B.F. Skinner, famous psychologist and father of behaviourism once described, as he was advancing in years, how he arranged his work space to accommodate cognitive problems with short term memory, attention and task performance. He was aware and preparing for his age-related decline in intellectual performance. . At age 63, I too am becoming increasingly aware of some fuzzy short term memory problems. Joe Biden has been infamous for his gafftastic public history for several decades. But there seems something different about his recent gaps and lapses.
There is no shame in getting older. It happens. And to date, mankind has found no remedy to the problem of age-related decline. THE TRAGIC ASPECT to such dilemmas is the slow realization that you are “losing it” and, depending on the personality of the person, the denial, and grief that often marks some peoples experience in losing functions once taken for granted. My recent experience in taking care of my father-in-law as dementia consumed his entire personality, has educated me to the cruel treatment of dementia on the personality and life of the person affected.
I wouldn’t vote for Joe in the best of times, at the point of a gun. But I would not wish such a struggle upon another. And Joe, a sympathetic character, and demonstrability gentle spirited soul, is a particularly heart breaking victim. IF he is affected.
I would be pleased to be wrong. But as a career people watcher, my 100% gut tells me he is in jeopardy.
The love shack below is “Workin’ class” Joe Biden’s humble abode in which he abides. 200 thousand dollar speaking engagements and all sorts of “on the side and under table fees have subsidized a lifestyle that is a bit beyond the reach of the middle class he purports to faithfully represent
Cornell West is a smart fellow. He leans is left but his mind is that of a divergent thinker. If you get him in the zone and he gets to churning out stream of conciouness, he will even say some things that are quite astute, if not right, per se. He is looking at the false “black preacher” mimicking of Biden and telling him he has to get with reality to beat this group of primary candidates.
I was embarassed for Joe Biden when he attempted, to sound like an evangelical preacher, a black one at that! It is silly what some polititions will do for a vote. I guess prostitues sometimes get the same reactions when they have to do incredibly stupid things for money.
But if he continues to defend his involvement in a 1984 three strikes law he penned, he will be easy prey for Trump in that the law resulted in mass incarcerations for blacks in affected jurisdictions. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS!! POSSIBLE BLACK DEFECTIONS MIGHT OCCUR …..Biden may alienate the African-American community.
I Am excited about Joe Biden in the fight and on the attack! Not because he will surly win and not because he will lose. Joe Biden makes Southern Grandmas say, “Bless your heart”. And old southern grandmas save “Bless your heart.” for those moments that are particularly lame brained, like asking for directions to the “men’s room” when your standing beneath a sign that says “men’s room.”
Enjoy this amusing little vid. Then thank the lord he will not win the presidency!
“The only thing necessary for the triumph evil is that good men do nothing.”
Joe, no tongue this time!
NOT SUCH A BRIGHT IDEA….
Their party, our dime. Ho hum.
From the tibal, to the National theater it is an inviolate axiom that you should do what you say you are going to do or your word is considered worthless. I felt that Iraq was the wrong venue for a preemptive strike. Yet I felt that Bush is a man with a love of honor and his decisions, right or wrong, are made in good faith. And what he says he will do…he will do. He is a man of his word. (Sending a message to his successor). Tee hee, Tee hee
The dynamics of dysfunction were revealed at a recent meeting between the administration and republican congressional leaders. A lack of pre-meeting preparation showed when the Big Dog growled at Little Dog Joe for speaking out of school.