So….whenever I hear the word ‘but’ I know that person is lying about what they are saying. It’s impossible to say “I like that shirt, but….” because no, you don’t like that shirt.

I firmly believe that when you hear the word ‘but’ when someone is trying to explain something to you, they are lying- either with what they said before or after saying it.

The following quotes below are from the Presidents Speech tonight accepting the Democratic Nomination for POTUS (9/6/12) and the number of times he used the word ‘but” (at total of 27 times).

_____27 total ‘But’s’ in POTUS’s Speech (quotes below)_____

“Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud…but….”

“The first time I addressed this convention in 2004, I was a younger man; a Senate candidate from Illinois who spoke about hope – not blind optimism or wishful thinking, but…”

“I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you’re sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me – so am I. But ….”

“I ran for President because I saw that basic bargain slipping away. I began my career helping people in the shadow of a shuttered steel mill, at a time when too many good jobs were starting to move overseas. And by 2008, we had seen nearly a decade in which families struggled with costs that kept rising but…”

“Now, our friends at the Republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with America, but…”

” they didn’t have much to say about how they’d make it right. They want your vote, but…”

“Now, I’ve cut taxes for those who need it – middle-class families and small businesses. But…”

“It will require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one. And by the way – those of us who carry on his party’s legacy should remember that not every problem can be remedied with another government program or dictate from Washington. But…”

“Our problems can be solved. Our challenges can be met. The path we offer may be harder, but…”

“I’ve worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to America – not because our workers make less pay, but…”

“We’ve opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration in the last three years, and we’ll open more. But…”

“Government has a role in this. But …”

“Around the world, we’ve strengthened old alliances and forged new coalitions to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. We’ve reasserted our power across the Pacific and stood up to China on behalf of our workers. From Burma to Libya to South Sudan, we have advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings – men and women; Christians and Muslims and Jews. But…”

“The historic change sweeping across the Arab World must be defined not by the iron fist of a dictator or the hate of extremists, but …”

“My opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy, but…”

“No democracy works without compromise. But…”

“Yes, we will reform and strengthen Medicare for the long haul, but…”

“We honor the strivers, the dreamers, the risk-takers who have always been the driving force behind our free enterprise system – the greatest engine of growth and prosperity the world has ever known. But…”

“We believe that when a family can no longer be tricked into signing a mortgage they can’t afford, that family is protected, but…”

“We don’t think government can solve all our problems. But…”

“As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but…”

“I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President. I know what it means to send young Americans into battle, for I have held in my arms the mothers and fathers of those who didn’t return. I’ve shared the pain of families who’ve lost their homes, and the frustration of workers who’ve lost their jobs. If the critics are right that I’ve made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them. And while I’m proud of what we’ve achieved together, I’m far more mindful of my own failings, knowing exactly what Lincoln meant when he said, “I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go. But…”

“The auto worker who won the lottery after his plant almost closed, but…”

“I don’t know what party these men and women belong to. I don’t know if they’ll vote for me. But…”

“America, I never said this journey would be easy, and I won’t promise that now. Yes, our path is harder – but…”

“Yes our road is longer – but…”

“We draw strength from our victories, and we learn from our mistakes, but…”

Who Is Dr. Lynne Fenton?

She was the psychiatrist at the University of Colorado Denver for James E. Holmes (middle name/initial are always reported)

“Prosecutors and defense lawyers spent much of the hearing discussing a notebook that Mr. Holmes had sent to Dr. Lynne Fenton, his psychiatrist at the University of Colorado Denver. Mr. Holmes, who grew up in Southern California, had been a first-year neuroscience graduate student before leaving the program this spring.”

“Reports surfaced Wednesday that Holmes — who recently dropped out of the University of Colorado — had sent a notebook to a university psychiatrist that included details and drawing of his plans to kill people.”


Dr. Lynne Fenton’s Bio that was Deleted from U of Colorado

Who is this Doctor? Where did she come from?

