Jan, 31, 2018
Not much better unless they meant a new White American First
On the other hand
From HuffPost story
Internet Burns Washington Post Over Its Front Page On Trump’s Speech
Noticed: “Why is Trump clapping for himself? It’s almost like he’s a narcissist or something.” HuffPost
What got to me the most was how Trump put on display the grief of the family who had two children murdered by gang members, supposedly by members of the terrfying MS-13. Real tears of the kind Trump would never shed flowed down their faces. The man is shameless. Furthermore, his using several true heroes as props was more show biz.
Trump has to love MS-13 because he can make them into his Willie Hortons.
Does Trump create his own reality and believe it is true? Watch Video.
According to a new report by Axios, a very close ally to Donald Trump said that those closest to the President are worried that he’ll commit perjury if he interviews with the Special Prosecutor because he has a tendency to “create his own reality” and that “he believes it.” Investigation aside, that statement alone causes an entire host of problems, and raises even more questions about Trump’s mental state.
I think there is a part of Trump which has with amorphous frequently changing foggy boundaries. Trump has no stable core self where reality testing is sometimes intact and other times is severely impaired. I see him functioning in a hazy blur where in order to maintain and sustain his malignantly narcissistic sense of identity he enters a kind of dreamy world which doesn't quite meet the criteria to say he is psychotically delusional.
The closest thing I can think of to this state of mind in people with unimpaired reality testing is when you awake from a vivid realistic dream and are still in a kind of twilight sleep. Occasionally I've had the experience when, for just a moment, I'm not sure whether the dream was real or not.
But then, what do I know?
|Just saying, not a lnk|
Video - Linguistics researcher reveals how Trump’s speech is declining into a ‘narrower, harsher and more unhappy’ state
Jan. 29, 2018
On MSNBC Richard Painter just said that if we behaved like this during the Cold War we'd all be speaking Russian today.
I woke up 3:00 and decided to turn on the bedroom TV to see if Morning Joe was covering any breaking news. Instead I got Joe Scarborough, the former Republican congressman talking about the panic sweeping across members of the GOP that Mueller is getting closer and closer to exposing Trump wrong-doing. Alas, I watched the show for the next hour before they changed th subject to other news. Fortunately I managed to fall asleep until 7:30 when the dogs decided it was time for me to get up. Here's a sample from the show:
Joe knows that the president watches the Trump lovefest "Fox and Friends" in the morning. I think it's reasonable to assume that he knows that the Republicans who aren't malignant narcissists who don't require a dose of sycophantic fuel to get their day started watch Morning Joe. In this video he calls out Nunes, Ryan, and McConnell by name for their lying and hypocrisy in protecting Trump.
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Jan. 28, 2018
Friends: President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 30, at 6 pm Portland time. Anyone who wants to watch it and the follow-up coverage on MSNBC let me know and I’ll have a pop-corn party at my house. Two large screen TV’s, plenty of room.
Sunday Quote comes from Maureen Dowd’s NY Times column:
“I have tremendous respect for women. You see all of the women I have working around me and working with me. Tremendous respect for women.” Read story here
«Нет, я бы не сказал, что я феминистка. Я имею в виду, я думаю, это было бы, может быть, зайти слишком далеко, - сказал Трамп Моргану. «Я за женщин, я за мужчин, я за всех».
«У меня огромное уважение к женщинам. Вы видите всех женщин, с которыми я работаю, и работаю со мной. Огромное уважение к женщинам.
Millions of Americans Believe God Made Trump President (And no doubt, Trump believes it too, HB)
A surprisingly fascinating book explains why.
Jan, 27, 2018
This is trending on Facebook:
|.... and the wolf chewed up the children and|
spit out their bones... But those were Foreign Children
and it really didn't matter.
- A few of the top stories about Trump's mental health, and one about Timothy Leary and Richard Nixon.
Excerpt: There is a tension between these two paths. In the hypothetical scenario in which Trump’s mental impairment warranted invoking the Twenty-fifth Amendment, that same impairment might also render him incapable of having criminal intent.
|Michael Hoffman, author of “In the Land of the Kami: A|
Journey into the Hearts of Japan” and “Other Worlds.”
How he hid out with the Black Panthers in Africa
Jan. 26, 2018
Truth be told, Davos Donny, you got this waaay wrong:
“This is like walking into the Academy Awards, except we have more photographers.” The Academy Awards probably had more photographers, and if you walked the Red Carpet people would be booing and hissing. See video But, wait, wait, do tell me, he was laughed at and booed at Davos too.
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A story I had to research to make sure it wasn't satire: The White House asked to borrow a van Gogh. The Guggenheim offered a gold toilet instead. (Update, it was just covered on The Beat with Ari Melbler)
No Brainer for Today:
Perhaps there really is a clandestine group of national intelligence agents meeting in a back booth at a suburban D.C. Waffle House. But come on, would any member text about it and call it a "secret society" in messages they knew could be monitored? Give me a break, at least they would have called it the "pancake group" or by another innocuous name. Breaking News: Justice Dept. recovers missing texts from FBI officials
I was just talking to a fellow Michigan State University graduate here in the coffee shop about Dr. Nassar’s background. I looked him up in Wikipedia and so much was familiar from when we both lived near Lansing in the small town of Mason.
In 1993, he graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State.
I had two DO’s doing medication clinics when I ran a mental health center in Mason Michigan. Michigan State has both a medical school and a an osteopathic medicine school so they share many faculty members. Michigan is a state where there are numerous highly regarded DO’s.
He went on to complete his residency training in family practice in 1996 at St. Lawrence Hospital, which has since merged with Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan.
I am very familiar with both of these hospitals. St. Lawrence had a psychiatric unit so I was very familiar with the hospital.
Nassar lived in Holt, Michigan at the time of his arrest -
Holt is the town abutting the town where we lived on the way to Lansing via Cedar Street which so I through Holt several times a week.
Is it any surprise that the people under Trump are appointing totally unqualified people to positions in the various agencies? Is it any surprise that some of them are outright bigots? Is it any surprise some of them are just plain stupid? Here's an example you may have missed. Trump-Appointed HUD Official Just Called Journalist April Ryan 'Miss Piggy' on Twitter Then Deleted It
Here's April Ryan's Twitter feed. Two samples below, but lots more.
And then there's Trump's 24 year old deputy drug czar. He's being forced to resign, no doubt because this embarrassment was one step too far. In the Trump administration, seemingly imune to embarrassment and admitting they made a mistake, this is a big thing.