biden is obviously working for the Trump campaign as a double agent. He’s practically writing their 2020 ad campaign with performances like this.

    JamesS,

    Of course, he’s the ultimate Russian asset!!

    Help!!

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #9
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:30 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  10. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    He is not insane, he is just old. The human brain can age and thoughts are hard to gather and old stories come to fore, when they should be forgotten. Joe is almost 80 and average age for dementia onset is 83.

     

    Symptoms of dementia

    1. Subtle short-term memory changes

    Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia. The changes are often subtle and tend to involve short-term memory. An older person may be able to remember events that took place years ago but not what they had for breakfast.

    2. Difficulty finding the right words

    Another early symptom of dementia is struggling to communicate thoughts. A person with dementia may have difficulty explaining something or finding the right words to express themselves. Having a conversation with a person who has dementia can be difficult, and it may take longer than usual to conclude.

    3. Changes in mood

    Along with mood changes, you might also see a shift in personality. One typical type of personality change seen with dementia is a shift from being shy to outgoing. This is because the condition often affects judgment.

    4. Apathy

    Apathy, or listlessness, commonly occurs in early dementia. A person with symptoms could lose interest in hobbies or activities. They may not want to go out anymore or do anything fun. They may lose interest in spending time with friends and family, and they may seem emotionally flat.

    5. Difficulty completing normal tasks

    A subtle shift in the ability to complete normal tasks …

    6. Confusion

    Someone in the early stages of dementia may often become confused. When memory, thinking, or judgment lapses, confusion may arise as they can no longer remember faces, find the right words, or interact with people normally.

    7. Difficulty following storylines

    Difficulty following storylines may occur due to early dementia. This is a classic early symptom.

    Just as finding and using the right words becomes difficult, people with dementia sometimes forget the meanings of words they hear or struggle to follow along with conversations or TV programs.

    8. A failing sense of direction

    The sense of direction and spatial orientation commonly starts to deteriorate with the onset of dementia. This can mean not recognizing once-familiar landmarks and forgetting regularly used directions. It also becomes more difficult to follow a series of directions and step-by-step instructions.

    9. Being repetitive

    Repetition is common in dementia because of memory loss and general behavioral changes. The person may repeat daily tasks, such as shaving, or they may collect items obsessively.

    They also may repeat the same questions in a conversation after they’ve been answered.

    10. Struggling to adapt to change

    For someone in the early stages of dementia, the experience can cause fear. …

    Gee, I only hit about 10 of ten there. Thankfully, I will only be 82 next month. I think.

    • #10
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:31 PM PST
    • 13 likes
  11. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    He is not insane, he is just old. The human brain can age and thoughts are hard to gather and old stories come to fore, when they should be forgotten. Joe is almost 80 and average age for dementia onset is 83.

     

    Symptoms of dementia

    1. Subtle short-term memory changes

    Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia. The changes are often subtle and tend to involve short-term memory. An older person may be able to remember events that took place years ago but not what they had for breakfast.

    2. Difficulty finding the right words

    Another early symptom of dementia is struggling to communicate thoughts. A person with dementia may have difficulty explaining something or finding the right words to express themselves. Having a conversation with a person who has dementia can be difficult, and it may take longer than usual to conclude.

    3. Changes in mood

    Along with mood changes, you might also see a shift in personality. One typical type of personality change seen with dementia is a shift from being shy to outgoing. This is because the condition often affects judgment.

    4. Apathy

    Apathy, or listlessness, commonly occurs in early dementia. A person with symptoms could lose interest in hobbies or activities. They may not want to go out anymore or do anything fun. They may lose interest in spending time with friends and family, and they may seem emotionally flat.

    5. Difficulty completing normal tasks

    A subtle shift in the ability to complete normal tasks …

    6. Confusion

    Someone in the early stages of dementia may often become confused. When memory, thinking, or judgment lapses, confusion may arise as they can no longer remember faces, find the right words, or interact with people normally.

    7. Difficulty following storylines

    Difficulty following storylines may occur due to early dementia. This is a classic early symptom.

    Just as finding and using the right words becomes difficult, people with dementia sometimes forget the meanings of words they hear or struggle to follow along with conversations or TV programs.

