Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Is Dick Cheney mean or is he a Psychopath?

Ed Schultz said "I think that Dick Cheney wants this country to get hit again for political gain,” I (thinkingblue) felt he had something there and made this video

John McCain, on FACE THE NATION, stated this about Ed Schultz "And when extreme talk show hosts say that he (Cheney) wants another attack on the United States, I think that's shameful."

SHAMEFUL, what does he think about what Cheney is doing...? Oh don't tell me, I know, McCain thinks Cheney is PATRIOTIC, what else. Ed Schultz believes Cheney is MEAN and that is why he is acting the way he is "acting" ... After reading the Delancey Place blog about Psychopaths, I thought.... Hmmmm, maybe it's not meanness that motivates Cheney, maybe he is just the run of the mill Psychopath... Waddauthink, does the shoe fit?

Also view video here along with the Delancey Place blog on Psychopaths: Thanks, thinkingblue

Is Dick Cheney mean, or is he a psychopath? You be the judge.

Delancey Place, today's excerpt - PSYCHOPATHS

Click to go to DelanceyPlace blog

In today's excerpt--psychopaths. Eric Harris, leader of the duo that carried out the
Columbine massacre, was a psychopath:

"Eric Harris was neither normal nor insane. Psychopathy (si-COP-uh-thee) represents a third
category. Psychopathic brains don't function like those in either of the other groups, but they are consistently similar to one another. Eric killed for two reasons: to demonstrate his superiority and to enjoy it.

"To a psychopath, both motives make sense. Psychopaths ... can torture and mutilate their
victims with about the same sense of concern that we feel when we carve a turkey for
Thanksgiving dinner.' ...

"Psychopaths have likely plagued mankind since the beginning, but they are still poorly
understood. In the 1800s, as the fledgling field of psychology began classifying mental
disorders, one group refused to fit. Every known psychosis was marked by a failure of
reasoning or a debilitating ailment: paralyzing fear, hallucinations, voices, phobias, and
so on. In 1885, the term psychopath was introduced to describe vicious human predators who
were not deranged, delusional, or depressed. They just enjoyed being bad.

"Psychopaths are distinguished by two characteristics. The first is a ruthless disregard for others: they will defraud, maim, or kill for the most trivial personal gain. The second is an astonishing gift for disguising the first. It's the deception that makes them so dangerous. You never see him coming. (It's usually a him--more than 80 percent are male.)

Don't look for the oddball creeping you out. Psychopaths don't act like Hannibal Lecter or
Norman Bates. They come off like Hugh Grant, in his most adorable role. ...

"Psychopaths take great personal pride in their deceptions and extract tremendous joy from
them. Lies become the psychopath's occupation, and when the truth will work, they lie for
sport. 'I like to con people,' one subject told a researcher during an extended interview.

'I'm conning you right now.' Lying for amusement is so profound in psychopaths, it stands out as their signature characteristic. 'Duping delight,' psychologist Paul Ekman dubbed it.
"Symptoms appear so early, and so often in stable homes with normal siblings, that the
condition seems to be inborn. Most parents report having been aware of disturbing signs before the child entered kindergarten. Dr. Robert Hare described a five-year-old girl repeatedly attempting to flush her kitten down the toilet. 'I caught her just as she was about to try again,' the mother said. 'She seemed quite unconcerned, maybe a bit angry-- about being found out.' When the woman told her husband, the girl calmly denied the whole thing. Shame did not register; neither did fear. Psychopaths are not individuals losing touch with those emotions. They never developed them from the start. ...

"Researchers are still just beginning to understand psychopaths, but they believe psychopaths crave the emotional responses they lack. They are nearly always thrill seekers.

They love roller coasters and hang gliding, and they seek out high-anxiety occupations, like ER tech, bond trader, or Marine. Crime, danger, impoverishment, death--any sort of risk will help. They chase new sources of excitement because it is so difficult for them to sustain.

"They rarely stick with a career; they get bored. Even as career criminals, psychopaths
underperform. They 'lack clear goals and objectives, getting involved in a wide variety of
opportunistic offenses, rather than specializing the way typical career criminals do,' Dr. Hervey Cleckley wrote. They make careless mistakes and pass up stunning opportunities, because they lose interest. They perform spectacularly in short bursts--a few weeks, a few months, a yearlong big con--then walk away. ...

