Hollywood’s entertainers stay away this time: Why?

Patricia Swicicki- American Thinker

Where Are the Shallow Hollywood Folks When our Country Needs Them?

 
 
 

The Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Jack White and Dave Grohl were among the other performers at the tribute event for McCartney. But not one new song for the dying Gulf Coast, the wetlands or the businesses! Not one!

Our Country has never been short on the number of shallow Hollywood folks expressing their “expert” opinions regarding the environment and politics. Sadly, their collective expertise, environmental concerns and concerns for their fellow man are limited by their political agendas. Collectively, they have remained quiet throughout the entire Gulf Coast disaster; the environment and humanity be damned. Not even one song for the gulf coast, the wildlife, or the people.

Following Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, the “Shallow-woods” did not miss an opportunity to stand before a microphone or camera and sponsor fund raiser concerts to aid the victims of those disasters. During the early post-Katrina days the “Shallow-wood” folks took every opportunity to denounce our government’s response time to that disaster; regardless of the inaccuracies of their claims. Sean Penn and his personal camera crews took time out from his pro-Venezuela campaigns and quickly appeared on the scene following the Katrina and Haiti disasters.

But now we have another administration, one for which the “Shallow-wood” folks raised millions of dollars and campaigned so hard to have elected. He claimed to be their “environment” president. This is their man. None of them had the forethought that their man would actually be called upon to do something during a crisis. Our Country is currently experiencing the worst environmental disaster in its history, and possibly the worst environmental disaster in the world. Pictures of oil soaked wildlife, and dead dolphins nightly appear on the news.

But where are Sean Penn and his personal camera crew? Why have NO “Shallow-woods” appeared at this disaster site as they eagerly did for Katrina and Haiti? Why have none of these people who claim to “care” about the environment even offered to sponsor a fund raiser to help with the clean-up or help the people who have lost their businesses, jobs, and soon their very homes? Why have NO “Shallow-woods” offered to speak up for the Audubon Society that is working so hard to clean and save the oil soaked birds?

Likewise, the members of the music profession, although not missing an opportunity to busy itself with private concerts and gala’s at the White House, have made NO efforts to organize any type of fundraiser for the Gulf Coast environmental clean up or to help the people suffering from this disaster.

This is the president they supported and funded and their silence regarding the Gulf Coast oil disaster is deafening, hypocritical and disgraceful. The current administration ignored the slow moving oil slick as it moved closer and closer to the Gulf Coast. Presidential campaign trips to California, campaign trips to New York City, date nights and twice weekly golf games were prioritized over the foreseeable disaster approaching the Gulf Coast. Despite this, not a word of criticism was heard from the “Shallow-woods” or music entertainment industry. Why? Their collective silence is deliberate in that to do or say something that would help the Gulf Coast and its residents would make their president look worse than he already does. The shallowness of their inactions to help their fellow Americans and help clean-up our environment demonstrates their willingness to sacrifice the Gulf Coast and its residents in favor of their own selfish “expert” political agendas.

A Shrink Asks: What’s Wrong with Obama?

ByRobin of Berkeley
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So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I’ve written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery.  

Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama’s blasé attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd revamped Obama’s “Yes We Can” motto into “Will We Ever?”

The liberal women of the TV show “The View” have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama’s living with a man so out of touch. Peggy Noonan, hardly a vehement Obama foe,  recently pronounced him disconnected

Obama’s odd mannerisms intrigue a psychotherapist like me. He also presents a serious diagnostic challenge.  

For one, Obama’s teleprompter and the men behind the Blackberry keep him well-scripted. We know so little about the facts of his life.

But it’s more than just a lack of information. Obama himself is a strange bird. He doesn’t fit easily into any diagnostic category.

Many people attribute Obama’s oddness to his narcissism. True, Obama has a gargantuan ego, and he is notoriously thin-skinned.

Yet a personality disorder like narcissism does not explain Obama’s strangeness: his giggling while being asked about the economy; his continuing a shout-out rather than announcing the Ft. Hood shootings; or his vacations, golfing, partying and fundraising during the calamitous oil spill.

Take also Obama’s declaring on the “Today Show” that he wants to know whose ass to kick. Consummate narcissists would never stoop to this vulgar display of adolescent machismo.

Obama is flat when passion is needed; he’s aggressive when savvy is required. What’s most worrisome is that Obama doesn’t even realize that his behavior is inappropriate.

So if it’s not just simple narcissism, what is wrong with Obama? Since I’ve never evaluated him, I can’t say for sure. But I can hazard some educated guesses.

If I saw a client as disconnected as him, the first thing I would wonder: Is something wrong with his brain? And I’d consider the following theoretical diagnostic possibilities. 