    8. A failing sense of direction

    The sense of direction and spatial orientation commonly starts to deteriorate with the onset of dementia. This can mean not recognizing once-familiar landmarks and forgetting regularly used directions. It also becomes more difficult to follow a series of directions and step-by-step instructions.

    9. Being repetitive

    Repetition is common in dementia because of memory loss and general behavioral changes. The person may repeat daily tasks, such as shaving, or they may collect items obsessively.

    They also may repeat the same questions in a conversation after they’ve been answered.

    10. Struggling to adapt to change

    For someone in the early stages of dementia, the experience can cause fear. …

    Gee, I only hit about 10 of ten there. Thankfully, I will only be 82 next month. I think.

    Jim Mc,

    Not that you aren’t a very important and nice fellow but I don’t think you are planning to run for President of the USA or have a chance at success if you did.

    Help!

    Regards,

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #11
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:36 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  12. Django Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    He is not insane, he is just old. The human brain can age and thoughts are hard to gather and old stories come to fore, when they should be forgotten. Joe is almost 80 and average age for dementia onset is 83.

     

    Symptoms of dementia

    1. Subtle short-term memory changes

    Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia. The changes are often subtle and tend to involve short-term memory. An older person may be able to remember events that took place years ago but not what they had for breakfast.

    2. Difficulty finding the right words

    Another early symptom of dementia is struggling to communicate thoughts. A person with dementia may have difficulty explaining something or finding the right words to express themselves. Having a conversation with a person who has dementia can be difficult, and it may take longer than usual to conclude.

    3. Changes in mood

    Along with mood changes, you might also see a shift in personality. One typical type of personality change seen with dementia is a shift from being shy to outgoing. This is because the condition often affects judgment.

    4. Apathy

    Apathy, or listlessness, commonly occurs in early dementia. A person with symptoms could lose interest in hobbies or activities. They may not want to go out anymore or do anything fun. They may lose interest in spending time with friends and family, and they may seem emotionally flat.

    5. Difficulty completing normal tasks

    A subtle shift in the ability to complete normal tasks …

    6. Confusion

    Someone in the early stages of dementia may often become confused. When memory, thinking, or judgment lapses, confusion may arise as they can no longer remember faces, find the right words, or interact with people normally.

    7. Difficulty following storylines

    Difficulty following storylines may occur due to early dementia. This is a classic early symptom.

    Just as finding and using the right words becomes difficult, people with dementia sometimes forget the meanings of words they hear or struggle to follow along with conversations or TV programs.

    8. A failing sense of direction

    The sense of direction and spatial orientation commonly starts to deteriorate with the onset of dementia. This can mean not recognizing once-familiar landmarks and forgetting regularly used directions. It also becomes more difficult to follow a series of directions and step-by-step instructions.

    9. Being repetitive

    Repetition is common in dementia because of memory loss and general behavioral changes. The person may repeat daily tasks, such as shaving, or they may collect items obsessively.

    They also may repeat the same questions in a conversation after they’ve been answered.

    10. Struggling to adapt to change

    For someone in the early stages of dementia, the experience can cause fear. …

    Although it’s not you your list, a lack of inhibition seems to go along with dementia. Biden has always been a rude, lying, and almost repulsive person. Now, we’re seeing the real Joe, unfiltered, you might say. 

    • #12
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:37 PM PST
    • 8 likes
  13. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Django (View Comment):
    Biden has always been a rude, lying, and almost repulsive person. Now, we’re seeing the real Joe, unfiltered, you might say. 

    Django,

    Well, at least he’s not insane.

    Help!!

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #13
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:43 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  14. Gary Robbins Reagan

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    He is not insane, he is just old. The human brain can age and thoughts are hard to gather and old stories come to fore, when they should be forgotten. Joe is almost 80 and average age for dementia onset is 83.

     

    Symptoms of dementia

    1. Subtle short-term memory changes

    Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia. The changes are often subtle and tend to involve short-term memory. An older person may be able to remember events that took place years ago but not what they had for breakfast.

    2. Difficulty finding the right words

    Another early symptom of dementia is struggling to communicate thoughts. A person with dementia may have difficulty explaining something or finding the right words to express themselves. Having a conversation with a person who has dementia can be difficult, and it may take longer than usual to conclude.

