Did you know that a group who does not have an actual leader is ripe for a narcissist to step up and take over as the leader.
“...A study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests that when a group is without a leader, you can often count on a narcissist to take charge. Researchers found that people who score high in narcissism tend to take control of leaderless groups….”
This has absolutely fascinating implications for the GOP and says something rather damning about the Dems! It also does not speak well for losertarians and their Ron Paul fixation. Let’s just be honest that the face of narcissism is Ron Paul!
The Pink Flamingo is a fan of pop-psychology. It is worth absolutely nothing. As a writer, though, it is good for shaping characters. Because of this, you do have a tendency to pick up information. As a daughter, I’ve spent some time reading up on narcissism. My mother has basically been stalked and harassed by a text-book narcissist for most of her life. A narcissist is a wounded person. Their narcissism has been developed for them to cope with a situation from their life. They have a tendency to personality problems to begin with – but an incident in childhood will push them over the edge.
“While the psychopath displays more antisocial features, the malignant narcissist desires “unlimited power”.
This week there is something of an awesome commemoration of Apollo 13 and the remarkable feat of saving the crew. A phrase was born:
The Pink Flamingo thinks Barack Obama is a fool. Only a fool would squander our future. Idiot is revamping the Orion capsule. By revamping the capsule he is basically not only killing our return to the moon but going to Mars. Would someone please tell The Pink Flamingo what planet this freak lives on?
What the he-double-toothpick is wrong with him?
Why the heck doesn’t the freak take the money they are using on that idiotic railroad to nowhere in Florida and put it into space exploration?
From Americas Space:
“…The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a statement outlining the “new”, call it “new” v 2.0, NASA plan. It replaces the one that was announced on February 1st and has seen so few supporters that you could fit them all in a phone booth.
“…“When we talk about fighting for our country, let’s clear the air right now about what we’re talking about. …We’re not inciting violence. Don’t get sucked into the lame-stream media lies.”…” Sarah Palin
Few headlines have delighted The Pink Flamingo more than the announcment that Hollywood had decided that the Bushes knew how to entertain and the Obamas do not. The other night at the Kennedy Center awards, the Obamas ended up with many thumbs down!
Yes, there are more important problems in the world, but let’s be honest here and enjoy the moment. It will not last for long!
Let’s translate that a little. The George & Laura Bush have class. Barack & Michelle Obama are members of a party represented by an ass.
Just read this and enjoy every word of it!
“…Per custom, the five honorees waved to the audience in response to periodic ovations. They were seated adjacent to the presidential and vice presidential boxes. The president and first lady darted backstage at intermission to shake hands with featured performers — “quick shakes, no eye contact,” blurted one startled singer.
The very first state dinner in history is going on as The Pink Flaming writes much of this post. It is obviously the very first state dinner ever given by a President and First Lady. NOTHING before has compared to this august event.
One of the hallmarks of these sorts of narcissistic “leaders” is their petty demand to destroy the reputation of the great men who came before them. In this Obama is no different from any number of pathetic and mediocre losers of history.
New Mexico’s 25nd Congressional District Needs a Republican Congressperson!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
You heard it here first. The Pink Flamingo is pleased to announce that I am a candidate for Congress in New Mexico’s newly created 25nd Congressional District! It really doesn’t matter that New Mexico only has three Congressional Districts and The Pink Flamingo officially lives in NM’s 2nd District.
The Pink Flamingo is thrilled to be running for New Mexico’s newest Congressional District. “New Mexico has three Democratic Congressmen at the current time. It is about time the new 25nd District, recently created by the Obama Administration, has a Republican to represent them.”
The Pink Flamingo will run on a strictly Republican platform.
“If I cannot get the GOP nomination for NM’s 22nd District, I will be running for the nomination in NM00, NM40, NM4, NM13, NM16, NM9, NM6, NM35, or NM40. It really doesn’t matter which district nominates me. I just want to make sure New Mexico has good Republican representation in order to insure that even more jobs are created in Congressional districts that do not exist.)
What is the deal with spending twenty-four thousand bucks so people could get three thousand or so bucks to purchase a new car?
Arrested Development, that late great satire of television show is long gone, but alive and well living in the White House. It is a story about a family so incompetent they cannot even be good crooks. Absolutely NOTHING the Bluth Family does is right, even lying, cheating, stealing, swindling, and hanging with Saddam.
We are living in very interesting times. Any number of people I know are down, depressed, distressed, upset, and just plain terrified about what is coming.
Fox is the enemy.
The Chamber of Commerce is the enemy.
Rush Limbaugh is the enemy.
Basically anyone who criticizes He Who Must Be Adored is the enemy.
