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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lieberals Libidiots Damnable Distortioners

Dialectic Disorders Democrats Can't Handle Won't Tell The Truth

“Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it.”   ― Lysander Spooner

The art of distortion is a talent many politicians have.  Obama and the current Democratic leadership have taken lying and distortion to a fine art form.

Obama made many promises in his Inaugural speech to my recollection he has not kept any of them.

Democrats and the Department of Justice would have you and I believe that Florida is engaging in limiting the rights of voters, when in fact Florida is working to insure that dead voters, voters who have moved and illegal immigrants do not engage in voter fraud.

Just the other day in a brief appearance in the Whitehouse Press Room Obama said "the Private Sector is 'fine', when the reverse is true, our debt is colossal and just today the Federal Reserve released data indicating American families have had two decades of wealth wiped out.

Twice in recent weeks Eric Holder has sat in either a Congressional or Senate Hearing to answer for his department's handling of both Fast and Furious, and recent national security leaks.

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” 
― Albert Einstein

The following list of cognitive distortions from 15 Common Cognitive Distortions by John M. Grohol PSY.D. are tactics frequently used by the left:  If you have recently had a discussion with a Democrat or listened to a Democrat you likely have been subjected to these dialectic practices that the left uses to manipulate facts to win the narrative

1. Filtering. We take the negative details and magnify them while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation. For instance, a person may pick out a single, unpleasant detail and dwell on it exclusively so that their vision of reality becomes darkened or distorted. 
2. Polarized Thinking (or “Black and White” Thinking). In polarized thinking, things are either “black-or-white.” We have to be perfect or we’re a failure — there is no middle ground. You place people or situations in “either/or” categories, with no shades of gray or allowing for the complexity of most people and situations. If your performance falls short of perfect, you see yourself as a total failure. 
3. Overgeneralization. In this cognitive distortion, we come to a general conclusion based on a single incident or a single piece of evidence. If something bad happens only once, we expect it to happen over and over again. A person may see a single, unpleasant event as part of a never-ending pattern of defeat. 
4. Jumping to Conclusions. Without individuals saying so, we know what they are feeling and why they act the way they do. In particular, we are able to determine how people are feeling toward us.  For example, a person may conclude that someone is reacting negatively toward them but doesn’t actually bother to find out if they are correct. Another example is a person may anticipate that things will turn out badly, and will feel convinced that their prediction is already an established fact. 
5. Catastrophizing. We expect disaster to strike, no matter what. This is also referred to as “magnifying or minimizing.” We hear about a problem and use what if questions (e.g., “What if tragedy strikes?” “What if it happens to me?”).  For example, a person might exaggerate the importance of insignificant events (such as their mistake, or someone else’s achievement). Or they may inappropriately shrink the magnitude of significant events until they appear tiny (for example, a person’s own desirable qualities or someone else’s imperfections). 
6. Personalization.  Personalization is a distortion where a person believes that everything others do or say is some kind of direct, personal reaction to the person. We also compare ourselves to others trying to determine who is smarter, better looking, etc.  A person engaging in personalization may also see themselves as the cause of some unhealthy external event that they were not responsible for. For example, “We were late to the dinner party and caused the hostess to overcook the meal. If I had only pushed my husband to leave on time, this wouldn’t have happened.” 
7. Control Fallacies.  If we feel externally controlled, we see ourselves as helpless a victim of fate. For example, “I can’t help it if the quality of the work is poor, my boss demanded I work overtime on it.” The fallacy of internal control has us assuming responsibility for the pain and happiness of everyone around us. For example, “Why aren’t you happy? Is it because of something I did? 
8. Fallacy of Fairness.  We feel resentful because we think we know what is fair, but other people won’t agree with us. As our parents tell us, “Life is always fair,” and people who go through life applying a measuring ruler against every situation judging its “fairness” will often feel badly and negative because of it. 
9. Blaming.  We hold other people responsible for our pain, or take the other track and blame ourselves for every problem. For example, “Stop making me feel bad about myself!” Nobody can “make” us feel any particular way — only we have control over our own emotions and emotional reactions. 
10. Shoulds.  We have a list of ironclad rules about how others and we should behave. People who break the rules make us angry, and we feel guilty when we violate these rules. A person may often believe they are trying to motivate themselves with shoulds and shouldn’ts, as if they have to be punished before they can do anything.  For example, “I really should exercise. I shouldn’t be so lazy.” Mustsand oughts are also offenders. The emotional consequence is guilt. When a person directs should statements toward others, they often feel anger, frustration and resentment. 
11. Emotional Reasoning.  We believe that what we feel must be true automatically. If we feel stupid and boring, then we must be stupid and boring. You assume that your unhealthy emotions reflect he way things really are — “I feel it, therefore it must be true.” 
12. Fallacy of Change.  We expect that other people will change to suit us if we just pressure or cajole them enough. We need to change people because our hopes for happiness seem to depend entirely on them. 
13. Global Labeling.  We generalize one or two qualities into a negative global judgment. These are extreme forms of generalizing, and are also referred to as “labeling” and “mislabeling.” Instead of describing an error in context of a specific situation, a person will attach an unhealthy label to themselves. For example, they may say, “I’m a loser” in a situation where they failed at a specific task. When someone else’s behavior rubs a person the wrong way, they may attach an unhealthy label to him, such as “He’s a real jerk.” Mislabeling involves describing an event with language that is highly colored and emotionally loaded. For example, instead of saying someone drops her children off at daycare every day, a person who is mislabeling might say that “she abandons her children to strangers. 
14. Always Being Right.  We are continually on trial to prove that our opinions and actions are correct. Being wrong is unthinkable and we will go to any length to demonstrate our rightness. For example, “I don’t care how badly arguing with me makes you feel, I’m going to win this argument no matter what because I’m right.” Being right often is more important than the feelings of others around a person who engages in this cognitive distortion, even loved ones. 
15. Heaven’s Reward Fallacy.  We expect our sacrifice and self-denial to pay off, as if someone is keeping score. We feel bitter when the reward doesn’t come.
"Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends." ~Albert Bandura  

