a reply to: boncho
Oh ffs...it's very clearly a lozenge or candy in the video. You can't possibly miss her blatantly trying to tuck it in her left cheek so she can talk
around it. She spat it out because it almost ended up in her trachea...twice.
She's got...we'll just call it a lozenge...tucked in her left cheek. She's talking, and it becomes dislodged and hits her nasopharynx as she takes a
breath. She almost aspirates it, and it makes her cough. She tries to resume talking but inhaling dry air triggers more coughing. She goes for a drink
of water, but as soon as she inhales a breath and begins to speak, the lozenge escapes again, and tumbles too far back on her tongue, making her cough
You can clearly see this in the side profile...she's moving the lozenge back with her tongue as she's talking, trying to tuck it between her jaw and
cheek, but it keeps popping back out. She finally says screw the lozenge altogether and spits it out in the only container available, her water glass.
See how her eyes are watering and her nose gets really pink? That is a nervous response triggered by something other than air being introduced into
the trachea...the body's violent emergency reflex, specifically designed to forcefully and involuntarily expel a foreign object from the airway.
A wise choice on her part to spit it out, since by now it's a choking hazard. Lozenges typically have a numbing agent to suppress the cough reflex of
an already irritated throat. They work pretty well, but the numbness can inhibit the ability to to perceive the lozenge's proximity to the airway, and
is a common cause of choking.
Not too long ago, a photo was floating around with the claim that Hillary had some kind of hole in her tongue...I heard cancer, herpes zoster,
"satanic" ritual burn mark...everything but what it actually was, which was a lozenge, and very obviously so, to anyone with a shred of basic common
sense. Of course it doesn't sound nearly as exciting as being branded by Beelzebub in a shadowy secret conclave, so critical thinking took a back seat
to the tabloid school of reasoning in that case.
Hillary has allergies that are severe enough to require daily preventative medicine, and that information has been made public. Maintenance
medications for chronic allergies, both histamine and leukotriene inhibitors, share one very annoying common side effect. They cause extreme drying of
the nasopharyngeal mucosa that most often results in a nasty, persistent, hacking cough.
If you've ever had severely chapped lips, that is exactly what is happening to the tissue of the nasopharynx...already irritated by the allergen,
dried out further by medication that combats drainage by dehydration, irritated further by straining equally dry, irritated vocal cords to speak at
volume for long periods which involves hundreds of inhalations of drying air carrying pollen and other irritants, which results in a scratchy throat
which induces yet more coughing...it's like picking at a scab; reopening the wound and preventing it from healing. The only way it will heal is if
it's left alone, and she cannot do that right now.
She coughs because she's got allergies and has to take medicine that makes the cough worse. Allergies can kill a person if the reaction is severe
enough...and if an allergy requires daily therapeutic meds to prevent it, the response is already pretty severe to start with.
There are lots of things that are seriously jacked up about Hillary, and the election in general. But a dire health crisis from some terminal illness
is not one of them. There are physical signs of rapidly declining health that are impossible to hide, and she doesn't have them.
She is not on her deathbed...not even close. Although I am beginning to suspect that she's exaggerating her symptoms deliberately to provoke responses
like this one. It's a certain method of ensuring that the attention remains focused on her...always keep people guessing. It's like dangling something
shiny in front of a cat and then hiding it from view. You can bet that cat is going to put some energy into trying to figure out where it went. Same