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  • For thin-skinned college students, we have nobody to blame but ourselves

    11/28/2015 2:04:05 PM PST · by LucyT · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead to such torrents of tearful tribulation that the nation's university system would have to shut down for a prolonged period of grief counseling. Besides, it would be insensitive. Instead, let me be the first to say: it's not the students fault. These serial tantrums are direct results of our Everybody Gets a Trophy culture and an educational system that, for the most part, no longer teaches a core curriculum, including history, government and the Bill of...
  • “Look at the Tea Party: Some of the angriest, most hateful people on earth, and they’re

    12/04/2014 11:42:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 110 replies
    Salon ^ | December 2, 2014 | Anne Lamott, "Small Victories"
    [full title] “Look at the Tea Party: Some of the angriest, most hateful people on earth, and they’re backed by what they think is Scripture” Forgiveness has become a pursuit more important to me than almost anything. Because as I said in an old book, it’s not my strong suit. I always joke that I wasn’t one of those Christians who was heavily into forgiveness – that I was the other kind; that I was reform. But it’s so awful to be a person who doesn’t forgive; in my experience the willingness to change down deep always comes from the...
  • Is Obama Presidentially-Incapacitated by Narcissistic Rage? --

    11/09/2014 2:04:37 PM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 66 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | 2014-09-14 | LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD
    . 2014-11-09 Is Obama Presidentially-Incapacitated by Narcissistic Rage? For those perplexed by Barack Obama's often inexplicable behavior, wonder no more.An individual with narcissistic personality disorder exhibits extreme self-importance, has a constant need for attention and admiration, is secretive and controlling, cannot empathize with others, and has a heightened sensitivity to criticism. To get the attention he craves, a narcissist may try to create crises or diversions that return the focus to him. The narcissist feels entitled, that the world owes him, regardless of whether he makes a contribution.Narcissists are selfish and self-centered people, who are capable only of thinking about...
  • Young Voters on Climate Deniers: ‘Ignorant, Out of Touch, Crazy’

    07/27/2013 11:50:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 87 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 7/26/2013 | Salvatore Cardoni
    Say what you will about us millennials—we’re a wilting bouquet of narcissistic, socialistic, overeducated, underemployed, tatted-up hipsters who still live at home—but, from this day forward, don’t you dare say we’re climate change deniers. A strong majority (66 percent!) of young independent voters, ages 18 to 34, accept as dogma that man and his dirty deeds are causing, and will continue to cause, climate change—this according to a study conducted by a bipartisan pair of political strategy groups for the League of Conservation Voters.
  • President Obama Delivers Remarks on Gun Control (5:30 PM ET, Live Thread)

    04/17/2013 2:27:29 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 341 replies
    cspan ^ | April 17, 2013 | Obama
    Following a series of amendment votes in the Senate, including the Manchin-Toomey Amendment expanding background checks that failed to pass, the President makes a statement to reporters on what the White House calls "common-sense" gun control.
  • Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.'

    12/31/2012 11:31:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.' Daniel Halper December 31, 2012 2:12 PM President Barack Obama tipped his hand today during a speech at the White House ... about how he plans to spend this New Year's Eve. "Democrats and Republicans in Congress have to get this done," Obama said, according to a rush transcript, referencing the ongoing "fiscal cliff" talks. "But they're not there yet. They are close, but they're not there yet. And one thing we can count on with respect to this Congress is that if there is even one...
  • Narcissism has a higher health cost for men

    07/14/2012 7:00:28 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    Cosmos ^ | Jan 24, 2012 | Tara Francis
    Narcissistic males are more likely to experience long-term health problems than females with the same personality trait, new research suggests. A new study involving men diagnosed with narcissism - which describes an inflated sense of self-importance, over-estimations of uniqueness and a sense of grandiosity - has revealed the health risks associated with this personality trait. Although conducted in a stress-free environment, the results revealed that narcissistic men had higher levels of cortisol, a hormone indicating the activation of the body's stress response system. (snip) More than one type of narcissism Narcissism appears to be more common in males, and individuals...
  • NARCISSIST IN CHIEF: The real reason Obama constantly lies

