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Andrew Sullivan Would Like You To Take Him Seriously When Discussing Mental Health

Filed under: General — Dana @ 1:32 pm

[guest post by Dana]

To my mind, any talk about the “objective truth” is particularly rich when coming from a man who obsessively pushed a conspiracy theory involving Sarah Palin’s uterus and made Trig Trutherism a thing.

As noted:

Sullivan’s disgusting, ends-justify-the-means obsession with the personal family life of Sarah Palin breached every ethical and journalistic boundary known to the cosmos. Between airing Palin’s hacked private emails and making a cottage industry out of challenging the maternity of her son, Trig, sometimes the word “irony” or “hypocrisy” is not descriptive enough.

Certainly, let’s take Dr. Sullivan’s discussions about mental health with the seriousness it deserves.

(Pre-emptive strike: This post is only a comment about Sullivan’s own mental health.)

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back)


44 Responses to “Andrew Sullivan Would Like You To Take Him Seriously When Discussing Mental Health”

  1. New York Magazine has given Sullivan a berth at their publication. That speaks volumes.

    Dana (023079)

  2. Mr. Trump’s vastly more credible than CNN fake news

    even their own polls say so

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  3. After his appearance on CNN, Andrew probably flew back to New York to go heckle Chadwicke Moore at a bar in Williamsburg to demonstrate his own mental stability.

    John (5a97df)

  4. Sullivan lost me when he dumped his entire ideology because W wouldn’t endorse gay marriage.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  5. New York Magazine has given Sullivan a berth at their publication. That speaks volumes.

    To them, he’s a centrist.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  6. “New York Magazine has given Sullivan a berth at their publication.”

    Based on his depraved obsession over Sarah Palin’s pregnancy, was this a pun? If so, well done!

    B.A. DuBois (cb3214)

  7. nice piece at powerlineblog about the fake news churned out by the propaganda sluts at the Associated Press

    Every Sunday morning, the Associated Press has a news story about the prior evening’s Saturday Night Live show. Today’s story is headlined Host Alec Baldwin, ‘SNL’ cast skewer Trump White House. Well, yes, they do that every week.


    So, why is this news? I don’t recall that SNL’s weekly dose of liberal spin was news during the Obama administration.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  8. Andrew likes to think outside the box. We must be alert to the pitfalls of logic in this habit of his now that we are all already aware of it.

    elissa (b5c426)

  9. he sounds kinda whiny

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  10. i wonder if he’s excited for to get tea bagged by the liberal teabaggers what amazon turdlord Jeffy Bezos’s fake news site “wapo” invented

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  11. There’s a lot of kooky NeverTrumpers out there.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  12. actually he totally copied Jeffy’s hair

    i think he might have a lil crush

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  13. Something else will shortly be “outside the box” ….

    Failafornia’s dam at Oroville is likely to fail in the next few hours.

    Convinced that climate change had doomed the state to never-ending drought, the geniuses your fellow citizens elect, and re-elected, to public office neglected to consider the condition of the spill way for the dam. With the design calling for 125,000 cu-ft/sec, the structure began failing at 12,500 cu-ft/sec. The operators are dumping water as fast as they can in hopes of saving the dam. If they fail, the release will be “uncontrolled”, meaning they can’t estimate the volume flow. The Feather River flows into the Yuba River, and the consequences could be widespread.

    BobStewartatHome (c24491)

  14. the entire inland could flood we get more of these atmospheric rivers

    that would be worth a road trip

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  15. wow the fake news the propaganda sluts is doing on oroville is really interesting

    you have to read each article twice or three times to understand that when the spillway fails it’s same as if the dam fails

    glub glub

    it’ll be like when oprah’s interior designer lost his boyfriend

    happyfeet (28a91b)


    LAKE OROVILLE, Calif. – There is a mandatory evacuation order in place for low-lying levels of Oroville and areas downstream. It is an order for IMMEDIATE evacuation.

    A hazardous situation is developing with the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway. Operation of the auxiliary spillway has lead to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure. Failure of the auxiliary spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville.

    In response to this developing situation, DWR is increasing water releases to 100,000 cubic feet per second.

    Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  17. When the farmers in the southern portion of the Central Valley first claimed their land, they did it from wagons that could float. Tulare Lake was one of the largest lakes west of the Mississippi. The ground water from the area has been so depleted since that time that the ground has fallen 30 feet in some places. This area produces a substantial fraction of the nations vegetables. Stock up on garlic and Brussel sprouts. They might be hard to find in a couple of months.

    BobStewartatHome (c24491)

  18. i thought Luke Bryan did a really great job with the national anthem at the football game by the way

    we never talked about that

    he’s stupid but he did really good

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  19. Gilroy should be unscathed no?

