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Is it AADHD or just boredom?

Lately I’ve been having a hard time concentrating, focusing and relaxing. Every time I start a project, I get sidetracked and follow a path away from my goal of the moment. I know this isn’t uncommon in ordinary adult human beings but the extreme end of it is a medical condition referred to as adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AADHD). Reading a number of websites on the topic has made me wonder if I’m a candidate for this condition. I’m also acutely aware of the self fulfilling prophecy aspect of this. People can give themselves medical conditions by thinking and believing that they have it. Part of me wants to say that this is just a bunch of crap – the other part makes me wonder if there’s some great meds out there. Would it be a condition that could get you a medical marijuana card in a state that offers such a thing ie. Washington or Montana (but not Idaho?) Is there a connection there with Mormonism?

The fact that I can’t coherently write an article about AADHD is proof that I might have it. Is rambling a symptom of the disorder? According to wikipedia, which is always true since it’s an encyclopedia, incessant talking is a symptom of this neurobehavioral developmental disorder.

Really we’re just talking about “monkey mind.” Perhaps it’s a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes it or maybe it’s just the nature of being unsettled that creates the chemical imbalance. I also wonder if diagnosing it as a bona fide disorder relieves the social stigma of poor behavior resulting from the monkey mind. I Imagine many apologies are made for individuals with Tourette syndrom, “Sorry, my child says ass repeatedly because he has a disease.” “Sorry, I didn’t hear a word you just said Honey because of my AADHD.” Just like depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD), I wonder if it’s really just a bunch of made up stuff to explain various states of malaise or the condition where someone just can’t accept things the way they are.

I still don’t know but I definitely feel better getting it off my chest. Wait, what was I doing? I can’t remember – forgot my damn alzheimer’s medication again.

Obama Announces Plan for Credit Amnesty

At an unexpected White House press conference this morning, on the heels of the gate crashing scandal, President Obama announced a bold, new economic stimulus plan he called the Credit Amnesty Plan of 2010.  According to Mr. Obama:

“With 16 million Americans unemployed and no foreseeable recovery, I am advised to take bold action.  The top economic advisors have informed me the only viable option to stimulate pre-crash vigorous commerce is to relax the credit standards used by lenders today.”

Republican opponents of the proposal, dubbed the Credit Amnesty Act of 2010, “a fool’s folly,” stating, “relaxing lending standards is exactly how this country found itself in this financial disaster in the first place.”

Leading economists speculate that a complete reversal of consumer credit ratings would bring consumers back to pre-2008 spending habits, ie. purchasing homes, cars and 1080p televisions that they cannot afford, thereby returning the United States back to the capitalistic utopia offered by the Founding Fathers of the country.

The Credit Amnesty Plan, according to Obama,

“Would set the clock back to zero on January first.  Every citizen of the United States would be given a credit score of 800.  How they choose to use it is up to them.  But, I have the utmost of confidence that my fellow Americans will use their new found credit status wisely.”

Congress is expected to debate the proposed plan as soon as legal proceedings are concluded in the White House Staff’s unprecedented claim of executive privilege surrounding the so called guest list and party guest screening, security debacle.  Of course, Congress is out of session until February of 2010 and legal proceedings on the executive privilege claims are expected to last until 2020 thereby essentially renaming Mr. Obamba’s bold plan, the Credit Amnesty Plan of 2020.  Skeptics have claimed that the end of the world is scheduled for 2012 thereby rendering Mr. Obama’s plan entirely moot.