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Want to really understand Barack Obama? "Google" Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The main psychological diagnostic manual, DSM-IV posits nine personality traits for diagnosing NPD. Five out of nine are enough for a diagnosis. Obama scores a perfect nine out of nine. One of those traits is chronic lying. It says good things about our system and our nation that we have survived 5 1/2 years of a President who should be in the nut house not the White House. But it says some bad things that he ever got the nomination in the first place.
Barack Obama clearly has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. According to the standard psychological diagnostic manual, DSM-IV, NPD is diagnossed if the person has five out of nine personality traits. Obama scores a perfect nine out of nine. The guy belongs in a nut house not the White House. He is thoroughly delusional and the combination of his ideology with his pathology renders him a bungling fool at best and a malicious self-worshiping control freak at worst. Jimmy Carter may have been inept for ideological reasons but it is hard to deny he was at least basically mentally healthy and meant well. It is just, driven by his beliefs, he made errors of judgment which had very bad outcomes. Obama is wacko. The more you learn about NPD, its causes and its symptoms, the more clear it becomes he has it bad. The really troubling question is, “Why do narcissistic leaders manage to attract a large and loyal following who refuse to admit to themselves their ‘messiah’s’ failings?” Remember, in spite of five years of disaster after disaster, Obama still has over 40% approval! NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER 301.81 A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by 5 or more of the following: 1) has a grandiose sense of self- importance ( exaggerates achievements, and talents, expects to be recognized as superior ) 2) is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love) 3) believes he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people or institutions 4) requires excessive admiration 5) has a sense of entitlement, i.e, unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his/her expectations 6) is interpersonally exploitive, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends 7) lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings of others 8) is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her 9) shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.
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Obama Impeachment Almost Complete

gmallast Wrote: May 07, 2014 5:47 AM
One thing I disagree on. Economically the Harding administration was very competent. The 1921-22 recession though quite severe was ended in six months largely by the Harding administration wisely doing almost nothing outside of cutting taxes and down-sizing a government bloated by World War I. Thus the 1921-22 recession goes down as "The Forgotten Recession." This contrasts greatly with how first the Hoover administration and then the Roosevelt administration set out to "cure" the Great Depression first turning what should have been a mild recession into The Great Depression and then dragging it out for years and years..
Actually, you can buy a bicycle for around $60 at Wal Mart. What is more you have a choice of models that meets your needs. Then for another $15 you can get a bike lock. For around $150-300 you can get a really good Bicycle from a specialty store that will fit you properly and last a long time. How long? Well with proper maintenance and not abusing it,,,,the bicycle I ride daily is a 1972 model. I read an article a long time ago in Reason magazine where someone did the necessary number crunching and figured what you can buy for yourself for $1 you can get "free" from the government for $2.83. However, the miracles of modern liberalism never cease to amaze me. Now you can get a $75 bicycle for nearly $7000. What a bargain!! We will soon be coming up to the date for the annual World Naked Bike Ride, June 14.* People will be riding bicycles naked in cities all over the world to protest the use of fossil fuels, automobiles and global warming. However, if you see me riding my old green Schwinn naked, it isn’t because I am an environmental protester. It is because I can no longer afford to buy clothing due to having to pay the high taxes to support politically correct silliness. *Actually the rides are spread out over severeal days by city. See http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=List_of_rides
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Another Company Abandons California

gmallast Wrote: Apr 29, 2014 9:22 AM
California is the new Michigan. By the way the job climate in Michigan while still awful is much better under moderate (i.e. liberal) Republican governor Rick Snyder than under radical Democrat Jennifer "10,000 jobs destroyed a month" Granholm. It is probably suitable that Granholm moved to California to get paid $300,000 a year by suffering California taxpayers to teach a class at U.C. Berkley on how states can help create jobs..A subject on which she obviously knows less than nothing.
Advice to the Secret Service: If anyone comes near the president wearing a cast on his arm marked "I love Obamacare," you might want to check it closely for a revolver hidden inside.
Sounds like Illinois is almost as bad as Michigan.
To be perfectly honest, the dealers didn’t really know HOW much they cost according to this article. Beyond the maybe, maybe-not misleading headline lies painful reality. When I went to a lecture on the Toyota Prius a few years ago, back then the Toyota representative said new batteries were $10,000 for the Prius. However, that is just the start since it requires special training and certification to be allowed to change them. Sales wise, compared to the Volt, the Edsel was a roaring success—in spite of an overall smaller market. According to the article below, the Volt has sold roughly 23,000 units over two years. By comparison, Edsel new car registrations: 1957—26,881 1958—38,531 1959—40,778* During turkey season, Volt owners better borrow a neighbor’s car or ride a bicycle. *Jerry Heasely, The Production Figure Book for U.S. Cars, 1977, Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin:
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An Unconscionable Silence

