Monday, March 26, 2007


Below is psychiatrist Dr. Paul Minot's evaulation of Dubya that was emailed to me. It really explains alot.

It does not, however, explain WHY KARL ROVE HAS NOT BEEN SUBPOENAED YET!!!

Anyhow, read on....

A Psychiatrist's Analysis of George W. Bush
George Bush's "irrational"consideration of a "surge" in the wake of the Iraq Study Group report -- which apparently defies all credible counsel -- has begun to generate speculation regarding his sanity.
References to Bush's "delusions" have appeared in the mainstream media and throughout the blogosphere. As a psychiatrist, I understandably get concerned when I see clinical terminology bandied about in
political discourse, and thought it might be of interest to share a professional perspective on this question. I have a distinct clinical impression that I think explains much of Mr. Bush's visible
First and foremost, George W. Bush has a Narcississtic Personality Disorder. What this means, is that he has rather desperate insecurities about himself, and compensates by constructing a grandiose self-image. Most of his relationships are ei ther mirroring relationships people who flatter him and reinforce his grandiosity -- or idealized self-objects -- people that he himself thinks a lot of, and hence feels flattered by his association with them. Some likely perform both functions. Hence his weakness for sycophants like Harriet Miers, and powerful personalities like Dick Cheney. Even as a narcississt, Bush knows he isn't a great intellect, and compensates by dismissing the value of intellect altogether. Hence his disses of Gore's bookishness, and any other intellectual who isn't flattering him. Bush knows
that his greatest personal strength is projecting personal affability, and tries to utilize it even in the most inappropriate settings. That's why he gives impromptu backrubs to the German
Chancellor in a diplomatic meeting -- he's insecure intellectually, and tries to make everyone into a "buddy" so he can feel more secure.
The most disturbing aspect about narcississts, however, is their pathological inability to empathize with others, with the exception of those who either mirror them, or whom they idealize. Hence Bush's
horrifying insensitivity to the Katrina victims, his callous jokes when visiting grievously injured soldiers, and numerous other instances. He simply has no capacity to feel for others in that way.
When LBJ was losing Vietnam, he developed a haunted expression that anybody could recognize as indicative of underlying anguish. For all his faults, you just knew he was losing sleep over it.
By the same token, we know just as well that Bush isn't losing any sleep over dead American soldiers, to say nothing of dead Iraqis.
He didn't exhibit any sign of significant concern until his own political popularity was sliding -- because THAT'S something he CAN feel. Which brings us to his recent "delusion." To be blunt, I don't see any
indication that Bush has any sort of psychotic disorder whatsoever. The lapses in reality-testing that he exhibits are the sort that can be readily explained by his characterological
insensitivity to the feelings and perceptions of others, due to his persistently self-centered frame of reference. Mr. Bush knows that things aren't going his way in Iraq, and he knows that this is
damaging him politically. He also sees that it is likely to get worse no matter what he does, and in fact it may be a lost cause. However, he recognizes that if he > > follows the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group, Iraq will almost certainly evolve into a puppet state of Iran, and given his treatment of Iran he will completely lose control of the situation -- and he will be politically discredited for this
outcome. The ONLY chance that he has to avoid this political disaster, and save his political skin, is to hope against hope for "victory" in Iraq. Advancing the "surge" idea offers Bush two political advantages
over following the ISG recommendations. One is that if it is implemented, maybe, just maybe, he can pull out some sort of nominal "victory" out of the situation. The chances are exceedingly slim,
granted, but slim is better to him than the alternative -- none. Alternately, if the "surge" is politically rejected, he gains some political cover, so when things inevitably go bad, he can
say "I told you so" and blame the "surrender monkeys" for the outcome. Most people probably won't buy it, but some (his core base) will. Now, I know what many of you are thinking -- is George Bush willing to risk the lives of hundreds, maybe thousands more American soldiers, on an outside chance to save his political skin, in a half-baked plan that even he knows probably won't work at all? Yes, he is.
Because George Bush is that narcississtic, that desperate, and yes, that sociopathic as well.
Especially interesting about Mr. Bush, but quite common, Narcississtic Personality Disorder is frequently associated with alcoholism. The insufferable "holier than thou" attitude
associated with the "Dry Drunk" Syndrome" is indicative of underlying narcississm. Also, the way that Bush embraces Christianity is characteristically narcissistic. Rather than incorporating the
lessons of humility and empathy modeled by Jesus, Bush uses his Christian faith to reinforce his grandiosity. Jesus is his powerful ally, his idealized "buddy" who gives a rubber stamp to anything he thinks.
Finally -- and this will sound VERY familiar to many readers -- those persons with NPD are notoriously unable to say they're sorry. Admitting error is fundamentally incompatible with
their precarious efforts to maintain their sense of order. Anyone having this particular character flaw almost certainly has NPD.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


"Neo-con" means "neo-conservative." People like Karl Rove, George Bush, Dick Cheney and Condoleeza Rice count on the support of neo-cons. Rush Limbaugh is their "leader" if that term can even be applied to him.

So, today, one of these morons (Southern Baptist "Reverend" Mohler) came out saying if it were determined that there was a biological basis for homosexuality then the fetus should be "treated" to reverse it.

Uh.... yeah, I'm sorry... isn't that, like, uh, going against God's order? I mean, wouldn't the logical progression (yes, "logical Baptist" does seem to be an oxymoron) of this proof either be that God obviously makes some people homosexual, and maybe if you believe in the Bible God you should shut up and quit questioning His Almighty decisions? Or, conversly, that there is a whole mess a' shit you don't know about God?

Limbaugh loves to say, whenever global warming or environmental issues come up, that since humans are part of nature, anything "we" do is natural. That does not, however, extend to anything that humans are that he doesn't approve of-- like homosexuality. (In fact, with Limbaugh I think it is safe to say that he only considers other neo-cons and their hosts to be humans.)

I am so sick of old, unhealthy, intolerant, self-righteouss, middle- class, white men telling everyone that we should be just like they say they are. Especially considering once a week they get caught with their dick in some schoolboy or schoolgirl, or crack whore, or doing crack, or embezzling money from the voters or big companies, or laundering money...

And my regular readers, I am sure, am well acquainted with my early years and how deeply familiar I am with "respectable" men and just how swiftly and guiltlessly they will take advantage of 13 year old runaway when no one is watching. Yeah, that includes "holy men", cops, and all of these other intolerant assholes.

You know, I was just talking to another blogger about how sick I get of ranting about politics on this blog, which is why my last post was personal. I'd meant to get back to that, but every day there is 15 things that just piss me off on the news.

The fact that Bush is still in office just proves that this nation of sonambulists deserves him. Where are the voters?

Toodle on...