EXCERPT: Trump said we could have a good solution or a bad solution in North Korea. When he was asked what would be a bad solution, he said, “I think you know the answer to that.”
|You can consider my late summer page break photos from Boston a moment of zen in tumultuous upsetting times.|
|From the New York Times|
|This is the Twitter account of Vanguard America.|
It denies man who drove into the crowd in Charlotte
was a member. He is shown standing with them
carrying their shield in a photo in this story from
the Southern Poverty Law Center.
I wonder whether Twitter allow their
account it to stay online.
|More photos of the nighttime rally|
|… because many of my readers are interested|
Is this a final straw among Republicans in realizing Trump has to go? It is hard to believe that most GOP members of Congress don’t know he is, at the least, mentally unstable and thus dangerously erratic and unpredictable.
How can they assure his removal from office without directly saying it, and/or calling for impeachment or the 25th Amendment?
As pundits have noted, it’s by passing legislation protecting the Mueller investigation. HB
The white supremacists and their bigotry do not represent our great country. All Americans should condemn this vile hatred. #Charlottesville— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 12, 2017
Nothing patriotic about #Nazis,the #KKK or #WhiteSupremacists It's the direct opposite of what #America seeks to be. #Charlotesville— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 12, 2017
Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesvillefor what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 12, 2017
Mr. President – we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism. https://t.co/PaPNiPPAoW— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) August 12, 2017
Their tiki torches may be fueled by citronella but their ideas are fueled by hate, & have no place in civil society. https://t.co/himqTMBQnH— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) August 12, 2017
What " WhiteNatjonalist" are doing in Charlottesville is homegrown terrorism that can't be tolerated anymore that what Any extremist does— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) August 12, 2017
The hate & bigotry on display in #charlottesville is dangerous & cowardly.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 12, 2017
The views fueling the spectacle in Charlottesville are repugnant. Let it only serve to unite Americans against this kind of vile bigotry.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) August 12, 2017
This is bigotry. This is racism. These are views we as the American people should reject.— Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) August 12, 2017
Americans must stand united in opposing those who aim to divide us through hatred and bigotry https://t.co/h7wa661eDv— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 12, 2017
Car crash injures at least seven at Charlottesville's 'Unite the Right’ rally One dead, 19 injured.
My meeting with Donald Trump: A damaged, pathetic personality — whose obvious impairment has only gotten worse
I didn't get his endorsement when I ran for governor — but the severely troubled man I met has only gotten worse, by Bill Curry
Durgin-Park is a centuries-old restaurant at 340 Faneuil Hall Marketplace in downtown Boston. The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau states that it has been a "landmark since 1827", and it continues to be a popular tourist destination within Quincy Market.
In keeping with its long history, the concept of Durgin-Park maintains the tradition of communal seating at long tables. The menu is designed to offer traditional New England-style fare with a concentration on seafoods, chowders, broiled meats and boiled dinners. The service is also a partial hold-over from the time of its founding as the waitstaff have been encouraged to adopt a "surly" attitude and "backtalk" the clientele. (When my wife took me there she didn’t tell me this and it was quite a surprise when the serving wench threw the utensils on the table and gruff asked for our order.) Another sign of its heritage is that it has only changed head chefs a handful of times in its history. (Wikipedia)
The Custom House Tower is a skyscraper in McKinley Square, in the Financial District neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. Construction began in the mid-19th century; the tower was added in the 1910s. Standing at 496 ft (151 m) tall, the tower is currently Boston's 17th-tallest building. As of 2016, it houses the Marriott Custom House Hotel.
The tower is part of the Custom House District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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“The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump” (2 pages) By James C. McIntosh, M.D.
Author of “The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Rudolph Giuliani”
At what point is it fair and necessary to ask if this man, who was handed power by a minority of voters, is fit to wield it?
Mudd, who served as deputy director to former FBI Director Robert Mueller, said Trump's defense of Russian President Vladimir Putin has compelled federal employees "at Langley, Foggy Bottom, CIA and State" to try to take Trump down.
"Let me give you one bottom line as a former government official. Government is going to kill this guy," Mudd, a staunch critic of Trump, said on "The Lead.” FromThe Hill
Who is the irrational leader, Kim or Trump? Must reading.
|Little Harbor, Mass.|
|On MSNBC. Scroll down for story.|
Despite claims to the contrary coming from the State Department, Trump’s “fire and fury” threat was improvised, another unfunny ad lib from the unhinged angry malignant narcissist. This isn’t a surprise to Duty to Warn therapists. Let’s hope it is a warning to those not yet convinced that Trump is dangerously mentally ill.
The NY Times said the notes in front of him had to do with the opioid crisis.
