Saturday, January 6, 2018

Time for a closer look!

President Trump, whose erratic behavior has generated debate about his mental health, declared on Saturday that he was perfectly sane.

In a series of abnormal Twitter posts, Mr. Trump insisted that the news media was attacking his capacity because they [the media] conspired with Russia.

Now that Russian collusion has proven to be a total hoax, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are screaming mental stability and intelligence he wrote on Twitter.

“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart…” “I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!”

The president’s engagement on the issue has roiled the political and psychiatric worlds and thrust the country into uncharted territory.

Democrats in Congress have introduced legislation to force the president to submit to psychological evaluation.

Mental health professionals have signed a petition calling for his removal from office.

After the president boasted that his “nuclear button” was bigger than Kim Jong-un’s in North Korea, Richard W. Painter, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, described the claim as proof that Mr. Trump is “psychologically unfit” and should have his powers transferred to Vice President Mike Pence under the Constitution’s 25th Amendment.

Mr. Trump’s self-absorption, impulsiveness, lack of empathy, obsessive focus on slights, tenuous grasp of facts and penchant for far-fetched conspiracy theories have generated discussions and speculation.

“The level of concern by the public is now enormous,” said Bandy X. Lee, a forensic psychiatrist at Yale School of Medicine and editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” a book released last fall. “They’re telling us to speak more loudly and clearly and not to stop until something is done because they are terrified.”

Dr. Lee was invited to Capitol Hill last month to meet with about a dozen members of Congress to discuss the matter. Republicans have raised concerns in private.

Few questions irritate White House aides more than inquiries about the president’s mental well-being.

“This shouldn’t be dignified with a response,” said Kellyanne Conway, the White House counselor.

Thomas J. Barrack, a friend of Mr. Trump’s, was quoted in Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” as telling a friend that the president was “not only crazy but stupid.”

In private, advisers to the president have also expressed concerns.

Mr. Trump is due for his annual physical examination on Friday, but the White House would not say whether it would include mental acuity tests.

Dr. Frances, author of “Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump,” said the president’s bad behavior should not be blamed on mental illness. “He is definitely unstable,” Dr. Frances said. “He is definitely impulsive. He is world-class narcissistic not just for our day but for the ages. You can’t say enough about how incompetent and unqualified he is to be leader of the free world.”

Richard M. Nixon took Valium, and during his final days advisers took precautions to avoid any rash orders for military action.

Late in his tenure, Ronald Reagan’s aides, concerned enough about his mental state, discussed whether to invoke the 25th Amendment. Mr. Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Public discussion of mental issues have long been a political liability. Senator Thomas F. Eagleton withdrew as the Democrats’ vice-presidential candidate in 1972 after revelations that he had undergone electric shock therapy. Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988, was forced to release records to dispute "dirty trick" rumors that he had also received psychiatric treatment.

Mr. Trump’s diminished capacity has been discussed openly since before the 2016 campaign. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky called him a “delusional narcissist.”

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, another Republican, said: “I think he’s a kook. I think he’s crazy. I think he’s unfit for office.”

Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, said Mr. Trump had yet to “demonstrate the stability” required of a president.

For his part, Trump has accused his critics of being mentally impaired. He regularly describes adversaries with words like “crazy,” “psycho” and “nut job.”

Fifty-seven House Democrats have sponsored a bill to form an oversight commission on presidential capacity. The 25th Amendment, ratified in 1967, permits a president’s powers to be transferred to the vice president when the vice president and a majority of the cabinet or a body created by Congress conclude that the president is incapable of performing his duties.

“The 25th Amendment was passed in the nuclear age, and we have to keep faith with its central premise, which is there is a difference between capacity in a president and incapacity,” said Mr. Raskin. “We haven’t been forced to look at that question seriously before and now we are [forced to look].”

Google Trump — Our Psychopathic President
Trump — His Interpersonal Dimension of Psychopathy
Trump — His Affective Dimension of Psychopathy
Trump — His Lifestyle Dimension of Psychopathy
Trump — His Antisocial Dimension of Psychopathy

Friday, January 5, 2018

Republican Trinity

Deny, duress, discredit.

A year after Republican leaders started investigating RussianGate, two Republicans made a congressional criminal referral — against one of the people who sought to expose the Russians and Trump.

Senator Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Senator Graham of South Carolina, a committee member, told the Justice Department that they had reason to believe that a former British spy, Christopher Steele, lied to federal authorities.

They urged the department to investigate. The committee is running a congressional investigations into Russian election meddling.

The focus is on, for the moment, Mr. Steele’s “Russian Dossier.”

The decision by Grassley and Graham to single out the former intelligence officer behind the dossier — rather than anyone who may have taken part in the Russian interference — irritated Democrats and raised the stakes in the growing battle over the investigations into Mr. Trump, his campaign team, and Russia.

The effort played into a campaign waged by conservatives to cast doubt on the Trump-Russia investigations, and turn credibility into the central issue.

A year ago, Republicans in the House and Senate were anxious to investigate Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election. Mr. Graham declared in December 2016, “The first thing we want to establish is, ‘Did the Russians hack into our political system?”

The criminal referral makes no assessment of the veracity of the Russian Dossier’s contents.

Current and former American and foreign officials with direct knowledge of the investigation say that the federal inquiry did not start with the dossier, nor did it rely on it. Rather, they have said, the dossier and the F.B.I.’s discussions with Mr. Steele merely added MORE material to what American law enforcement and spy agencies previously gathered from other sources.