    3. Changes in mood

    Along with mood changes, you might also see a shift in personality. One typical type of personality change seen with dementia is a shift from being shy to outgoing. This is because the condition often affects judgment.

    4. Apathy

    Apathy, or listlessness, commonly occurs in early dementia. A person with symptoms could lose interest in hobbies or activities. They may not want to go out anymore or do anything fun. They may lose interest in spending time with friends and family, and they may seem emotionally flat.

    5. Difficulty completing normal tasks

    A subtle shift in the ability to complete normal tasks …

    6. Confusion

    Someone in the early stages of dementia may often become confused. When memory, thinking, or judgment lapses, confusion may arise as they can no longer remember faces, find the right words, or interact with people normally.

    7. Difficulty following storylines

    Difficulty following storylines may occur due to early dementia. This is a classic early symptom.

    Just as finding and using the right words becomes difficult, people with dementia sometimes forget the meanings of words they hear or struggle to follow along with conversations or TV programs.

    8. A failing sense of direction

    The sense of direction and spatial orientation commonly starts to deteriorate with the onset of dementia. This can mean not recognizing once-familiar landmarks and forgetting regularly used directions. It also becomes more difficult to follow a series of directions and step-by-step instructions.

    9. Being repetitive

    Repetition is common in dementia because of memory loss and general behavioral changes. The person may repeat daily tasks, such as shaving, or they may collect items obsessively.

    They also may repeat the same questions in a conversation after they’ve been answered.

    10. Struggling to adapt to change

    For someone in the early stages of dementia, the experience can cause fear. …

    How many of these criteria can be used to describe Trump?

    • #14
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:49 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  15. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    How many of these criteria can be used to describe Trump?

    Gary,

    With a limp Paul Ryan congress and the psychotic media hanging on him, Trump has got the economy running like it used to and holding his own in foreign policy. Remember Obama wouldn’t give Ukraine any support. Trump has stopped Putin cold militarily and wrecked the Russian economy with fracking.

    Then again if you are a Democrat and words have no meaning or correspondence to reality, then you can call Trump whatever you like. Of course, the big bully might tweet at you. Then you can complain about the tweet. An endless cycle of stupidity.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #15
    • December 5, 2019, at 8:58 PM PST
    • 18 likes
  16. Django Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    He is not insane, he is just old. The human brain can age and thoughts are hard to gather and old stories come to fore, when they should be forgotten.

     

    Symptoms of dementia

    1. Subtle short-term memory changes

    Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia. The changes are often subtle and tend to involve short-term memory. An older person may be able to remember events that took place years ago but not what they had for breakfast.

    2. Difficulty finding the right words

    Another early symptom of dementia is struggling to communicate thoughts. A person with dementia may have difficulty explaining something or finding the right words to express themselves. Having a conversation with a person who has dementia can be difficult, and it may take longer than usual to conclude.

    3. Changes in mood

    Along with mood changes, you might also see a shift in personality. One typical type of personality change seen with dementia is a shift from being shy to outgoing. This is because the condition often affects judgment.

    4. Apathy

    Apathy, or listlessness, commonly occurs in early dementia. A person with symptoms could lose interest in hobbies or activities. They may not want to go out anymore or do anything fun. They may lose interest in spending time with friends and family, and they may seem emotionally flat.

    5. Difficulty completing normal tasks

    A subtle shift in the ability to complete normal tasks …

    6. Confusion

    Someone in the early stages of dementia may often become confused. When memory, thinking, or judgment lapses, confusion may arise as they can no longer remember faces, find the right words, or interact with people normally.

    7. Difficulty following storylines

    Difficulty following storylines may occur due to early dementia. This is a classic early symptom.

    Just as finding and using the right words becomes difficult, people with dementia sometimes forget the meanings of words they hear or struggle to follow along with conversations or TV programs.

    8. A failing sense of direction

    The sense of direction and spatial orientation commonly starts to deteriorate with the onset of dementia. This can mean not recognizing once-familiar landmarks and forgetting regularly used directions. It also becomes more difficult to follow a series of directions and step-by-step instructions.

