Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ALL THINGS DONALD TRUMP, NARCISSISM MAY BE ONE

Friday, June 16, 2017

A HOUSE DIVIDED 






PRESENCE OF PERSONALITY DISORDER?   




Today Washington D.C. and particularly the White House is often described by not one, not five but as many as thirty (30) "sources" the media has interacted anonymously, of course with a lower level staff trembling through no fault of their own are within earshot of the President. The image that comes to mind is these frightened employees have moments of a panic as they push shut their office doors or crawl under their cubicles. 

As if this is not enough we easily visualize the Commander-In-Chief stomping up and down the hall of the West Wing pausing only to scream at live cable news broadcasts throughout the workday. There must be a long bank of the latest HD/Ultra/4-D/Televisions one expects to see at a Best Buy. This optic only makes James Comey and the grandfather clock three times in his written narrative, later testimony. FBI Director Comey his adroit memory of his "very nice dinner" in the Oval Office followed by his instinctive transcription of his copious notes. 
  
As a workplace those who wish to avoid immediate termination live in an environment where chaos prevails by contradictory statements, directives and the opportunities to witness the verbose  dressing-down of key staff in the West Wing. As promised in his campaign, the West Wing has indeed undergone a transformation now as Trump World.  

A jobs recruiter may promote a pamphlet for prospective applicants for several vacancies. "Your time spent dedicated to serve promises a constant exposure to a deeply divided hierarchy vying for attention. You will bear witness to grown men arguing or in a panic mode due to a lack of concise policy and strategy.

Depending on rank or position you may have security clearance to issue your own policy statements, or retract, redact the President's statements without fear of retribution or even any reasonable explanation other than "I haven't had an opportunity to discuss that" or the fire sure retort, "the President's words speak for themselves" when a question is posed for which you have no comprehension. All of this with the unequivocal backing of Department of Justice and the most qualified attorneys going through the revolving door quietly advising you have "no need to retain personal legal counsel." 


   

Over the past year you have heard what the media describes that a certain individual in the highest official positions as being narcissistic. You may also describe the behavior as Alpha dog. However, the media often fails to adequately explore or specifically define the disorder. This is where some diligent research may provide an answer to what we witness on an almost daily basis.

While searching for DSM-IV definition and behavior associated and tuning a portable radio I stumbled upon a NPR (National Public Radio) broadcast interview with Robin A. Wright, Director of the Kirwin Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. 

I feel the ground breaking work of the Kirwin Institute deserves attention and recognition as a resource for individual study.  In fact, I believe that listing the links to research below is not quite enough for those who possess more than usual psychological curosity. Therefore, you will find a page I reproduced from their website. (It should appear in the title bar).

This is a website dedicated to identifying the symptoms of mental disorders and treatment. I discovered this site while performing research on Narcissism. I wanted to learn the definition of Narcissism as a personality disorder, how to diagnose the symptoms and find treatment potential.

Anyone interested in mental health (especially your own) and personality disorders will find this site serves as an outstanding source of information. Some of the personality disorders appear on the left of the page in drop box defining a few. 

  • Alcohol / Substance Abuse, 
  • ADHD, 
  • Anxiety disorders, 
  • Bi-Polar disorder, 
  • Depression, 
  • Panic Attacks, 
  • Sexual Addiction 

I feel the groundbreaking research by the Kirwin Institute will shed some light on an inherent bias in everyone. A bias that overtime may interfere in a personality growth into a belief system of prejuidice and racism. 

You can read the definitions, symptomatic behaviors and judge for yourself and form your own opinion.

I encourage those of you who constantly attempt psychological diagnosis of your spouse or children to reference the Implicit Bias page and listen to the fascinating interview airing on NPR.


http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/kirwan-institutes-robin-wright-talking-about-implicit-bias-on-npr/
















Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SPEAKER PAUL RYAN & MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI PLEAD FOR UNITY

Speaker Paul Ryan & Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Call For Unity During Time of Tragic Shooting



 "On days like today, there are no Democrats or Republicans, only Americans" - Nancy Pelosi


"For all the noise and fury, we are a family. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us." - Paul Ryan


The tragic shootings in Alexandria, VA this morning gave Speaker Paul Ryan a moment to pause and address the entire House in leading a prayer for Rep. Steven Scalise and the other victims of the lone gunman's attack on a baseball field. His words were poignant and heartfelt.