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  20. Nancy Pelosi will blame this Bush 43.

    BobStewartatHome (c24491)

  21. why does mexico’s new york times hate fat white chicks?

    for reals headline:

    Grammys 2017: Beyoncé Delivers a Showstopper; Adele Sings ‘Hello’

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  22. for reals the sluts keep talking about “spillway failure”:

    Evacuations ordered below Oroville Dam; failure of emergency spillway ‘expected’

    yes yes *we* know this means the reservoir is failing

    but we didn’t go to california public schools

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  23. In December, Gov. Jerry Brown asserted California’s independence and blasted President Donald Trump for dismissing climate change.

    On Friday, the governor turned to his potential nemesis for help — specifically, asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to declare a major disaster after the state was hammered by storms, floods and mudslides.
    The request could be an early test of relations between the Democrats who run the nation’s largest state and the new Republican administration.

    elissa (b5c426)

  24. oh my

    how the climate has changed

    happyfeet (28a91b)


    If it keeps on rainin’ levee’s goin’ to break
    If it keeps on rainin’ levee’s goin’ to break
    When the levee breaks I’ll have no place to stay.

    Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
    Lord mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
    Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home
    Oh well oh well oh well.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  26. You Californians know all this, but I had to look it up.

    Oroville (formerly, Ophir City) is the county seat of Butte County, California. The population was 15,506 at the 2010 census, up from 13,004 at the 2000 census. The Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California is headquartered here.
    Oroville is situated on the banks of the Feather River where it flows out of the Sierra Nevada onto the flat floor of the California Central Valley. It was established as the head of navigation on the Feather River to supply gold miners during the California Gold Rush.
    The town was originally called Ophir City; the name was changed to Oroville when the first post office opened in 1854.

    elissa (b5c426)

  27. ok we’re finally getting a lil clarity, albeit at “”:

    Oroville Dam Failure Imminent: Emergency Evacuation Ordered Downstream

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  28. There’s an old, well the same year I was born, credence Clearwater song that comes to mind, winning the future, were they thinking?

    narciso (d1f714)

  29. Oro is spanish language for gold

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  30. wanda nevada trailer (1979)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  31. The emergency spillway weir holds back at least 30 ft of water.

    This video will help you with the visual. [YouTube]

    So you’ll know what they’re talking about with “spillway failure”.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  32. So is this another army corps of engineers, fustercluck. Or is this unique to betamaz brown and Co?

    narciso (d1f714)

  33. papertiger thanks–unbelievable video.

    elissa (b5c426)

  34. Here’s a link to a Google “Earth” view of the dam and the emergency spillway. This appears to be the first time the emergency spillway has been used. The concrete in the spillway was known to be in questionable condition. I presume that the problem is the potential erosion of the hill beneath the spillway, which would provide a direct path from the large reservoir, Lake Oroville, to the river below. Lake Oroville contains about 3.5 million acre feet of water, and has a surface area of about 25 square miles (15,810 acres).

    This is the be the lake that is to store excess run-off from Lake Shasta in the evening hours so that it could be discharged the next day to help with mid-day air conditioning demand. If the dam is lost, the effects will be cascade into the Failafornia power system above and beyond what the Feather River flow produced.

    BobStewartatHome (c24491)

  35. How far down could this conceivably flow? Spillway used in 1968 possibly. Not maintained. Horrible. Catastrophic.

    elissa (b5c426)

  36. last time we had catastrophic flooding angela and brad were till together and we faced it as a family

    what the hell are we gonna do now

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  37. The dam will fail.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  38. The guy narrating papertiger’s You Tube video thinks 1/4 of Cali agriculture could be off-line for a year. Topsoil eroded, transport roads and rail lines damaged. I hope he’s over-reacting but he sure sounded like he had a handle on the situation.

    elissa (b5c426)

  39. And if not now, we’re just one unseasonable heatwave away from catastrophic flooding in much of NorCal.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  40. I put up a post about this. I suggest moving the comments there.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  41. Andrew Sullivan is crazy as a shithouse rat.

    ropelight (715336)

  42. if you could only pick one cd to listen to while you were stuck in your pickemup truck stalled in traffic trying to flee the imminent collapse of the oroville dam, which cd would you pick

    happyfeet (28a91b) — 2/12/2017 @ 7:22 pm


    “Before The Flood” Bob Dylan and the Band live

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  43. Ol Milky Glutes (as Mr. Sullivan described himself on a gay dating site) has got a lot of strange ideas rattling around that empty head of his.

    Skeptical Voter (1d5c8b)

  44. Narciso at 6:43. This is a state screwup, California Water Project was Pat Brown’s baby back in the day. Oroville is part of that project. Central Valley Authority is the federal water agency.

    Skeptical Voter (1d5c8b)

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