    9. Being repetitive

    Repetition is common in dementia because of memory loss and general behavioral changes. The person may repeat daily tasks, such as shaving, or they may collect items obsessively.

    They also may repeat the same questions in a conversation after they’ve been answered.

    10. Struggling to adapt to change

    For someone in the early stages of dementia, the experience can cause fear. …

    How many of these criteria can be used to describe Trump?

    Seriously, #2 and #9. Ten is a characteristic of all old farts whether we suffer from dementia or not. 

    Now, would you support removing Biden via the 25th Amendment, assuming that he can be elected? 

    • #16
    • December 5, 2019, at 9:03 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  17. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Django (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    He is not insane, he is just old. The human brain can age and thoughts are hard to gather and old stories come to fore, when they should be forgotten.

     

    Symptoms of dementia

    1. Subtle short-term memory changes

    Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia. The changes are often subtle and tend to involve short-term memory. An older person may be able to remember events that took place years ago but not what they had for breakfast.

    2. Difficulty finding the right words

    Another early symptom of dementia is struggling to communicate thoughts. A person with dementia may have difficulty explaining something or finding the right words to express themselves. Having a conversation with a person who has dementia can be difficult, and it may take longer than usual to conclude.

    3. Changes in mood

    Along with mood changes, you might also see a shift in personality. One typical type of personality change seen with dementia is a shift from being shy to outgoing. This is because the condition often affects judgment.

    4. Apathy

    Apathy, or listlessness, commonly occurs in early dementia. A person with symptoms could lose interest in hobbies or activities. They may not want to go out anymore or do anything fun. They may lose interest in spending time with friends and family, and they may seem emotionally flat.

    5. Difficulty completing normal tasks

    A subtle shift in the ability to complete normal tasks …

    6. Confusion

    Someone in the early stages of dementia may often become confused. When memory, thinking, or judgment lapses, confusion may arise as they can no longer remember faces, find the right words, or interact with people normally.

    7. Difficulty following storylines

    Difficulty following storylines may occur due to early dementia. This is a classic early symptom.

    Just as finding and using the right words becomes difficult, people with dementia sometimes forget the meanings of words they hear or struggle to follow along with conversations or TV programs.

    8. A failing sense of direction

    The sense of direction and spatial orientation commonly starts to deteriorate with the onset of dementia. This can mean not recognizing once-familiar landmarks and forgetting regularly used directions. It also becomes more difficult to follow a series of directions and step-by-step instructions.

    9. Being repetitive

    Repetition is common in dementia because of memory loss and general behavioral changes. The person may repeat daily tasks, such as shaving, or they may collect items obsessively.

    They also may repeat the same questions in a conversation after they’ve been answered.

    10. Struggling to adapt to change

    For someone in the early stages of dementia, the experience can cause fear. …

    How many of these criteria can be used to describe Trump?

    Seriously, #2 and #9. Ten is a characteristic of all old farts whether we suffer from dementia or not.

    Now, would you support removing Biden via the 25th Amendment, assuming that he can be elected?

    If the facts supported it, yes.

    • #17
    • December 5, 2019, at 9:33 PM PST
    • 1 like
  18. Hoyacon Member

    Sorry, but I’m too distracted by the cleavage to listen to the words.

    • #18
    • December 5, 2019, at 9:54 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  19. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Sorry, but I’m too distracted by the cleavage to listen to the words.

    Biden is missing a gold chain around his neck to show off his cleavage.

    • #19
    • December 5, 2019, at 10:13 PM PST
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  20. Hartmann von Aue Member

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):
    Biden has always been a rude, lying, and almost repulsive person. Now, we’re seeing the real Joe, unfiltered, you might say.

    Django,

    Well, at least he’s not insane.

    Help!!

    Regards,

    Jim

    He was, prior to 2009, often referred to as “the dumbest man in the Senate”…by his political allies and enemies alike, only his allies did it behind his back. 

    • #20
    • December 5, 2019, at 11:25 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  21. JosePluma Thatcher

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    How many of these criteria can be used to describe Trump?

    Well, let’s see:

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    1. Subtle short-term memory changes

    Nothing about Trump is subtle.

