On 9/29/2020 11:49 AM, Rudy Canoza wrote:
> On 5/12/2017 8:19 PM, bush.m...@gmail.com
>> Really what about 1980 when he was president and not govener [sic]
> Moron: Reagan wasn't president in 1980.
> You didn't read the original post or any of the links. Here, stupid,
> try again:
> That last one, the NY Times piece, is very interesting. It says:
> In California, for example, the number of patients in state mental
> hospitals reached a peak of 37,500 in 1959 when Edmund G. Brown was
> Governor, fell to 22,000 when Ronald Reagan attained that office in
> 1967, and continued to decline under his administration and that of
> his successor, Edmund G. Brown Jr.
> So: state mental health hospital patients fell in California by over
> 41% under Gov. Pat Brown; and the number continued to fall under Gov.
> Jerry Brown, after Reagan left office.
> The Lanterman-Petris-Short act signed by Reagan was a bipartisan bill
> that passed a completely Democrat-dominated state legislature with only
> one 'nay' vote in the assembly, and the bill reflected the
> recommendations of the mental health profession.
Yes. There were real valid and good reasons to
move toward LESS people being hospitalized than
had been previously.
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was a 1962 novel.
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was a 1975 American drama film
"Will There Really Be a Morning?" was based ~ on Francis Farmer (1972)
"Shadowland" in 1978 is also questionable but based on Farmer.
All the above decreased the reputations of "mental health hospitals"
(for both fair and unfair reasons).
> "Lanterman" in the Lanterman-Petris-Short act is the late Frank D.
> Lanterman, a Republican who served in the California state assembly for
> 28 year, representing the district I lived in from birth to early
> adulthood. He also attended the same church my family did. Lanterman
> hearkens back to the era in which Republicans weren't all
> knuckle-dragging vicious racists, but actually saw a role, albeit more
> limited than Democrats' vision, for government doing some things to help
> the truly wretched. He was one of the last of his kind.