If a crime is apparent to the F.B.I., the Justice Department would have moved to charge Mr. Steele already.

Two Trump associates — Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, and George Papadopoulos, a former campaign aide — have pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. in the investigation led by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

Mr. Grassley appeared to have suggested equivalence between those crimes and his view of Mr. Steele. (Tit for tat.)

In a short letter dated Thursday, the senators wrote, “Based on the information contained therein, we are respectfully referring Mr. Steele to you for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1001, for statements the Committee has reason to believe Mr. Steele made regarding his distribution of information contained.”

That section of the federal criminal code refers to knowingly making false or misleading statements to federal authorities.

Duress is a threat of harm made to compel someone to do something against their will or judgment; especially a wrongful threat made by one person to compel a manifestation of seeming assent by another person to a transaction without real volition.

Anyone can make a criminal referral to the Justice Department, which is not obligated to take up the matter.

The Justice Department had no comment.

Fusion GPS commented that the smear campaign only attempts to ‘piss in the well’ of information emerging about Russia’s helping hand under the puppet of Trump.

“Publicizing a criminal referral based on classified information raises serious questions about whether this letter is nothing more than another attempt to discredit government sources, in the midst of an ongoing criminal investigation,” said Joshua A. Levy, the lawyer for Fusion GPS. “We should all be skeptical in the extreme.”


Nicholas Fandos on Twitter at @npfandos, Matthew Rosenberg at @AllMattNYT.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Trump at war

Donald Trump dissed' his former senior strategist, Steve Bannon, after Bannon made comments critical of the president, his top advisers, and several Trump family members.

“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency,” Mr. Trump said in a statement released to reporters on Wednesday afternoon. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”

Bannon is well-known for taking a pile of sh*t and covering the smell.

Without Bannon,Trump would be washing dishes at the Mare of Lardo!

Trump ONCE tried real work.

Mocking Kim, the president wrote: "Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"

Where is the adult supervision of this RETARD? Sorry, dotard.

Trump's early morning tweets reflect his inability to urinate.

Get the fool out of the parade!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Religion is...

a goat-herding monkey worshiping a star.

(I borrowed that)

"European Christianity is now at a turning point in its history."

Belgium is one of those countries that show in stark detail the problems facing the Catholic Church in the developed world. Like Ireland or Quebec, it is an example of a once intensely Catholic society where the faith has very rapidly collapsed. The same symptoms as elsewhere – empty churches, scandals, infighting, a hierarchy that passively goes along with current social trends – are as obvious in Belgium as anywhere else in Europe.

Even in America, folks are waking up!

Disbelief By Generation –The Pew Forum On Religion & Public Life, “The Global Religious Landscape,” (Washington, D.C.: Pew Research Center, 2012) is a good read.

“The Global Religious Landscape” Exact Percentages of Athiests:

Austria - 32%, Belarus - 22.8%, Belgium - 53%, Britain - 54%, Czech Republic - 57%,

Aug 14, 2013 - THE world’s oldest temple, Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey, may have been built to worship the dog star, Sirius.

Croatia - 15.6%, Denmark - 32.9%, Estonia - 42%, Finland - 35.4%, France - 60%,

May 3, 2011 - The Koran (Qur'an) makes a special point of calling God (Allah) the Lord of Sirius. “…He is the Lord of Sirius (the Mighty Star)” (Sura 70:4, “The Star”) Also called the dog-star, Sirius was worshiped by the Arabians at the time of the Muslim prophet, Mohammed (570 – 632 AD). - William S. Burroughs vs. The Qur'an - Page 226

Germany - 48%, Greece - 6.6%, Hungary - 44%, Ireland - 13%, Italy - 16.3%,

In Mali, West Africa, lives a tribe of people called the Dogon. The Dogon are believed to be of Egyptian decent and their astronomical lore goes back thousands of years to 3200 BC.

Latvia - 28.8%, Lithuania - 13.6%, Netherlands - 46.2%, Luxembourg - 42%,

1895 - ‎He was afterward deified in the dog-star and under the name Sirius was worshiped in every part of Egypt. He is represented on tombs and monuments as holding the emblematic cross opening the gates of immortality.

N Ireland - 22.9%, Norway 41.6%, Poland 5.9%, Portugal - 18.6%, Romania - 4.3%,

Dec 2, 2014 - The most famous landmark from Scandinavia that bears Loki's name is Sirius, the “Dog Star”, was known in Scandinavia as Lokabrenna (“Loki's Torch”). According to the Spanish Aarab At-Tatuschi, this star was an object of worship to the town of Schleswig (Hedeby) in Denmark.

Spain - 47.9%, Sweden - 53%, Switzerland - 37.6%, Ukraine - 19%

In America, we have the "moral majority" myth.

These are the "know nothings." As low-information voters, they fall for a con artist like Trump.

As bible scholars, they don't know sh*t from shinola.

TEST: 1. Which is Shinola?

Answer 1:

Well, how did you do? 75% correct? Genius stuff!

I graduated from Chico State College (not University - College).

That was back when Ronald Reagan was gov.

Go Wildcats! All the way to Sacramento.

THIS WAS 1966!

I was not a frat rat.

But I got some fetchin' up and done graduated in 1970! Dang!