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    2. Difficulty finding the right words

    Trump never has difficulty finding words, right, wrong, or made-up.

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    3. Changes in mood

    Trump probably changed from shy to outgoing, oh, at about age 6 months.

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    4. Apathy

    You’re kidding, right?

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    5. Difficulty completing normal tasks

    Like not biting your wife’s hand in public, not sniffing other people’s hair, not making creepy remarks at a gathering of children? I think Trump’s got this one.

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    6. Confusion

    Trump has no trouble finding words, remembering people (especially if they have said something bad about him), or interacting with people “normally.”

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    7. Difficulty following storylines

    No problems there. It’s the Demoncrats who can’t even follow their own storylines.

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    8. A failing sense of direction

    Here’s an idea: Let’s put Trump and Biden in the middle of the woods somewhere with a map and compass. If we’re lucky, neither of them will find their way out.

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    9. Being repetitive

    Nope; well, maybe he’s applied the bronzer more than once. It’s the Demoncrats who seem to be doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    10. Struggling to adapt to change

    Like adapting to the fact that someone like Trump can win the presidency? Again, it seems to be the Demoncrats that have a problem.

    So the score is: Trump 0/10; Demoncrats as a whole 3/10.

    • #21
    • December 5, 2019, at 11:38 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  22. Kozak Member
    Kozak Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    Joe had a very early onset of dementia. 1988, as I recall. He plagiarized Neil Kinnock’s speeches and attacked a voter at a town hall in New Hampshire who questioned his intelligence. He asserted that he had been #1 in his law school class and had a high IQ. Both not true. Slow Joe is a fool but also an example of a millionaire politician with no other means of support.

    Not early dementia. Just a professional liar.

     

     

    • #22
    • December 6, 2019, at 3:40 AM PST
    • 4 likes
  23. Kozak Member
    Kozak Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    He is not insane, he is just old. The human brain can age and thoughts are hard to gather and old stories come to fore, when they should be forgotten. Joe is almost 80 and average age for dementia onset is 83.

     

    Symptoms of dementia

    1. Subtle short-term memory changes

    Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia. The changes are often subtle and tend to involve short-term memory. An older person may be able to remember events that took place years ago but not what they had for breakfast.

    2. Difficulty finding the right words

    Another early symptom of dementia is struggling to communicate thoughts. A person with dementia may have difficulty explaining something or finding the right words to express themselves. Having a conversation with a person who has dementia can be difficult, and it may take longer than usual to conclude.

    3. Changes in mood

    Along with mood changes, you might also see a shift in personality. One typical type of personality change seen with dementia is a shift from being shy to outgoing. This is because the condition often affects judgment.

    4. Apathy

    Apathy, or listlessness, commonly occurs in early dementia. A person with symptoms could lose interest in hobbies or activities. They may not want to go out anymore or do anything fun. They may lose interest in spending time with friends and family, and they may seem emotionally flat.

    5. Difficulty completing normal tasks

    A subtle shift in the ability to complete normal tasks …

    6. Confusion

    Someone in the early stages of dementia may often become confused. When memory, thinking, or judgment lapses, confusion may arise as they can no longer remember faces, find the right words, or interact with people normally.

    7. Difficulty following storylines

    Difficulty following storylines may occur due to early dementia. This is a classic early symptom.

    Just as finding and using the right words becomes difficult, people with dementia sometimes forget the meanings of words they hear or struggle to follow along with conversations or TV programs.

    8. A failing sense of direction

    The sense of direction and spatial orientation commonly starts to deteriorate with the onset of dementia. This can mean not recognizing once-familiar landmarks and forgetting regularly used directions. It also becomes more difficult to follow a series of directions and step-by-step instructions.

    9. Being repetitive

    Repetition is common in dementia because of memory loss and general behavioral changes. The person may repeat daily tasks, such as shaving, or they may collect items obsessively.

    They also may repeat the same questions in a conversation after they’ve been answered.

    10. Struggling to adapt to change

    For someone in the early stages of dementia, the experience can cause fear. …

    How many of these criteria can be used to describe Trump?

    How many of these can be used to describe most NT’s ?