It seems that she has done extensive research and instruction for military assets-
Her military resume as follows:

Lynne Fenton, MD
Assistant Professor

-Medical Director, Student Mental Health Service, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, 7-2009 – present

-Research Fellow/Instructor, Research and Development Service, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, 7-2008 – present

****SHE WAS IN AURORA FROM ’93-’94****
Physician, Colorado Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine, Aurora, CO, 1993-1994

-Chief of Physical Medicine, United States Air Force, San Antonio, TX, 1990-1993

-Staff Physiatrist, Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, 1990-1993


Associate Investigator Award for training in research from the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008-2011

Medal of Commendation, United States Air Force, 1993

***********The rest of this deserves some looking into****************


Psychiatry Residents:

weekly supervision of six R2 residents, 1-hour per resident 2007- 2008
supervision of R1-R4 residents in outpatient clinic, 4 hours per week 2007- 2008
inpatient and consult-liaison call, supervision of R2 and R3 residents 2008 – present
Student Mental Health Service, supervision of R4 and R3 residents, 2009 – present


“Pain – Diagnosis and Treatment”, 2006, 2008
University of Colorado, R2 Consult-Liaison Psychiatry class
“Somatoform Disorders”, 2006, 2008
University of Colorado, R2 Consult-Liaison Psychiatry class
“CATIE”, 2007, 2008, 2009
University of Colorado, R3 Evidence-based Medicine course
“STEP-BD”, 2007, 2008, 2009
University of Colorado, R3 Evidence-based Medicine course
“STAR*D”, 2007, 2008, 2009
University of Colorado, R3 Evidence-based Medicine course


Psychiatry Board and PRITE Review Course – Developed and co-taught 10 session weekly course for R1-R4 residents, 8/2007-10/2007
Psychopharmacology for Non-Prescribing Clinicians – Developed and taught weekly course for social work interns, 9/2007-3/2008
R-3 Evidence-Based Medicine – Co-taught weekly 90 minute course for R3 residents
Axis-II Disorders – 4 lecture series, part of R-1 introductory lectures, 1/2009, 4/2009
Student Mental Health – New 5 week course for R-4 residents to begin 2010
R4 Clinical Rotation in Student Mental Health – One-half day per week, 2009 – present


Grand Rounds: “Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, and Chronic Pain”, University of Colorado, Department of Psychiatry, 9/28/2005
Poster presentation: “Psychotherapy for Patients with Neuropsychiatric Disorders”, Junior Faculty Poster Show, University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry, 3/2007
Grand Rounds: “Student Mental Health – a Developmental Perspective”, University of Colorado, Department of Psychiatry, 10/11/2009

Clinical Activities:

Medical Director, Student Mental Health Service, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, 2009 – present

medication and psychotherapy for 15-20 graduate students per week
coordination of team of four mental health clinicians
supervision of R4 and R3 residents who treat student
lectures, outreach to students, administrators and faculty

Psychiatrist, 5-10 general psychiatry patients, medication and psychotherapy, 2008 – present

Forgive My Absence

Since I’ve left Facebook I have concentrated on other things.
Currently, I am not as ‘plugged’ in and have been busy being outside and enjoying it. Been climbing trees and playing in the dirt.
Most of my time at night is spent on teaching my 7 year old son college level chemistry right now, we are starting with memorizing the Periodic Table of Elements before moving onto Chemistry Basics, Thermo-Chemistry, Acids and Bases, Bonding and Intermolecualr Interactions and Forces, Composition of Atoms, Electrochemistry, Gases, Geometry, Kinetics, Nuclear Chemistry, Stoichiometry and Chemical Reactions, UV/VIS Spectroscopy, Types of Reactions, Types of Organic Molecules and Functional Groups, Substitution Reactions and Mechanisms, Rearrangement Reactions and Mechanisms, Radical Reactions, Proteins, Ozonolysis, NMR Spectroscopy Theory, Isomerism and Sterochemistry-
all while trying to figure out cool and fun experiments to do to make it interesting.

So this is what I am really focusing on at the moment. Maybe I will post progress that my son is making on this as we progress.