Tag Archives: mental illness

  The Thin Blue Lyin'

BREAKING: Cop Actually Stopped Other Cops From Beating Guy Up! (Then Got Fired.)

Why would you ever want to stop a good beatdown?
It took a couple of years, but there’s finally been a bit of justice done in Bogota, New Jersey, where a judge has ordered the police department to reinstate, with back pay, Regina Tasca, a genuinely good cop who was fired in 2012 after stopping two fellow officers, who were fellows, from beating the living crap out of a mentally ill man who only needed to be taken to a hospital. Instead of getting a commendation for excellence in serving the community, Tasca was suspended and ultimately fired for being “psychologically unfit.” Here’s what happened back in 2012: Read more on BREAKING: Cop Actually Stopped Other Cops From Beating Guy Up! (Then Got Fired.)…
  Slop Goes The Needle

Looks Like It’s Time To Execute Another Mentally Ill Guy, For Justice

Not sure this makes a point about the story -- mostly just wanted to execute a Lego figure.
We know you’re all sick of Ebola and ISIS, so here’s a pick-me-up: Texas is fixing to execute Scott Pannetti, who is so disconnected from reality that he buried a sofa and other furniture in his yard because he was sure the Devil was in it. He murdered his in-laws in 1992, in front of his estranged wife and infant daughter — his wife had left him two years earlier, after he threatened her with a cavalry sword. He turned himself in to the police and explained the killing was the fault of “Sarge,” one of the people in his hallucinations. By the time of the killings, Panetti had been “diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, delusions, auditory hallucinations, and manic depression, and had been hospitalized 14 times.” Read more on Looks Like It’s Time To Execute Another Mentally Ill Guy, For Justice…
  Ethics Are For Little People

Bob McDonnell Innocent By Reason Of Wife’s Cuckoo Insanity

Maureen McDonnell confronts the staff (Artist's conception)
The defense opened its case in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial Monday, and at least part of the defense strategy seems aimed at a Not Guilty By Reason Of Wife’s Insanity verdict. A staffer for the former state First Lady testified that everyone in the governor’s mansion thought Mrs. McDonnell was “suffering from mental illness,” which presumably will advance the real defense aim of suggesting that she, not the governor, was the one responsible for the couple’s close association with a peddler of diet supplements, and so Bob McDonnell never did a corrupt thing at all. If she’s lost her shit, you must acquit! Read more on Bob McDonnell Innocent By Reason Of Wife’s Cuckoo Insanity…
  that's some catch

Now Teabaggers Must Love Bowe Bergdahl, Because He Was Just ‘Going Galt’

A big story in the Washington Post indicates that U.S. Army guy Bowe Bergdahl had some possibly serious mental issues that may have contributed to his walking off his base in 2009, and possibly should have kept him from even enlisting in the first place. And we are talking about serious mental issues besides his newly exposed love for Ayn Rand and desire to Go Galt. Read more on Now Teabaggers Must Love Bowe Bergdahl, Because He Was Just ‘Going Galt’…
  next time try ok cupid

New York Man Arrested Before He Could Shoot GW Bush, Win Daughter Barbara’s Love In A Dying America

So here is a thing that happened: A New York man armed with a rifle, boxes of ammunition and a machete was arrested Friday after allegedly threatening to kill former President George W. Bush, according to a federal court complaint. Apparently, Benjamin Smith also thought that once he’d killed the former president, he would then win the hand of Bush’s daughter Barbara. Is there a specific DSM diagnosis for people with delusions involving making someone love you by killing a politician? We would not be surprised if there were. Read more on New York Man Arrested Before He Could Shoot GW Bush, Win Daughter Barbara’s Love In A Dying America…
  ugly vile little snark mob

Ben Shapiro Is Our Intellectual Better, And The Other Funniest Deleted Comments You’ll Read All Day

Greetings, mis pequeños Wonquitos! Hope you’re up for another exciting trip to the Purgatory of Ideas that is the comments queue! Our first unsuccessfully attempted comment was a reaction from “Katherine,” who was quite displeased with our failure to recognize our intellectual betters, particularly the Big Thoughts of Ben Shapiro: Ben Shapiro is more intelligent than all of you put together. He knows his stuff, and all you do is spit out vitriol garbage. Your views are filled with mindless emotion, and his are filled with intelligence and evidence. “Vitriolic,” dear. Yes, it is true, we are driven by mindless emotions, like thinking that people should be able to feed their families, and that the stimulative effect of unemployment insurance is good for the economy. But Ben Shapiro, he is one smart fella, and he felt smart. Read more on Ben Shapiro Is Our Intellectual Better, And The Other Funniest Deleted Comments You’ll Read All Day…
  from our cold crazy hands