    • #23
    • December 6, 2019, at 3:48 AM PST
    • 7 likes
  24. EODmom Coolidge

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    He is not insane, he is just old. The human brain can age and thoughts are hard to gather and old stories come to fore, when they should be forgotten. Joe is almost 80 and average age for dementia onset is 83.

     

    Symptoms of dementia

    1. Subtle short-term memory changes

    Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia. The changes are often subtle and tend to involve short-term memory. An older person may be able to remember events that took place years ago but not what they had for breakfast.

    2. Difficulty finding the right words

    Another early symptom of dementia is struggling to communicate thoughts. A person with dementia may have difficulty explaining something or finding the right words to express themselves. Having a conversation with a person who has dementia can be difficult, and it may take longer than usual to conclude.

    3. Changes in mood

    Along with mood changes, you might also see a shift in personality. One typical type of personality change seen with dementia is a shift from being shy to outgoing. This is because the condition often affects judgment.

    4. Apathy

    Apathy, or listlessness, commonly occurs in early dementia. A person with symptoms could lose interest in hobbies or activities. They may not want to go out anymore or do anything fun. They may lose interest in spending time with friends and family, and they may seem emotionally flat.

    5. Difficulty completing normal tasks

    A subtle shift in the ability to complete normal tasks …

    6. Confusion

    Someone in the early stages of dementia may often become confused. When memory, thinking, or judgment lapses, confusion may arise as they can no longer remember faces, find the right words, or interact with people normally.

    7. Difficulty following storylines

    Difficulty following storylines may occur due to early dementia. This is a classic early symptom.

    Just as finding and using the right words becomes difficult, people with dementia sometimes forget the meanings of words they hear or struggle to follow along with conversations or TV programs.

    8. A failing sense of direction

    The sense of direction and spatial orientation commonly starts to deteriorate with the onset of dementia. This can mean not recognizing once-familiar landmarks and forgetting regularly used directions. It also becomes more difficult to follow a series of directions and step-by-step instructions.

    9. Being repetitive

    Repetition is common in dementia because of memory loss and general behavioral changes. The person may repeat daily tasks, such as shaving, or they may collect items obsessively.

    They also may repeat the same questions in a conversation after they’ve been answered.

    10. Struggling to adapt to change

    For someone in the early stages of dementia, the experience can cause fear. …

    All those apply to Nancy as well. 

    • #24
    • December 6, 2019, at 4:53 AM PST
    • 5 likes
  25. E. Kent Golding Member

    Don’t Pick on Joe! He is the easiest Democrat to beat, and Jill might do only a moderately bad job running his presidency. 

    • #25
    • December 6, 2019, at 5:01 AM PST
    • 2 likes
  26. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):
    Gee, I only hit about 10 of ten there. Thankfully, I will only be 82 next month. I think.

    I have two more months to hit it. As for memory, I have seen a few odd memory things the past 5 years. I have some trouble with names and objects I know but can’t quite get the name to come up. Then 5 minutes later, I will remember it. I’m working on reviewing college Calculus to see if that will help. I may try crossword puzzles. Joe should do something besides run for president. The guy he got into a fight with in Iowa is an ex-Marine.

    • #26
    • December 6, 2019, at 5:47 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  27. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    How many of these criteria can be used to describe Trump?

    None. How about you, Gary?

    • #27
    • December 6, 2019, at 5:48 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  28. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    How many of these criteria can be used to describe Trump?

    My concern is his VP. Kamala Harris would be a scary prospect.

    • #28
    • December 6, 2019, at 5:50 AM PST
    • 1 like
  29. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Go back and grab a copy of The New York Post, circa 1978, with Donald Trump on the cover, commenting about some city issue of the moment. Pretty much the same style as today, albeit filtered through the Post’s writers, since Studio 54, and not Twitter, was the the most culturally degrading thing Trump was involved with in the late 1970s.

    • #29
    • December 6, 2019, at 5:59 AM PST
    • 2 likes
  30. Richard Easton Member

    Creepy Joe likes to swim in the nude. The female Secret Service agents assigned to his detail understandably hated it. He’s a nasty piece of work.

    • #30
    • December 6, 2019, at 6:01 AM PST
    • 9 likes