gmallast Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 11:18 AM
As I keep saying, someone ought to remind President Obama what happened to England's King Charles I for trying to rule without Parliament. The way these things play out historically is the narcissisitic leader pushes, pushes, pushes, and people acquiesce, acquiesce, acquiesce—to a point. Each time he pushes he angers another bunch of people. Thus a growing but invisible movement against him. Then he does one last thing. The bow has been stretched to its limit and the arrow flies. The incident--the over-reach—that sets off the rebellion may be something trivial. Regardless it is the one thing too many. As former Ramparts editor and reformed New Leftist David Horowitz pointed out in his book Radical Son, leftists consider due process, constitutions, deliberation, public debate, and balance of powers as bumps in the road to Utopia. All we need to have the perfect world is to have the perfect leader come down from on high and be free to act to dictate everything, and expropriate all wealth and redistribute it according to the ideal. Of course, the very mark of the conservative or libertarian is a constrained vision which denies perfectibility on earth and most emphatically denies the very possibility of there being a self-styled “Great Noble Holy Perfect Leader” who is anything but a corrupt, arrogant, ignorant, narcissistic jerk. The very mark of a George Washington, a Thomas Jefferson, a Calvin Coolidge, or a Ronald Reagan is that he is NOT fool enough to think he can perfect the world and is painfully aware of his own intellectual limitations and what can be achieved in this world. This was pointed out by Dr. Thomas Sowell in one of the most important but neglected books on politics and ideology, A Conflict of Visions. Even granting the Democrats are all for Obama’s over-reaching, and the Republican establishment consists of wusses too cowardly to really do anything, one day Obama will push too hard, too far, and all Hell will break loose. But I can’t say in advance how it will play out. My crystal ball fell off the table and broke years ago. Ultimately, Obama will pay dearly for his libido dominandi. Just like King Charles.
Actually the linking of Hitler and Obamacare may be more darkly pertinent than you think. There was an article some years ago in The Freeman .pointing out that the way some of the laws which resulted first in the killing of mentally retarded and terminally ill patents and later six million Jews and other "untermenschen" was as a way of saving Germany's over-burdened socialized medicine scheme which had been in place since the 1870s. You know,"relievingthose whose lives are not worth living of the burden of life."
The Bush-Obama Depression rolls on. It has been 11 years that I have been trying to get a job. For myself, I am very depressed. Mr. Shedlock’s summary is very useful. If I have a criticism of Mr. Shedlock’s article and, indeed, of all such articles as well as the way the government compiles its numbers, it is confusing a statistical formality with reality. It is assumed by the way the BLS calculates its numbers if someone hasn’t gotten a job within a year, he”drops out”of the job market. Is that a valid assumption? Of course not. There is logically no necessary correlation between how long one has been looking for a job and whether he has “dropped out” of the job market: that is, stopped looking. He MAY have given up and resigned himself to losing everything and sleeping on a park bench. He MAY also be looking more desperately than ever. But there is nothing there. To make a policy prescription on the basis of a statistical formality assuming it is reality is absurd. In my libertarian heart of hearts I can argue the people would be better off with a stable dollar than government unemployment “insurance.” But it is NOT a logical argument against extending the term of unemployment insurance payments on the assumption that people still out of work after x number of months have become lazy sluggards who need to be forced back into the job search just because the BLS number crunchers ASSUME that anyone who has been looking for a job for more than a year has “dropped out” of the job search. Let’s not make fools of ourselves. As I noted, I have been searching daily for a job for 11 years. That dumps me out of the job-seeking statistics. I am now receiving a small Social Security payment. That dumps me out of the job-seeking statistics. I have backed into a part-time handyman business which also dumps me out of the job-seeking statistics except for the nebulous “working part time while seeking full time employment” category. But still considered “employed.” The real situation is actually much worse than Mr. Shedlock’s article implies.
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