Similarly, Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Minority Leader followed his lead. Pelosi used the metaphor of sports, in this case baseball to illustrate how the one-hundred year tradition of the two parties playing this annual charity event promoted good feelings, teamwork and competition.

Speaker Ryan and Rep Pelosi actually agreed that this is a time to "take pause" and reflect on our freedom and cherish the "open" lifestyle we all enjoy.

Let all Americans pray or reflect on this sad day that the sentiment of both Republican and Democratic leadership are not "mere words" spoken today and forgotten tomorrow.

This is not a time for deep partisan divide as Our Nation faces enemies both foreign and domestic. Let us pray the White House also reflects on these events and begins to experience that our government is composed of three separate but equal branches that work for one united people.

Tomorrow evening the two teams meet at the Washington Nats' stadium for their game. Let us hope for a successful event. But, the two sides leave all the curve balls, backdoor sliders and change ups out on the field. America has experienced enough of the hyperbole, rhetoric and untruths over the past several months.

They can begin in the Senate with an open debate and discussion of a health care bill that is inclusive of Democratic voices and amendments.

JUNE 14 IS FLAG DAY, NOT JUST THE PRESIDENT'S B-DAY -- ONE WAY TO HONOR LOYALTY TO COUNTRY

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LOYALTY OATHS ARE  TO COUNTRY,

NOT TO THE PRESIDENT 



THE FLAG I PURCHASED THE DAY AFTER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY WAS FIRED
In light of the President firing then FBI Director James Comey and the ridiculous Cabinet meeting, it is clear Federal Employees should demonstrate where true loyalty lies as they labor everyday to protect Our Freedom and Democracy. 

I would suggest that at 3 PM today, all non-essential FBI, Department of Justice, NSA, CIA ... all Federal Employees take an extended break from their work, leave their desks and gather outside to demonstrate and send a message to President Trump and support James Comey, Susan Yates and Bob Mueller.

"WE DO NOT SUPPORT LOYALTY OATHS TO ANY ONE MAN, BUT ONE NATION"
where Justice for All prevails and no man is above the law.

And, Federal Employees don't make it a matter of protocol to suck up to the boss and tell him what we wants to hear. Our gratitude to General James Mattis.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

TALE OF THE TAPE: DONALD TRUMP vs. JAMES COMEY - WHO'S ON FIRST?

Thursday, June 08, 2017

 
Trump & Comey Meet at Center Ring 



In the event President Trump invites James Comey for a second dinner, who knows there, may be a confrontation. Here’s how they measure up.

TALE OF THE TAPE

DONALD TRUMP
JAMES COMEY
Age / Date of Birth
70 / June 14, 1946
56 / December 14, 1960
Height
6’ 2”
6’ 8”
Weight
253 lbs
225 lbs
Chest
44”
Unknown
Waist
38”
Unknown
Biceps
13”
Unknown
Body Type
Average
Trim / Fit
Eye Color
Blue
Moss Green
Hair Color
Blonde (Light Brown)
Brown
Birthplace
Queens, NY
Yonkers, NY
Residence
Manhattan, NY
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Hometown: Allendale, NJ
Ethnicity
German/Scottish
Irish
Religion
Presbyterian
Born Catholic (now Methodist)
Sexual Orientation
Straight
Straight
Marital Status
Married
Married
Current Spouse
Melania
Patrice
Anniversary Date
January 22, 2005
29 years
Smokes?
No
Yes
Drinks?
No
Yes
Education
Kew-Forest School, Queens, New York City
Northern Highlands Regional H.S. Allendale, NJ

New York Military Academy
College of William & Mary  

Fordham University (2 years)
University of Chicago School of Law

Wharton School of Finance, Pennsylvania

Profession
Business Celebrity. President
Attorney, US Attorney, FBI Director
Diet
Junk Food
Healthy
Prior Marriages/Dating
(2) Ivana Trump
One Marriage

(3) Marla Maples

Girl Friends
Anna Nicole Smith

Affairs
Carla Bruni
None Known

Rowanne Brewer
Allison Giannini


Gabriela Sabatini
Karla Young

Nicknames
The Donald, 

Agent Orange,
Hair Fuhrer,
Prima Donald, Tangerine Jesus, Mango Mussolini, The Trumpster,
The Lord of the Wall Street Elite
Jim
Showboat
Nutjob
Note Taker
Distinctive Characteristics
Bizarre comb over Orange caked on makeup
Monosyllabic, Dullard Cadence
Bloated, doughy face and midsection

"Tower over Trump"
Copious Note Taker
Grandfather Clock Watcher



Trump & Comey Begin to Clench




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Sunday, April 30, 2017

TRUMPCARE IS REARING IT'S UGLY HEAD AGAIN TO THREATEN MEDICARE

UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE - A CRITICAL NEED, A RIGHT, A POSSIBILITY AND CAN BE ACHIEVED
A Day will come where Americans will agree, Bernie Is Right


Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill routinely sends email to elicit opinion from not only her own constituents butothes  accross the nation.  a request to complete a survey with Citizens United, Planned Parenthood and Health Care are the issues they seek the electorate’s opinion.

