Monday, October 31, 2016
Miracle Girl: All Hallow’s Eve of the Election
Every election, people say this is the most important election in our lifetime. This time, it’s really true...and you're right to be afraid. The real night of horrors could be November 8.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Miracle Girl: Halloween Election Scarefest
Don't look now! Around every corner is a new reason to quake. Halloween is scary enough without the election looming. It's enough to haunt any voter's nightmares.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Miracle Girl: Good Brain/Bad Brain: Of Two Political Minds
I know I shouldn't be hoping for Republicans to stay home on November 8. But I still am. Bad brain. Bad!
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.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Miracle Girl: The Final Nail…Finally
October 7 will go down in history as the day Hillary Clinton clinched the presidency. Though DonaldTrump probably thinks he could grab a woman's crotch on 5th avenue and still get elected.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Miracle Girl: Why Trump May Fail Bigly at Sunday’s Debate
Donald Trump won't be able to evade a second debate failure. It won't be long before the Wizard of Id peeks out from behind the curtain.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Miracle Girl: Vice Presidential Debate: Drinking Game Edition
Every time Mike Pence "interprets" one of his running mate's comments or policies in a way that is actually the exact opposite, take a slug. You'll be sloshed by the halfway point.
But save some of that booze for after the election. You'll need it if the Trump/Pence campaign wins.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Miracle Girl: 5 Things You Didn’t Want to Think About Thanks to Donald Trump
I'd be happy if the word trump were banished from the English language after November 8. But until then, here are five categories of thoughts we we would like to unthink courtesy of The Donald.
- 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.