"Rare killer psychopaths nearly always get bored with murder, too. When they slit a throat,
their pulse races, but it falls just as fast. It stays down--no more joy from cutting throats for a while; that thrill has already been spent."
Dave Cullen, Columbine, Hachette Book Group, Copyright 2009 by Dave Cullen, pp. 239-244.

What is Cheney doing and why is he rearing his
ugly head again?

Ed Schultz exposes the real Cheney
motive on why he is dissing Obama. Read Below:


The OpEd: Ed Schultz asks:

Why is anyone still listening to Dick Cheney?

Big Eddie says Dick Cheney is nothing but a trash talking coward from the sideline.

Sen. Pat Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee would like to get Dick Cheney to come testify under oath so they can ask him some questions.

President Obama has left the door open to investigate interrogation abuses. We'll tell you what it means.
A Government of Monsters
Before I do some economics posts, I think I ought to say
something about the torture memos — namely, that
there is now no way to view the people who ruled us these
past 8 years as anything but monsters. We had all these
rationalizations of torture over the ticking clock and
all that — then we learn, for example, that Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times in one month.
Scott Horton States:
Monsters, yes. More precisely, war criminals. And they
hold fast to the propriety of using the rack and
thumbscrews. But were supposed to forget about it and
just move on. The answer is: truth out first.
Accountability measures second. We still have a very long
way to go on the first score.

Let's keep our heads, while we continue to watch THE

Friday, April 24, 2009

What is the architect of torture, Cheney, up to?

While watching the Ed Show on April 21st. I thought to myself, "I HAVE TO MAKE A VIDEO ON THIS REMARKABLE SHOW!" Big Eddie had hit the proverbial nail on the head when he stated what he believes Cheney is up to! Also, Ed weighs in on President Obama's decision to open the door on prosecuting the architects of torture. I know our America has been severely marred and is now in bed with what can be construed as a Gangrenous Pus Laden Abscessed Sore. An affliction caused by its past leaders, her own people. There is only one way healing can take place and that is to open this nasty wound and expose the ugliness, for all to see and then start to prosecute those responsible for inflicting America with all the pain She is going through. Until this happens, there will be no mending of our once great country. This must start immediately and begin with Dick Cheney The Main Architect of Torture! Video can also be viewed at

PS: I don't know about you but every time I listen to Cheney, I WANT TO VIRTUALLY PUNCH HIM RIGHT IN THE NOSE!

Let's keep our heads, while we continue to

Friday, April 17, 2009

Demand Accountability for Torture

I Demand Accountability for Torture. I was watching MSNBC News and the scrolling marquee at the bottom of the screen read that Pres. Obama has assured CIA operatives they would not be prosecuted for their rough interrogation tactics. The marquee whizzed by and disappeared. I thought to myself, "oh, that can't be true". A short time went by and there it was again. That night Keith Olbermann's Special Comment was on that very subject and what he had to say was riveting. I know Pres. Obama has a lot of work to do to clean up the mess the Bush/Cheney Adm. left behind but to allow those who tortured others, (whether it be through orders or as Rush Limbaugh would put it "JUST TO LET OFF STEAM"), off the hook, IS WRONG!! Two words enter my mind NAZI GERMANY. I guess the Nuremberg trials were a mistake and all those guilty of unspeakable acts should have been allowed to live their lives out normally. To see Olbermann and sign petition go to: thinkingblue

Demand Accountability for Torture

Demand Accountability for Torture

In response to an ACLU lawsuit, the Justice Department just
released four key memos about the Bush administration's illegal
torture program.

Read the memos here.

To restore America's commitment to human rights, we must demand a
thorough criminal investigation.

Tell Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint an independent
prosecutor to investigate the detainee abuse.


