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Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:33 AM

"He's not just a half-bubble off.."

The dude is certifiably crazy.

The folks standing behind him at his rally in Michigan looked like people in some sort of sociological experiment. At times, they looked confused and uncomfortable.

Step right up! Enter into the big tent in the middle of the circus! See the insane person! Watch him strut across the stage like Mussolini, enjoying the praise heaped upon him. Watch him call people names and be rude and crude. Watch him attack dead people! Watch him do things that he thinks are funny. How do you know insanity? It is so far beyond the bounds of normalcy, that people cannot identify with the words or actions. The only reaction is to laugh nervously until the show is over.

We have a criminally insane person in the White House.

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Reply "He's not just a half-bubble off.." (Original post)
kentuck Dec 2019 OP
PatrickforO Dec 2019 #1
Newest Reality Dec 2019 #2
FiveGoodMen Dec 2019 #10
Newest Reality Dec 2019 #12
ChazInAz Dec 2019 #18
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #3
Wounded Bear Dec 2019 #9
YOHABLO Dec 2019 #15
redstatebluegirl Dec 2019 #4
bdamomma Dec 2019 #5
aggiesal Dec 2019 #17
nancy1942 Dec 2019 #6
CatMor Dec 2019 #7
lastlib Dec 2019 #42
MineralMan Dec 2019 #8
bucolic_frolic Dec 2019 #11
ScratchCat Dec 2019 #13
Cosmocat Dec 2019 #32
aggiesal Dec 2019 #20
bucolic_frolic Dec 2019 #24
aggiesal Dec 2019 #27
llmart Dec 2019 #38
Traildogbob Dec 2019 #14
keithbvadu2 Dec 2019 #16
Traildogbob Dec 2019 #21
patphil Dec 2019 #26
Timmygoat Dec 2019 #28
TommyCelt Dec 2019 #33
kentuck Dec 2019 #35
scarytomcat Dec 2019 #19
pandr32 Dec 2019 #22
maxsolomon Dec 2019 #23
dchill Dec 2019 #25
maxsolomon Dec 2019 #30
Paladin Dec 2019 #29
LiberalLovinLug Dec 2019 #31
Name removed Dec 2019 #34
Kid Berwyn Dec 2019 #36
Martin Eden Dec 2019 #37
Hortensis Dec 2019 #39
amuse bouche Dec 2019 #40
Karadeniz Dec 2019 #41
Initech Dec 2019 #43
PatSeg Dec 2019 #44
gibraltar72 Dec 2019 #45

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:35 AM

1. Nothing to say to this but 'yes, I agree.'

We do indeed.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:35 AM

2. Mussolini

Mussolini's outcome was, ah...well.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:02 PM

10. ...worth repeating?

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:09 PM

12. Yeah...

You could say that. I would have no problem with it, myself.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:43 PM

18. Inspiring?

Or Nicolai Ceausescu?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:36 AM

3. These days a Trump rally is more like the freak show at a low-rent carnival.

Come see the bearded lady and the two-headed calf and the crazy president*! It's hard to tell any more whether Fat Nixon is the carnival barker or one of the freaks.



*impeached

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:44 AM

9. I always though his rallies were more like WWE events...

but I don't follow wrestling much.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:16 PM

15. You're right. His crowds are the same people who attend Wrestlemania.

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:39 AM

4. People will always stare at a train wreck.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:41 AM

5. a carnival barker

and grifter, and a liar. I agree he is criminally insane.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:42 PM

17. Reminds me of a joke ...

A carnival barker, a grifter and a liar walk into a bar ...
The Bartender: Good Morning Impeached President Pendejo45.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:42 AM

6. True.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:43 AM

7. The "criminally insane person in the White House" ..

is a perfect description. Thank you.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:24 PM

