Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Newsweek calls into question the veracity of Donald Trump's "doctor's note."

Courtesy of Newsweek: 

It purports to be a medical letter, but it is one of the most ridiculous documents ever to emerge in any political campaign. First, the letterhead is in the same font as the letter, which appears to have been created using Microsoft Word. The signature from the doctor is several inches past the signature line—the result you might get if the document had been signed as a blank and filled in later. The letterhead includes a Gmail address—something doctors tell me is extremely unusual, since doctors do not want patients contacting them directly by email as a substitute for scheduling an appointment. 

There is also a website listed, but if you follow the URL (haroldbornsteinmd.com), sometimes it takes you to cdn.freefarcy.com, a blank page that asks if you want to upload an update to a Flash program onto your computer (the domain name, freefarcy.com, is still for sale. No, I can’t explain that.) If you decline, it does so anyway and, based on the response of the security system on my computer, the “program” on the doctor’s supposed website is a virus. (Other times it takes you to a generic medical website. No, I can't explain that either.) 

Unlike the Clinton letter, it does not contain a full medical history for Trump. The letter also has problems with sentence structure and major typographical errors, such as the opening line, “To Whom My Concern.” Most amusing, it says that his medical examination of Trump has “only positive results.” In medical terms, if the test is positive, it confirms the existence of disease. Is this doctor saying Trump has every medical ailment that could be found in examination? Does he not know the meaning of the word? Or, as I suspect, was the letter written by someone in the Trump campaign?

Oh come on.

Who's going to fake a letter from their doctor?

Okay well you have a point, but there is no precedent for this. Is there?

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.

So do we think that Donald Trump's doctor's note is a fake?

Or do we think that Trump tested positive for every medical ailment known to man?

Actually judging from the color of his skin, either one could be true.

82 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:03 PM

    http://www.kabc.com/2016/08/16/dr-drew-speaks-out-on-hillarys-health/

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    1. Anonymous2:36 PM

      Utter bullshit from a celebredoc. No real doctor offers public diagnoses from a distance. He's just trying to grab ratings since one of his shows was canceled.

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    2. Anonymous2:46 PM

      That may be 2:36. But that doesn't mean there aren't legitimate Hillary health questions.

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    3. Anonymous3:17 PM

      2:46, go wash your hair Sarah.

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    4. Anonymous3:50 PM

      Wow, you are right. It is totally me, Sarah.

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    5. "Anonymous2:46 PM That may be 2:36. But that doesn't mean there aren't legitimate Hillary health questions."
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      Yes, well, so far, if that's the case, one would think people would be asking legitimate questions.

      Instead all they have is moronic tv screen diagnoses pulled out of their asses, which Hillary has no obligation to respond to at all.

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    6. Anonymous4:18 PM

      Maybe I missed it but please humor me...exactly who (mom and dad) does Gryphen believe is Trig's biological parents? Thanks in advance.

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    7. Anonymous4:49 PM

      Dar Miller had the adoption papers in a building that was burned by an arson so no one knows since the evidence was disappeared and Miller was killed. No one knows and those who do aren't talking.

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    8. Anonymous5:24 PM

      Dr. Drew is an absolute sell out. I don't even think he has any credentials any longer, he just spouts nonsense on "celebrity relationship shows". What a loser! He used to be really funny on "Love Line" with Adam Corolla on radio, but that must have been like 20 years ago. Now he tells stupid whore starlets like Courtney Stodden how to make relationships work with a dude who is 39 years her senior.

      Trust me I'm a Doctor! NOT!

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    9. Anonymous7:11 PM

      Like Dr. Phil is a licensed psychologist.

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  2. Anonymous2:07 PM

    Donald Trump sure is getting desperate. Expect more crazy conspiracy theories coming your way from him as he makes stuff up about Hillary. Remember when he accused Ted Cruz' dad of being a part of the JFK shootings? Saw something on my fb feed that Christie owed Trump a lot of money due to gambling at his casinos. You think there's any truth to that?