Upon completion of the quick three or four question survey, a request is made to write your Representative in Congress to voice your opinion especially in regard to health care.

In my case, Hon. Rep. Sander Levin represents me and his record of support and votes to further progressive legislation for the middle class and those in poverty is impeccable. In other words, my words become an affirmation of his moral and ethical stand on this and other issues. This includes Affordable Care Act, overturn Citizen’s United, saving Planned Parenthood, etc.

My hope is those of you who reside in those Michigan Districts write their respective representatives to voice and demand a reversal of their opinion or face a reversal of fortune. That is, where Republicans occupy seats in Congress are removed by the voters in 2018.

The Republican Party represents lobbyists, outside interests and elitists who have no regard for health care for ordinary Americans as a Right.

Here are the comments I added to the email “letter” to Rep Sander Levin.

“The ACA is only the first step toward universal health care and a majority of Americans support it. They have demonstrated through town hall meetings, protests, etc. Yet, Republicans have brushed it off as a non issue. Democrats, moderate Republicans and Independents must increase the pressure on those in Congress (or Insurance Industry and others) to educate voters and citizens that a single-payee system in place, Medicare is the only starting point that makes sense.

Those who oppose ACA or expansion of universal Right to Health Care must be consistently pursued to make public WHY?  The answer became absolutely clear when recent Republican effort to repeal the ACA failed and the Fact they offered no replacement ever drafted in their eight years of opposition. This is unacceptable and treated as such by Americans as Republicans such as Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell have violated their oath of office as they dismiss the wish of their voters in favor of multinational health industry and especially Big Pharma.

If those in Congress, Democrats come up short in bringing the people to demand health care, perhaps a Public Relations firm should develop an ad campaign to expose that most Republicans simply oppose and work to defeat ANY health plan, even Medicare. They must be exposed as elitists who believe a vast majority of Americans do not Deserve comprehensive health care”


SOCIAL SECURITY WORKS IS WORKING FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

If you tend to agree with any part or in whole that Medicare can serve efficiently to administer the Right to Universal Health Care, Medicare is not perfect. There has been over-billing, errors and outright fraud where a handful have taken every advantage to rob the funding. However, the private Healthcare Insurance and Health Care system is guilty of the same errors and abuses. In fact, they have driven up the overall cost of healthcare and life saving prescriptions that is unethical in most cases and criminal in others. Look at Kermit, W. Virginia where over 4 million opioids have been pushed down the throats of a population of 400 residents. This one example serves as a call for Americans to end the status quo.

Medicare is only the beginning to enact a better, less costly health care system that will rid the system of fraud and over zealous billing by our current health care providers.

I urge you to write your Representative and Senator regardless where you reside. Email, texts, tweets and telephone calls are one way, but a huge delivery of a mountain of mail to bring home your message and concern. Please remember that your children, grandchildren and all future generations are in jeopardy of a deterioration of health care coverage and denial of life saving procedures, treatment and medication.

Note: There is a page accessible from my blog where you can locate your MI Representative and a link nationwide. Please, find the time to pen your personal plea, fill an envelope and place the “forever” forty-nine cent stamp. Mail this, your vote so to speak and inform those Republicans who oppose must face a basic human benefit for everyone. If they continue to oppose, they should refuse their own Cadillac health care benefits and submit their families to the system known as a safety net: MEDICAID.  


Support the unrelenting efforts on your behalf of Social Security Works at their website.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE CAKE IN THE WORLD ...

IS NOT JUST DESSERT, IT IS THE CENTER OF TRUMP'S SYRIA STRATEGY

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"The Most Beautiful Cake In The World" - Donald J. Trump

PRESIDENT ASSAD TO GET HIS JUST DESSERTS WITH 59 MISSLES EACH CARRYING A 12 LB. PAYLOAD BAKED IN A CAKE 


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(Caution: This slide show contains graphics and language that may be unsuitable for diabetics).