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One time Trump Dr. Bornstein dead at 73


I am gobsmacked. Harold was my doctor in the 80s and early 90s. His father, the late Dr. Jacob Bornstein, was the cousin of a friend of mine. Harold, who loved dispensing medication over the phone, never mentioned that Trump was his patient. But when Trump became president– and his health was questioned– Harold, looking more eccentric than ever, chimed in.

He wrote a letter stating: “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” (The letter is below.)

He later told CNN: “He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter. I just made it up as I went along.”

Around that time, in 2017, Harold claimed his office had been raided by Trump via a bodyguard. Trump lawyer, and long time associate. It was prompted by an article in the New York Times in which Bornstein said the president takes a prostate-related drug to treat baldness, known as Propecia, as well as other “antibiotics to control rosacea, a common skin problem, and a statin for elevated blood cholesterol and lipids.”

Trump was obviously furious, and that was the end of his relationship with Harold. His obit doesn’t say what he died from, but like everything else touched by Trump, Harold was marked for doom. What a shame. Harold told NBC: “I feel raped — that’s how I feel. Raped, frightened, and sad. I couldn’t believe anybody was making a big deal out of a drug to grow his hair that seemed to be so important. And it certainly is not a breach of medical trust to tell somebody they take Propecia to grow their hair. What’s the matter with that?”

The Harold Bornstein I knew had a great sense of humor. Maybe he wasn’t the best doctor, but he was competent and helpful. He was eccentric, certainly, the opposite of his father, who was a straight shooter. It’s a shame that he got scooped up in the Trump tsunami of lies. The public will only think of him as Trump’s crazy doctor, but I have mostly fond memories of him. RIP Harold. Condolences to family, friends, and patients.

Roger Freidman
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:20 PM (5 replies)

Trump approval craters to 34%


Tarnished by last week’s riot at the Capitol, Donald Trump is ending his presidency with his lowest-ever poll numbers.

A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll pegs Trump’s approval at just 34 percent, the lowest in four years of tracking opinions of the president’s job performance. More than six in 10 voters — 63 percent — disapprove.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:56 AM (17 replies)

The Goober contingency,

at the Capitol. They actually think they stopped the (electoral) vote.


Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:56 AM (13 replies)

Did anyone see Phil Mudd on CNN? Have never seen such

a transformation between bright and eager and positive guy and tonight?

He was the epitome of sad and solemn.

Phil was FBI station chief in DC? Correct me if I am wrong.

Flashback to Kavenaugh hearings. On CNN, once the Republicans duped us and said they would advance FBI investigations a week and we lapped it up... "Yes please sir"... Mudd was against it..not enough time!. By the afternoon, he was saying... Bring it on... FBI is on board. He said no problem, they would drive her all over until she recognized a house. They are up to job!

Back to today. Either he had personal issues or he is extremely worried about our near future? Scared me.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:19 PM (12 replies)

'Trump said I could': One possible legal defense for accused rioters


Teri Kanefield and Mark Reichel
The Washington Post
Updated: Jan. 11, 2021 6:47 a.m.

Federal agents spent the weekend arresting people around the nation who were allegedly part of the mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday after President Donald Trump urged a crowd to "fight like hell" to overturn the election results. But many of those charged with crimes for their alleged roles in the riot can thus plausibly raise what is known as the "public authority" defense - arguing, essentially, that Trump gave them permission to do what they did.

Here's how it works. Suppose the chief of police in a town told you that you could ignore a "no parking" sign and park in an otherwise forbidden place. Suppose also that you relied on his word and parked in that place. Then, later, suppose a police officer handed you a parking ticket.

You'd have a defense. Specifically, you could point your finger at the authority figure who invited you to commit the illegal act. The spotlight then turns to the authority figure: Did the chief of police have the authority to waive the parking restriction? If not, was it reasonable for you to believe that he did? Did you have reason to know that you shouldn't park there, even if he told you that you should?

Each day, more evidence emerges that Trump and other elected officials instigated this riot. The rioters were lured to Washington with Trump's promise that the day would "be wild." At the rally, Rudy Giuliani - Trump's lawyer and close adviser - called for "trial by combat." Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., told the crowd to "take names and kick ass." Trump told the crowd, "When you catch somebody in a fraud, you're allowed to go by very different rules."

More at link
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:31 AM (16 replies)

Capitol Covid Spread. House members sheltered were exposed to virus

Capitol Virus Spread: House lawmakers may have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 while they sheltered at an undisclosed location during the siege.

Lawmakers were taken to that location as a violent mob loyal to Trump ransacked the Capitol. The Capitol’s attending physician notified all lawmakers of the potential virus exposure and urged them to be tested. The infected individual wasn't named. Some lawmakers and staff were furious after video surfaced of Republican lawmakers not wearing their masks in the room during lockdown.

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:34 AM (7 replies)

Been snowing all day in Central Texas,

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:43 PM (14 replies)

Trump put the lives of his OWN devotees at risk.

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sun Jan 10, 2021, 08:54 AM (0 replies)

Love this GOP SW VA's leaving House tweet

Sure, he's probably an asshole, but he was interesting - just on CNN saying they concluded there were 7 hate groups involved Wednesday which I want to know more about. Plus I liked his parting tweet

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:40 PM (10 replies)

What's the most FUBAR thing you are thinking about tonight!? I know, minor

But it just seems so sad to me that Joe Biden, who won fair and square, has to go through the reality of this country right now.

Many of his votes were mail-ins but that was just because people were trying to protect themselves when voting, against a deadly virus which trump (on tape,) knowingly hid from us.

Inauguration should be the best moment in your well deserved career, life and efforts. Now, because of an ex you will be going through it with utter fear.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:45 PM (7 replies)
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