    07/12/2012 8:19:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    WND ^ | July 11, 2012 | David Kupelian
    Exclusive: David Kupelian uncovers what's really behind BHO's astonishing dishonesty ...The level of ongoing media dishonesty in covering Barack Obama is, of course, surreal. But let us now focus our attention on the man who is, in all likelihood, the most perfectly dishonest person ever to occupy the Oval Office. After all, the correct answer to Walters’ question is obvious. When does Obama lie? Every single time he speaks to the American people. Indeed, as another long-time ABC News personality, Pulitzer prize-winning columnist George Will, pointed out recently in the Washington Post: “Barack Obama’s intellectual sociopathy – his often breezy...
  • Obama's Morbid Vanity

    05/22/2012 4:16:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 22, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    I recently came across Nathaniel Hawthorne's haunting short story "Wakefield," and I couldn't help but notice similarities (and differences) between Wakefield and President Obama. In "Wakefield," a man tells his wife he is leaving for a short trip, but instead, he moves in to a rental home a block away, where he remains for 20 years, unbeknownst to his wife and friends. At the end of this period, he waltzes right back into his house "as from a day's absence, and became a loving spouse till death." Perhaps at first Wakefield isn't sure why he left. He could be...
  • Obama's Behavior Is Getting Worse

    10/10/2011 11:03:00 AM PDT · by Doogle · 41 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/09/11 | David Limbaugh
    Obama's Thursday news conference was a sober reminder of the nature of the man in the Oval Office. I infer that even many of his supporters in the liberal media are finally catching on to the magnitude of his personality disorders. How could a man in his important position continue to act so childishly, accepting no responsibility for his policies and behavior and demonizing everyone who dares to disagree with or oppose him? It's worse than embarrassing; it's unsettling. From the conference we are reminded that Obama believes that: --Only "big and bold" intervention by the government can get an...
  • Steyn on Obama speech: ‘Narcissisticbuffoon’ pushing ‘pansyleft’s view of the world’

    05/20/2011 3:21:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/20/11 | Jeff Poor
    For many on the right, the stock of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy credentials went up after he authorized the U.S. raid that led to the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden earlier this month. But since then, the White House has left much to be desired by those on the right, particularly after his speech at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. The latest critic, columnist Mark Steyn, who appeared on Thursday night’s Hugh Hewitt radio show, struck some critical blows at the president’s approach to Israel policy (Snip) “The fact is this narcissistic buffoon gave
  • Campaign to invoke the 25th Amendment hits the streets of California

    02/10/2011 2:26:08 PM PST · by JoeA · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/9/2011 | Joe Alfieri
    On a street corner in downtown Concord, California, Fred Douglas and Alexandra Phillips are asking people to sign a petition to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution, and remove Barack Obama from office. Strategically positioned near a Bank of America ATM, their table is piled high with literature from the LaRouche Political Action Committee, and sports a poster of Obama in a Hitler moustache. Passerby gawk at the image, and one or two stop to talk. One man says he voted for Obama and doesn’t agree with them, but supports their right to be on the streets with the...
  • Ted Nugent: Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, and Sarah Palin — ‘They are My Heroes’

    12/05/2010 8:50:03 AM PST · by Exton1 · 22 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4 Dec 2010 | John Nolte
    Because I’m simplistic I tend to break the world down into three simple categories: Category one is made up of those who keep the world safe: our military, police, firefighters. Those men and women who risk their own lives to protect the rest of us from the bad guys. Without them we have nothing. Category two is made up of those who keep the world turning. These are our doctors and nurses and entrepreneurs and those who do the hard work of keeping us fed, our cars on the road, the toilets flushing and the air conditioner running. They don’t...
  • Narcissism No Longer a Psychiatric Disorder (President no longer clinically insane!)

    11/30/2010 9:17:03 AM PST · by mojito · 69 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 11/29/2010 | Tara Parker-Pope
    Narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders, which psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness. As Charles Zanor reports in today’s Science Times, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — due out in 2013 and known as D.S.M.-5 — has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition. The best known of these is narcissistic personality disorder. It is a puzzle why the manual’s committee on personality disorders has decided...
  • Does Obama meets five of these symptoms to be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

    09/26/2010 8:00:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 41 replies ^ | Sunday September 26, 2010
    Which five or more describes Obama to a "T"? Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. People with this disorder often believe they are of primary importance in everybody's life or to anyone they meet. In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms:1. * Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior...
  • First family ends Martha's Vineyard vacation

    08/29/2010 8:00:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 145 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2010 | ERICA WERNER
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- President Barack Obama is wrapping up his vacation on Martha's Vineyard and heading for New Orleans to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Narcissist in Chief?