Physical problems: There are a multitude of physiological conditions that can cause people to act strangely. For instance: head injuries, endocrine disturbances, epilepsy, and toxic chemical exposure.

It makes me wonder: Did Obama ever have a head injury? His stepfather in Indonesia was purportedly an alcoholic abuser. Was Obama subject to any physical abuse?

Drugs and alcohol: Damage to the brain from drugs and alcohol can also cause significant cognitive impairments. Obama once said that there were 57 states — and didn’t correct himself. Memory problems can be caused by both illicit and prescription drug use.

Obama admits to a history of drug use in his youth. Did his usage cause some damage? Does Obama still use? 

Asperger’s Syndrome: Also known as high-functioning autism, Asperger’s causes deficits in social skills. A person with Asperger’s can’t read social cues. Consequently, he can be insensitive and hurtful without even knowing it. 

Could Obama have Asperger’s? He might have some mild traits, but certainly not the full-blown disorder. In contrast to Obama, those with Asperger’s get fixated on some behavior, like programming computers. Obama lacks this kind of passion and zeal.

–Mental Illness: Obama’s family tree is replete with the unbalanced. His maternal great-grandmother committed suicide. His grandfather, Stanley Dunham, was particularly unhinged: He was expelled from high school for punching his principal; named his daughter Stanley because he wanted a boy; and exposed young Barry to not just drunken trash talk, but unrestricted visits with alleged pedophile Frank Marshall Davis (who might or might not be Obama’s biological father). Barack Sr. was an abusive, alcoholic bigamist.

Since mental illness runs in the family, does Obama have any signs? Yes and no. No, he is not a schizophrenic babbling about Martians. But there are red flags for some other conditions.

While Obama doesn’t appear to hallucinate, he seems to have delusions. His believing he has a Messiah-like special gift smacks of grandiose delusions. His externalizing all blame to conservatives, George W. Bush, or the “racist” bogeyman hints at persecutory delusions. 

Along with a delusional disorder, Obama may fit for a mild psychotic disorder called schizotypal disorder. It may explain some of Obama’s oddness. 

People with schizotypal disorder hold bizarre beliefs, are suspicious and paranoid, and have inappropriate and constricted affect. They have few close friends and are socially awkward. A schizotypal is someone like your strange cousin Becky who is addicted to astrology, believes she is psychic, and is the oddball at social gatherings.

Schizotypal Disorder does ring some bells vis-à-vis Obama. One way the diagnosis doesn’t fit, however, is that schizotypals are generally harmless, odd ducks. Not so with Obama.

Trauma: My gut tells me that Obama was seriously traumatized in childhood. His mother disregarded his basic needs, dragged him all over the place, and ultimately abandoned him.

But I think there may be something even more insidious in his family background. While I can’t prove it, the degree of Obama’s disconnect reminds me of my sexually abused clients.

With serious sexual abuse, the brain chemistry may change. The child dissociates — that is, disconnects from his being — in order to cope. Many adult survivors still dissociate, from occasional trances to the most extreme cases of multiple personality disorder.

Apparently, young Barry was left in the care of Communist Frank Marshall Davis, who admitted to molesting a 13-year-old girl. As a teenager, Obama wrote a disturbing poem, “Pop,” that evoked images of sexual abuse — for instance, describing dual amber stains on both his and “Pop’s” shorts.

Would trauma explain Obama’s disconnect? In many ways, yes. A damaged and unattached child may develop a “false self.” To compensate for the enormous deficits in identity and attachment, the child invents his own personality. For Obama, it may have been as a special, gifted person.

Let’s return now to my original question: What is wrong with Obama? My guess is a great deal. The answer is complex and likely includes some combination of the above.

Along with the brain issues are personality disorders: narcissism, paranoia, passive-aggressiveness. There’s even the possibility of the most destructive character defect of all, an antisocial personality. Untreated abuse can foster antisocial traits, especially among boys.

If my assessment is accurate, what does this mean? 

It means that liberals need to wake up and spit out the Kool-Aid…and that conservatives should put aside differences, band together, and elect as many Republicans as possible.

Because Obama will not change. He will not learn from his mistakes. He will not grow and mature from on-the-job experience. In fact, over time, Obama will likely become a more ferocious version of who he is today. 

Why? Because this is a damaged person. Obama’s fate was sealed years ago growing up in his strange and poisonous family. Later on, his empty vessel was filled with the hateful bile of men like Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers. 

Obama will not evolve; he will not rise to the occasion; he will not become the man he was meant to be. This is for one reason and one reason alone:

He is not capable of it.

