The Other McCain

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Clearing the Browser Tabs Tuesday

Posted on | March 1, 2011 | 6 Comments

Borrowing Jimmie Bise’s term for “Stuff I Really Meant to Blog About Today, But Didn’t Get Around to Actually Blogging”:

As Mika said, this isn’t likely to end well. Get help, Charlie.

UPDATE: Charlie’s Twitter account got more than 300,000 followers in a matter of hours. Among the 10 people he’s following? Alyssa Milano.

Alyssa: Please, please try to talk Charlie into getting help. He’ll listen to you.

UPDATE II: More “winning” for Charlie:

Police have removed Charlie Sheen’s children from his Los Angeles mansion under instruction from a judge who ordered they must be returned to his soon-to-be ex-wife Brooke Mueller, has exclusively learned.
“My fangs are dripping tiger blood,” a furious Sheen told exclusively as cops were taking twins Bob and Max from his home.

The situation is reaching the not-funny-any-more stage, as I explain at The American Spectator:

 Los Angeles Times media critic James Rainey said TV news networks are “aiding and abetting” Sheen’s “epic meltdown,” a spectacle he called “nauseating.” It is certainly no longer a laughing matter. Sheen’s popularity helped him amass nearly a half-million Twitter followers within hours of joining the microblogging site Tuesday afternoon. But if Sheen’s downward spiral into madness continues much further, all those people may soon be following a corpse.


UPDATE III: Tweeted this:

The link is to a Los Angeles Times article:

Psychologist Deborah Serani, writing at Psychology Today, joined the camp that thinks he might have bipolar disorder.  (Last week, celebrity-addiction celebrity Dr. Drew Pinsky suggested that Sheen was “clearly manic.”) A lengthy analysis of Sheen’s recent comments on Time Magazine’s Healthland blog made a similar suggestion.
“His recent ranting behavior has led viewers to question whether the actor was still on drugs and denying addiction. Or whether he was exhibiting manic symptoms of bipolar disorder. Or some combination of the two. Sheen’s negative drug test suggests that addiction is unlikely to be his only problem,” wrote Maia Szalavitz.

I submit that no experienced psychologist who watched Sheen’s recent interviews could dispute that he is exhibiting multiple symptoms of manic-phase bipolar disorder. But the symptoms of a dude on the deep end 0f a long cocaine binge are quite similar, so until they can get Sheen into a secure in-patient facility and ascertain that he’s not coked out, a diagnosis of his underlying mental health will have to wait.

Y’know something? My buddy Joe at Valley of the Shadow has been bugging me to start rattling the tip jar for a trip to cover the California GOP convention March 18-20. If we can make that trip happen, and Charlie’s meltdown hasn’t put him in jail, the hospital or the grave by then, I might cruise over to “Sober Valley Lodge” and see if I can help Charlie chill out a bit.


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