    06/09/2010 8:06:08 PM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 14 replies · 71+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/09/2010 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    As Charles Krauthammer has pointed out, Obama "has never been overly modest about his own powers." Obama certainly has an inflated sense of his own importance. After all, he declared that history will mark his ascent to the presidency as the moment when "our planet [began] to heal."
  • Barack Obama - Narcissist or Merely Narcissistic?

    06/05/2010 10:22:08 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 25 replies · 825+ views
    The Global Politician ^ | 13 August 2008 | Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.
    Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist. Granted, only a qualified mental health diagnostician (which I am not) can determine whether someone suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and this, following lengthy tests and personal interviews. But, in the absence of access to Barack Obama, one has to rely on his overt performance and on testimonies by his closest, nearest and dearest. Narcissistic leaders are nefarious and their effects pernicious. They are subtle, refined, socially-adept, manipulative, possessed of thespian skills, and convincing. Both types equally lack empathy and are ruthless and relentless or driven. Perhaps it is time to require...
  • LIVE THREAD- State of the Union - 27 January, 2010

    01/27/2010 4:41:04 PM PST · by SE Mom · 2,518 replies · 98,741+ views
    27 January 2010
    The president is scheduled to give the State of the Union address at 9 PM eastern.
  • Michelle Obama, Hanging Out With Bruce Springsteen

    12/08/2009 7:35:02 AM PST · by Neverforget01 · 38 replies · 1,096+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 12/8/09 | Lynn Sweet
    Fast-forward to the reception in the East Room of the White House, before the Kennedy Center Honors show. Said the president: "Bruce was a great fan -- a great friend over the last year, and when I watched him on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial when he rocked the National Mall before my inauguration, I thought it captured as well as anything the spirit of what America should be about. On a day like that, and today, I remember: I'm the president, but he's The Boss."
  • Mr Brown and Mr Sarkozy Fought With Obama Over Timing Of Iranian Nuke Announcement

    10/02/2009 2:38:44 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 17 replies · 1,200+ views
    UK Telegraph/The Lid ^ | 10/2/09 | The Lid
    Today's Olympic loss wasn't the first time Europeans didn't just melt in the hands of President Obama. Last week at the United Nations, French President Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Brown had a major row with President Obama over the timing of the announcement of the additional Iranian nuclear facility. The two Europeans wanted the news announced when Obama was chairing the Security Counsel or tight after. Obama got his way, which was to wait till the leaders reconvened in Pittsburgh. The narcissistic Obama did not want to "spoil the image of success" of his disarmament session, which passed a...
  • President Obama Heading To Letterman’s 'Late Show'

    09/15/2009 11:34:19 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 138 replies · 3,601+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 9/15/2009 1:34:14 PM EDT | Ben Grossman
    While Jay Leno had a fake presidential interview on his first show Monday night, David Letterman will have the real thing September 21. President Barack Obama will make the first appearance ever by a sitting U.S. President on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman on next Monday’s show. He will be the sole guest on the broadcast. President Obama has already appeared on The Tonight Show since being inaugurated in January, making a visit to the program, then hosted by Jay Leno, on March 19.
  • Barack Obama - Narcissist or Merely Narcissistic?

    08/18/2009 12:01:38 PM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 46 replies · 2,099+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | August 11, 2009 | Dr. Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.
    Barack Obama - Narcissist or Merely Narcissistic? Sam Vaknin Ph.D.August 11, 2008Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist. Scroll down for a detailed treatment. Granted, only a qualified mental health diagnostician (which I am not) can determine whether someone suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and this, following lengthy tests and personal interviews. But, in the absence of access to Barack Obama, one has to rely on his overt performance and on testimonies by his closest, nearest and dearest. Narcissistic leaders are nefarious and their effects pernicious. They are subtle, refined, socially-adept, manipulative, possessed of thespian skills, and convincing. Both...
  • Now, Sarah’s Folly [Maureen Down In Psychiatric Breakdown Mold!]

