The Widdershins

Lazy Weekend Music~Crazy Trump Edition

Posted on: February 18, 2017

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Good Weekend Widdershins!

Let’s face it folks:  the man is batshit crazy.  We’ve known it all along.  We saw it demonstrated on tv for all to see during the primaries and the general election.  We have seen any number of suggested reasons for his behavior:  he has a short attention span, he has ADD or ADHD, he could be dealing with dementia or could have sundowners syndrome.

I had a couple of pieces bookmarked with give some different diagnoses.  This article from The Independent suggests he has “malignant narcissism”.

In a bid to warn the public, psychologists are publishing their diagnoses of Trump. Most recently, John D. Gartner said Trump “is dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president.”

He believes Trump shows signs of “malignant narcissism,” which is defined as a mix of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, aggression and sadism in Campbells’ Psychiatric Dictionary.

Meanwhile, this article from The Daily News suggests a few other symptoms and other issues.

The fuzzy outlines of President Trump’s likely mental illness came into sharper focus this week: in two interviews with major networks, he revealed paranoia and delusion; he quadruple-downed on his fabrication that millions of people voted illegally, which demonstrated he is disconnected from reality itself; his petulant trade war with Mexico reveals that he values self-image even over national interest; his fixation with inaugural crowd size reveals a childish need for attention.

“Narcissism impairs his ability to see reality,” said Dr. Julie Futrell, a clinical psychologist, who, of course, added a standard disclaimer because she has never actually treated Trump. “So you can’t use logic to persuade someone like that. Three million women marching? Doesn’t move him. Advisers point out that a policy choice didn’t work? He won’t care. The maintenance of self-identity is the organizing principle of life for those who fall toward the pathological end of the narcissistic spectrum.”

Call it what you will, we know what he is:  Batshit crazy.

I have found a few songs to go along with the theme.  There are tons and tons of them out there but I concentrated on the crazy songs concerning those who are truly disturbed.  My selections are below and feel free to contribute your own in the comments.

 

web-page-separator-line(1) Psychotic Break ~ Jerry Cantrell

(2) Fight ~ Little Crazy

(3) Metal Church ~ Psycho

(4) Criminally Insane ~ Slayer

(5) Institutionalized ~ Suicidal Tendencies

(6) Stone Cold Crazy ~ Queen

web-page-separator-lineSo there you go Widdershins: a half dozen songs about mental illness, craziness, what-have-you in celebration (?) of our 45th President and Commander-in-Chief of the military.  As always, this is an open thread.

 

 

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52 Responses to "Lazy Weekend Music~Crazy Trump Edition"

Hey contrask! Hope you’re feeling a bit better today.

Your scarf it was apricot
You’re so (malignant narcissism) vain….He probably thinks this President thing is about him.

He’s bonkers and he’s going to get us all killed.

Robert Reich posted this interesting – and completely unsurprising – convo about Republicans.

Here’s one for you DYB. Don’t know how much you prefer Sutherland though.

Sister Unity had a good clip about “how to face times when you have to take action against the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.”
It begins with some, I believe, Hindu prayers. In her prior life Unity studied some of the Eastern religions.

@2, really enjoyed that!

@3, wow! Do you think this might make it easier to take back Congress in ’18?

@5, yes, I think Ganesh is a Hindu god.

This seems almost crazy and evil enough for Dump:

@9: Nice selection annie.

How is the weather there I haven’t watched the Wx channel today but last night saw there were still a couple of low pressure systems off the coast.

It continued to rain hard all through the night and morning but is finally letting up a bit. Cloudy, dark, and everything drenched though. I haven’t seen rain like this since my kid was little. We are all safe and our hill is holding up. We did have a couple of trees go down yesterday and some areas blocked off, but our area is very lucky compared to many.

Like the new sidebar pix!

@11: That’s good about the rain letting up. When I saw the Wx channel last night they showed a picture of the L.A. river. Wow, the water was roaring through there. Glad y’all are okay. You probably just need a couple of clear, dry, days to let all of that water drain off.

Oh and it was DYB who made the pix and I uploaded them.

Hey, hope all are staying warm, dry, and keeping the pain low. Absolutely take your pain pills before you start hurting again. You don’t want to wait until the plant’s wilted before watering again! Pain makes BP go up, and increases the output of epinephrine and norepinephrine (aka adrenaline and similar substances) and makes it harder for your body to heal. Got that? Good!

