Friday, October 21, 2016
Miracle Girl: Top 5 Trumpster Fire Debate Moments
The top five worst Trump debate moments. The final debate was a Trumpster fire that will consume the Republican Party.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Miracle Girl: Fight Night Tonight: The Final Showdown
It hardly takes a psychic to see that the last presidential debate will be a slimefest of historic proportions. It's safe to say that tonight's debate will be the nastiest in history.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Miracle Girl: Presidential Politics: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
Geraldine Ferraro paved the way and Bill Clinton predicted it. We're well on track for the first female president to be elected on the heels of the first African-American one.
Miracle Girl: Circus Circus: Live Blogging the Vegas Debate
Join me at 9:00 EST/6:00 PST for a Las Vegas live blogging extravaganza. And bring a towel--you'll need it for the Clinton/Trump slimefest!
Friday, October 14, 2016
Miracle Girl: Michelle Obama for...Anything
The Obamas say, when they go low, we go high. Michelle Obama embodies that motto.I for one will be sad to see Michelle go.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Miracle Girl: Through a Crystal Ball Darkly: The Future After the Election
I see a storm ahead in American democracy's future.We may be headed for a landslide election. But the next deluge may wash our democracy away.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Miracle Girl: Donald Trump: Flooded Debasement
Think Sunday’s debate was tawdry? You should hear Trump's original plan.The decimation of the GOP edifice is already underway, destroyed by a builder named Trump.
- In July of 2013, I fell into a six-week coma and nearly died. When I awoke from the coma, I could barely lift my head. It has been a hard road to recovery. The doctors advised my loved ones to give up all hope for my full recovery, but while they were shining lights in my eyes to gauge my level of consciousness, I was telling them grumpily to leave me alone because I was trying to get back to sleep...in my coma-dream. I was experiencing covert cognition, and the coma-dream was my version of a near-death experience. I'm a skeptic, so I saw surreal images instead of spirits or dead loved ones. According to my research, as many as one in five people with consciousness disorders have covert cognition.
Not a miracle recovery, but a miracle of modern medicine
In 2013 I fell into a six-week coma and nearly died after I contracted legionella. The Legionnaire's disease was in turn triggered by immunosuppression caused by the prednisone I was taking for my rare autoimmune disease, dermatomyositis.
I suffered a series of strokes on both sides of my brain when the sepsis caused my blood pressure to plummet. I fell into a deep coma. My kidneys and lungs began to fail, as my body was began dying one organ at a time. My doctors told my loved ones to give up hope for my full recovery. They expected me to die, and even if I somehow lived, I would remain a vegetable or at best left so hopelessly brain-damaged that I would never be same. But unbeknownst to them, while they were shining lights in my eyes and shaking their heads, I was telling them in my coma-dream--my secular version of a near-death experience--to leave me alone because I was trying to get back to sleep. I was experiencing what is known as covert cognition, the subject of my Skeptical Inquirer article "Covert Cognition: My So-Called Near-Death Experience," which appeared in their July/August issue.
But it wasn't a miracle--despite what so many continue to believe--that I recovered so fully. I owe my life not to God, but the miracles of modern medicine, as well as the nature of the watershed-area brain damage I suffered, as I detailed in my article and in this blog.