Senator McCain tore his right Achilles tendon earlier this month and has worn a walking boot for over two weeks. Today he posted a picture of himself on Twitter...wearing the boot on his left foot.
lol, photos often transpose themselves to a mirror image. Most often an easy way to see it is if there is some writing in the photo. It will appear the right way if you hold a mirror up to it.
There's no writing in the picture McCain posted, which would be the one that would have to be transposed as it is the only one where he is shown with it on his left foot and his injury was indeed to his right tendon. And unless you're claiming that a transposed picture only transposes a single small portion of the photo, i.e. only his feet, that explanation doesn't work...there's no wedding ring on the right hand, nor are the shirt buttons reversed in that picture.
Cool, I have not seen said picture, was just offering a solution based on previous experience, although, the other markers that you point out suggest my reasoning is flawed. AS you were :)
Ha, I just saw the picture then, in the post, DUH!
His explanation is posted below...
I don't think either picture is transposed. The one of him sitting has a boutonniere on his left lapel and the shirt buttons are on the right through left buttonholes. This is correct positioning. The picture of him standing again have the buttons of his jacket on the right - correct position. So it appears the only 'transposing' being done is by John and his 'boot.'
Although it has been a great source of some great conspiracy theories, been there, done that :)
It is very strange.
That seems to be the general consensus across the net from what I've seen.
It is posted below.
OK, is anyone buying the explanation? The remedy for "overcompensation" is usually therapy. Hmmmmmm....?
American politics is a raw game. Even your tendons aren't safe anymore.
I think he also had cancer or still has, I dont know
That would cause him to wear a boot on his left foot for a tear to his right Achilles tendon...how?
They're not related, I don't remember what type of cancer he has, I just remember that there was a post about it here not too long ago.
Brain cancer. While that possibly could actually cause him to put the boot on the wrong foot, I don't believe his wife would let that pass. Not to mention that if the cancer were causing things like that, he should retire.
I didn't even look at that, you're right. Even if he wasn't in check enough to notice his wife should have.
Actually, he should have retired years ago. There should be term limits and age limits on these career politicians.
Agreed on both counts.
How odd. I can't imagine why he'd fib about the torn tendon, and aside from the episode during the Comey Senate hearing in June, he doesn't seem 'confused'.
He did seem off during the Comey hearing. I posted his explanation below.
Well, that sure clears up this bootgate "issue"!
Actually, my good leg has felt overworked when the other one was out of commission for months. Putting the brace on the other leg was never an option....
I've experienced that, too, but as you said...swapping sides was never an option, nor is it even sensical (yeah, yeah, I know it's not a word). JMO
I think it was sort of a nonsensical "explanation", too. It sounds like more of a joke to me, that tweet.
The humor escapes me. I suspect it may McCain, as well, considering that despite his "explanation" tweet, I saw little "support & best wishes" extended him in response to the initial tweet.
I wouldn't know about any best wishes sort of tweets the Senator may have received. Considering his brain cancer and his daughter's wedding and all, I figure he probably did get plenty that weren't focused on the boot on the 'wrong' leg thing.
Your lack of experience with Twitter is obvious. 😂
Yes, I do not 'tweet'. I did explore further the Twitter responses to his latest Twitter posts , and the downright hatred displayed in many of them is glaringly obvious.
I began watching it on election night last November and periodically still take a look-see. The site exudes hatred from many on both sides. It also largely functions as side-by-side echo chambers. 'Twould make a good study project for mental health research.
I can imagine. Sounds like what I often see, on most every site I visit that allows comments.
Yes and no. Twitter, simply because of the nature of the platform and how it has evolved since its inception, has the same type of partisanship and vitriol as other sites...but on steroids. After the purge is complete it will lose much of its entertainment value, though.
That was supposed to be a "d" in parentheses in front of "evolved".
Agreed on all points.
