Dysfunctionally Yours

I’m sorry!  You see, my fear, my denial of science and oh, oh, …..oh no, I just found out I’m hardwired to be incapable of thinking straight under stress.  The Psychologist in Chief has cut to the quick once again, identifying the true source of the problem.  Funny, I always thought I handled stress fairly well, who knew?

Talk about fear?  There are millions of us staggering around out there; dysfunctional and unable to think straight!  Whoa, Ok show of hands; How many of you feel you’ve become dysfunctional based on your political orientation: can’t sleep, find yourself watching Fox news in a trance like state or suffering withdrawal symptoms when the New York Times has sold out?  Yea, I know, just making a point.

But wait!  Gallup says self described ideological orientation is 42% conservative, 35% moderate and 20% liberal.  The long standing center right electorate remains essentially consistent if not a bit stronger. 

One might, ever so gently, argue that “dysfunction” does not reside with the electorate.  The dysfunction rests in the demand that a nation, so self described, face a demand to adopt failed Social Democratic ideas well to the left of the electoral pivot point.

In SocDem land: Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland are on the edge, the Ireland that, not long ago, was the cover girl for economic development.  The rest of continental Europe is not far behind.  France embroiled in riots over the horrific idea of working till age 62, unions at the center of the violence.  German PM Merkle has come out with it, declaring that multi-culturalism has simply not worked according to plan.  German officials, finally, shut down the mosque used by the 9/11 connected Hamburg cell for continued terror activities.  The time bomb of non assimilated immigration to Europe from the Muslim world is starting to tick, loudly!  There are cracks in the EU armor not the least of which is renewed consideration of the burgeoning bureaucracy.      

Michelle Obama, an unquestionably accomplished woman will tell you the truth if you listen carefully.  After reminding the crowd that her husband needed them to cover his back, she also reminded them; “This is not about one man, this is about building a movement; Yes we can, we will, we must.”  We have seen the ‘movement’s’ goals exposed over the past two years and yes, there is fear.

In my newly illuminated fear driven dysfunction, and I could be wrong here as I’m dysfunctional, SocDem land does not sound like the place to go.  After all, it’s not theory, its news; it’s not an academic engagement behind the walls of ivory, its video tape.  The laboratory of dependency has rendered a verdict as it did in Central and South America not so long ago.   

Failures of the ‘movement’??

  • Bill Hedges

    Me, me, me, me. That’s me to the T. We should be happy. Liberated.

    It’s all Bush’s fault. Things got worse because, well, it got worse because Bush caused World Recession. Obama is doing everything that is humanly possible. He said he is. He’ll explain tomorrow or the next day what was passed long ago. They are waiting 4 years to cover more and save money. Definitely it is us that is unjustly impatient. The ungrateful, bigoted, raciest, violent, non-believer, only Republican TEA right. Seems like witchcraft. I talk to my cats.

    I’m afraid we TEA , have all used LSD, triggering violent psychotic episodes. Why we don’t appreciate HIM. What other logically explanation is there. Falsely believing polls mean we will win Nov. 2. Electric shock Nov. 2 may be therapeutic. I am hopeful a Lobotomy will be not be necessary. Liberals must think we are insane.

    Author transfers our mental heath problem to others. Attempt to say we are normal, those whose disagree with us are the sick ones. Our irrational fear of all muslins is irrational. We try to rationalized and not sound bigoted by saying not all are. Deception on our part.

    We say Australia, Germany, and other Countries join us in this belief. Obviously paranoia looking for reassurance with others who believe as we do. Accumulating into Mass hysteria.

    I personally am in bad emotional state. I see Michelle pushing children away from obesity for their own good while watching husband eat junk food on Fox news. Obsess with leading by example. It is disingenuous of me to conclude by wife good work while watching husband smoke and eats unhealthy that double standard exist. I am obsessed with compliance. Do as she says not as her husband does is unrealistic.. No conflict there really. Imaginary. Clearly Fox is a bad influence on my mental stability. Normal news media attempts to assimilate me into normalcy, with positive reinforcement. Not to trick me. Fox sends me the mixed signals through deception. Fox may be bi polar. Or is it me ? No everyone left of me ? I am so confused.

    Irrational exuberance has griped a group of mentally disturbed people on right. Thinking we are right is sign of our illness.

    I hope facing reality of Nov. 2 will do us some good. When Congress is packed with more Democrats not less. If not, I just don’t know what I will do…

  • JD

    Yeah, but who would have thought the Oakland Raiders would have scored 59 points against the Denver Broncos? What kind of world are we living in?

  • Bill Hedges

    You took obama at his word that no new taxes if you make under $250,000, and you do. After cig tax and other tax increases you figure obama meant Federal income tax. Just don’t remember him saying that. Oh well. My mistake he would say.

    With real change expected to come on Nov. 2, I’m am slowly investing in the Stock Market again. Doing my homework.