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    1. Anonymous3:19 PM

      Crispy Fat Fuck Cream:
      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/chris-christie-let-trump-settle-30-million-in-nj-casino-debts-for-just-5-million-nyt/

      http://observer.com/2016/08/christie-weighs-in-on-trump-campaigns-ukraine-woes/

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    2. Anonymous3:26 PM

      http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/291700-trump-before-intelligence-briefing-i-dont-trust-intelligence

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    3. Anonymous3:51 PM

      "When you get past all the bloviation, Trump’s really big promise is that he will loosen Americans’ tongues, just as he has loosened his own. That is what he means when he says, “I am your voice”"In fact, they were surprisingly well-off financially — better off than those who supported Trump’s Republican rivals. Maybe that is why Trump hasn’t really talked much about his economic plan. He knows it doesn’t matter much to his base.What Rothwell discovered is that those who view Trump favorably are racially isolated as well as isolated from immigrants."
      "The media have had a difficult time reporting this, not only because, as I said, they don’t want to attack Trump’s supporters, or because the idea of PC is unpopular, or because to identify anti-PC as possibly the primary force behind Trump’s campaign would be having to admit some awful things about America itself."
      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/its-not-the-economy-stupid-new-study-shows-whats-really-rallying-trump-supporters/

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  3. Anonymous2:12 PM

    No one would be taking a statin for no reason. Also, unless you have had heart issues there is no reason to take an aspirin a day by a Dr's order.

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    1. Anonymous2:44 PM

      Many cardiologists recommend a small daily dose of aspirin, especially for men over 50.

      It's a preventative for many.

      http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/low-dose-aspirin-therapy-topic-overview

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    2. Anonymous3:30 PM

      The statin has to be either for high lipids or for heart disease, like a past heart attack.

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    3. Anonymous4:05 PM

      For women, aspirin may protect against stroke. For both genders, it can be preventative.

      As for DT, just look at him. He looks like a heart attack on a stick.

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    4. Anonymous4:16 PM

      "Statins make you stupid":
      http://thecompounder.com/statins-can-make-you-dumb/
      And, yes, the evidence is not unequivocal. Just saying.
      What gets me about the letter is the absurdity of the language: "astonishingly excellent"..."the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency"...?!? Talk about WTF. No legitimate doctor on the planet would talk like that.

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    5. Anonymous5:26 PM

      Aspirin is really bad for the GI tract. I can't imagine anyone who would take it these days even if recommended. The "aspirin a day" studies were funded by Bayer...go figure.

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    6. Anonymous6:34 PM

      Anon @ 12:12, 4:16 and 5:26 Your comments are about as credible as Trump's letter.

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    7. Anonymous7:29 PM

      This physician is a gastroenterologist. I can't imagine him prescribing statins to treat Trumps elevated cholesterol. In addition, they wouldn't prescribe statins for someone with normal labs. Judging from the 1000 calorie Taco Bell salad and the pizza he consumed (with a fork) he does not have a healthy diet. I agree "heart attack on a stick".

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    8. OT: I sometimes mix up my cholesterol level and SAT score (combined). Close enough.

      Oh, and as my waifu just elbowed my ribs - my golf score too. har har, good one Jen.

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  4. Anonymous2:19 PM

    I believe the Dr. died in 2010. This sure looks like his obituary.


    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=jacob-bornstein&pid=139843879

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    1. Anonymous2:38 PM

      Note both names on the letter head - father & son. Letter signed by son.

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    2. 66gardeners2:47 PM

      Busted!

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    3. Anonymous2:50 PM

      Seems strange that the father, who died at least 5 years before the letter was dated, would still be on the letterhead.

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    4. Anonymous5:45 PM

      Maybe Trump had the letter written in 2008 when he first thought about running for President.

      He could have dictated the letter and had the dad sign it. Who can read that signature. Then the footer with Harold's name was added and the date was changed.

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    5. Anonymous6:37 PM

      That is extremely interesting!

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  5. Anonymous2:22 PM

    Humm... I thought the Monkey Queen had left for Russa by now !?!???!?!

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  6. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Healthiest individual EVER elected to the presidency? Why does that sound straight out of a Trump speech?

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    1. Cracklin Charlie3:34 PM

      Because Trump wrote the letter.

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    2. Anonymous4:27 PM

      Of course he did, and written on December 4, 2015? Sure it was. Sounds straight out of @arah's CBJ handbook.

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  7. Anonymous2:45 PM

    In a physical exam report, the language used to describe someone whose organ symptomatology is within normal limits would be: "Review of systems is unremarkable."

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  8. Anonymous2:45 PM

    I work in the medical field and two things I can say about this letter:
    1) a doctor would NEVER comment on the health of "every individual ever elected to the presidency" without first having physically examined them. Even then, he couldn't comment without written permission from each one of the them.
    2) you DO NOT summarize a complete medical examination by stating " showed only positive results.
    A real physician would not write a letter like this. Certainly not a physician that has been in the business for 30+ years and comes from a family of physicians.

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    1. Anonymous5:41 PM

      It also seemed odd to me that it states he has NOT had hip, knee or shoulder replacement. I've never heard of a doctor listing specific surgeries that a patient HASN'T had.

