Once again a dense and damp marine layer blankets the north coast of California this early Thursday, accompanied by a moist-chill to the air — foggy now, but in just a little while, most-likely bright-sunshine and warm temperatures.
The grey was burned-off well-before noon yesterday, and maybe could today, too.
In the wake of last night’s DNC with all the feel-good vibes, The Donald continues the contrasting mean-spirited whack-job, and has ripped a cherished institution, and a product of decent living:
“She’s low energy. She actually is low energy,” Trump said at a campaign stop in Virginia on Monday, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
“She’ll go home, she’ll take a nap for four or five hours and then she’ll come back. No naps for Trump! I don’t nap. We don’t have time. We don’t have time.”
(Illustration: Pablo Picasso’s ‘Self Portrait Facing Death‘ (June 30, 1972), was originally found here).
Surreal presidential campaign 2016 — the first woman nominee, and the first pure-blotted asshole nominee. The Donald is a world-class turd in his own right, way-much-less running for what’s long been considered the most-important job in the world, and makes any sane person want to scream way-insanely.
Unusual approach to crazy-ass dribble — from Think Progress this morning:
In December, he accused Clinton of going “to sleep” during her absences from the campaign trail, charging her with lacking “stamina.”
And on Monday, he used the same insult against Bernie Sanders, accusing him of just wanting to go home and sleep.
Trump’s criticisms reflect a gut-level suspicion of sleep.
Sleep, at the surface, seems like a colossal waste of time, especially in a culture where we’re urged to strive towards first, to work harder, to go faster, to not only keep up with but beat the Jones’.
Cutting back on sleep leaves more time for everything else, so sleeping is really just a sign of laziness, right?
That’s what Trump is implying.
A good night’s sleep isn’t a luxury, it’s absolutely essential to both mental and physical health.
Even small, systemic sleep deficits lead to daily effects on waking performance.
According to Dr. Josna Adusumilli, a Harvard neurologist, 12 days of six hours of sleep a night is equivalent to 24 hours without sleep.
After 24 hours awake, people act about the same as if they have a blood alcohol content of 0.1 percent.
The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
And those little ‘sleeps‘ every-so-often?
Even after a full night’s sleep, which many Americans don’t get, our brains get tired and less effective as the day goes on, whether from a buildup of toxins or just mental fatigue.
Naps, which can pack sleep’s benefits into a short period of time, can counteract that, like rebooting a computer or giving your phone a mini-charge midday.
In fact, naps have been a tested tool of many leaders — including Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan.
Eighty-five percent of mammals nap, and according to Dr. Sara Mednick, a psychologist at University of California, Riverside and author of Take a nap! Change Your Life., naps are essential to a large portion of the human population too.
“These people — and they probably account for about 40 percent of the population — tend to do really poorly if they don’t nap,” she told TIME.
A multitude of studies show that napping boosts mood, reduces stress and increases alertness.
NASA found that pilots who take 40 minute naps are more alert compared to pilots don’t, and shift workers who can squeeze in 20 minutes perform significantly better on vigilance and motor tasks.
Napping also boosts creativity and insight.
In a 2012 study, neuroscientists at Georgetown University found a significant increase in right-brain activity in participants taking a power-nap…
On and on…
What’s really scary beyond the obvious cretin creature of The Donald himself, are the people who support him.
An afternoon nap keeps the “shit stain” from spreading…