A frequent AT contributor, Robin is a psychotherapist in Berkeley and a recovering liberal. You can e-mail Robin at robinofberkeley@hotmail.com. She regrets that she may not be able to acknowledge your e-mail.

Sarah Palin still gets under Bubba Obama’s skin

The war of words between Obama and Palin continues. Obama just can’t stop bickering with this woman. Ever since she entered the race for Vice president Barack Obama had felt the need to be on the defensive against her. During the presidential campaign, I often wondered if he knew who he was running against. He was afraid of Hillary and spent most of his time in the Primary running against her husband the former President Bill Clinton. Then during the presidential race against John McCain he wound up dueling against Sarah Palin day in and day out.

Even now – If Sarah opens her mouth Barack goes on the defensive- one would think he would have learned by now – he is seriously outmatched and outsmarted every time. She is having fun and he is upset, puffed up , annoyed and on the defensive. Has anyone told him – he works for us?

See for yourself!  He got all huffy and defensive and like a schoolkid shot off his big mouth. Not very presidential!

True to form – she shot right back and made him look silly and childish. As a Governor of a state she may know a lot more about governing than he does even after being in office a full year and it shows!

Obama is obviously thin skinned and arrogant — so I am surprised that he allows her so many wins but perhaps  – he is too busy acting like a childish schoolboy to notice or perhaps  he missed being chastised by a mommy!

Meanwhile – chalk another one up for the lady from Alaska!

First Obamaversary

Obama: Better than the Bitch and Bill Too

Another Rant By: BettyJean Kling

He’s got o be kidding right? Audacity is one thing but this clown is just plain narcissistic.  I did not vote for Bill Clinton – I was a Perot Gal – I didn’t vote for Bush, I voted Green Party then Kerry. Last time around I worked my heart out for Hillary till there was no Hillary to work for then I worked for John and Sarah so it’s safe to say – I never liked this guy. I admit it.

 I never like the audacity of this man who never really held a real job- hell he is not holding this one. Have you noticed congress and the Czars are running everything?  He never won a law case of consequence neither he nor his wife yet ran down Hillary’s experience.  This man who has no real past to point to and has hidden his entire life except for that which he painted for us to believe.

This man who held on to a Pastor for 20 years until he couldn’t hide him anymore- who pretended to be a Christian but no longer attends any church. A man who hid his crazy friends as mere acquaintances or who happen to live in the neighborhood but who actually wrote his books or paid his way or launched his career or appointed him something or affirm him in some way or another for things no one else has ever seen him do.

This man is as impotent a man as they come and now when confronted with the idea of having to come to the Center as Bill Clinton had to do in 94 he has the nerve to say Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ This man can’t shine Bill Clinton’s shoes- and that is not a racist connotation- Its one I use all the time and I ain’t gonna walk on eggs for this president just cause he is half black.  Truth be told- he is the least qualified POTUS we could possibly have chosen with our country in good times let alone bad. And except for the Clinton crew he brought in – his Chicago crew sucks.

Un-be-known to those who did not realize it when he came on the scene with his Obamatrix, this guy has the same mental makeup as every dictator in history. Go through the list of every despot you can think of; each and every one would have privately spoken exactly the same words. This one freely speaks them out loud and often and without conscience. He and his followers call it audacity. A more appropriate description may be severe personality disorder or sociopathology.

Now The Campaigner in Chief brings back David Plouffe- not that he ever left campaign mode himself but he intends to run every democrat’s campaign from now to November – talk about audacity! Good! That ought to help us prevent him from getting back 60 senators! And we thought he was a smart man at least. Not so! He is too damned full of himself to be smart! Narcissist!

Did you hear this fool on ABC? He said” I’d rather be a great one term president than a mediocre two- term president” what an oxymoron- a great president would certainly be re-elected – no? And a mediocre president probably wouldn’t get the second shot? But maybe it’s just me!

So first he thought he was better than Hillary, remember Iowa’s Victory Song by JayZ 99 problems (but the Bitch ain’t one?) and now he thinks he is better than Bill! There is no end to this guy’s conceit! No end- except we can end it and we shall – if we the people clear em out and end his reign and prove he was a mediocre one time lame duck in his first year of his  only less than mediocre term!

Iacocca’s words apply to Obama too!

BettyJean

Seems Iococca wrote this about Bush but it’s perfect  for this administration as well .  I would add that these thoughts include every Democrat and Republican now sitting in those seats in DC. They have all been complicit in this mess. They must all go. Vote em out – vote em all out via Voter Imposed Term Limits! There are 435 Congressional seats and about 36 Senate seats we can and must replace this November – TMU is looking for 470 good women and men to run! America needs you! 