It is entirely possible health care reform is going passed even if we do not want it. Real unemployment is something we only get when Republicans are in office. The Administration reports 9.8 % unemployment, but we’re actually looking at something around 17%. (Hyscience)
Unfortunately, if we do not turn around and laugh, we are going to lose perspective on life. And laugh we should. Barack Obama is quickly becoming a farce, a joke, the stuff late night legends are made of – if only he were Republican.
The Pink Flamingo, in her humble estimation, thinks there have been a handful of truly great television shows: Bonanza, Star Trek Classic, I Love Lucy, MASH, and Arrested Development. (First, a note for Arrested Development fans: Yes, there may indeed be a movie.
Newt is looking extremely presidential! (That’s my mother talking. Of course it could be the Vicodin and a few other pain killers. She fell and broke her left elbow this morning). Of course I agree with her!
I just have the re-occuring fantasy of Newt as POTUS, a GOP House and Senate, appointing Mark Levin to the SCOTUS.
We have a little problem.
With apologies to Thomas Paine, these are times that try a rational individual’s patience!
The liberal worship of Barack Obama and the conservative worship of Ronald Reagan is much the same thing. There is one big difference, though. When Ronald Reagan was POTUS, the same conservatives who today claim to have been his biggest supporters were some of his greatest critics. There’s one other little difference. The Cult of Reagan did not develop until long after he was no longer in office.
There is one other major difference. While there are those of us in the GOP who cringe at the constant abuse and mis-use of The Gipper’s name and legacy, especially via those who were the first to cast stones to destroy him while POTUS, you will need to search the country with a microscope to find a single conservative who worships him as a second coming, a messiah, or a golden idol.
Obama’s worshippers do not seem to have the ability to be able to tell the difference between a mortal human and a deity.
Reagan worshipers aren’t really worshiping Reagan. They are mouthing what their betters have told them. The problem with Obama worshipers is the fact that they have created a golden calf, an image of something that isn’t quite human.
The worst part of it is The One (Nobel) is doing nothing to dissuade this idol worship. He is enjoying every minute of it, which is absolutely terrifying.
Those who worship Reagan have a tendency to be following the lead of talking radio and TV heads. There is a perception of Reagan today that just IS NOT what Ronald Reagan actually was. This idolatry from the far right is something Reagan would absolutely detest.
The idolatry only goes so far. The “average” far right fan of Ronald Reagan falls under the “religious right” or Christian Conservative mantra. They accept that it is a violation of the Top Ten to worship anyone other than our Heavenly Father.
Unfortunately, the far left has a tendency to deny Christ.
It is a terrifying situation – for their eternal souls.
Has Barack Obama even once been to visit our injured troops? (Just asking) After all, he is bring peace to the world as he crashes our economy, our currency, and is turning his back on freedom and democracy.
Wonder what he will do for an encore. First, his Islamic czar thinks that Sharia Law is just misunderstood. Dalia Moghad made her remarks on a London TV show hosted by a member of the Hizb ut Tahrir Party. They believe in the non-violent destruction of Western Democracy and the creation of a world-wide Islamic State under Sharia Law.
What a change -Nobel Prize Winning Obama has a Czar promoting Sharia Law for one and all!
“…She said: “I think the reason so many women support Sharia is because they have a very different understanding of sharia than the common perception in Western media. “The majority of women around the world associate gender justice, or justice for women, with sharia compliance. “The portrayal of Sharia has been oversimplified in many cases.” Sharia in its broadest sense is a religious code for living, which decrees such matters as fasting and dressing modestly. However, it has also been interpreted as requiring the separation of men and women. It also includes the controversial “Hadd offences”, crimes with specific penalties set by the Koran and the sayings of the prophet Mohammed. These include death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality and the removal of a hand for theft. Miss Mogahed admitted that even many Muslims associated Sharia with “maximum criminal punishments” and “laws that… to many people seem unequal to women,” but added: “Part of the reason that there is this perception of Sharia is because Sharia is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood.”
There are some men who are honorable, hold their heads up high, and do not sell their souls for popularity. They believe in freedom and democracy, Truth, Justice and the American Way.
The “World” proudly proclaims:
“…U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world “hope for a better future” and striving for nuclear disarmament….”Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said. “His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.”
The committee said it attached special importance to Obama’s vision of, and work for, a world without nuclear weapons.
Why is such a outrageous requirement being made of people to vaccinate for a flu virus that is very mild? Yet, in order to save money on those ugly cheating doctors, in FY 2010 get you…In 2010, they want to cut cardiac procedures 10%. They plan to cut treatment for chest tumors by 19% – and that is next year. They plan to cut cardiac caths by 24%! This is basically legalized murder.
The Thursday night before Labor Day I woke up in agony. The entire left side of my mouth was in pain. By Friday it was worse. My dentist was out of town until Tuesday morning. I called and left a message, then started popping Advil.