      I could understand if it said he has had no major surgeries other than the appendectomy at age 10, but to list particular joints that have NOT been replaced just seemed very strange to me.

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    2. Anonymous7:31 PM

      A MD would say "lab values within normal limits". And true how does he know tRump is the healthiest candidate ever?

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  9. Anonymous2:48 PM

    I just wish the person questioning the letter had spelled Lenox right and not as Lennox. But yeah, in so many ways that letter is bizarre. And why he chose to include certain details, like the PSA, is beyond me. BP I could see, but the prostate? I don't imagine Hillary's doc would make sure to reveal the exact results of her Pap in such a letter.

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    1. Anonymous5:49 PM

      I'm sure that was an ego thing after Rubio questioned his abilities in that department.

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  10. Anonymous2:48 PM

    A JAMA issue 2015 states statins can cause serious mental issues, memory loss, fuzziness, and confusion and other mind problems, whether they have been on it for days or long periods.

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  11. Anonymous2:56 PM

    Donald Trump’s History of Lying Under Oath

    http://www.newsweek.com/mr-speaker-stop-trump-let-gop-lose-election-489797?rel=most_read4

    http://www.newsweek.com/2016/08/19/letter-paul-ryan-donald-trump-488877.html

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  12. One catastrophe after another.... It's becoming more evident that some of the mouthbreathing Trump folks may be able to look the other way when he drops out and Paul Ryan is annointed. Curtains for Hillary if that happens -- sigh.

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    1. Cracklin Charlie3:31 PM

      Paul Ryan would never hang Trump's noose around his own neck. He is still trying to recover from the damage done by his defeat with Mittens.

      Trump will have to take his lumps for this bitter defeat.

      Hillary in a landslide.

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    2. Anonymous3:37 PM

      I believe I read that the LATEST the ballots could be changed to reflect Ryan at the top of the ticket is August 20. That is the very last filing date for the very last state that would put Trump/Ryan in play.

      I'm waiting until 8/20, then I will breathe a sigh of relief that the R's are stuck with Trump.

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    3. Anonymous3:41 PM

      Curtains measured in the White House for Hillary, you mean.

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    4. Anonymous6:08 PM

      Won't happen.

      Any change to the presidential ticket at this point is a sure losing proposition. Paul Ryan knows it and would never consent to have his name on it if he has any future aspirations to the White House, which he does.

      If Trump dropped out they'd have to find a sacrificial lamb who has no future as a possible candidate and so has nothing to lose.

      They would probably put Pence at the top since he's already on there as VP and has been campaigning. Then they'd fill the VP slot with a throwaway, like Bobby Jindal who has no hope of ever being a presidential nominee. They could even use some of the primary drop outs like Mike Huckabee, who hasn't a ghost of a chance of ever being a future nominee. At least they'd be a footnote in the history books of having run and lost. I think the most entertaining would be a Pence/Carson ticket.

      But whatever they do they'll never win. Not by changing candidates. Not by keeping the one they have.

      I just wish the hiatus would end and Colbert, Maher, Oliver and the rest would come back and give us their own entertaining recaps of this never ending vaudeville show.

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    5. Anonymous8:24 PM

      Eeryone just needs to do a selfie with their marked presidential vote. So no computer changes.

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    6. Anonymous9:12 PM

      If, Ryan, by some fantasy or horrid accident ends up as the GOP nom, it's 'curtains' for $ara too.

      After supporting his competitor and ranting about the end of his career, I doubt she'd end up on his Veep short-list or the prospect of a cozy cabinet position. Poor dear has a habit of putting herself on the short end of every stick. Bless her heart.

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  13. Anonymous3:02 PM

    Regarding Hillary's health statement. There is no way I would ever recommnend ANY of the new anticoagulants. She is on the old-fashioned Coumadin, the ONLY way to go! You are monitored and it is the safest of the anti-coagulants. (Partner been on it 15 years and I am a career nurse so know what I am talking about here first hand) I have friends and acquaintances who have been placed on the newer anti-coagulants (Dr. Drew's recommnedations) and each of them has had serious repercussions and there is NO testing for those people on the new drugs - just wait until you get in trouble and go to the emergency room.

    Dr. Drew is also fussing about her tried and true old guard thyroid medication - but Hillary's is the best known NATURAL one, not a synthetic.

    So Hillary's doctor has her on the best regimen there is for those drugs, IMHO as there are no tests for the new anticoagulants - watch the TV ads and you will see there is no way to monitor and no tests for the new drugs.