This is saying something:

@13: In other words, take your meds, early and often. LOL

When I saw the Homeland Security memo about using the NG to round up illegal aliens, it reminded me of this article that I read in 2016.

The 40-page memo described a government contingency plan for rounding up thousands of legal alien residents of eight specified nationalities: Libya, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan and Morocco. Emergency legal measures would be deployed—rescinding the right to bond, claiming the privilege of confidential evidence, excluding the public from deportation hearings, among others. In its final pages, buried in a glaze of bureaucratese, the memo struck its darkest note: A procedure to detain and intern thousands of aliens while they awaited what would presumably become a mass deportation. Van Der Hout read the final pages carefully. The details conjured a vivid image of a massive detainment facility: 100 outdoor acres in the backwoods of Louisiana, replete with specifications for tents and fencing materials, cot measurements and plumbing requirements.

The article was from August 2016 and I’m sure none of us ever thought the orange orangutan and his fascist buddies would ever win the election. But, here’s the plan Conjured up in the 80s and still lying around.

Can you believe that dumb spoiled bitch Betsy DeVos visiting a school and then publicly attacking them? I absolutely loathe dump and his evil partners in crime.

@17,

…teachers at Jefferson were none too pleased about DeVos’s comments, blasting her on Twitter.

JA teachers are not in a “receive mode.” Unless you mean we “receive” students at a 2nd grade level and move them to an 8th grade level. — Jefferson Academy (@JATrojans) February 18, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/02/18/former-d-c-schools-chief-takes-on-devos-sorry-lady-this-is-so-amateur-and-unprofessional/?utm_term=.d0e8090ef74c

OK – I was feeling marginally better. Then I watched the Dolt 45 Rally. OMG – the man is so fricking cray. Did anyone watch this? He really is speaking only to his wacko evangelical base. That calls for another song

@3: DYB, if this is an accurate characterization of the repubs’ position, it is complete confirmation that they do not give a shit about this country or its people. The are self-serving, mean-spirited traitors and cowards and every single one of them who does not stand up for their constituents should be removed from office or put in jail as circumstances dictate. They are heartless and cruel and dishonor the offices they hold. This is not a game, the consequences of their actions will have devastating effects. Anyone who supports this destructive party-over-country agenda is not an American, they are enemies of the republic and its constitution and should be treated as such.

Here’s one for my sweetie contrask.

One more.

@22 & 23: So are you contrask’s hubby?

Those are both good ones – TY Native1 We’ve been in the TZ since 11/9 and it’s just getting weirder. Cats – after watching the rally and how he played to his weird base who still believes his lies without thinking or checking anything he says. I am just speechless. I need strong drink.

Interesting piece here says Trump will probably have a short presidency and then Prez Pence.

@25: I knew better than to self-inflict an injury by watching any part of that.

Bwhahahaha!

Welp, I took the survey and I’m more than certain they didn’t like my responses.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@2 This forever.

@24 Yes. I have been watching TW for years. Told Contrask about the site when she began to be more active. You all have helped keep us sane.

Yes, Native1 = hubby. He’s a keeper & has read your board for years. Really hoped something was going to happen today from hints being dropped. Still hoping IC can nail 45, VP, Priebus & Ryan together.
Laughing over the media survey – I voted too.
Crying over this on my Resistance private local group: From a friend: OKC Friends:
COPY/PASTE: Hey just a heads up. They have set up road blocks at southbound I-35 exit at SE 44th Street and are doing *seat belt* checks but it’s actually immigration checks. They have already towed several cars for not having OK licenses and insurance. [Again do NOT share, I am NOT making this publicly viewable, you MUST copy/paste in order to share.

It’s real and it’s here and it’s wrong.

@35. yes, Contrask it is wrong on so many levels. When I see those stupid polls on the bans and the crack downs I am always surprised by the high percentage of Americans who support them. This is not a civilized, compassionate way to address immigration reform. We aren’t just moving inanimate objects from point A to point B. I just hope we don’t end up in the minority on so many of these issues; one party rule is bad enough but when we the people sink into the muck, it is harder to fight back and survive with our souls, and our nation, intact. Fear and hatred are so corrosive.

