Thursday, September 22, 2016

AND WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH THIS, MAYBE YOU COULD TAKE ANOHER SHOT AT THAT TERRI SCHIAVO DIAGNOSIS

The Hill has decided that Hillary Clinton's health is so worrisome that it's time to publish a diagnosis of her by someone who's never examined her, a retired Texas surgeon and Republican activist named John R. Coppedge:
Hillary Clinton exhibited abnormal eye movements during her recent speech in Philadelphia and they were not photoshopped.

Her eyes did not always move in the same direction at the same time. It appears that she has a problem with her left sixth cranial nerve....

Like all things medical, there is a long list of potential causes but in my opinion the most likely one, based on Clinton's known medical history is an intermittent lateral rectus palsy caused by damage to or pressure on her sixth cranial nerve....

Critics will rightly point out that I have not examined Clinton. They will point out that I am not ophthalmologist or a neurologist. But I am a physician and the concepts discussed above are taught to every medical student early in their education.
Coppedge links to a video that starts with footage of a lizard, so you know it's serious stuff.



I see a modest discrepancy in the way the eyes move, but I don't know how unusual this is, because I'm not an ophthalmologist or neurologist. Oh, wait -- Dr. Coppedge isn't either!

He thinks she should have an independent neurological exam -- and what do you know, so does this reporter who just interviewed Clinton:
“Some doctors have said because of your age as well as your opponent’s age, that you could be at higher risk for dementia or even Alzheimer’s, and have suggested that you take some neurocognitive tests,” asked Tampa’s ABC Action News reporter Sarina Fazan.

Clinton laughed at that suggestion. “I am very sorry I got pneumonia. I am very glad that antibiotics took care of it and that’s behind us now. I have met the standard that everybody running for president has met in terms of releasing information about my health,” she said.

“Would you be willing to take those tests, though?” Fazan asked.

“There is no need for that,” Clinton responded. “The information is very clear and the information, as I said, meets the standards that every other person running for president has ever had to meet. I am happy that we have met and even exceeded them in certain ways.”
The line of questioning starts at about 3:00 in this clip -- in which, by the way, I'm following Dr. Coppedge's lead and watching Clinton's eyes, and not seeing anything to remark on:



Meanwhile, someone named Future Useless Eater, who apparently isn't a doctor, has decided to play one at Free Republic, using a GIF from the balloon drop at the end of this year's Democratic convention:
Does Hillary have Progressive Supranuclear Palsy?



Hillary demonstrates here that she can move her eyes quickly side-to-side, but she may have a GREAT DEAL OF TROUBLE rolling her EYES UP, (or down).

That could be why she had to arch her back, and tip her head side-to-side to watch the balloons falling.

... Her vertical eye movement disorder may be "Supranuclear Ophthalmoplegia", which is the cardinal manifestation of "Progressive Supranuclear Palsy" (PSP), which is a degenerative brain disorder.

Here is some text I lifted from Parkinsons.org...
Nobody cares what these idiot Freepers think -- but Clinton's opponents have puke-funneled this sort of speculation well up the media food chain. If Hillary Clinton goes to her retirement in January 2025, still vigorous and in full control of her mental faculties, these idiots will still be telling us that she was riddled with medical conditions that the LIE-beral media wouldn't tell us about. It's never going to end.

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UPDATE: Whoops, almost forgot to mention this:



5 comments:

BKT said...

Hey! I was wondering when that fake-doctor/Senator/second-generation grifter from Kentucky was going to weigh in on this serious issue.

Rand Careaga said...

Whoa! If Rand Paul's concerned, I think we need to take this seriously. He's board-certified, after all.

The New York Crank said...

Hmm. Given what I've seen the past few days, I think it's time somebody investigated those certifying boards.

Yours very crankily,
The New York Crank

Jeff Ryan said...

Rand Paul lost his "board certification" and had to create a new "board" to certify him once he lost his regular certification. Oh, and the new "board" no longer exists.

Rand Careaga said...

Um, yeah, I knew that. You folks need to recalibrate your irony detectors.