Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mental Status Evaluations

I think Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., needs to be examined by a professional.  His behavior is getting more strange and he has exhibited an ongoing inability to work with others. 

The latest news reports wherein Sheriff Clarke wants to privatize jail health care is a symbol of someone dealing with a very limited perception of the problems that exist in the Milwaukee County Jail.

Sheriff Clarke's ego seems to stand in the way of all progress.  There was a time when the Milwaukee County Jail functioned very well, it had a Director of Health Services, it had a Chief Physician, it had a Chief Psychiatrist.  Unfortunately, the threat of having three competent people housed under Sheriff Clarke's roof was too much for him.  He fired the Director and the other two medical men retired at the first available opportunity.

Sheriff Clarke can run things.......but he runs them into the ground.  It is time that Milwaukee County recognize the symptoms of mental illness and demand an evaluation of Sheriff Clarke.  Come to think of it, my own experience working at Milwaukee County was constantly maneuvering around the crazies in the system.  The place is a hotbed of nut jobs.  I think it will be Milwaukee County's unraveling if they don't take some action against the kind of behaviors that create the disharmonious atmosphere that exists in most departments at Milwaukee County.

In my career at Milwaukee County, I had one boss who drank himself into a stupor everyday at lunch.  He returned to work surly and obnoxious.  When I reported it, my job was written out of the budget.  I had an underling who accused fellow workers of poisoning her (she was the only poison in the department) and I dealt with people who got self-righteously angry if their personal phone call gossip session was interrupted by my asking them to do some part of their job.  Local government here in Milwaukee, at least at the County level, is entrenched in ridiculous behaviors and emotional ineptitude.

But I digress. 

Sheriff Clarke is costing Milwaukee County (i.e., taxpayers) money.  Its time someone woke up and passed the lithium.

Monday, November 26, 2012

No Presidential Bid by Scott Walker

On behalf of human beings everywhere, Thank You, Scott Walker, for deciding against a run at the oval office.

My faith in humanity is renewed.  Some losers actually recognize their loser status.

Oh, and as far as Scott Walker not being the target of any investigation as he reported to the AP, how would he know?  John Doe investigations are "secret".  While his comrades fall left and right, I think Oil Can Scotty showed a remarkable lack of intelligence by making a statement like that.  But then, we can always count on him to say and do the most moronic thing possible.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Clarification on Narcissistic Personality Disorder

I found this paragraph in a Psychology magazine and really have to reprint it here, partially because it so perfectly sums up narcissistic tendencies, but also because so many people have accessed my post about this personality disorder.

This is a brief, but thorough commentary on the behavior of all narcissists. 
In a sense, narcissists are out of touch with reality. They are not mentally ill, like a psychotic; they are just unwilling to acknowledge truth that doesn't match their preferences. While normal people can weigh events rationally and draw fair conclusions about themselves, narcissists do not. They lack the objectivity to live with reasonable insight because their need for self exaltation does not allow them to accept that their perceptions might not be the ultimate truth. Their idealized view of themselves blinds them as they try to make sense of life, particularly the elements in themselves that might be imperfect or that might require adjustments (and they never want to make adjustments).
We've all known narcissists, and we've all sighed and rolled our eyes when dealing with them.  I guess the really sad thing is that there is no magical medication to help narcissists get over themselves.  We're just stuck with them.  But it could be worse.  They're stuck with themselves.

At the Movies

Argo is an excellent, nail-biter kind of film that keeps the action going from start to finish.  I truly respect Ben Affleck as both an actor and a director.  The man is truly talented.  Ordinarily, I'm not a big fan of action movies, but there are some that transcend formula, and Argo is certainly one of them.

Go See ARGO.

ARGO F*ck Yourself.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Pies and Whipped Cream and Stuffing, OH MY.

Just one thing to utter.


Okay, tomorrow I really am going to start the attempt of shedding these extra five pounds. 

But tonight, I'm going to let my dishwasher do the work and enjoy the fact that food is the great uniter.