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    1. Anonymous3:28 PM

      I assume you're talking about Xarelto and the inability to stop bleeding if it starts. Yeah, I'd say coumadin is safer, tho nothing you'd want to be on if you didn't have to.

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    2. Anonymous3:40 PM

      My mom passed away recently and was on Coumadin for 30 years with no issues.

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    3. Anonymous3:42 PM

      My husband takes Coumadin because there is an antidote in case of bleeding - vitamin K. In many cases, the old tried-and-true prescriptions are better than the new, much more expensive ones. On should always hope to have a doctor who is not enamored of the the pharma. salespeople who swan into their offices with the latest and most costly options only.
      Beaglemom

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    4. Anonymous7:33 PM

      Most insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid don't cover Armour Thyroid for treatment of hypothyroidism because it's no longer the "standard of care" treatment. Clinton is fortunate she has the money to pay for prescriptions her Medicare Part D won't cover. And yes, Clinton is insured under Medicare. All citizens over 65 are on Medicare. Here's the 2016 Medicare excluded drug list. Page 5 all dosages of Armour Thyroid, Excluded as Unapproved Drug:
      https://www.bcbsnc.com/assets/services/public/pdfs/formulary/Final%20Excluded%20Drugs%20List_Oct%202015.pdf

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    5. Anonymous9:03 PM

      It is possible to opt-out of Medicare and many wealthier folks do just that simply to remain on existing group polices from their businesses or to buy a preferred private insurance plan. Even with Medicare it is also usual for recipients to buy 'supplemental' insurance to cover the 20% non-covered portion of approved medical services and for any other non-approved medical services.

      Not EVERY citizen over 65 is ON, btw. Must have some minimum income from wages that were subject to Medicare payroll deduction and some residency requirements.

      Odds are the Clintons have opted out of Medicare coverage and buy private insurance so they can continue with their choice of doctors and hospitals.

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    6. Anonymous10:13 PM

      You're right, some people over 65 don't qualify for Medicare. You're wrong that you can completely "opt out" if you qualify for Medicare, are over 65 and are no longer working. You can buy enough coverage to fill all the gaps, but you can't opt out of Part A. Clinton is not currently employed, she qualifies, so she is most likely at least on Part A. The Part B supplemental does not cover prescription drugs. Part D covers prescription drugs. If you want to take a drug that's excluded from Part D, you have to pay for it yourself.

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  14. Anonymous3:07 PM

    A doctor does the deep dive as well...

    https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/im-a-doctor-these-are-the-things-i-find-concerning-with-trumps-medical-letter/

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  15. Anonymous3:07 PM

    Oh, the cheese! Several times earlier today on TV, I heard the official White House security briefing Trump was to get or had gotten being mentioned as the networks would show footage of Trump in his own look-at-me security meeting at a big table in his tower. It was obvious that his meeting at his big table was made to coincide and leave the impression that he is so serious, but I also think he wanted to stick it to the govt. and say he's bigger than they think and he was not going to come across as fortunate to be able to receive info from them. No way. He's the leader. He has his own intel people. He's the big cheese. He couldn't live with having to look like a low-tier person being allowed into the high-tier people's meeting.


    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/17/trump-holds-national-security-law-enforcement-roundtable-at-trump-tower/

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  16. Anonymous3:27 PM

    OT:

    Uh oh. Now Sarah Palin is going to put her Arizona white elephant back on the market, double the price and demand she can live in it for life.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/playboy-mansion-sold_us_5755f0cfe4b0ca5c7b4fd8e9?section=&

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  17. Anonymous3:35 PM

    One fraud down, now show us your taxes, Mr Moneybags.

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  18. Anonymous3:36 PM

    OT: LIKE! FUCK YES!
    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/7-signs-that-youre-smarter-than-the-average-according-to-science/

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  19. Anonymous3:39 PM

    Maybe either Melania or Vladimir Putin wrote the letter. The mistakes seem eastern European.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous11:55 AM

      wtf is that supposed to mean? Please elaborate.

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  20. Anonymous3:57 PM

    Funny how the doctor says he's in perfect health, and yet his draft deferments say otherwise.

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  21. Chenagrrl4:25 PM

    Everything about the Donald is fake, from the faux Tsarist decor of his homes and holdings to the overly white color of his teeth to the swale of his orange hair and the basketball color of his face. Why should we be surprised that he did a piss poor faux doctor's note.

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  22. Anonymous4:36 PM

    He should have hired dr CBJ to write the letter. She's available for hire for such things.

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    1. Anonymous5:11 PM

      She sure is.
      Disgrace to UW Med school.