Keith Olbermann: "President Obama, You Are Wrong"


Jonathan Turley on Rachel Maddow: "Obama is obstructing justice"

Let's keep our heads, while we continue to watch


Thursday, April 16, 2009

SEND IN THE CLOWNS - Tribute to comedians of old

Please go to to view this great short video. You can also view it on MYSPACE here: thinkingblue

SEND IN THE CLOWNS - Tribute to comedians of old
This video 'SEND IN THE CLOWNS - Tribute to Comedians of old" was deleted off youtube by Sheffield Enterprises, Inc. due to copyright infringement. This tribute to comedians of old, is so poignant that I cannot believe the people at Sheffield Enterprises (The Sinatra Family) are that GREEDY to order it down, over $$$$. It really makes no sense because it isn't making money on youtube, it just brings a few moments of pleasure to all who view it. Luckily I found it on myspace, I have also downloaded the vid to my hard drive, just in case Sheffield Greedy Enterprises finds it hiding out there. I don’t know who created this video (whether they be professional or amateur) but knowing a little about how difficult it is to make these short movies, the author did one HECKOFA, job and I thank him/her for the time they put forth. Scroll down to see the video on myspace. Thank you, thinkingblue
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Let's keep our heads, while we continue to

Friday, April 10, 2009

Difference between Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.


I started to take a survey given by The ACLU, this morning and the very first question puzzled me a bit, I'll tell you why in a moment. Here it is:

When you think about the causes you care about, what three causes are
most important to you?

Human Rights
Public Radio or TV
International Relief
Electoral Politics
Health Issues
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Reproductive Rights
LGBT Rights

I checked off "Civil Liberties" and then I came to "Civil Rights". "Wait a minute isn't that redundant?", I asked myself. Well, it appears many
government officials are asking this, also. Upon Googling for an explanation of what is the difference; I came across the below article that explains exactly what it is. The article, in so many words, acknowledges why States should be questioning this difference.

I believe the reason we are hearing States (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, and now Vermont) rule, that not allowing homosexual couples the right to marry, infringes on their "Civil Rights"! Therefore, they (the THINKING State Officials and the "WE THE PEOPLE" of these states)
conclude, homosexuals should be allotted the same "Civil Rights" heterosexual couples have.

A parting note: Being Human means being different from one another, that is how evolution works. In simplistic terms; evolving from an organism that was formed in one part of the world but grouped off to wander the globe, and settle in total different climates and regions from one another... (giving or
taking a million years or so..) made them (us) diverse from the original
species. (and that doesn't include the many genetic varitions that had occurred.
Myths and Facts about Homosexuality)...) Actually it's really amazing, we resemble one another at all!!!

Diversity is what being alive is all about!

Diversity Defined

Diversity is generally defined as acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing, and celebrating differences among people with respect to age, class, ethnicity, gender, physical and mental ability, race, sexual orientation, spiritual practice, and public assistance status ...

From this site: Diversity in the Workplace:

Read the article below and if you would like... take the ACLU survey,
here: thinkingblue

Difference between civil rights and civil liberties

by Sheila Suess Kennedy

Quick -- what's the difference between civil liberties and civil rights?

If you aren't quite certain, you have a lot of company.
The distinction is lost on most of my students, and -- far
more troubling -- on a good number of city and state legislators.

Civil liberties are rights that individuals
have against government. Citizens of the new United States
refused to ratify the Constitution unless a Bill of Rights
was added, specifically protecting them against official
infringements of their "inalienable rights." Among
our civil liberties are the right to free expression, the
right to worship (or not) as we choose, and the right to be
free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

After the civil war, the 14th Amendment added the Equal
Protection Clause, prohibiting government from treating
equally situated citizens unequally. The 14th Amendment also
applied the provisions of the Bill of Rights to all levels of
government -- not just the federal government, as was
originally the case, but also to state and local government

Only the government can violate your civil liberties.

Civil rights took a lot longer and were a lot more controversial.

It was 1964 before Congress passed the Civil Rights Act.
Civil rights laws protect people against private acts of
discrimination -- discrimination in employment, in housing or
education. The original Civil Rights Act applied to
businesses engaged in interstate commerce -- businesses that
held themselves out to be "public accommodations"
but were, shall we say, "selective" about which
segments of the public they were willing to accommodate.

State and local civil rights acts followed. Civil rights
laws generally include a list of characteristics that cannot
be used to favor some people over others: race, religion,
gender and so forth.