In describing this same vein of behavior you may have witnessed on week-end news shows, or either of Holder's appearances before the House or Senate, one of my favorite Blogs, Dr. Sanity says:

  • by using projection some very violent and angry people are able to convince themselves that they are working for peace and harmony.
  • - by using delusional projection some religious fanatics who behead innocent people are able to convince themselves that they are pure and holy, while" infidels" like Jews are monsters who "eat babies" and decend from "pigs and monkeys"
  • - by using displacement, some people are able to convince themselves that there is a devious plan to imminently replace our secular government with a Christian theocracy; while they are singularly unconcerned about religious fanatics actively waging war on the U.S. and the rest of the world trying to institute an Islamic theocracy.
  • - by using fantasy some people are able to convince themselves that these particular religious fanatics are reasonable and sensible people, amenable to negotiation and moderation.
  • - by using denial some people are able to convince themselves that Obama's economic policies are creating jobs and improving the economy.
  • - by using repression some people would like to eliminate all personal feelings about 9/11 and wipe it from the American collective consciousness; thus supporting the building of a mosque at Ground Zero while we are still in a protracted war with Islamic fundamentalists.

Obama and his Administration have set a record for white lies, fibs, out right distortions and manipulations of the truth. Each and every evening we subjected to a viewpoint from the main stream media that echoes all of this noise while America is burning and Democrats have lost any sense of reasonable leadership.

"If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient for the use of coercion" 
 ~Freiedrich Hayek

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Flying Pigressives And the Red River of Debtnial

The Two Rising Red Storms

Image on the left look familiar?  Maybe not it is missing it's red lipstick.

Pigressives are making every effort to suck every dollar from Taxpayer wallets.  They feed at the trough of taxpaying Americans and their appetites appear insatiable.

Despite all indications of certain doom that uncontrolled spending and borrowing an from our children's future to fund a bloated too big government Pigressives still want more.

