Saturday, August 13, 2016

Finally, Vladimir Putin Imitates Donald Trump

"Look, I'm very much a fatalist."     - Donald Trump

I haven't written for a few days because my mismanagement of my diabetes medicine almost put me into a coma. I sometimes wonder if I'm trying to commit suicide, but I told myself to wait until my cat passed away and I have no more responsibilities keeping me here, other than this blog, of course...

Much has been written about the imaginary link between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, I have called Mr. Trump a minion of Mr. Putin because of Mr. Trump's admiration for Mr. Putin, which he has expressed several times. So far, that admiration seems to go one direction only, like a bad hair day or an ageing boy band...

But now it seems that Mr. Putin is taking the lead from Donald Trump and has fired his chief of staff, replacing him with a servant who has done such tasks as following Mr. Putin around while carrying his umbrella. Anton Vaino, who really was a faceless minion before his promotion, replaces an old crony, Sergei Ivanov, who also was minister of defense at one time and thought to be a replacement for Mr. Putin before Vlad found a way around his country's term limit laws... Mr. Trump had fired his chief of staff only a couple of months earlier, letting Cory Lendowski become the main Trump apologist at CNN. THAT'S RIGHT, who's the bitch now???

Mr. Putin is slowly replacing his cabinet with former bodyguards and intelligence agents, the kind of people who take steroids and condone the doping of athletes. What if they all were cycling through the same drug during cabinet meetings, and Vlad happened to make a condescending remark, would they go apeshit and tear him to pieces like wild wolverines? Some food for thought...

Meanwhile, The Donald has become a bit morose lately, considering the thought that he might lose the election, or rile a crowd up so much that they tear someone apart like wild wolverines, a metaphor that can serve both Russia and the US... All of the talk of Republicans publically coming out and saying that they cannot support him, ex-intelligence officials saying that he doesn't have the temperament needed to be a president, others saying he is mentally ill, and the pressure to release his tax returns, which would turn more people away from him, has been getting him a tad depressed and wondering if he should just walk away from it all, away from his annoying kids who are even dumber than he is ( oh yeah, except for Ivanka, who can lie just as easily as her father, talking about women's pay and maternity rights at the GOP convention, while omitting the fact that the foreign sweatshops she contracts to make her clothing line don't give time off for anything...), send his dumb trophy wife back to Slovenia to finish her college degree, and spend the rest of his days playing golf and boasting to whomever will listen about how great he was... Actually, not a bad life for someone over 70...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Does Trump Need a Psychiatric Intervention?

We know that there is something seriously wrong with Donald Trump's behavior as the Republican candidate for president, unless you are a supporter, then he can do more wrong, and the more people he pisses off the better... I just figured it was because he was the son of rich parents, grew up being a bully and could pay for the privilege. But I saw a section on Lawrence O'Donnel's show on MSNBC, and today a Democratic House member put up a petition on a website to get a medical intervention and have a doctor look at Donald Trump for narcissistic personality disorder... Below are the official items to look for from the diagnostic manual that is promoted and used by the insurance companies when they reimburse doctors:

DSM-5 criteria for narcissistic personality disorder include these features:
  • Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
  • Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
  • Exaggerating your achievements and talents
  • Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
  • Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
  • Requiring constant admiration
  • Having a sense of entitlement
  • Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations
  • Taking advantage of others to get what you want
  • Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
  • Being envious of others and believing others envy you
  • Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner

To qualify for a diagnoses, you need to have at least six out of the nine mentioned above. Donald fulfills all of them. This is why Barack Obama and others have been saying that he doesn't have the healthy mentality required for the office. It also has nothing to do if you are a Hillary supporter or not... A person can function having this disorder, it is quite common among CEO's of large corporations and military generals, but we need to think twice if we want someone acting out in full blown crazy mode in charge of our military and has the nuclear codes and said previously that he might use them. There is medication that helps, maybe it would tone Donald down, make him more tolerable...

It certainly would be a first in modern history that a presidential candidate is forced to be checked out by a shrink. There are many Republicans who are getting off the Trump train, especially after he refused to support Paul Ryan and John McCain, who are both up for re-election, and was abusive and dismissive towards a Muslim family who lost their son by a roadside bomb a few years ago...

The creepy part is that Rudy Guiliani and Newt Gingrich are considered two people who has the most clout with The Donald... I thought that I wouldn't write about Mr. Trump for awhile, but he keeps on shooting himself in his feet, it's amazing that he has any toes left... But then, he still goes out and gets large crowds whose adulation and energy he can feed off of, and they may well clap and cheer at him as he continues to spiral down into a paranoid, narcissistic hell...