    07/05/2009 12:28:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies · 2,528+ views
    NYTimes ^ | July 04th 2009
    Now, Sarah’s Folly By MAUREEN DOWD Published: July 4, 2009 WASHINGTON Sarah Palin showed on Friday that in one respect at least, she is qualified to be president. Caribou Barbie is one nutty puppy. Usually we don’t find that exquisite battiness in our leaders until they’ve been battered by sordid scandals like Watergate (Nixon), gnawing problems like Vietnam (L.B.J.), or scary threats like biological terrorism (Cheney). When Lyndon Johnson was president, some of his staff began to think of him as “a sick man,” as Bill Moyers told Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Moyers and his fellow Johnson aide Dick Goodwin even...
  • Obama for Father's Day: Stay Home, US Dads

    06/19/2009 3:43:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 872+ views
    Obama for Father's Day: Stay Home, US Dads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 19, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Growing up without a father left a painful hole in his heart, President Barack Obama told a lawnful of boys at the White House Friday in a remarkably personal Father's Day weekend message. He implored fathers everywhere -- and the kids when they're a bit older -- to stay home and stay involved in the lives of their own children. ''This isn't an obligation,'' said the father of two in a message to millions of wayward dads. ''This is a privilege to...
  • Something To Fear

    03/10/2009 4:47:08 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 1 replies · 372+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/9/2009 | Uncredited
    This administration continues to express its desire to take advantage of the economy's downturn. It's now clearer than ever what President Obama meant when he talked about "change" on the campaign trail. In his Saturday radio address, the president declared our "great crisis" to be a "great opportunity," indicating, as two members of his administration already had, that this White House is not above exploiting public anxiety to press an extremist agenda. "We've experienced great trials before," Obama said. "And with every test, each generation has found the capacity to not only endure, but to prosper — to discover great...
  • Barack Obama is a narcissist

    02/20/2009 7:51:48 AM PST · by coffee260 · 83 replies · 6,196+ views
    The American Chronicle ^ | August 11, 2008 | Sam Vaknin Ph.D.
    Dr. Vaknin has written extensively about narcissism.Dr. Vaknin States "I must confess I was impressed by Sen. Barack Obama from the first time I saw him.  At first I was excited to see a black candidate.  He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident - a wholesome presidential package.  I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling.  His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama's speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in...
  • Shuttin' up Sally...YEA Fox

    09/17/2007 1:29:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 542+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 17, 2007 | Ron Reale
    If only it was the beginning of a media trend. Studio execs know that people from both sides of the political spectrum watch their shows. Considering the statistics, two-thirds of the country doesn't pay attention to politics, ever, so your actors are more likely to lose you money and advertisers when they spout off, then attract any net gain, (unless bad publicity is considered a gain). Just blacking out their inappropriate remarks helps keep attention on the actual show, not some self-important actors latest pet project. If the actor has a problem with that, go on the news and talk...
  • Kerry rips Bush in front of former Iranian president at Davos; Update: Video added

    01/27/2007 1:37:22 PM PST · by hipaatwo · 102 replies · 2,580+ views
    This isn’t the first time a major Democratic politician, or even Waffles himself, has handed Islamic fundamentalists a propaganda freebie.
  • PELOSI: Speaker celebrates with a four-day party

    12/22/2006 8:11:07 PM PST · by MadIvan · 68 replies · 1,577+ views
    The Times ^ | December 23, 2006 | Tom Baldwin
    Somewhere, beneath the tinkling of champagne glasses and the crooning of Tony Bennett at the new year “inauguration” of Nancy Pelosi, will be heard the sound of knives being sharpened.The four days of celebrations surrounding her swearing-in as the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives on January 4 have been carefully designed to introduce her properly to the American people. Republican strategists are in little doubt that the scale of these events, perhaps more usually associated with the arrival of a new president, will help them to paint Ms Pelosi and the victorious Congressional Democrats as arrogant. One...
  • A Statement from John Kerry

    11/01/2006 1:31:17 PM PST · by jessduntno · 152 replies · 3,215+ views
    A Statement from John Kerry ^ | November 1, 2006 4:24 PM | John Kerry
    A Statement from John Kerry As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop. I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended. It is clear the Republican Party would rather talk about anything but their failed security policy. I don’t want my verbal slip to be a diversion...
  • Hatin’ on Hillary: N.H. Dems lambaste Clinton