    There is a new tax on trades now so must change my trading habits. Small profit trades must be eliminated. Less volume of trades from me. Less investment revenue for these companies I don‘t invest in. I will adjust with new tax in mind.

    Government revenue from this new tax is not going to meet expectation I know. Examples of Millionaire taxes seem to ALWAYS FAIL Examples show large losses of government revenue from rich. Rich leave offending high tax State.

    So you own a home and the value has dropped. Made you a unhappy camper. Hopefully you did not have a variable loan or at least you qualified and got a fixed loan.

    Obama’s debt reduction group is considering eliminating mortgage interest deduction. Won’t hurt the still growing numbers of foreclosures I guess. Most are not making enough to pay taxes anyhow.

    Long ago government took away credit card interest deduction. So I pay off my credit card debt each month, paying no interest. Banks losing income raised late fees. I’m never late. So another fee goes up. I’ll do what is necessary to save money. That’s economics 101.

    Put the screws to a person who has some money you find people reacting to resist. Ultimately the poor will be one paying the cost. That’s Republican 101.

    For now mortgage interest deduction elimination is just a sparkle in obama’s eye. Don’t look for obama speaking on this any time soon…

  • Bill Hedges

    Right is put down for illogical ideas. We pander to the rich. We, the TEA, are bought and paid for by the rich. I sometimes hear Bush tax cuts caused this recession. I especially like that one.

    How could cutting taxes to rich increase the taxes paid by the rich. Make no sense to most on the left. I’ve been called many names for saying that, nuts being the cleanest.

    About this time I will quote John F. Kennedy. Few on the left will say bad words about him. They will instead say rich paid high tax rates in his day:

    “It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now … Cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus.”

    – John F. Kennedy, Nov. 20, 1962, president’s news conference

    For more John F Kennedy quotes on tax cuts:

    http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39517

    My favorite John F. Kennedy quote is:

    “Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large Federal deficits on the other. It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits… In short, it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.”

    For more proof of tax cuts for rich increases their taxes burden here go to this source:

    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2003/08/the-historical-lessons-of-lower-tax-rates

    John F. Kennedy might be a TEA member today.

    Now to big bad G.W. Bush. Man that stole Presidency from Al Gore in Florida. Left really hate him over that.

    With recession occurring on Bush watch, left may put the blinders on and blame Bush for the financial bust using tax cuts to rich as cause. But CBO BLOWS that idea out of the water:

    “According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Bush tax cuts actually shifted the total tax burden farther toward the rich so that in 2000-2004, total income tax paid by the top 40% of income-earners grew by 4.6% to 99.1% of the total“.

    “This shift may have occurred because as the wealthy (who are arguably the most industrious and productive citizens) are better-incentivized to be industrious and productive through lower taxes, they create higher incomes for themselves and end up paying more taxes. The Bush tax cuts did shift the tax burden, but not in the direction most liberals think.”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/03/lying_about_bushs_tax_cuts.html

    I find most left will quote top 2% not 40%. That makes their point. Some will lie and say Bush cuts were only for rich. That is easily disprove. So won’t go into now.

    Most on Left denies tax cuts increases government revenue. To the person uneducated to the facts it appears they would be correct.

    Things are not always as they seem…

  • Bill Hedges

    It takes a non-liberal to appreciate this satire concerning Senate Boxer…

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/10/barbara-boxer-david-zucker-.html

  • JD

    Any thoughts on Obama’s appearance on the Daily Show?

  • Bill Hedges

    CNN gave great review. Expected !!:

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2010/10/28/exp.am.intv.obama.cnn.html

    “On CNBC, Joe Kernen of “Squawk Box” made light of the president’s many unconventional TV appearances, asking: “I saw him on ‘The View.’ Now he was on ‘The Daily Show?’ ” Pause. ” ‘Sesame Street’ on the list coming up?”

    “The reviews by television critics were mixed. “The country long ago stopped wondering whether a president demeans his office by appearing on a late-night comedy show,” wrote Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times. She found that it was “actually more disconcerting to watch Mr. Stewart apply the standard liberal critique to Mr. Obama than it was to see the president of the United States bandy words with the host of a late-night comedy show.”

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/night-watch-analyzing-obamas-daily-show-appearance/?partner=rss&emc=rss

  • Bill Hedges

    Barney Frank is a LEAN WIN for Democrats ???

    Bill Clinton trying to play spoiler to help Tea candidate, possible President candidate, to loss. In Florida.

    Sadly Boxer likely to win and Christine looking on hard times come Nov.2.. Though a good spell… Alaska, just don’t know now.

    Seems No one is WILD ABOUT HARRY. Reid. Especially his son.

    Win the House, no doubt, Senate, ah, no way am I….. Saying yes. Kind of doubt.

    Pelosi should retire rather than sit with all the House members.

    Maybe a 1933 turn around.

    To feel better I bought some Elvis stock today. The King lives forever…