42. "Insanely criminal person in the White House" works equally well...... eom

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:43 AM

8. As the song says, "That's Entertainment!"

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:07 PM

11. The followers have been brainwashed

they are showing cognitive dissonance. They did not learn these values when they were growing up, they were rooted in the American dream, they worked, they built their lives. Somewhere along the way they learned to demonize the less fortunate and worship money-god idols. Don't know if it was TV, or consumerism, or NRA, or winner-take-all shows. Their sugar high is wearing off, they see him flailing and failing, and they don't know what to think. I think many of them may crash, whatever that means for them in their micro-lives. They'll probably revisit televangelism, but they're hollowed out, and ripe for penance and exploitation. Maybe that was the goal all along. Push them off on Trump so he can deluse and abuse, then send them back. Rinse and repeat.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:14 PM

13. Totally agree on the cognitive dissonance

They have been conditioned for 30 years to believe "Republicans = Good Guys, Democrats = Bad Guys", and now, when the Republican POTUS is clearly the bad guy..... its like division by zero. It explains why so many have delved into "crazy town" claiming to believe completely insane conspiracy theories and whatnot.

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:45 PM

32. That is it in a nutshell

My entire adult life, 30+ years off AM radio and conservative propaganda programming these people:

One one hand stoking pride - you are a great patriot/christian!
On the other hand relentlessly casting fear and hatred - the liberals this, the liberals that!

All it takes now, like running that spoon around the tea cup, is saying "liberals" and their brains shut off.

ANYTHING is justifiable cause, liberals!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:46 PM

20. Remember ...

Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous?

I believe this is where it all got started.

The 1980's was a drunken orgy of money spending consumerism and it hasn't stopped.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:08 PM

24. Bonfire of the Vanities

A Republican Heyday. Greed is good! Yeah, I remember. I just didn't think it could get any worse.

And there's a big element of Reagan Welfare Queens in their thinking. It became fashionable to hate public spending. I think that is the root of their science hatred. They hate government scientists, corporate scientists. Scientists are thought to work in palatial labs, ride around in limos, and take home large salaries. I suppose they are right about that to some extent.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:22 PM

27. I agree with ...

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I just didn't think it could get any worse.


And yet the drunken orgy of money spending consumerism is much worse with our technology.
We now get targeted ads, that thrive on our personal obsessions, especially on the internet.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:29 PM

38. My personal opinion...

is it harkens back to the 80's just like was already said. The "greed is good" mantra of Reagan et al. So many bought into and are still buying into the notion that consumerism and the economy are a country's only measure of what makes for a wonderful place to live. It does not and now we're seeing it in spades. Look around you and tell me if you think all that consumerism has made us happier.

This is the perfect season to see that, but many go through their lives as an automaton without the ability to reflect on why they do what they do.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:16 PM

14. Christians all?

Seriously who would join any church with those people, and honestly feel your God wants a kingdom of them. What is Christ like in any one of them, including their earth God. The hate rises from them like steam on a lake on a fall day. Eternity with them, and Franklin Graham or any current GOP? No thanks. I want the opposite of where they are heading. If it is hell, give me a lighter and I WILL rest in peace.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:41 PM

16. Political Christians rather than Christians of faith.

Political Christians rather than Christians of faith.

They support Trump who says he is so perfect that he does not need Christ or his forgiveness.

Like today's evangelical/religious right supporters, Trump is a Political Christian, not a Christian of faith.

Evangelicals/religious right are easily able to spin their beliefs for political expediency.

The Donald who does not have to ask Jesus for forgiveness.

The Donald who ridicules Holy Communion.

Trump: Drink my little wine, have my little cracker

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2015/08/13/donald-trump-religion-serfaty-dnt-erin.cnn

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:49 PM

21. Thank you!

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:19 PM

26. Christians in name only.

By their actions you shall know them.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:25 PM

28. Tell me who

Can call themselves a christian and enjoy the holiday season while they have children locked in cages.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:58 PM

33. "Imperfect vessel...

...whom God has chosen to use." That is how they justify their idolatry of this trump.

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Response to TommyCelt (Reply #33)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:00 PM

35. They would have loved Hitler...

He was surely God's messenger.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:43 PM

19. yes we do

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 12:53 PM

22. We do have a "criminally insane person in the White House"

...but unfortunately, he gets out.