My best guess was that someone flipped the picture horizontal... because it looks much better to our eyes with the light on the left and the darkness on the right, due to the direction we read.
While it's the same picture either way, lighting directions/angles can have a big difference in first reactions to eye movement.
Zolf, the picture wasn't reversed. McCain himself said he put the boot on his left leg because it was doing "extra work." It doesn't make a lot of sense to then make his injured leg do more work. If anything, maybe he should have worn two boots.
I suspect he just forgot his left from his right when he put it on for the picture.
Thank you for answering nicely and explaining instead of just attacking someone else view point.
Have you been into the eggnog?
Your statement makes no sense, Zolfie. The pictures aren't flipped, are clearly in two different places at two different times, and I specified the difference being his wearing the boot on the other foot.
So the statement didn't make sense to you and you decide to rudely insult someone?
In the correct context, the statement makes sense. You just assumed the wrong context.
No, your statement is simply nonsensical.
I was actually joking when I said that, Zolfie.
It's nonsensical to you, because you're making wrong assumptions and instead of asking about it, you have decided to joking insult me and false claim it's nonsensical.
It made sense to myself and Thinkerbell.
It is nonsensical because it is simply nonsensical. It has nothing to do with assumptions on my part, but on yours. The image is not reversed, which is quite clear by examining the picture...the boot was put on the wrong foot. Certainly pictures can be mirror images, that this picture is not is easily discernable. That is why your statement made no sense.
Just because you claim something, does not make it true.
I expressed my opinion and you decided to attack me as a person and my opinion, because you have decided to be a jerk, and your continue to do it, which shows you're being a rude person on purpose.
Have you flipped the image? Clearly you have not because you haven't seen what it looks like flipped as you don't know what you are talking about. If you flip the image that would seems as the boot was on the correct foot.
The proof is in the image itself, Zolfie. Nothing in the image is flipped. Neither the buttons, fly, wedding bands, nor his prominent cheek are on the opposite sides, as they would be with a flipped image. If that weren't proof enough, Senator McCain himself verified exactly that. All of that is posted above and was at the time you responded to the post.
I was not "attacking you as a person", Zolfie. My initial comment was intended jokingly, you chose to take offense. As to saying your opinion was nonsensical, it clearly was as regards this particular picture. That was a statement of fact, not an "attack".
Hello, that's why I said "my guess"... but I guess you can't understand what a guess is.
Maybe the concept of a guess is too nonsensical for you... either way STOP BULLYING OTHERS!
Oh goodie, another name to add to my list.
And which list is that?
As I have exhausted my allotted trigger warnings and am proscribed from telling the truth, it has been advised that I refrain from telling you that it is a list of those who cannot handle reality...weird, but true.
The reality is this is an opinion site, I gave my opinion... and you have been insulting my opinion ever since.
This site is about everyone opinion, NOT JUST YOURS!
HA HA HA! You do not even recognize the irony of that statement, do you❄?
Yes, I see what you wrongly see as ironic.
It would be ironic if I didn't respect others opinions, but I do... Just not yours because your personal attacking others because you up something so far shoved up you that you have to attacks those that don't agree with you.
That or your completed blind to how you completely disrespect others.
Did he put his foot in his mouth again?
I think maybe McCain has been in the egg nog!! ROFLMAO!!!
HA HA HA! Could be.
I have to say that this post of yours was most entertaining...You anal, controlling, attacker!! ROFLMFAO!!!
See how I am?! BWAAAHAAHA!!!
OH!! I know how you are! Lol!!
I am going to bug off YOUR post now
'Night, Gypsy. :)
Check your PM in a bit, I have a question.
You are the one with the problem here. Deal with it.
I am, by telling you to bug off
When I've expressed my opinion, you'd been rude and snotty... Now bug off you bugger!
You are really sad, Zolfie.
And your a mega control-freak and know-it-all who because an A-hole when you don't get your way...
I haven't tried to control anything, Zolfie.