Let's feed the world!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Things to be Thankful For

1.  Obama won.

2.  Tax breaks for the uber-wealthy are ending.

3.  Food is awesome on Thanksgiving; especially when someone who really loves the holiday cooks it.

4.  You don't live on the east coast.

5.  You actually like your in-laws.

6.  You can make a conscious choice to avoid the family you like to avoid.
7.  It's football season.

8.  The Packers look more than adequate this season.

9.  You're off work for a few days (if you don't work retail).

10.  You don't have to go shopping on Black Friday, and who, in their right mind, would?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Another Brilliant Idea

Come on, really?   Scott Walker's idea on how the republicans can win elections --- eliminate same day voter registration?


You can put an idiot in a suit.  You can elect the idiot to high public office.  You can invite the idiot to speak at the Ronald Reagan Library for Idiots.  But he is, and always will be, an IDIOT first and foremost.

Perhaps instead of trying to find ways to prevent people from voting against them, the republicans should invest some time and effort in making people want to vote for them.  Yeah.  Good luck with that.

WE Energies - More Extortion on the Horizon

I have had philosophical problems with WE Energies all my life.  First of all, what possible reason can there be for southeastern Wisconsin to pay some of the highest utility rates in the nation other than these greedy whores have found it very easy to gouge the consumer, repeatedly. 

Currently, WE Energies is planning yet another rate boost (this coming after one of the warmest winters on record in 2012).  Do you see the correlation here?  Despite a warm winter, WE Energies managed to pay their top executives millions in bonuses.  Is it my fault the climate change contributed to less billable kilowatts?  Does WE Energies even understand that their dirty coal plants are at least part of the reason we have global warming and milder winters?  They also paid big bucks in legal fees.  As far as I'm concerned, I'm not party to the lawsuit, I didn't do anything wrong, so why am I being asked to pay for litigation that has nothing to do with me, other than I'm forced to purchase energy from the only game in town.

WE Energies wants us to pay their legal fees and  their cost overruns at their dirty coal fired plant in Oak Creek, among other ridiculous surcharges to the consumer.  They're asking for fee increases.   The biggest increase would be a fixed charge on monthly electrical bills (40%) for customers who use the least amount of energy.  Always WE Energies goes after the people least able to afford to support the gluttonous need for more cash.  This is nothing less than extortion.  WE Energies is nothing short of a cash junkie.

I don't understand who the Public Service Commission is representing here; but it doesn't seem to be Joe Public, since WE Energies gouges the consumer continuously, and Joe Public can't even fire them because they're a monopoly.  The PSC needs to crawl out of bed with this psychotic whore and get their heads around the fact that WE Energies is as out of control as the KGB was.

WE Energies is padding the numbers about how much staffing they will need to have to support future projects.  Currently, these positions are vacant, and my guess is, they'll stay that way.  Who better to cook the books than an energy company?  What better way to appeal to the state than by the promise of future jobs, even though its all lip service.

I'm sick of WE Energies, and I'm sick of corporations like WE Energies being allowed to operate in America.  Someone much bigger than the PSC needs to look at what WE Energies is pulling.  This company epitomizes corporate greed and unfair business practices at every step.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Why Not Walker for President?

Scott Walker was at the Reagan Library giving a speech on what his budget plans will be for Wisconsin.  Why would Californians need to know this?  How about telling Wisconsinites the plan?  Well, obviously, Scott Walker doesn't have any credibility for most Wisconsinites, so why waste a speech in his home state, where the general consensus is that he's a complete idiot.   Besides, not telling his citizenry what he intends to do is sort of modus operandi for Scott Walker.

The real reason, I think is that Scott Walker is setting the stage to make a run for the presidential election in 2016.  Jesus, Mother, Mary  Just when you think things can't get worse.  You see that Scott Walker is so stupid, he doesn't recognize the hand-writing on the wall.  The GOP is licking the wounds inflicted on them by their rabid ideology, something Scott Walker wholly buys into.  This is the mark of a truly stupid man, someone who keeps repeating ineffective behavior and expecting outcomes to change. 

