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Donald Trump diagnosed with malignant narcissism

Just before the election I wrote a piece about Donald Trump being a sociopath:

Donald Trump is a sociopath

This week a psychotherapist, John Gartner from Johns Hopkins University has diagnosed Donald Trump with malignant narcissism.  I’ll add that to our existing diagnosis of sociopath.

…it’s obvious from Trump’s behavior that he meets the diagnostic criteria for the disorder, which include anti-social behavior, sadism, aggressiveness, paranoia and grandiosity. Trump’s personality disorder (which includes hypomania) is also displayed through a lack of impulse control and empathy, and “a feeling that people … don’t recognize their greatness.

Source: USNEWS

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - January 29, 2017 at 9:01 pm

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Make America Great Again

Depending on the metric you use the United States of America is anywhere from the 5th-30th best country on Earth.  One could argue with advancements in technology, science, way of life, and civil liberties we’re living in the best time of American history.  That’s why it was so ridiculous that Trump’s campaign slogan was “Make America Great Again.”  What’s more ironic is that from the day Trump started to run, and after he got the nomination, he slowly made America suck.  Every day that Trump is in the White House, America sucks even more.  We suck so much that most people are sick of sucking already.

IRONY: Whoever runs for President in the next election can use the motto “Make America Great Again” and for the first time, it’ll be a true statement.

 

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - January 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm

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The portions of Trump’s Inaugural address that he actually wrote

UPDATE: It’s leaked that Bannon and Miller wrote the Inaugural Address. Trump is a conman.

ORIGINAL STORY:
A few days ago Trump sent out this picture of him near the reception area of Mar-A-Lago writing his Inaugural speech.  As Chris Hayes reported, Trump appears to be using a sharpie on a brand new legal pad with the blank page being hidden by pulling up the edge, because it’s so much easier to write like that.

As Trevor Noah “reported” this is merely an ad.  Remember he’s a reality star, and he was shooting the promo for the 45th season of the hit show, “President.”

We’ve learned by now that when Trump tweets about what’s important to him, he’s likely lying.  In this case, as a moronic sociopath, it’s impossible for Trump to write a speech worthy of the office of the President, yet he must impart a grandiose delusion of himself on you, his moronic believer.

Photo by @kaysintBB

Trump has destroyed America.  Sorry, that just slipped.  I meant to say, in December we learned Stephen Miller would write the Inauguration speech. However for the last few weeks Trump has been planting the lie in as many sources as he could, that he was writing his own speech.  When Drumpf writes well, it’s at a 6th grade level.  He also has no understanding of civics, the office of the President, the role a President plays in society, and the history of America.  As a result we can be reasonably certain that any intelligent and well thought out words he spoke today, were written by someone else.

I’ve gotten to know Trump very well, just recently I noted the similarities in a speech that shared common elements with all others.

Stephen Miller [UPDATE: and Bannon] turned Trump’s vision into a speech fit for a college graduate with a penchant for pessimism and delusion.  I believe I’ve put Miller’s [UPDATE: and Bannon’s] portions of the speech in gray, and Trump’s portion in bold green.  Trump uses very few words of over 7 letters, when he does they are common, like “terrorism.”

In green, the words that our idiot Russian puppet wrote:

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power.

And we are grateful to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition.

They have been magnificent.

Thank you.

Today’s ceremony, however, has a very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have bore the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment.

It belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day.

This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families and good jobs for themselves.

These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists.

Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation.

An education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.

And the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation, and their pain is our pain.

Their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.

We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own. And we’ve spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. But that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our product, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.

Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs.

We will bring back our borders.

We will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation.

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example.

We will shine for everyone to follow.

We will re-enforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.

We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator.

So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together we will make America strong again, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America proud again, we will make America safe again.

And, yes, together we will make America great again.

Thank you.

God bless you.

And God bless America.”

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - January 21, 2017 at 12:54 am

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Donation & thanks to Congress people boycotting Trump inauguration

As you probably heard Representative John Lewis has called the election of Donald Trump, illegitimate.  He will not be attending the inauguration, the first since he was elected to congress 31 years ago.  In response, Donald Trump has taken to twitter to lie about John Lewis in a juvenile manner that illustrated Trump’s racism.

Support John Lewis and purchase one of his books now. In one day several have risen to top of sales charts.  Let’s keep them up and stand against racism.

In response, many democrats have decided to make their boycott of Trump’s inauguration public. This is unique as Congress people traditionally attend an inauguration to pay respect to our country’s process of allowing power to shift every 4 or 8 years.

If you’re like me, your searching for ways to ensure that we don’t become a fascist state, or regress significantly over the next few years.  Many of us have taken to calling our congress people everyday and following the lessons we’ve learned in Indivisible.

 

I’ve decided I would donate to the Congress people that are boycotting the Inauguration.  My family recently restructured our budget, cut our leisure budget 90% and will be donating all of that money to prop up America through her rough patch.  I’ve created a list of important charities that are highly rated and extremely efficient, please use it, spread it, support them.  You can also subscribe(free) to the posts from these charities in twitter list and make sure to retweet them to advance their efforts.