Just like the Pigtotalitarians in George Orwell's Animal Farm the Pigressive American Party (formerly recognized by a Jackass logo) still wants you to buy what they are selling so they can continue to eat your freedoms one bite at a time as they roll in the muddy morass of moral relativism.  Nothing is moral to Pigressives unless their feelings make it so .

So when you inadvertently happen to see Debbie Wasserman Schulz, David Axelrod, Harry Reid or Chuck Schumer, Keynesian Economic wizard Paul Krugman, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Ghoulsbee or the myriad of paid Pigressive Pundits discussing poll numbers, voting Americans preferences, future outcomes of races, or this nations fiscal house look closely really closely and you will detect little flying animals with wings, and lipstick.  The list below is the coming flooding of the River of Debtnial that Pigressives refuse to accept.  Everything is perfect on The Manor Farm .

Pigressives never want to discuss these real and true facts.  I have given the link, and for impact I copied the document.

If the following list from the RNC indebtedness is not enough to send you to the polls and to vote every one of those Pigressive Democrats burning though your children's economic well-being I am not sure what will.

Obama By The Numbers

$45.4 Trillion:  
Total Federal Spending Proposed By Obama's FY2013 Budget Through 2022. (CBO, 3/16/12)
$25.9 Trillion:  
Projected Federal Debt In 2022 Due To Obama's Binge Spending. (OMB, 2/13/12)
$15.7 Trillion:  
Current National Debt ($ 15,724,907,364,995.04 ). (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 6/2/12)
$10.3 Trillion:  
Amount Obama's FY2012 Budget Would Add To The Debt Through FY2022. (OMB, 2/13/12)
$6.4 Trillion:  
Cumulative Deficits Over FY2013-2022. (CBO, 3/16/12)
$5.10 Trillion:  
Added To The National Debt Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 6/2/12)
$4.8 Trillion:  
Total Interest Payments On The National Debt Due To Obama's Proposed Budget, FY2013-2022. (CBO, 3/16/12)
$2.6 Trillion:  
True Cost Of ObamaCare Once Fully Implemented.(Office Of The Speaker Of The U.S. House Of Representatives, Report, 1/6/11)
$1.9 Trillion:  
Higher Taxes In Obama's Budget. (OMB, 2/13/12)
$1.75 Trillion:  
Annual Cost Of Federal Regulations. (Small Business Administration, September 2010)
$1.416 Trillion:  
Federal Budget Deficit For FY2009 - Highest In U.S. History. (CBO, 10/7/10)
$1.298 Trillion:  
Federal Budget Deficit For FY2011 - Second Highest In U.S. History. (CBO, 10/7/11)
$1.294 Trillion:  
Federal Budget Deficit For FY2010 - Third Highest In U.S. History. (CBO, 10/7/10)
$1.253 Trillion:  
Projected Federal Budget Deficit For FY2012. (CBO, 3/16/12)
$1.18 Trillion:  
Total Cost Of Obama's First Stimulus With Interest.(CBO, 1/31/12, CBO, 1/27/09)
$1.17 Trillion:  
American Debt Held By China. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 6/4/12)
$831 Billion:  
Price Tag Of Obama's First Failed Stimulus. (CBO, 1/31/12)
$575 Billion:  
Amount Of Medicare Cuts In ObamaCare. (CMS Chief Actuary Richard S. Foster, Memo, 4/22/10)
$491.7 Billion:  
Amount Of Taxes In ObamaCare. (Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 3/18/10; Joint Committee On Taxation, 3/2/10)
$447 Billion:  
Price Tag Of Obama's Second Stimulus. (The White House, 9/8/11)
$347.1 Billion:  
Debt Service Costs For Borrowing To Pay For Obama's First Stimulus. (CBO, 1/27/09)
$231 Billion:  
Burden Of New Regulations Imposed In 2011.(American Action Network, 1/2/12)
$175 Billion:  
Increased Spending In Obama's Second Stimulus.(CBO, 10/5/11)
$150 Billion:  
Taxpayer Funds For Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac.(Reuters, 3/25/12)