Just as true today as it was when his book first came out.  He was, and still is, a brilliant businessman!  Often we need to be reminded of Iococca’s words.    Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its death throes?  He’s now 82 years old and asked in his book, ‘Where Have All The Leaders Gone?’.

Lee Iacocca’s words have been updated to fit Obama: ( see notes at end) 

“Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Where the hell is our outrage with this so called president? We should be screaming bloody murder! We’ve got a gang of tax cheating clueless leftists trying to steer our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even run a ridiculous cash-for-clunkers program without losing $26 billion of the taxpayers’ money, much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, ‘trust me the economy is getting better..’

Better? You’ve got to be kidding. This is America , not the damned, ‘Titanic’. I’ll give you a sound bite: ‘Throw out all the politicians along with the president!’

You might think I’m getting senile, that I’ve gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.

The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs.. While we’re fiddling in  Afghanistan   ,  Iran   is completing their nuclear bombs and missiles and nobody seems to know what to do. And the liberal press is waving ‘pom-poms’ instead of asking hard questions. That’s not the promise of the ‘ America ‘ my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I’ve had enough. How about you?

I’ll go a step further. You can’t call yourself a patriot if you’re not outraged. This is a fight I’m ready and willing to have. The Biggest ‘C’ is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C’s of leadership, with crisis being the first.)

Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It’s easy to sit there with thumb up your butt and talk theory. Or send someone else’s kids off to war when you’ve never seen a battlefield yourself. It’s another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.

On September 11, 2001, we needed a  strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A hell of a mess, so here’s where we stand.

We’re immersed in a bloody war now with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving.  But our soldiers are dying daily.

We’re running the biggest deficit in the history of the world, and it’s getting worse every day!

We’ve lost the manufacturing edge to  Asia   , while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs.

Gas prices are going to skyrock again, and nobody in power has a lucid plan to open drilling to solve the problem.  This country has the largest oil reserves in the WORLD, and we cannot drill for it because the politicians have been bought by the flea-hugging environmentalists.

Our schools are in a complete disaster because of the teachers union.

Our borders are like sieves and they want to give all illegals amnesty and free healthcare.

The middle class is being squeezed to death every day.

These are times that cry out for leadership.

But when you look around, you’ve got to ask: ‘Where have all the leaders gone?’ Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.

Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?

We’ve spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.

Everyone’s hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping the government will make it better for them.  Now, that’s just crazy.. Deal with life.

Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when ‘The Big Three’ referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, look what Obama did about it!

Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.

I have news for the Chicago gangsters in Congress. We didn’t elect you to turn this country into a losing European Socialist state. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on NBC or CNN news will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don’t you guys show some spine for a change?

Had Enough? Hey, I’m not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I’m trying to light a fire. I’m speaking out because I have hope – I believe in America . In my lifetime, I’ve had the privilege of living through some of    America ‘s greatest moments. I’ve also experienced some of our worst crises: The ‘Great Depression,’ ‘World War  II,’ the ‘Korean War,’ the ‘Kennedy Assassination,’ the ‘Vietnam War,’ the 1970’s oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years since 9/11.

Iacocca’ wrote words above have been altered to fit Obama’s administration as outlined below.

Andrea Wolf Stalnecker

I have the book in question. It’s from the first page of the first chapter (entitled “Had enough?”) of the book “Where Have All the Leaders Gone”. Other than the fact that he IS a liberal and bashes all things conservative (I do not identify with either party so I do not like one president over another), the book is pretty good.

The problem is the statement attributed to Iacoca should be in quotes because it’s not all his words. In the book, the word “bozos” appears where here it was replaced with “leftists” and “cash for clunkers” is referenced where Iacocca singled out Katrina. In two places where the rewrite includes a reference that the economy is getting better..’” the actual phrasing is “stay the course”.

Unfortunately, there are other areas where parts are cut out that need to be removed in order to suggest Iacocca could be speaking of Obama. … See More

I know I’m going to offend people who don’t want the truth, but to advance an agenda on lies or rewrites suggests the agenda does not have much basis. I’m NOT a fan of Obama, but I’d rather point out REAL problems, not support the spread of misinformation.

Please, be gentle, folks. I believe this country needs serious change and it has for a LONG time. Let’s just do it right! 🙂

Thank you Andrea- I agree!

Obama heckled for 3 minutes in Massachusetts

A shocked Obama doesn’t know how to handle an out of control mob at a half filled auditorium where he was met with anything but the usual accolades. Hahahahahahah ! Then the cameras were told to turn off the feed so we don’t know how long it took to get that crowd under control – do we? But it not only happened in less than a year but it happened in Massachusetts of all places! Way to go Americans. Way to go!

We the People of these United States in order to form a more perfect Union…