Oh, so glad you are feeling better and congrats on having such an awesome hubby and daughter. (My cats are of very little help when I am off my game!) Your hubby’s song selections had me boppin’ last night! Isn’t it weird how we can still remember the words to those great songs, but can’t remember what we just meant to do a minute ago….

@34 & 35: Well glad you started to comment native1. Glad we’ve been able to help with your sanity. And please feel free to comment more often; new voices are always welcome here.

@35: Hmmm…seat belt checks. (snort)

They need to stop the people who are using their cell phones and texting while driving. That would be a public service.

If y’all have a chance, check out the article I linked in 16 above. Oakdale La is where there’s a Federal Prison and they also have an Immigration site there. It would not take much to make that a “camp” very much as described in the Politico article.

http://www.immigrationdetention.org/wiki/oakdale-detention-center/

Another FB friend posted that she went shopping this afternoon to grocery & such & was eerily cognizant of a lack of Latinos anywhere. She lives in Ocala, FL. Now that is saying something.

@33, Love that! I put it on twitter.

Hi native1!

@40: Fl..wow. I wish SM would drop by and give us an update.

Good article at The New Yorker on Trump and the Repubs in Congress. Short version: don’t expect them to do a damned thing until after they have done away with Obamacare, and wiped out the New Deal.

Ann Ravel’s resignation letter (from the FEC) to Stump.

View story at Medium.com

Mass detaining and deportation coming soon.

Note this from the article:

the department will also prioritize for more immediate removal those who have been convicted of a crime; charged with a crime; committed fraud in connection with a matter before a government agency; abused any program related to public benefits; or have not complied with orders to leave the country.

Bolding and italics are mine.

Hi Native1, welcome! It’s great to see you here. Contrask, I hope your ankle is on the mend.

I completely believe that Drumpf is batsh*t crazy. Malignant narcissism works for me. And sadly, I do think that the Republicans in Congress will not do anything until we make them.

My play is not ready to come out yet, but I do have some sweet activism for you tomorrow!

If y’all have HBO, try to catch Last Week Tonight at least toward the end. He does a fantastic skit with a “video” meant for tRump. I hope they’ll put it on youtube. Funny as hell!

@47, Fredster is that the teaching video he is showing on Fox (purveyor of non fake news)? The one I saw had a “cath” cowboy explain the three legs of the nuclear triad and how to pronounce the name of his daughter Tiffany. It was hysterical! Oliver does not disguise his disgust for 45.

Are you guys following the new shitshow within the GOP/Conservative movement? As you know (or now you know), Milo Snufflepagaus is set to be the keynote speaker at CPAC. Because freedom of speech and the fascist liberals are trying to suppress free speech against Milo. Ok great.

On Fri Milo was on Bill Maher. A waste of time, but in the Overtime segment he did go on a tirade against transgender people in public bathrooms. How transpeople are going to abuse children and it must be stopped! (This is one of the times Larry Wilmore told Milo to go fuck himself.)

Anyway – are you sitting down? Because this is where the most Conservative thing that could possibly happen, happened. Yesterday a video came out of Milo on a radio show via Skype talking about how sex with 13 year old boys is ok. In both gay relationships and when teachers and 13 year old boys have sex. Because the boys are the aggressors and women can’t resist so they fall in love. But it’s ok because 13 year olds are mature enough. And priests having sex with 13 year old boys is ok too.

So now Conservatives are all over the internet defending Milo’s comments. Because he’s just being edgy and controversial and fascist liberals are just attacking him. Milo is saying the tapes are doctored, but they’re not. If you watch it, which I did, there are no edits. I’m an editor, I make edits for a living. His comments are unedited. Conservatives are now defending rape of 13 year old boys.

And here folks is Conservatives, GOP in 2017.

And I started following Sally Yates on Twitter. She has been blocked from following Drumpf and Pence!

Oh wait, someone just pointed out that account isn’t the real Sally Yates. Yates officially has a different account. This is very confusing! (One of the problems with Twitter. Sometimes hard to find actual people because there are so many impostors. But at least this Sally Yates isn’t a troll, seems decent.)

Native, 22 & 23

Wow, haven’t heard those two song in a long time, two of my forgotten favorites. Thx.

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