Wingnuts Decry Obama’s Gun Grab From Mentally Ill Patriots

Hey, Wonkenheimers, remember after the Newtown school massacre, when the great American gun-fondling community told you to all shut up about gun control, because “too soon,” and “anyway, this is just a mental health problem”? And remember when B. Barry Bamz (D-Gungrabberistan) tried to re-implement some weentsy, window-dressing, gun-control measures like magazine-size restrictions, and was told in no uncertain terms to fuck off with that noise, because “this is just a mental health problem”? Remember that? Well, then, you probably thought the Patriotic Second Amendment Patriot Minutemen Wolverine Patriots would have been thrilled Friday when Obummer announced his NEW dealio to try to stop school shootings, by allowing more mental-health reporting into the gun-buying background-check database. Also, he issued a second executive order extending the ban on gun purchases to those ordered by a court to outpatient mental health care, as well as the involuntarily institutionalized, which would catch guys like the Virginia Tech shooter. You probably thought that, didn’t you? HAHAHAHAHAHA, you are such libtard suck monsters! Oh, you kill us, with your belief in logical consistency, and faeries and whatnot. Read more on Wingnuts Decry Obama’s Gun Grab From Mentally Ill Patriots…
  hooray for the death penalty

CNN: Good Thing Dorner Was Killed In That Fire, Because California Courts Would Have Ruined All The Fun

With ex-LAPD officer and No Labels patriot Christopher Dorner now believed to have been killed/flambé’d sometime before the State of the Union, CNN “Legal Expert” Jeffery Toobin posted a few of his thoughts regarding the state of the Death Penalty in Dorner’s home state of California. Turns out that the stupid hippies and their insistence on due process and stuff is completely ruining the market efficiency of America’s not at all embarrassing status as one of the few countries that executes people: The root of the problem, in California and elsewhere, is that, as the Supreme Court has often said, death is different. The finality of capital punishment requires special safeguards against errors in the judicial process. But if a state takes those safeguards seriously, as California does, the process can become never-ending. Death-row exonerations, through DNA evidence and other means, have provoked even greater scrutiny of the cases of those who remain. And the state’s oxymoronical quest to kill people in a humane fashion turns out to be difficult indeed. All of this leads to delay. Fucking Bill of Rights. Read more on CNN: Good Thing Dorner Was Killed In That Fire, Because California Courts Would Have Ruined All The Fun…
  also go fuck yourself

Sorry Everyone, Now We Are Not Allowed To Talk About Mental Health Either

There was a terribly sad post yesterday from a woman whose 13-year-old son is violent, coming after her and his siblings with knives, threatening suicide regularly. He’s as yet undiagnosed. They don’t know what’s wrong with him. I told my mom about the post, and she cried for that woman she doesn’t know. Within minutes, people were tweeting a takedown of the “garbage” post. The woman was “stigmatizing” mental illness by saying her son was violent. One graf: The article, with this link established, implies a desire to stop violent crime allegedly perpetrated by those with mental illness should motivate better care and provision for those with mental illness, and not, say, the lower life expectancy, unemployment, isolation, suicidality, homelessness, victimization or in general the suffering endured by those with it. The continual disregard for this reality perpetuates stigma on all levels of society and further exposes those with mental illness to harm. It is somehow a zero-sum game between stopping violent crime “allegedly” perpetrated by those with mental illness and addressing their sad prospects. Also, only people with mental illness suffer because of mental illness, and not, say, their caretakers who love them. Also also, the woman had told only her own point-of-view instead of her son’s, as if that were possible. There are six such points. I found none of them convincing. Maybe you would! I’m not the boss of you! (Who am I kidding, of course I am.) Read more on Sorry Everyone, Now We Are Not Allowed To Talk About Mental Health Either…
  unique perspectives

Michele Bachmann Reminds America of Its Soviet Troubles

At this point, we have started to really wonder if Michele Bachmann is just a demented lunatic who flunked 6th grade American History, or if she is actually living in some sort of alternate universe/time continuum. If it is the latter, then maybe everyone else is wrong for not yelling, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELVIS!” and “DEATH TO THE SOVIET UNION!” This is what Michele Bachmann has done in recent days, as she comes down from whatever high she had obtained binge-eating raw butter in Iowa. Read more on Michele Bachmann Reminds America of Its Soviet Troubles…
 

Metro Section: Trust Us On The Sunscreen

Hyper-capitalist DC police know it’s only about the benjamins. [Good at Drinking, Bad at Life] All of civilization rests on the presumption that after the massive exertion of holding the “door open” button, the holder receives acknowledgement from the holdee. Failure means chaos. [More Than My Luggage] Read more on Metro Section: Trust Us On The Sunscreen…
 

When Will the Military Properly Classify “Loving Too Much”?

Sure, but wouldn’t that qualify as “impulse control disorders”? Above, the DOD instructions for “physical disability evaluation.” Drafted in 1996, certified as “current” in 2003. The document was found by the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military at UC Santa Barbara, who also gave the military a report card: Read more on When Will the Military Properly Classify “Loving Too Much”?…