$116 Billion:  
Amount Of Regulatory Burden For 2012, At The Current Pace. (American Action Forum, 5/29/12)
109.6 Million:  
Amount Of Paperwork Burden Hours Imposed By Federal Government Regulations Since January 1, 2012. (American Action Forum, 5/29/12)
$24 Billion:  
Stimulus Funds Sent To Tax Cheats. (Government Accountability Office, April 2011)
$21.7 Billion:  
Amount Government Expects To Lose On Bailouts Of Auto Industry. Treasury Department , 5/10/12)
$1.3 Billion:  
Amount Taxpayers Will Not Recover From Bailout Of Chrysler. (FactCheck.org, 6/6/11)
$535 Million:  
Stimulus Loan To The Failed Solar Company Solyndra. (The Oakland Tribune, 11/4/10)
133 Million:  
Annual Paperwork Burden Hours Imposed By Regulators In 2011. (American Action Network, 1/2/12)
49.1 Million:  
Number Of Americans Living In Poverty (Supplemental Poverty Measure). (US Census Bureau, 11/7/11)
46.4 Million:  
Record Number Of Americans Receiving Food Stamps. (Department Of Agriculture, Accessed 6/4/12)
46.2 Million:  
Record Number Of Americans Living In Poverty (Official Measure). (U.S. Census Bureau, 9/13/11)
$18 Million:  
Cost Of The Stimulus Website Recovery.org. (ABC News' "The Note," 7/8/09)
12.7 Million:  
Unemployed Americans. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
8.1 Million:  
Americans Working Part-Time For Economic Reasons. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
6.3 Million:  
Number Of Americans That Fell Into Poverty Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Census Bureau, 9/13/11)
5.6 Million:  
As Of March 2012, Number Of Mortgages Either 30 Days Delinquent Or In Foreclosure. (Lender Processing Services, 5/22/12)
5.4 Million:  
Americans Unemployed 27 Weeks Or Longer. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
4 Million:  
Workers Granted Waivers So That ObamaCare Would Not Outlaw Their Health Care Plan. (HHS.gov, Accessed 4/10/12)
2.3 Million:  
Foreclosure Starts During 2011. Lender Processing Services , 1/20/12)
1.59 Million:  
Personal Bankruptcies In 2010. United States Courts , 2/15/11)
$1.5 Million:  
Stimulus Funds Sent To Indonesia To Discourage Air Pollution In Jakarta. (The Daily Caller, 7/7/11)
1.35 Million:  
Personal Bankruptcies In 2011. (Los Angeles Times ,1/5/12)
Construction Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
Americans That Have Given Up Looking For Work.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
Manufacturing Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
Cost Per A Stimulus Job. The Weekly Standard , 7/6/11)
New Foreclosures Filed In May. Politifact , 5/28/12)
The Number Of Stimulus Checks Sent To Dead Or Incarcerated People. The Wall Street Journal , 10/7/10)
Record Number Of Pages Added To The Federal Register In 2010. Competitive Enterprise Institute , 2011)
Number Of Heavy And Civil Engineering Construction Jobs Lost Since The Stimulus Was Passed. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
Your Share Of The National Debt. (U.S. Treasury Department Accessed 6/4/12; U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 6/4/12)
Pages Of New Rules Added To The Federal Register During Obama's First Two Years In Office. (Competitive Enterprise Institute , 2011)
The Number Of Jobs Obama Knew His Drilling Moratorium Would Kill. The Wall Street Journal ,8/21/10)
Increase In Your Share Of The National Debt Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Treasury DepartmentAccessed 6/4/12; U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 6/4/12)
Annual Cost Per Household From Federal Regulations. (Small Business Administration, September 2010)
Negative Effect Of Debt On Gross National Product Per Person In 2035. (CBO, 6/22/11)
