July 22, 2017

NEOLOGISM

PSYCHIATRIC DEFINITION; A new word, often consisting of a combination of other words that is understood only by the speaker: occurring most often in the speech of schizophrenics. We are witnessing a radical change in the way we express ourselves that can only be explained if our leaders, media, schools, and population at large, have […]

PRISONERS OF WAR

  “I was mentally prepared to sustain serious injury or death, but before that day I never contemplated the reality of being captured by the enemy. I thought, “This is going to be hard on the folks,” only to realize that I actually verbalized my thought out loud. As the English-speaking officer and I walked […]

ANATOMY OF A DEAL

Key Democrats are so far withholding support for the White House’s Iran deal, worried that the plan would undermine national security, threaten Israel and too easily let Tehran escape punishing economic sanctions. Many of them will be in office beyond the end of Obama’s term, so an affirmative vote means they will effectively own the […]

PSEUDOLOGIA FANTASTICA

 A tendency to tell extravagant and fantastic falsehoods centered about the storyteller, who often comes to believe in and may act on them.  The debate over the ability of pathological liars to recognize their lies as false has dogged this phenomenon for decades. Integral to the debate is the confusion emanating from questions about a […]

MARCO RUBIO EXPOSE

According to a search of the Miami-Dade and Duval County court dockets, the Rubio’s have been cited for numerous infractions over the years for incidents that included speeding, driving through red lights and careless driving. A review of records dating back to 1997 shows that the couple had a combined 17 citations.  For years, Senator […]

HUMAN SEXUALITY

“Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they’re not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or–such is the pleasure they experience–they may never finish it. No […]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. FIRST AMENDMENT It has been announced that tonight in Phoenix, […]

POLITICS AND NATIONAL SECURITY

“If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War” –  George Washington With the exception of a few fanatical supporters of Barack […]

THE MORBID ATTRACTION TO MISERY

Visiting Cuba is the latest “in” thing to do. The likes of Paris Hilton, Naomi Campbell, and a slew of Hollywood past, present, and future “celebrities”, take great pleasure to be seen and photographed among the Cuban “elite”, which consist of the Castro family and their military and civil associates. Cuban people “If the misery […]

EMPTY RHETORIC

“When (an advocate) is not thoroughly acquainted with the real strength and weakness of his cause, he knows not where to choose the most impressive argument. When the mark is shrouded in obscurity, the only substitute for accuracy in the aim is in the multitude of the shafts.” ― John Quincy Adams Language designed to […]

THE MASK OF SANITY

  The surface of the psychopath, however, that is, all of him that can be reached by verbal exploration and direct examination, shows up as equal to or better than normal and gives no hint at all of a disorder within. From: The Mask of Sanity, by Hervey Cleckley If you did not watch “The […]

SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT

  National Archives Regulations in 2009 required that any records created on private e-mail accounts must be saved to the federal-records system. And Congress confirmed that in 2013, by adopting a prohibition on the use of private e-mail, unless the employee forwards to or copies an official e-mail account within 60 days of the record’s […]

PLAYING THE FOOL

“I just spent the last four days shooting my show all around the city of Havana. I made countless friends and had one of the best experiences of my life. Many laughs, but that could also be the rum.” Conan “None of them seemed to mind sliding around in the feces and choking in the […]

THE INSANITY DEFENSE

 The tragic deaths of two American heroes.   Was this heartbreaking event avoidable?   Many questions remain about the diagnosis and treatment of veteran Eddie Ray Routh, the convicted killer.   What is the difference between clinical and legal insanity? As a mental health professional, that treated veterans and directed programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs, the […]

MAD AS HELL

  Mad As Hell and I’m Not Gonna Take This Anymore! “Last night, I was awakened from a fitful sleep, shortly after 2 o’clock in the morning by a shrill, sibilant, faceless voice. I couldn’t make it out at first in the dark bedroom. And I said, ‘I’m sorry, you will have to talk a […]