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    2. Anonymous11:16 PM

      Where exactly did she crawl off to, anyway?

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    3. Anonymous6:24 AM

      lol Dr. Cathy Baldwin Johnson works at Alaska Cares, where she deals with abused children....cause, you know, that's where all high risk obstetricians practice .
      And yes, she was working with abused kids back when she helped Sarah.
      Remember, she never ever was, nor could really practice, as a high risk obstetrician.
      This was the key to breaking babygate.

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  23. Anonymous4:43 PM

    Sarah looks very nice and professional in that photo.

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  24. Anonymous5:14 PM

    Astonishingly excellent lab results?

    Who wrote this? Barron?

    People we are being punked.

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    1. Anonymous6:18 PM

      Dr. John Barron.

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  25. Anonymous5:20 PM

    The Wild Ride According to Trump:

    You gotta know I was on a plane and yes, the water, it did leak and knowing about the water and what it could mean, very much knowing so because I had waters that had leaked and broken and done of course what the waters would do, 4 times, 4 times already bringing forth my children who are wonderful and successful and came from my waters breaking and not leaking and there were times when the waters leaked and did not break and this was one of those times, the water leaking, not the breaking and I'll tell you the truth the times the water just broke was great but the water leaking was not any worry so there was time, there was time to relax and then make an appointment and go to my doctor and, she is great, by the way, my doctor, she is great and a terrific person and I wanted to make sure that this great doctor, this woman and friend was there when the water came and the child at the end of the water, I wanted to be there with my great woman friend and doctor and have her catch the water, and the baby and as my life would have it, it was great and restful and the waters and the baby were caught by my friend and great person.

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    1. Anonymous5:35 PM

      Lol. That was good!

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  26. Anonymous8:09 PM

    Assuming that the signature was not pirated, why would an otherwise respected doctor sign such a letter?

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    1. Anonymous6:22 AM

      hahahahahha
      I guess we need to ask Dr. Cathy Baldwin Johnson that question. I mean, she should certainly know.

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  27. Anonymous8:17 PM

    This is a joke. This HAS TO BE a joke. Is this from the onion?

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  28. Anonymous8:33 PM

    Who addresses a letter "To Whom My Concern"? This letter should be addressed to Donald J. Trump. Maybe this letter was written by the same bimbo (Meredith McIver) who helped Melania plagiarize her speech!

    Where are the numbers? What is the date of the orange blob's last physical exam? What is his weight and height? If he lost 15 pounds, how much does the lard ass weigh now? What is his Body Mass Index (BMI)? Is he considered underweight, healthy, overweight, or obese? Where are the numbers for his fasting glucose and cholesterol (including LDL and HDL)? Has he had an electrocardiogram or echocardiogram? When was his last colonoscopy, and what were the results? Has he had his eyes examined and tested for cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma? Has he been to a dermatologist for a checkup? Has he seen a podiatrist?

    If Trump is in good health, why not just tell it all? It makes no sense to have a doctor write a letter without details. But, to end the letter with a comment that Trump "will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" is strange, if not ludicrous! What a load of crap!

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    1. Anonymous6:21 AM

      I assure you, no doctor wrote this note.


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  29. Probably written by that John Miller character in his history

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  30. Anonymous9:21 PM

    Why does Trump make hand gestures that only emphasizes his teeny hands? And he talks so much it's gotten pretty damned tiring. And he can say anything and his base just loves him. Now he'll stay off message and not change who he is. As if he could uv. Well x amount of days, and we'll hopefully be rid of him. Only thing, is he and Palin are the Hate Overlords sent by the Devil himself. Putin is the Prince. We are dooooooommmmed. Jk.

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  31. Anonymous10:23 PM

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/another-okeefe-like-infiltrator-unmasked-mid-sting_us_57b4d490e4b034dc73257c61?section=&

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  32. Anonymous12:54 AM

    The picture of Palin reminded me of why we are in this political mess. The religious right got their hands into all that trying to micromanage their God, and then, they just down and out took over for him when the believers money came rolling in, and then peoples like Palin were told of the end of time, then they somehow tried to square things with God so's not to offend him and even tho alot of their beliefs now are not in the book, they made some up along the way to appease their hatred of the downtrodden. Then somehow they got into politics because if God wasn't going to intervene they would. Then Palin went to church at some point and time, and she may have gotten turned on by all the hype. But somewhere the message got warped, and money factored in again, and she got lost, but not before she revved up all the crazies that were like zombies just waiting for fresh blood. Now, we are one step of the zombies, and Donald is his namo.

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