There was a lot of resistance to civil
rights laws, and there is still a widespread, if covert,
attitude of "What business does government have telling
me I can't discriminate?" That resentment has redoubled
as new groups have lobbied for protection.

The fiercest resistance has come from
people opposed to extending civil rights to gays and
Those opponents have taken advantage of the
widespread confusion of civil liberties with civil rights to
argue that the 14th Amendment already protects gays, so
amending Indiana's civil rights law, or Marion County's Human
Relations Ordinance is unnecessary. (After
all, that's easier than taking a public position that
"those people" don't deserve equal civil rights.)

I remember the astonishment of one of my African-American
students when she realized that, in Indiana,
people can be fired just because they are gay.

"There is still a lot of discrimination against black
people," she said, "but at least there are laws on
the books! They may not always work, but they're something."

A few months ago, the Indianapolis
City-County Council failed to pass a measure that would have
made discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation a
violation of the city's Human Relations Ordinance. Several of
those voting against it said it was "unnecessary"
because the 14th Amendment already protected gays.

They knew better.

Gay Marriage & Civil Rights

Let's keep our heads, while we
continue to watch THE THEATER OF THE ABSURD!!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

A Response On "Hypocrisy At Notre Dame"


Ya know, thinkingblue, you forgot one vital component. Notre Dame (which was named after the Virgin Mary) is a CATHOLIC university. It's not Texas A&M, it's not Yale, it's not University of Michigan. A Catholic university is to teach Catholic moral values, and do so in a liberal arts setting. For a university that is Catholic to teach things which fly in the face of Catholic teaching is an insult to those who founded the university. Look at Catholic University of America, Fordham, Loyola, Medaille, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ave Maria, Christendom. Universities like these that are Catholic (Fordham and Loyola are run by the Jesuits, Franciscan University by the Franciscans, TOR) cannot reject and repudiate catholic teaching and still call themselves a Catholic university. If I wanted to send my child to a Catholic university, but discovered that they were teaching beliefs in total opposition to Christian belief, I would be mighty pissed....I hope you see where I'm coming from here.... unclecharlie


I’m sorry, unclecharlie, but this guest speaker, who so many people are outraged by, just happens to be THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This title refers to the leader of ALL the people; Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, the list goes on and on and represents ‘We The People’, of this land. He was not asked by Notre Dame to speak about Catholicism, he was asked to speak and give encouragement to the graduates of this university (and there is no better person to give a speech of inspiration than Barack Obama). How lucky for these students, who will remember their guest commencement speaker for the rest of their lives.

As far as Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, etc. teachings go… if the religious principles taught, do not include tolerance, open-mindedness and empathy towards all, who share this Earth in human form then they’re not worth a damn in my book. Like you, I would be pissed but not because my child was not getting brainwashed to the point of no return. I would be pissed if he/she were not being taught the lessons of humanity, compassion and reason.

Let's keep our heads, while we continue to watch THE THEATER OF THE ABSURD!!!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Hypocrisy at Notre Dame

Cardinal Francis George president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the group will work with Notre Dame to clarify what the university's responsibilities should be as a Catholic institution.
OBJECTIVITY - noun1. the state or quality of being objective: He tries to maintain objectivity in his judgment. 2. intentness on objects external to the mind. 3. external reality.
A Catholic college teaching intorerance. Watch Phil Donahue try to explain how wrong this is. thinkingblue


Barack Obama at Notre Dame: Chicago's Cardinal Francis George slams plan
to have president speak
Francis George calls invitation an 'extreme
embarrassment' to Catholics; anti-abortion groups back cardinal
By Liam Ford
Tribune reporter
April 3, 2009

Cardinal Francis George is urging Catholics "to call, to e-mail, to write letters" about the "extreme embarrassment" the University of Notre Dame has caused by inviting President Barack Obama to speak at its commencement next month.

But George acknowledged that the university is "not going to disinvite the president . . . no matter what you do."

George, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the group will work with Notre Dame to clarify what the university's responsibilities should be as a Catholic institution.
WORTHLESS! thinkingblue
OBJECTIVITY - noun - external reality.
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