Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Political Logorrhea


Apple Pecan Sweet Potatoes | recipe developed by Karen of BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #sidedish

It was a judge who pulled it all together for me. I can't remember now if she is currently a judge, or is a former judge, but it was, ironically, her words that made all of the difference.

There are three things I need to mention here. They may or may not seem to be related at first look, but I'll draw the connecting lines for you, I promise.

1) When I was young, I heard the term "diarrhea of the mouth." Although it certainly pertains to many people, sometimes even me, I don't use it often because the optics . . . well, let's just say they are nauseating.
2) When trump first started running, one very funny/not funny comment about trump was made by a mental health professional on a cable news show. So many people, including mental health workers, had been saying that trump is mentally ill. This person's pointwas that this comparison is an insult . . . to the mentally ill. 
3) At about the same time, trump was using the phrase "make America great again." As we all know, it was later shortened to MAGA, and marketed. I was taken aback by the insult to our country. We may have our faults, but to me America was always great (especially given many of the alternatives).

Now, thanks to trump's words, most of which have no basis in fact, often don't go together to make a cohesive sentence, and almost all of which are targeted hate filled rants, America is in need of being made great again.

Well, thanks to trump and his flock of mimicking mynahs.

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Back to the judge. She was being interviewed about trump's public rants after having been indicted in Washington, and later hit with an evidentiary protection order. What she said is that in her estimation, his continued incendiary posts and remarks are due to trump having logorrhea.

Wait? What? I've never heard of it. I need to Google that. How do you even spell it?

Logorrhea: constant and often unintelligible, excessive verbosity. It is the pathological inability to stop talking.

The skitters, the runs, the trots, the squirts. Yes, diarrhea of the mouth. It's an actual thing. 

And although it can be classified as a disorder, it is most commonly seen as a symptom of mental illness.

And just like that, the light bulb goes on.

I mean, insulting judges and DOJ officials, lying to taint the potential jury pool, and threatening . . . well . . . everyone. That fits. Publicly, in a town hall, defaming a woman who just days before had won a case against him for defamation. That fits too.

And interestingly enough, although mental illness can run in families, and trump's daughter clearly got the narcissist gene, she seems to have missed out on the family logorrhea gene. Or perhaps it's squashed by self-preservation, or maybe by the lack of style choices in prison clothing.

Now I would never recommend trump take hydroxychloroquine for his condition. Unlike him, I don't pretend to know more than doctors. And I wouldn't tell him to inject himself with bleach either because . . . you know . . . that is just insane. Well, and dangerous.

But I can end with some sound advice.

Apple Pecan Sweet Potatoes | recipe developed by Karen of BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #sidedish
 Apple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Eat a healthy diet, do a little (nonverbal) exercise, listen to your lawyers.
And try to understand that perhaps the best way to make America great again, is to make words have meaning again.

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Apple Pecan Sweet Potatoes         

Printable Recipe

3 medium sweet potatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1 large apple
1 TBSP butter
1 TBSP brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans

*Rinse, dry, and pierce sweet potatoes with a fork. Cook in the microwave or oven until soft. Remove the skin and, in a serving bowl, mash with salt and pepper to tast. Keep warm.
*While the sweet potatoes are cooking, core, peel, and chop the apple. Heat the butter in a small skillet. Add the apple, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook, stirring now and then, until the apples soften, about 10 minutes.
*Drain the liquid from the apples into the bowl with the sweet potatoes. Mix well. Top with the apples and chopped pecans.



  1. Hell yeah I have never liked the term verbal diarrhoea makes me shiver and feel kind of sick, horrible saying
    Never had apples with sweet potatoes also never had pecans just not a thing down here

    1. It's not a thing here either, as I develop all of my own recipes, but I thought I'd try it and I'm glad I did.

  2. The state of our times makes me truly sad, especially when I hear him.

    Apples, pecans and sweet potatoes sound like a great combo for a Southern country dinner.

  3. Interesting that apples, sweet potatoes and pecans all ripen in the fall. So no surprise, perhaps, that they go together. As for the (ugh) person in question, it's a shame there is no over the counter medicine for logorrhea (a word that my spell check tried to change to a similar looking venereal disease - but let's not go there, shall we?)

    1. LOL, well, I could make a case for him being as harmful as a venereal disease.

  4. My father (of 4 daughters) used the Phrase "diarrhea of the mouth" pretty often, but maybe because we were always talking at the same time. Anyway, I had to laugh. Logorrhea is a great word and a certain individual is quite guilty of this.
    I also love pecans with sweet potatoes and your recipe sounds like a lovely mix of autumn flavors.

    1. I love ths new word, it's perfect for a lot of the current public word salad.

  5. Sadly, we can ban books, but we can't seem to ban the willfully idiotic.

  6. He's a narcissistic psychopath and clearly unstable and unraveled. His Age probably has magnified what was already wrong with him. Having Cult of Personality devotees willing to do anything for him and few consequences over his Decades of breaking and flaunting the Rule of Law has made him feel invincible and a cunning demagogue. He says the quiet things out loud... so we should all know what to expect, he's made it quite clear.

    1. And yet his brainless minions are now talking about nominating him for Speaker of the House. Can you do that job from prison?

  7. It did seem like he had the inability to stop talking at times.


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