Sunday, January 31, 2016

Don't Tread on Me and Send Snacks

What do the 4 jokers in the Oregon Holdout expect? They and their group of “Don’t Tread on Me but Send Snacks” practically declared war on the United States of America and now one of their conditions of surrender include a “Don’t Arrest Me” clause. I know, they were all a few fries short of a Happy Meal but please, if this type of behavior became the norm within any disgruntled group of “Mad as Hell and Ain’t A-Gonna Take it No More, so let’s commit treason”, what would happen to our Land of the Free and the Brave? Oh, wait a minute; it is happening inside the Teapublican Party… So far, they’ve declared a War on Women, A War on Immigrants, A War on Anyone Not White, A War on Poor People, A War on Any Religion Except for Christian Protestantism and A War on Reason… The sad reality of all this is… They seem to be getting away with it… When will it stop? Maybe, when we the people who THINK, make sure we get out and vote for those who display reasonable thought. (Hint: it ain’t Cruz or Trump)

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Political Bubble In Which We Choose

I came across this thought provoking opinion on facebook this morning... When any writings (or sightings) lubricate the worn-out rusty wheels within my head, inciting them enough to move, I embrace it.
Thanks Bruce.
thinkingblue

Aaaaaand, then there's the Democratic bubble. You've probably read a few of these
bouncing around Facebook:
• Fox News has been banned from Canada.
• Hillary Clinton has been cleared by the FBI. The email sideshow is over.
• Trump can't win the nomination.
• Bernie can win with or without the black and Hispanic vote.
• Ted Cruz isn't really an American, so he'd be disqualified.
• Racism and bigotry have been eradicated from the Left.
• It's too late to do anything about Climate Change. We're screwed.
• Prescott Bush was a Nazi sympathizer.
• Karl Rove is stupid. Don't worry about him, he and his PAC are yesterday's news.
• Tofu tastes just like chicken.
https://www.facebook.com/macbruce _________

A tad more on the subject below... Read blog and comments here:http://themonkeycage.org/2007/11/the_enduring_importance_of_fal/

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy Schadenfreude Day - David Daleiden Indicted.

KARMA at its best!
It's a schadenfreude day for us all!
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Schadenfreude
noun
Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune (he got caught).

Excerpt: David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt have been indicted by the grand jury for tampering with a governmental record, said prosecutors for the county in which Houston is located.

The two were involved in covert videos last year in which a discussion was held with a Planned Parenthood official on the procurement of fetal tissue.

Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress that released the videos, was also charged with violating a prohibition on the purchase and sale of human organs, a misdemeanor, the Harris County District Attorney said.

The videos purported to show Planned Parenthood officials trying to negotiate prices for aborted fetal tissue. Under federal law, donated human fetal tissue may be used for research, but profiting from its sale is prohibited.

Shortly after the release, Texas, the most populous Republican-controlled U.S. state, said it would launch a probe of Planned Parenthood.

"These people broke the law to spread malicious lies about Planned Parenthood in order to advance their extreme anti-abortion political agenda," said Eric Ferrero, vice president of Communications for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

"As the dust settles and the truth comes out, it's become totally clear that the only people who engaged in wrongdoing are the criminals behind this fraud, and we're glad they're being held accountable," he said.

Planned Parenthood cleared by Texas jury over videos, activists indicted

Monday, January 11, 2016

Flash Flood Captured on Video January 2016

Friday, January 08, 2016

Donald Trump's Narcisistic Personality (in other words) Batshit Crazy

When I watch Donald Trump go into his shtick, I cannot believe there are human minds (who can vote) that fall for this comedian’s idea of World Order(the political, economic, or social situation in the world at a particular time and the effect that this has on relationships between different countries)… To think this buffoon actually has the ability it takes to be leader of the “Free World” (if there is such a thing today, since there are only 5 communist countries left: China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea and Vietnam) is not only absurd… It’s BATSHIT crazy! Do we really want batshit crazy people to vote in a Batshit Crazy president?
I THINK (hope) NOT.

