He's entitled. He earned an honors degree in economics and he has a Pulitzer
But what qualifies him to speak on this subject is his medical degree from
Harvard and his board certification in psychiatry by the American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology, plus his tenure as Chief Resident in Psychiatry at
the Massachusetts General Hospital. During that time, he and a colleague
identified a syndrome associated with manic-depressives which is now part of
the standard works on bipolar disorders. His seminal paper, "The
Epidemiology of Mania," has much to say about BDS, even though it was
written thirty years ago.
He served in the Carter administration and was a speech-writer for Walter
Unfortunately, there is no cure for BDS - it can only be controlled. And if
BDS did not exist, supporters of the current administration would have
invented it. As Eric Hoffer said: "A mass movement can exist without a god,
but it will always fail without a devil. Every mass movement must have
something to hate."
Yes, we conservatives are good with adjectives and adverbs while our
counterparts are generally better with four-letter words. To illustrate,
there's the joke about the southern girl who came running home to her mother
the day after the honeymoon.
"Oh momma, he's a beast! No sooner do we get to our new cottage than he
starts with the four-letter words! It was more than a body should bear."
"What four-letter words, dear?"
"Oh it was just awful. It was 'cook' and 'iron' and 'dust' and 'wash'! Oh
momma, it was just unbearable."
Regarding Tim Daneliuk, never heard of him. Is he like a hobbit?
As for right-wingers 'eating their own,' Heh! Drudge has a splash regarding
a Dem proposal to levy a 10% tax on non-medical cosmetic surgical procedures
(i.e., Botox, hair-transplants, etc.) complete with pictures of a shocked
Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden.
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