The Madman With Nuclear Weapons is Donald Trump, Not Kim Jong-un
If you don’t subscribe to the Washington Post, read this story on HUFFPOST
Excerpt: FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Psychology Today column: 60,000 Psychologists Say Trump Has "Serious Mental Illness"
Mental health group gathers signatures calling Trump "psychologically incapable”
"A representative government like the United States requires the public to trust the words and actions of its leaders, and to hold those elected leaders accountable. What are we to make of this latest apocalpytic threat from Trump? No one knows. And that’s precisely the problem with having a pathological liar as president." Liar-in-Chief’s nuclear saber rattling - AlterNet
|At least the madman Idi Amin did;t have nuke, these two madmen do.|
Analysis: Words with consequences?
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The ultimate value of the psychiatric profession’s warning is to challenge the delusion that Trump can be controlled.
Trump is basically a 71-year old kid delightedly melting ants under his magnifying glass.
Excerpt: Trump clearly has a maudlin fetish for cruelty. Given his pattern of humiliating both friend and foe, the president's brain is occupied with little else than Electoral College results and revenge fantasies. Trump is basically a 71-year old kid cackling in delight as he melts ants under his magnifying glass. Only these ants are attorneys general, senators, FBI directors and governors.Naturally, Trump's supporters think toying with people's dignity is a show of strength — but it is the exact opposite. He's a weak leader who wastes what little political capital he has settling personal scores. With apologies to Winston Churchill, Trump remains an immodest man with much to be modest about.
And it's just a matter of time before he's under Vladimir Putin's magnifying glass.
|You say tomhatoes, I say tomatoes, you say lib'rals, I say liberals.|
|Read latest Tweets|
Trump has followed the same manipulative script over and over again, in politics as in business. We're the marks.
First, they assess the value of individuals to their needs, and identify their psychological strengths and weaknesses. Second, they manipulate the individuals (now potential victims) by feeding them carefully crafted messages, while constantly using feedback from them to build and maintain control. Not only is this an effective approach to take with most people, it also allows psychopaths to talk their way around and out of any difficulty quickly and effectively if confronted or challenged. Third, they leave the drained and bewildered victims when they are bored or otherwise through with them.
Trump's overt racism isn't aimed at liberals — it's about distracting his base away from the Russia scandal
|In the early morning hours of November 9, 2016,|
God told Frank Amedia that with Donald Trump
having been elected president, Amedia
and his fellow Trump-supporting “apostles”
and “prophets” had a new mission.
Thus was born POTUS Shield, a network
of Pentecostal leaders devoted to helping
Trump bring about the reign of God in America
and the world.
|And he’s busy Tweeting today.|
~~~ chapter 18, The Prince by Machiavelli
Consider not merely what Trump Tweets, but whose Twitter feeds he follows and then chooses to re-Tweet. In the re-Tweet today, on the first day of his vacation, he’s still obsessing about how bigly he won the election.
|Read Article: This is the real, albeit photoshopped, cover.|
|This writer interviewed several therapists I haven’t read before.|
EXCERPT: Boy who fell in love with himself
MORE DUTY TO WARN, THIS FROM THE U.K. INDEPENDENT:
As a doctor, I believe that questions about Donald Trump's mental health now need to be met with investigation
We knew didn’t go well, but not how bad it was. Now we know:
|Story: Donald Trump’s 3 A.M. Phone Call Is Coming|
"The way Trump governs himself when America isn’t under overt attack should sober you. The prospect of how he’ll respond when we are should terrify us all."
Donald Trump’s ghostwriter speaks out
Aug. 1, 2017
Trump predicted on Monday that Kelly “will go down, in terms of the position of chief of staff, as one of the greatest ever.” But the minute things go sideways or Kelly tells him something he doesn’t want to hear or Jared and Ivanka whisper complaints in his ear, Trump will turn on him. He knows that Kelly wanted to resign in protest against his behavior. The president will never be able to get that out of his mind and will never fully trust Kelly because of it. I’d guess that the general’s not long for Trumpworld.What I say:
Kelly, who has no deficit in the go department, may think the can change the undisciplined and reckless behavior of Trump by a combination of judiciously rendered command authority and appealing to Trump being a rational player.
Since Trump is not rational, but driven by his psychopathology, this approach is doomed to failure.
Since Kelly was closely associated with Trump during the campaign as Gen. Flynn was, he hasn’t had the chance to related to him on a daily basis face-to-face, in private meetings.
If Kelly knows anything at all about personalty disorders and the diagnostic assessments made of Trump by the Duty to Warn therapists, he’d know any attempts to change the chaos creating behavior of Trump is futile.
I think the only two questions about Kelly’s tenure on the job is whether he’ll quit in frustration before it’s too late to save his own reputation, or whether Trump will fire him.
Today, we’re in a crisis of masculinity. Some men are unable to compete in schools and in labor markets because the stereotype of what is considered “man’s work” is so narrow. In the White House, we have phony manliness run amok.
|I only read Hal’s blog for the day-divider photos.|