BTW: batshit crazy

A person who is batshit crazy is certifiably nuts. The phrase has origins in the old-fashioned term "bats in the belfry." Old churches had a structure at the top called a belfry, which housed the bells. Bats are extremely sensitive to sound and would never inhabit a belfry of an active church where the bell was rung frequently. Occasionally, when a church was abandoned and many years passed without the bell being rung, bats would eventually come and inhabit the belfry. So, when somebody said that an individual had "bats in the belfry" it meant that there was "nothing going on upstairs" (as in that person's brain). To be BATSHIT CRAZY is to take this even a step further. A person who is batshit crazy is so nuts that not only is their belfry full of bats, but so many bats have been there for so long that the belfry is coated in batshit. Hence, the craziest of crazy people are BATSHIT CRAZY.

An exaggerated sense of self-importance and exaggerating achievements
Obsession with image; needs to be the focus of attention 
Feelings of entitlement
Lack of empathy
So why are narcissists so popular?
Narcissists have been with us since the dawn of history. So if they are so unlikable, why are they so popular? Why do religious Republicans so easily brush away Trump's inability to name a favorite Bible verse (with nary a comment) when religious devotion is a job requirement?
Have you ever wondered why selfish, arrogant, and entitled individuals are so charming? When in charge of companies, they commit fraud, demoralize employees, and devalue stock.
And yet, there is no shortage of examples to illustrate the cultural appeal of [self-absorbed celebrities] and narcissistic antiheroes, like (Silvio Berlusconi, ... attracts us despite their self-absorption — or perhaps, even because of it.
Why? Here are key research findings:
Narcissists are masterful impression managers
Narcissists excel at managing initial impressions. As Kaiser and Craig note in a recent review (“Destructive leadership in and of organizations”), “it is the obsessive focus on the self that links the narcissistic personality with charisma.”
Narcissists’ desire to make a great initial impression enables them to disguise their arrogance as confidence, which they often achieve through humor and by being entertaining or eccentric.
Narcissists manipulate credit and blame in their favor
Through a mix of shameless self-promotion and a guilt-free, Machiavellian agenda, narcissists are quick to take credit for others’ achievements and blame colleagues and subordinates for their own failures. Narcissistic managers “lead with the main 
purpose of receiving personal credit or glory. When things go wrong or they make mistakes, they deny or distort information and ‘rewrite history’ in order to avoid getting blamed.”
What makes narcissists so effective at this is their complete conviction that they are actually special and entitled. The rules are for someone else. It is always easier to fool others when you have already fooled yourself. Narcissists fit conventional stereotypes of leadership. Because of their ability to accumulate power and influence, narcissists enjoy a prominent spot in laypeople’s views about leadership. However, the idea that leaders must be overconfident, charismatic, or selfish in order to be effective is in 
stark contrast with reality. Read More Here:

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Obamacare Over Already?

Why It's Only Just Begun.
The Corporate owned, Teapublican Jerks (lackeys) in Congress got a little further this time in destroying any hope of a single payer healthcare system, intending to eliminate any hope of dignity for the marginalized many... If we get another GOP President in the white house, be prepared to fall off the middle-class charts into poverty, understand your kids will have to fight another bogus war and life for we-the-many, will begin to resemble the life of those unfortunates who live under a radical, authoritarian, nationalism, Fascist Regime … NO JOKE! (Say thank you to the oligarchs.)

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

FDR's Unforgettable Speech 1936, Still Pertinent Today

Why don't things ever change... I have a feeling it's because we human beings are so susceptible to believing in fairytales and therefore, laden with delusions of grandeur (believing we are godlike and do not belong to the animal kingdom), we become vulnerable to the despots (whether religious or political) who realize they can become more powerful by concentrating on the fears of the low informational types. We as a species, can overcome this by peering through the cloud of ambiguity these charlatans cast upon us. If that is at all possible
then maybe, just maybe we can learn how to THINK for ourselves…
Yeah right, never gonna happen, not in our short lifetime. Perhaps, a thousand years from now, we will see changes materializing, but let us not hold our proverbial breaths, it didn’t happen in the last 5 thousand years, why should it happen in the next one thousand? Then again, we do have SpaceX’s conquering somewhat our physical world by its breakthrough with Falcon rocket return, coupled with an explosion of artificial intelligence mushrooming on the scene, just maybe a change is gonna come…thinkingblue
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3RHnKYNvx8