The thought of President Walker is laughably dangerous.  Let's hope Obama shakes things up in this country in the next four years so that people as monstrously inept as greasy little monkey Scott Walker won't stand a chance; even in local elections.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Walker Just Plain Dumb

Walker is going to let the feds run the Obamacare program here in Wisconsin.  This may look like a bold stand to his political supporters.  Good old governor walker not going to participate in Obamacare on any level, but the truth is, Walker is too stupid to implement such an important program.  Those of us who understand Walker's cognitive limitations know that this is just too much for Scott's little brain to comprehend, so he MUST (by federal law) let someone else do it.  What clowns you people are who voted this moron into public office.  I seriously think people who call themselves "conservative" really are just as dumb as Walker is.  Conservative and stupid seem to be interchangeable here in Wisconsin.

And while we're at it, Wisconsin lost 6000 jobs in October of this year.  Falling a little short on his campaign promise to create 250,00 jobs.  Of course, people like Walker make promises they can't keep in order to get elected.  No big news there.  But the fact that this greasy little balding monkey pulled the wool over the eyes of so many people is just nauseating to a lot of Wisconsinites.  Ah well, are there any as blind as those who will not see? 

Walker and his creepy administration of sideshow freaks is a crime being perpetrated on all of us living in Wisconsin.  Some of us see it.  Lots of us don't.  But stay tuned.  The man is an intellectual disaster.  No longer the golden boy; Scott Walker is a greasy little monkey, too dumb to ever learn sign language much less read the writing on the wall.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Romney Still Dumbfounded by Election Loss

Mitt Romney still doesn't get why he lost the election.

The United States of America truly dodged a bullet here.

The man has no insight.

Not a quality we want in our President, surely.

Here's why you lost Romney:  Failure to connect on any human level with the majority of voters.

Those you did connect with are obviously as delusional as you are.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wisconsin Republicans Insane

Just when I think things will tone down in this seriously f'd up state, we've got nine crazy Wisconsin state legislators talking about arresting anyone who tries to implement Obamacare here. 


Speaking to a group called Campaign for Liberty (Liberty not being for all in this latest fringe group), the legislators espoused their radical right wing agenda, declaring, among other insane proclamations, the affordable health care act to be unconstitutional.  Obviously, these mental giants seem to think they know more about the law than the United States Supreme Court.

Let's list these morons:

Chris Kapenga (R) Delafield.    Delafield?  Land of strip malls, McMansions, and tainted water; of which he's been drinking way too much.

Mary Lazich (R) New Berlin.  Mary's cross-eyes have certainly tunneled her vision.  Please, can't someone take up a collection for a new pair of glasses for this rigid Olive Oyl lookalike.

Don Pridemore (R) Hartford.  Hartford?  Who gives a rat's ass about Hartford? 

Erik Severson (R) of Star Prairie.  I have never even heard of Star Prairie, but I'm betting it has never produced a star, unless it's a star a$$hole like Severson.

Tom Larson (R) Colfax.  Another nonentity.  Obviously this man has drunk way too much unpasteurized milk from cows with that cow crazy disease.

Scott Krug (R) Wisconsin Rapids.  Obviously he's been breathing in the stink of paper mills for too many decades.

Rob Hutton (R) Brookfield.  Brookfield.  Seriously?  He needs to stop the nonsense and start looking for fresh water for his community.  I'll send him a divining rod for Christmas.  And a one way ticket to Syria.

Mark Born (R) Beaver Dam.  Was Mark actually born?  Sounds like he was hatched in some conservative think tank.

Dave Murphy (R) Greenville.  Way too much fertilizer in Greenville methinks.  Eating a lot of $hit lettuce sandwiches there.  He must love them.

So there's your list of the most seriously, mentally compromised people in the State of Wisconsin at the moment. 

Of course, the leader of the pack, Scott Walker, must surround himself with idiots to appear, at most, semi-literate.

