Municipal narcissism

According to the San Francisco Chronicle:Nancy Pelosi is perfect fit for San Francisco That might have been better rendered "is a perfect example of San Franciscan values."...there is no doubt that the city's best interest rests with Democrats maintaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives.As speaker, Nancy Pelosi has used her powers of prerogative… Continue reading Municipal narcissism

More energy regulation and subsidies are needed

There's a pipe spewing a gazillion gobs of oil into the gulf, so let's build more windmillsLocal gulf coast officials are tearing out their hair trying to comprehend and comply with seventeen (as in seven more than 10) federal agencies falling all over themselves to do The Boss’ bidding and help and impose and superimpose… Continue reading More energy regulation and subsidies are needed

Does this remind you of anyone?

The attention of such persons, however, being always principally directed, not to the standard of ideal, but to that of ordinary perfection, they have little sense of their own weaknesses and imperfections; they have little modesty; are often assuming, arrogant, and presumptuous; great admirers of themselves, and great contemners of other people. Though their characters… Continue reading Does this remind you of anyone?

This should drive her down another 5 points

Obama to campaign for Coakley On Sunday. That means there are 2 days for analysis. Whether the President will actually appear with Coakley, or she with him, is not known. Critical mass of implosion may be achieved.Creigh Deeds and John Corzine could not be reached for comment. David Axelrod is on extended leave. Hillary has… Continue reading This should drive her down another 5 points

Obama/Berlin redux

I thought President Obama's "too busy to attend" stance on the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall had quite plumbed his ahistorical depths and fully explored the psyches of his advisers. I considered it the final word, the last polished insult. I thought his refusal to grace the proceedings, contrasted with his… Continue reading Obama/Berlin redux

Vicarious self-esteem

Posting has been relatively slow of late and will continue to be for awhile. I'm looking for a new career direction and the fall house and yard maintenance impinge.However, here's a thought about a recent (Oct. 16-18, 2009) CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll."As you may know, the Norwegian Nobel Committee recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize… Continue reading Vicarious self-esteem

Pragmatic Pathological Narcissism

The persistent disconnect between President Obama's actions and the interminable rhetoric of his perpetual campaign derives from an unshakeable faith in his own transcendence. This dogmatic self-regard renders him unreflective: His predisposition to regard his intelligence, charisma and rhetorical ability as decisive in human history makes him ready clay for the stylings of David Axelrod,… Continue reading Pragmatic Pathological Narcissism