Saturday afternoon I decided to take the radical and painful step of using a toothpick around my gums. I hit a pocket of something nasty, which told me I was getting an abscess. The dentist’s office called the first thing Tuesday morning. They had me in there by 11AM. I was getting an abscess, which was a heck of a lot cheaper than paying for what might have been the 4th crown of 2009!
I ended up taking a high-powered anti-biotic for about 10 days. It took another week for the pain to subside.
If I were living in the UK and did not have the money to afford a private dentist, I would be forced to live in agony.
What is going to happen if our health care is socialized? Will we be forced to endure such pain?
There is no difference between Obama fans and Trekkies. Please, I am not trying to insult Trekkies, only making a point about the “Dear Leader” films and school plays.
Want to talk about crazy fans? That’s what we are dealing with. When I think of crazy fans, I always go back to one of those almost sacred moments of my life. Yes, I remember where I was, sitting on the edge of the bed in the Fedder’s bedroom with Karen Fedder and my sister. We weren’t very old, but our parents, who were having dinner consigned us to the bedroom to watch THEM. (FYI – Jerry Fedder and Lindsey were law partners).
Democrats think it is okay, which tells you something about them. My fellow Republicans are in a snit over the actions of a New Jersey elementary school. So am I. I’m furious about it. Or, I was furious, then I started remembering back when I was in the 4th or 5th grade and had a crush on some TV star. I refuse to mention the star or the TV show on the grounds that it might reveal how old I am.
From what I gather, Barack Obama must think that it is acceptable for a predatory pedophile to molest a 15 year old boy. If he thinks the molestation of children is wrong, then why did he appoint a “safe school czar” who does? Of all the things Barack Obama has done to me this is the worst.
If a President of the United States does not have the moral clarity to protect innocent children from individuals who think pedophilia is acceptable, then we have truly lost the soul of our nation.
Evidently Democrats and Liberals have a problem with statutory rape. To them, it is simply teen sexuality. Let them do what feels good, right?
What does a teacher do when a 15 year old boy tells him he is having sex with an older man? (H/T Hyscience)
According to NM law (and I’ve had about 28 accredited hours of training in the past 8 years) that teacher – any adult- has a legal obligation to report that adult to law enforcement authorities.
In fact, in New Mexico, if said teacher did not report the adult to law enforcement authorities, the teacher would be held liable and could be arrested for endangerment of a child.
What’s a President to do when he names a man to the position of “safe school czar” and that person gave the 15 year old boy permission to have sex with an adult male?
Kevin Jennings did just that.
If Kevin Jennings were living in New Mexico and the situation occurred, he would most likely be arrested for what he did.
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”--C.S. Lewis
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SJ Reidhead (aka The Pink Flamingo) is a writer based in New Mexico. The author of two novels, both westerns: Dust Devil and The Second Mrs. Earp and two works of non-fictions: TRAVESTY: Frank Waters Earp Agenda Exposed and A Church for Helldorado, Endicott Peabody's 1882 Tombstone Diary. One of the leading authorities on the life of Wyatt Earp and Tombstone during the Earp years, she is currently attempting to prove that Wyatt Earp's 2nd wife, Mattie Blaylock, was murdered. Other projects include a volume of Tombstone and Wyatt Earp related articles and essays. The author is currently working on a book about fashion in the Wild West based entirely on unpublished photographs.
The author's work has appeared in Wild West, True West, Blogcritics, and The Tombstone Times. Recently the author has begun working on a handbook for "children" dealing with geriatric 'parents' and the changing roles we must all face in life.
SJ Reidhead has been involved in Republican politics she she was 'a little kid'. During the Reagan years she was a lobbyist working with various non-profit organizations who were attempting to salvage NASA and the American space program after the disastrous Carter years. The Obama Administration appears to be repeating these same disastrous policies.
The Pink Flamingo went on line on October 4, 2005, after the author realized "normal" Republicans were being marginalized as the extreme far right attempts to become the new normal. There are very few actual Republicans who blog on a regular basis. The Pink Flamingo is one of these blogs.
The Pink Flamingo is an unapologetic neo-con!
THE PINK FLAMINGO STORY
It started out as a joke. During the seven years I worked with the girls of my parish, leading a youth group, one of the things that I stressed were manners. Part of having manners, the way I see it, is to know how to set a proper table, host a party, cater it, and clean up afterward. I was fortunate enough to have a group of very talented girls in my youth group. They learned how to plan for, and execute large church functions, very properly. During one such function I noticed there were several incredibly tacky pink flamingos sitting on the table. Knowing the girls were up to something, I said nothing. A few months later they did the same thing at a function I was hosting at my home. I said nothing. They had a birthday party for me. More pink flamingos appeared - and a joke was born.
Thanks to the girls, all of whom are now grown, I have a collection of pink flamingos. It has become an ongoing joke. When I began working on my political blog, I realized the only possibly title was The Pink Flamingo!