In researching the Congress people that are boycotting the Trump inauguration I looked into how close their last election race was.  I found a few that were uncontested and several others that won in landslides.  There are a few Congress people that had slightly closer contests, and I think it would be nice if we sent them a donation to ensure their future success, and let them know we support their boycott.

Listed below are Congress people that are boycotting the inauguration of Donald Trump, in order of how close their victory was.

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Thank you Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire District 1 beat a Republican incumbent by just 1.3%!  Make sure you send her a donation so that she’ll maintain her seat in her next election! Call to thank her: 202-225-5456 Donate to Carol Shea-Porter here.

“Instead of going to the Inauguration, I’ll go to religious services to pray for all of our leaders and people, then will serve my district.” – Carol Shea-Porter

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Thank you Kurt Schrader of Oregon District 5.  He won by a 10.5% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 503-588-9100 Donate to Kurt Schrader here.

“I’m just not a big Trump fan. I’ve met the guy and never been impressed with him. I’ll do my best to work with him when I think he’s doing the right thing for the country. But he hasn’t proved himself to me at all yet, so I respectfully decline to freeze my ass out there in the cold for this particular ceremony.” – Kurt Schrader

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Thank you Pramila Jayapal of Washington District 7.  She won by a 12% margin in 2016. Call to thank her: 202-225-3106 Donate to Pramila Jayapal here.

“Said last wk that I wasn’t attending inauguration.Will be hosting #immigration roundtable in-district, then marching in #WomensMarch on 21st” – Pramila Jayapal

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Thank you Darren Soto of Florida District 9.  He won by a 15% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 202-225-9889 Donate to Darren Soto here.

“I am deeply disappointed with Trump’s attacks against civil rights hero John Lewis and will not be attending the inauguration as a result” – Darren Soto

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Thank you Chellie Pingree of Maine District 1.  He won by a 16% margin in 2016. Call to thank her: 202-225-6116 Donate to Chellie Pingree here.

“President-elect Trump’s actions go beyond any kind of reasonable debate—they threaten the constitutional values our country is based on. I won’t dignify or normalize those threats by standing by at his ceremony” – Chellie Pingree

 

Thank you Mark Takano of California District 41.  He won by a 30% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 951-534-6647 Donate to Mark Takano here.

“I stand with @repjohnlewis and I will not be attending the inauguration” – Mark Takano 

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Thank you Ted Lieu of California District 33.  He won by a 33% margin in 2016, and also exposed Trump for lying about Russian hacking. Call to thank him: 323-651-1040 Donate to Ted Lieu here.

“While I do not dispute that Trump won the Electoral College, I cannot normalize his behavior or the disparaging and un-American statements he has made.  I can only hope that Trump will govern differently than he has campaigned. For me, the personal decision not to attend the Inauguration is quite simple: Do I stand with Donald Trump, or do I stand with John Lewis? I am standing with John Lewis.” – Ted Lieu

I’ll update this list if there are any other’s that live in districts with closer races than the above distinguished Congressional Representatives.

kurt

 


Mark

 

Ted

 

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - January 14, 2017 at 8:36 pm

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Please help find social media accounts for these Republican electors

The electors from the following red states won’t have a penalty for changing their vote. I believe we should spend the weekend encouraging these folks to vote for anyone but Trump. They don’t even need to vote for Hillary. If Trump doesn’t reach 270 the vote will go to the House and literally anyone in the Republican party would be safer for America than #SociopathDonald. If you correspond with them be polite and explain how you would personally be affected by their patriotism. If you don’t know what to say, send them this video from The Hamilton Electors.

 

You can also comment on my facebook note for this issue if you find some of these electors (or login with facebook in my comment section).

 

If you can find the twitter, Facebook, or other social media accounts of any of these electors, can you please post them as a comment? If you have their email address, that would work great as well.  I’ll help compile them together and activists can spend the weekend politely asking for these folks to be our heroes.

 