He travels around making all the world his stage to strut around on. Also, he seems to be the only one lavishing praise upon himself with his "beautiful call" stories and his "Sir" stories where he tells of fawning gratitude from some poor boot-licker (names change in every storytelling). All the while he pushes people aside, makes world leaders wait, slashes or stalls aid with added self-serving demands, and insults the dead and living alike--except for Putin.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:03 PM

23. He's not crazy.

He has a personality disorder, but he is not insane.

He is a Solipsist. He is the only thing that matters.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:12 PM

25. That's crazy, of course.

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Response to dchill (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:36 PM

30. Nope. That's colloquial "crazy".

He's much more dangerous than an insane person.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:34 PM

29. If you haven't severed ties with trump-supporting acquaintences, please do so.

All of them. Immediately. Relatives included.

Until these people are isolated, scorned, and made to understand that there is a price to be paid for their lunacy, things won't get any better.

It's not easy. But it's very worthwhile. Mend personal fences, when and if things ever get back to normal in this country. For now, cut them off.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:43 PM

31. "Step right up! Enter into the big tent in the middle of the circus!"



Welcome back, my friends
To the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend
Come inside! Come inside

There behind a glass
Stands a real blade of grass
Be careful as you pass
Move along! Move along

Come inside, the show's about to start
Guaranteed to blow your head apart
Rest assured you'll get your money's worth
The greatest show in Heaven, Hell, or Earth

You've got to see the show, it's a dynamo
You've got to see the show, it's rock and roll....

ELP

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:03 PM

36. And he makes those around him crazy, too.

Take the Tweets, please.

Just reading them makes people different.

Then there’s the 6-page do-not-impeach-the-chosen-one crazy letter.



Dr. Bandy Lee, assistant clinical professor, Yale University School of Medicine and president of the World Mental Health Organization. Lee is editor of the bestselling book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.”

This letter is a very obvious demonstration of Donald Trump’s severe mental compromise. His assertions should alarm not only those who believe that a president of the United States and a commander-in-chief of the world’s most powerful military should be mentally sound, but also those who are concerned about the potential implications of such a compromised individual bringing out pathological elements in his supporters and in society in general. I have been following and interpreting Donald Trump’s tweets as a public service, since merely reading them “gaslights” you and reforms your thoughts in unhealthy ways. Without arming yourself with the right interpretation, you end up playing into the hands of pathology and helping it — even if you do not fully believe it. This is because of a common phenomenon that happens when you are continually exposed to a severely compromised person without appropriate intervention. You start taking on the person’s symptoms in a phenomenon called “shared psychosis.”

Continues...

https://www.alternet.org/2019/12/mental-health-professionals-read-trumps-venomous-and-vitriolic-letter-a-study-in-the-psychotic-mind-at-work/



“Shared Psychosis.”

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:21 PM

37. If the audience is there to cheer and praise rather than jeer and haze ...

… aren't they just as if not more insane??

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:53 PM

39. I onlysaw part of a video where he talked about what a great

leader of Germany he'd make, how great his dad was, etc. But that was near the end of 2 hours of Trump's streams of whackjob consciousness, and those behind him were clearly tired of approving, even for the cameras, and past ready to leave.

Wonder how many walk out from theses 2-hour total immersions having had them turn into assaults on the assumptions they came with. Not most, of course, but some.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:57 PM

40. I hate his freakin guts

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:02 PM

41. You're right to focus on the sort of person who is attracted to malevolence. They should

Own up to whatever character defects they possess that cause them to accept meanness, lies, chaos. They won't, but I wish there were a kind way of letting them know something is drastically wrong with them.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 12:30 AM

43. I wonder if he gets all of his ideas from Looney Tunes?

Space Force and the wall may work in cartoons but they don't work in real life.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:50 AM

44. This is what we get when

millions of Americans have been fed a steady diet of reality TV and Fox News for years. They don't know what reality is anymore. A Trump rally is just an extension of their TV watching habits and they get to socialize with real live people too. Now they may even be part of the script.

We live in bizarre times.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:21 AM

45. It's a Gawd Damn freak show.

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