Your controlling all the time... I've given opinions a couple of times only for you to follow with condescending remarks trying to control..
Same with your arguments with others..
Seems like you have OCD and always trying to correct others when you don't agree or don't understand, that's controlling issues
Disagreeing is not "controlling", Zolphie.
You didn't disagree, you freaking attacked... huge difference
I did not "attack", Zolfie.
You suggested I was drunk, then claimed it didn't make sense, when it made sense to everyone, including you
You need to get over your victimhood, Zolfie. I joked and you took offense. I pointed out the flaws in your "guess" and you took offense. Get over it.
You did NOT point out any flaw... you just repeatedly claimed "statement makes no sense" and "nonsensical" which is clearly wrong, because everyone whose responded to it, knew what I was saying.
That or maybe your don't understand what those words mean...
having no meaning; making no sense.
AND YET IT MADE SENSE TO EVERYONE
YOU JUST HOUNDED ME FOR NO REASON
**You need to stop that BS!**
Yes, Zolfie, I did, and it was discussed above before you responded as well.
If you feel I am doing something objectionable, you are free to report me.
Exactly, others discussed it, and then when I try to do the same, you come at me, being rude... you weren't rude to the other person that discussed it... so you must be targeting me... or my post for some reason.
Why are they allowed to discuss it without hassle and then you completely hassle me?
No, I'm gonna directly tell you...
As you have...ad nauseum. Carry on ❄.
And I've caught it directly from you...
You don't like it, but this is what you do to others...
Really, Zolfie? I rant and whine ad nauseum to others that they "attacked" me and hurt my feewings? Try again, son. 😂
Yes you ad nauseum trying to control and correct other people because you're overly anal retentive.
That wasn't the question, Zolfie. Answer the question.
As to your allegation, exactly what control do I have over people on the internet?
As to the "anal retentive" jab, I can assure you that things are moving along just fine.
You have the power to keep going after them like you did me until you get your way, which is what you do.
I respond to comments on my posts, Zolfie. I do not hunt people down.
Yes but you keep hammering away, when there is no reason to be hamming in the first place.
Just as you are doing?
As you have started, and yes I have continued in an attempted to give you a taste of your own medicine...
No, you haven't, Zolfie. You are playing victim and poking and prodding to elicit response that will "justify" your poking and prodding.
You're just blind to your own actions.
Others have also tried to point this out to you, but you just don't see how you come off as rude.
Are you claiming that you are different? If so, you may wish to rethink that.
I really do not care, Zolfie. I am generally pretty easy going. If I sometimes come across as "rude", is that because I really am being rude (which is not unheard of)? Or is it because someone is being a ❄ (very common)?
If you don't care then stop wasting time by responding ...
Why do you continue, Zolfie?
I've already told you! And you don't care...
True. I don't.
Good, stop wasting our time then
Stop commenting on my post if you wish to end this, Zolfie.
Exactly, you don't care and you still can't stop yourself...
Sure I can, just as I did with your ranting above. It was you who couldn't let it go and began another thread here.
No you kept pushing the same lie, until I messaged down here.
What is nonsensical is why you were lying... my post made sense to everyone and yet you kept pushing your lie.
And you can't walk away, even though you don't care...
Scroll back up, Zolfie, I gave you the last word above. Not satisfied with that, you continued your whiney rant down here with a new post.
Who is "everyone", Zolfie. Your post made no sense //given the evidence of the pictures provided.with the post. //
I scrolled up before I even posted my last message... I'm ahead of you... now go look at the time stamps on my last message and my second thread... it's less than 2 minutes apart...
You have not given me the last word... because you kept coming after me, just in a different thread... but still coming at me!
BACK OFF - is all I've F'N wanted, and YOU CAN"T DO IT!
You are on MY post, son...you are free to leave anytime.
And you are free to not lie about my opinion.
It was clearly understandable... yet you wouldn't stop hammering that lie!