Wisconsin is going to hell in a hand basket.  Glad I'm leaving.  Such an embarrassment to live here, unless you're as mindless as the leaders. 

Wisconsin.  Backward.  Hillbilly.  Moronic.  Redneck.  Racist. America's A$$hole Land.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The United States Strangely Quiet

Since the reelection of Barack Obama, the United States seems so quiet.

Of course, we have certain red (neck) states threatening secession.  Seriously, that's the best they could come up with?

Barack seems to be taking a hard stand on no negotiating the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, due to expire soon.  Hmmmm?  Kid gloves in the dumpster behind the White House?  Let's hope.

Wisconsin's republicans took back the senate - largely due to their very biased redistricting maps.  That's still in the courts.  Sure to cost all Wisconsinites more tax dollars.

Scott Walker hasn't done anything stupid.  Of course, he hasn't done anything at all, lately.  When he does, you can be sure it will be stupid.

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney are still coming out of their stupefied mental state, neither quite believing they've lost.  What arrogance!  Hubris is a B*tch.

Ron Johnson continued to make stupid remarks and do nothing as our Senator.  What a schlocky piece of crap this guy is. 

At any rate, things are quiet on the political front, both nationally and here in Wisconsin.  After such a contentious election year, it is nice.  On the other hand, we bloggers need fodder, so somebody do something, please.  Republicans, I'm counting on you to provide grist for the mill.  You're so good at creating chaos. 

Oh, and if you're the head of the CIA, don't you think you might think twice about getting caught with your pants down?  Just as I suspected, red, white and blue underwear with big brown stains.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What Makes Me Happy?

The thought that Barack Obama will take off his kid gloves and come out swinging.  It will be difficult, but in his second term, with little to lose, he needs to stand tall among the small-minded people in congress and not take any $hit.

The thought that the Koch brothers, Donald Trump and lots of empty-headed billionaires just like them spent lots and lots of money.....for NOTHING.....makes me glad down to my bone marrow.  They should have saved those dollars; they'll need them when their tax breaks finally expire.  Can't happen soon enough.

The thought that Mitt Romney won't have a chance to further damage global relations.

The knowledge that Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare, PBS, and Roe v. Wade is safe, at least for another four years.

Mostly what makes me the very happiest is that I am not alone; that America has spoken and I'm not completely surrounded by rhetoric-spouting non-thinkers.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

America Deemed Competent

It is indeed an immense relief to know that this country did not elect Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

All of you whom voted to reelect President Obama really have saved the day; possibly the world, and certainly yourselves and your fellow Americans.

I guess I can go back to picking on Scott Walker now.  He's such small fish, but he still represents the GOP mindset that truly does not have any basis in reality.

Thank you America!  Maybe we're going to be alright.

Is it Over Yet?

AT 5:15 p.m., CST, Obama is winning in New Hampshire with 7% of the state reporting. 

Is this a good sign?  I think so, since New Hampshire is quite republican; but even ignorant people know not to drink anything with a foul stench.

I'm going to the movies so I don't have to watch the election returns.  Going to see Argo, as Ben Affleck is so much more appealing than either candidate right now.  I have political ad burnout. 

I am sincerely hopeful that when I come out of that movie at 10 p.m., Romney will have conceded the election. 

If not, I've got two months to pack up and move to Costa Rica. 

Here's hoping America is not completely insane.  We'll know at midnight. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tomorrow Is Upon Us.

Well, that gracious time is upon us when we can put the bickering political ads behind us and elect a president.

We will have a few years reprieve from the extreme nastiness of this year's campaign, and hopefully concentrate on rebuilding a country that is seriously on the brink of disaster. 

Rich people everywhere are biting their manicured fake nails over this election.  They have the least to lose --- money.

Poor people everywhere are wringing their hard working hands and hoping the last straw isn't placed on their backs with the wrong outcome.

I'm just glad I don't have to look at Romney/Ryan ads anymore.  That much spoon-fed bull$hit would make anyone in their right mind violently ill.