Cost Per Employee That Federal Regulations Place On Small Businesses. (Small Business Administration, September 2010)
Number Of Tax Delinquents Who Received Stimulus Funds. (Government Accountability Office, April 2011)
Year Federal Spending Will Reach 50 Percent Of GDP.(CBO, 6/22/11)
Year That Federal Debt Will Reach 200 Percent Of GDP. (CBO, 6/22/11)
Year That The Social Security Trust Fund Will Be Exhausted. (The Trustees Of Social Security & Medicare, 5/10/11)
Year That The CBO Predicts Medicare's Trust Fund Will Be Exhausted. (CBO, 4/10/12)
Number Of Waivers Granted To Unions And Businesses So That ObamaCare Would Not Outlaw Their Health Care Plans. (HHS.gov, Accessed 6/4/12)
Number Of Regulations That Would Impact Small Businesses Proposed By Obama Administration In First Two Years In Office. Competitive Enterprise Institute , 2011)
Days Since Harry Reid's Senate Has Passed A Budget Resolution. (S. Con. Res. 13, Roll Call 173 ; 4/29/09)
Number Of Regulations Proposed By Obama During First Two Years That Have An Economic Impact Of Over $100 Million. ( Competitive Enterprise Institute , 2011)
Individuals In The Obama Administration Have Been Through The Revolving Door. (Center For Responsive Politics,Opensecrets.org, Accessed 6/4/12)
Federal Debt As A Share Of GDP At The End Of 2013.(CBO, 2/13/12)
Number Of Bank Failures In 2011. (FDIC, Accessed 6/4/12)
Percent Of Americans Who Describe The Economy Negatively. (ABC News/Washington Post Poll, 1,004A, MoE 3.5%, 5/17-20/12)
Small Businesses That Could Be Forced To Change Health Care Plans As A Result Of ObamaCare. (NFIB, 7/11)
Percent Of Americans Who Say Obama Has Either Made The Deficit "Worse" Or "Not Made much Difference." ( NBC News/Wall Street Journal , 1000A, MoE 3.1%, 5/16-20/12)
Stimulus Funds For Wind, Solar And Geothermal Energy Projects That Went To Foreign Firms. (Investigating Reporting Workshop/ABC's World News Tonight/Watchdog Institute , 2/8/10)
Federal Debt Held By The Public As Share Of GDP By End Of The Year. (CBO, 1/31/12)
Percent Of Americans Say That Barack Obama Has Either Made The Economy "Worse" Or "Not Made Much Difference." ( NBC News/Wall Street Journal , 1000A, MoE 3.1%, 5/16-20/12)
Percent Of Americans Who Disapprove Of Obama's Handling Of The Economy. ( NBC News/Wall Street Journal , 1000A, MoE 3.1%, 5/16-20/12)
"Percent Of The Population That Lives In A Household Where At Least One Member Received Some Type Of Government Benefit In The First Quarter Of 2011." The Wall Street Journal , 5/26/12)
Record Number Of Straight Months With Unemployment Rate Above 8 Percent. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
Number Of Weeks That It Takes To Find A Job.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
Unemployed Workers Out Of Work For Over A Year.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
Amount GNP Would Be Lowered Due To Debt's Effect On Economic Growth By 2035. (CBO, 6/22/11)
Cut To Medicare Benefits When Trust Fund Is Exhausted. (House Ways & Means Committee Hearing, 6/22/11)
Americans Living In Poverty. (U.S. Census Bureau, 9/13/11)
Unemployment Rate. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/4/12)
Percent Of Mortgage Loans In Foreclosure During December 2011. (Lender Processing Services, 1/27/12)
Record +$1 Trillion Deficits On Obama's Watch. (OMB, 2/13/12)
Decline In Home Prices In The Past Year. (CNN Money, 3/27/12)
Decline In Median Home Sale Price In The Last Year.(National Association Of Realtors, 1/20/12)
Decline In Median Household Income In 2010. (U.S. Census Bureau, 9/13/11)
Other People Obama Will Have Left To Blame For The Failures Of His Economic Policies In 2012. (The American People, 11/6/12)