    08/07/2006 4:05:32 AM PDT · by PP-nh · 43 replies · 2,275+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 7, 2006 | Brett Arends
    Hatin’ on Hillary: N.H. Dems lambaste Clinton By Brett Arends Boston Herald Business Columnist Monday, August 7, 2006 - Updated: 02:56 AM EST MANCHESTER, N.H. - Dick Bennett has been polling New Hampshire voters for 30 years. And he’s never seen anything like it. “Lying b**** . . . shrew . . . Machiavellian . . . evil, power-mad witch . . . the ultimate self-serving politician.” No prizes for guessing which presidential front-runner drew these remarks in focus groups. But these weren’t Republicans talking about Hillary Clinton. They weren’t even independents. These were ordinary, grass-roots Democrats. People who identified...
  • THE TRUE LOVER OF GOD [Charismatic Perspective DEVOTIONAL for Prayerful Pondering, Loving Dialogue]

    07/16/2006 3:39:42 PM PDT · by Quix · 10 replies · 435+ views
    The True Lover Of God Mary Lindow Jun 25 2006 06:04PM THE TRUE LOVER OF GOD DOES NOT NEED TO BE LAVISHED UPON BY MAN THE PRESENT EVILS AND PRESSURES OF OUR TIME ARE NOT NEW TO GOD OR......TO THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD! The Bride of Christ has been either over stroked with false platitudes or has been allowed to be spoiled with a gluttony of self-love, self-analysis, and self-promotion. All members of the Lord’s Body, leaders and simple followers, have all had the virus of “I WANNA BE SOMEBODY” attempt to sidetrack and infect the human nature side...
  • Bill Warned Hillary about Marriage

    08/08/2005 12:36:56 PM PDT · by beyond the sea · 96 replies · 2,451+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/8/05 | unknown
    Ex-president Bill Clinton said Sunday that he tried to warn Hillary Clinton that marrying him was a bad idea because it would spoil her own political career. Speaking to the London Times, Clinton recounted the conversation he had with Hillary before their 1975 marriage: "You know what? You shouldn't marry me because you're as good at this as I am. It would be a terrible mistake." But Mrs. Clinton, he said, wouldn't listen. "Oh no," she replied. "I'll never run for anything. I don't have the patience for it."
  • "Michael Moore...has health care business worried"

    07/31/2005 11:45:06 AM PDT · by goarmy · 46 replies · 1,188+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 31, 2005 | The Canadian Press
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Michael Moore said his next documentary already has HMOs quaking in their boots. Moore has not yet begun shooting the film Sicko but his planned critique of the U.S. health care system, he said, is making "freaked-out" HMOs warn employees what to do if approached by the filmmaker. At this point, we haven't shot anything yet and they're totally discombobulated," Moore said at the inaugural Traverse City Film Festival. Moore, who lives near Traverse City, founded the film festival with local movie buffs to showcase excellent films. Moore described good movies as a bridge across...
  • Jerks make work tougher, but they are here to stay

    04/07/2004 12:43:14 PM PDT · by disclaimer · 15 replies · 189+ views
    Are you sometimes a conniving weasel at work? Do you notice yourself stepping on other people's fingers as you scamper up the corporate ladder? Have you rudely ignored colleagues who can't help you advance? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you probably aren't the biggest jerk in your office. That's because the really big jerks almost never acknowledge their devious behavior. In many ways, that's the secret to their success. "Jerks are just normal folks carried to extremes," says Gloria Elliott, an organizational development consultant in Roanoke, Va. Having helped over 100 companies deal with obnoxious...
  • ISM Activist Witnesses Bus-bomb Aftermath (fifth column alert)

    08/21/2003 11:43:19 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 9 replies · 1,847+ views
    The Trentonian ^ | 8/20/03 | Scott Frost
    BLOODY COST OF PEACE: Jewish activist witnesses horror of terrorism SCOTT FROST , Staff Writer 08/20/2003 Abe Greenhouse will never forget the bloodshed. The Rutgers University student will never get used to the sights he encountered during his one-month peace mission to Israel. He will never get used to the looks on children’s faces at the scene of violent acts generated by social and civil unrest in a tiny land shared by nearly 5 million Jews and 4 million Arabs. Yesterday, however, it was the look on faces of Orthodox Jews praying at the scene of another terrorist attack in...