Whatever happens in America tomorrow, there is definitely a great divide of people.  There are the rich.  There are the redneck.  There are the racist.  And then there are just plain American people who take the time to understand the issues.  It will be interesting to see which group represents the majority.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Let's Tax The Rich at 70% - Like We Did in 1950

Back in 1950 and the entire decade, rich people were taxed at 70%.  That seems excessive, even to me - a determined liberal standing so far out in left field, Communists can barely see me.

Or at least it did.

When Richard Nixon came into office (that epitome of crooked politicians), the tax breaks started for the uber-rich.  Those tax breaks have not lost momentum; so, a modest proposal of my own would be to make up for all the monies the uber-rich have not paid in taxes by taxing them from now and forever going forward at 70%.

Here's why.

I read the New York Times every Sunday, and I love it because it seems to have the most honest reporting of any newspaper in America.

But I also love the style section because I get to peek into that world of the uber-rich to actually see how they spend their excessive amounts of cash.

There is a considerable amount of wealth concentrated in a very small number of people, yet these people are calling your shots -- by "your" I mean anyone who doesn't have a trust fund.  These rich folks are the wrong people to call financial shots for anyone because they squander all that excess cash in unbelievably stupid ways.

Now we all get a good laugh out of $40,000 Birken bags and the people who carry them.  Even $4500 Balenciaga bags are ridiculous when one's intellect overrides one's ego.  But let's talk about real stupidity.

Like the treehouse for a twelve year old girl with running water and electricity. 

Like the couple who downsized their Central Park 4500 square foot apartment and went downtown, moving into a place with half the space.  Their biggest lament?  What to do with all their "stuff".  Especially the Italian vases they had shipped home and which numbered in the hundreds.  Come on.  Give me a f*cking break.  I like nice stuff as much as the next person, even have a (very) few really nice things, but I have never worried about where to display my hundreds of Italian vases. 

Or the wallpaper that costs $5,000 a roll.  Or the bathtub at $25,000.  Are we a pretentious society?  Of course we are.  That anyone would consider buying a $25,000 bathtub when there are people right down the block who don't have food or warm jackets is beyond me. 

We need to tax the rich at 70% to help the people who would be happy just to have a roof over their heads.

We need to tax the rich at 70% to prevent them from making serious mistakes with their money, like hideous fashion choices and being taken advantage of by designers and decoraters with questionable taste.

We need to tax the rich at 70% so that their 50 year old matrons don't walk around in $900 designer jeans stretched to death over their fat behinds while their plasticine faces scare children.

We need to tax the rich at 70% to teach them that they are not alone.  This seems like the most humane way to do it.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Difference - Part 2. Then and Now

President Obama was on national news last night reassuring New Jersey citizens, and in essence, all east coast citizens, that the United States would be there to help them right the destruction left by that ultimate of all terrorists, mother nature.

I wonder how this made the people of New Orleans and the rest of the gulf coast feel?  Bush did a flyover, and then proceeded to let people die, never once offering U.S. assistance in the aftermath of Katrina.  If he did offer it, it was lip service.  Any gulf coast resident will tell you it was lip service.  Bush was really good at lip service. 

At any rate, the difference is clear; Democrat = Help, Republican = F*ck Off. 

It is beyond my ability to understand why anyone in America, especially anyone who is not a very wealthy person, would believe anything Mitt Romney or that lying A$$ Paul Ryan would say.  But that's Mitt Romney's whole premise, isn't it:  JUST BELIEVE.

You yokels out there who would vote republican must really be empty-souled creatures, with very, very small brains.  Why would you just believe?  Do you all still believe in Santa Claus?  The Easter Bunny?  The Tooth Fairy?  Romney just believes in himself, a rich bastard who got rich on the broken backs of the working class.  He believes that getting rich that way is right, just and acceptable.
And he believes that this will work in building a strong America.

Wake up and smell the horse$hit.  JUST BELIEVE your vote can make a difference, and in order for it to make a difference, vote democratic.