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Analysis of Trump's tweets shows he's sleeping less, and getting angrier (Psych News Daily)

Looks like the Very Stable Genius is getting more and more unstable.

Analysis of Trumpís tweets shows heís sleeping less, and getting angrier
By Douglas Heingartner - October 1, 2020
Psych News Daily

A new study of President Trumpís tweets indicates that heís been sleeping less and less. That lack of sleep is hurting his performance, and making him angrier.

The study, conducted by Columbia University researchers Douglas Almond and Xinming Du, analyzed the Presidentís tweets from January 24, 2017 to April 10, 2020.

The researchers used these tweets as a proxy for the Presidentís sleep duration. On a typical day, the President starts tweeting at around 6am. He continues to tweet about once every two to three hours throughout day, with an average of 10 tweets per day.

But, although President Trump still consistently wakes up at around 6am, the frequency of his Twitter activity between 11pm and 2am has increased 317% since 2017.

- more at link: https://www.psychnewsdaily.com/analysis-of-trumps-tweets-show-hes-sleeping-less-and-getting-angrier/

Trump sure didn't convince anybody to vote for him tonight.

His base loves the spectacle of brutality, of course. But I can't imagine any of the few remaining undecided voters were convinced by Trump's torrent of blatant lies, his reliance on his favorite crutch -- random personal attacks -- or the inability to articulate even the vaguest outlines of a plan for the economy, the coronavirus, climate, or healthcare.

Trump's floor is pretty steady -- sure, I wish it would slip further, but the bad news for him is:
  • His current approval rating is 43.7% (source: FiveThirtyEight)

  • Incumbent presidents with approval ratings well below 50% typically do not win re-election. (Source: Gallup)

  • Here's the list of all U.S. Presidents since 1900 who won re-elections during a recession: 1. William McKinley, 1900 (Source: Newsweek)

  • In every election involving an incumbent president since the emergence of the political polling industry, if the president has a negative approval rating, he loses. (Source: MinnPost)

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweet during debate:

Neil deGrasse Tyson
You canít use reason to convince anyone out of an argument that they didnít use reason to get into.

Jazz from Johannesburg: The Heshoo Beshoo Group

Info on the band's origins:

South African jazz: Dudu Pukwana & Zila

Incredible guitar intro by Lucky Ranku. Great band featuring jazz legend Dudu Pukwana on alto saxophone, Harry Beckett on trumpet & flugelhorn, and a wonderful vocal by Pinise Saul. Wow, so glad to find this.

Three beautiful Jack Bruce solo performances

No particular reason -- just thinking of his music on a drizzly, cool Tuesday. Lyrics for all three by Jack's long-time collaborator Pete Brown.

Theme for an Imaginary Western:

Rope Ladder to the Moon:

Folk Song:

"Equinox" - Coltrane (2017 remaster)

From Trane: The Atlantic Connection.

Tenor Saxophone - John Coltrane
Piano - McCoy Tyner
Bass - Steve Davis
Drums - Elvin Jones

Happy birthday Sonny Rollins!

The great jazz tenor saxophonist and composer -- Newk -- the Saxophone Colossus -- is 90 years old today.


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