A DREAM IS JUST A DREAM

What is life? A thing that seems, A mirage that falsely gleams, Phantom joy, delusive rest, Since is life a dream at best, And even dreams themselves are dreams. Calderon de la Barca Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., our best known black leader and an inspirational speaker who in his […]

DEFINING THE FREE IN FREEDOM

“The president … will not now be shy about expressing a view or taking the steps that are necessary to try to advocate for the safety and security of our men and women in uniform” whenever journalists’ work may provoke jihadist attacks, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at the White House’s daily briefing. Pope Francis […]

TERRORISM AND ISLAM

“Religion is the most powerful entity on earth. A phenomenon that has conscripted millions to give or sacrifice their lives without so much as a minuscule query about their chosen beliefs or particular ideology. And today thousands of years on despite the huge advent, discovery and the advance of science forensic or otherwise, millions are […]

A TIME TO GOVERN

In Federalist 51 Madison offered what is perhaps the best explanation of a system of government based on separation of powers that has ever been written. Acknowledging that if “men were angels” no government would be needed, Madison argued that any government “administered by men over men” must be so constituted so as to control […]

THE VALUE OF THE AGED

“Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age; and if you understand that old age has wisdom for its food, you will so conduct yourself in youth that your old age will not lack for nourishment.” Leonardo da Vinci How different cultures treat their elderly is not a simple subject. Some basic differences […]

SERVING OUR WOUNDED WARRIORS

But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present. Nick Lampson I had lived in freedom, and as a young man […]

PRESIDENT NOT MONARCH

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.” ― James Madison “How should power be divided in the national government? The Founders agreed that an executive would be necessary, but many feared putting too much […]

NARCISSUS

The recent declarations of Obama that his policies are on the November ballot, and why most democratic candidates are running away from them is self-serving but also damaging. Why an intelligent person do that is only explained by a narcissistic personality. Definition; The narcissist is never, ever wrong, and he likes to present “proof” that […]

OBAMA; A MARIONETTE?

Like a marionette in the wind, a toy of the mighty For many of us the latest revelations by Leon Panetta confirming prior statements by Hillary Clinton and Bob gates, all high officials in the administration were not unexpected. We have suffered through multiple crises, all seemingly surprising our leaders, followed by speeches, inaction, and […]

IF IT LOOKS LIKE A DUCK, AND WALKS LIKE A DUCK

President Obama keeps insisting that’s ISIS is not Islamic. Well, maybe they don’t practice the Muslim faith the same way he does. But if vast numbers of Muslims across the world believe, and they do, that humans deserve to die for merely holding a different idea or drawing a cartoon or writing a book or […]

GOOD RIDDANCE

Good riddance to bad rubbish (definition); said when you are pleased that a bad or unwanted person has gone. The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things–the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and […]

APPLES AND ORANGES

In an appearance last night at Greta Van Susteren’s TV program “On the record”, former congressman and retired Coronel, Allen West made a point explaining why ground forces trained by our country were not up to the task of the quality of fighting necessary for the mission at hand. As examples of past failures, he […]

SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL

As we embark in a war, which because of its location, history, and geopolitical complexity, makes the future outcome dubious, many pundits are expressing their opinion. It is a fact that the President has delineated a plan in which he has over-emphasized what he is not going to do, demonstrating the lack of leadership necessary […]

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN

In his speech yesterday outlining the reasons for a sustained military involvement in the Middle East, our President Obama delineated what sounded like a plan. Whether we like or not his policies, in a time of war there should be unity of resolve, because our young men and women in harm’s way deserve no better. […]

I QUESTION WHY?

I question why, we were able to liberate Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an alleged deserter, from the terrorist group Taliban, and bring his family to the White House as a celebration, when we still have a decorated marine, seemingly innocent, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi kept in a mexican jail, a friendly country, while his family is mostly […]

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