Arizona
  • Bruce Ash of Tucson
  • Walter Begay Jr. of Kayenta
  • Sharon Giese of Mesa
  • Robert Graham of Phoenix (GOP Chair)
  • Alberto Gutier of Phoenix
  • Jerry Hayden of Scottsdale
  • Carole Joyce of Phoenix
  • Jane Pierpoint Lynch of Phoenix (According to Politico, she plans to vote for Gary Johnson in the electoral college or a write-in, not Trump)
  • J. Foster Morgan of Glendale
  • James O’Connor of Scottsdale
  • Edward Robson of Phoenix
Arkansas:
  • Jonelle Fulmer
  • Jonathan Barnett
  • Keith Gibson
  • Sharon Wright
  • Tommy Land
  • John Nabholz
Georgia
  • Bruce Allen Azevedo
  • Brian K Burdette
  • Lott Harris Dill
  • John David Elliott
  • James Randolph Evans
  • Bobbie D. Frantz
  • Linda D. Herren
  • Rachel Blackstone Little
  • Deborah M. McCord
  • Michael Neil McNeely
  • Mary L. Padgett
  • Neil L. Pruitt
  • Joshua Kirk Shook
  • Frank B. Strickland
  • John B. White
Indiana
  • Stephanie Beckley
  • Kevin Steen
  • Kelly Mitchell
  • Daniel Bortner
  • Laura Campbell
  • Jeff Cardwell
  • Donald Hayes
  • Randall Kirkpatrick
  • Edwin Simcox
  • Ethan Manning
  • Chuck Williams
Iowa
  • James Whitmer
  • Don Kass
  • Dylan Keller
  • Alan Braun
  • Krut Brown
  • Polly Granzow
Kansas
  • Ashley J. McMillan of Concordia (vice party chair)
  • Helen Van Etten of Topeka (national committeewoman)
  • Mark Kahrs of Wichita (national committeeman)
  • Ron Estes of Wichita (Kansas State Treasurer)
  • Clayton L. Barker of Leawood (party executive director)
  • Kelly Arnold of Wichita (party chair)
Kentucky
  • Jim Skaggs (Politico lists him as a Republican Trump skeptic who wasn’t sure he’d vote for Trump on Election Day)
  • David Disponett
  • Robert Duncan
  • Michael Carter
  • Scott Lasley
  • Walter Reichert
  • Mary Singleton
  • Troy Sheldon
Louisiana
  • Chris D. Trahan
  • Lloyd A. Harsh
  • Charles L. “Charlie” Buckels
  • Louis Avalone
  • Kay Kellogg Katz
  • Lennie Rhys
  • Garret Monti
  • Steven “Scott” Wilfong
Missouri
  • Tim Dreste (an “anti-abortion radical” according to Politico)
  • Jan DeWeese
  • Hector Maldonado
  • Sherry Kuttenkuler
  • Casey Crawford
  • Tom Brown
  • Cherry Warren
  • Scott Clark
  • Al Rotskoff
  • Susie Johnson
North Dakota
  • Duane Mutch
  • John Olson
  • Ronald Carlisle
Pennsylvania
  • Robert Asher
  • Mary Barket
  • Robert Bozzuto
  • Theodore (Ted) Christian
  • Michael Downing
  • Margaret Ferraro
  • Robert Gleason
  • Christopher Gleason
  • Joyce Haas
  • *Ash Khare
  • James McErlane
  • *Elstina Pickett
  • Patricia Poprik
  • Andrew Reilly
  • Carol Sides
  • Glora “Lee” Snover
  • Richard Stewart
  • Lawrence Tabas
  • Christine Toretti
  • Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh
Tennessee
  • Beth Scott Clayton Amos (State Executive Committee member for the Republican party)
  • Joey Jacobs of Brentwood (Pres & CEO of Acadia Healthcare)
  • Jason Mumpower (Bristol)
  • Susan Mills (Maryville)
  • Liz Holiway (Harriman)
  • Lynne Davis (Lascassas)
  • Tom Lawless (Nashville)
  • Mike Callahan (Monterey)
  • Pat Allen (Clarksville)
  • Shannon Haynes (Alamo)
  • Drew Daniel (Memphis)
Texas
  • Marty Rhymes (Suspicious of Trump, but believes the Clintons are tied to numerous deaths)
  • Thomas Moon
  • Carol Sewell
  • John Harper (Chastised a person who suggested he should vote for Clinton instead)
  • Sherrill Lenz
  • Nicholas Ciggelakis
  • Will Hickman
  • Landon Estay
  • Rex Lamb
  • Rosemary Edwards
  • Matt Stringer
  • Shellie Surles
  • Melissa Kalka
  • Sandra Cararas
  • David Thackston
  • Robert Bruce
  • Margie Forster
  • Scott Mann
  • Marian K. Stanko
  • Tina Gibson
  • Ken Muenzter
  • Alexander Kim (Received a letter from a concerned voter and said he would vote for Trump. “I have no desire for her to become President.”)
  • Virginia Abel
  • Curtis Nelson
  • Kenneth Clark
  • Candace Noble
  • Fred Farias
  • John Dillard
  • Tom Knight
  • Marian Knowlton
  • Rex Teter
  • Stephen (Chris) Suprun Jr. (is not voting for Trump or resigning) @TheChrisSuprun
  • Jon Jewett
  • Susan Fischer
  • Lauren (Loren?) Byers – (Once called Trump a “loose cannon” but told Politico would still vote for Trump in the Electoral College)
  • William Greene
  • Mary Lou Erben
  • Arthur Sisneros (Member of the “liberty movement,” he was recruited to cast his vote against Trump. But now he’s changed his mind)
Utah

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - December 15, 2016 at 11:03 pm

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Good Americans unite to stop GOP destruction

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