Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' answer to America's Terminal Illness called Obamaitis

Sat, 11/08/2008 - 10:55am
By: Richard Hobbs

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross is the author of the recognized treatise on terminally ill people called "On Death and Dying."

She explains that there are 5 stages that a person typically goes through when they learn they, or a close family member or friend, is terminally ill.
1.) Denial;
2.) Anger;
3.) Bargaining:
4.) Depression; and then finally
5.) Acceptance.

I find that I am experiencing three of those, to a lesser or greater degree perhaps, depending upon the day and hour. Right now I'm enduring denial, anger and depression.

My country is on a direct path to terminally end the "individual" and to promote the classes of peoples that are easily manipulated by emotion and rhetoric. (You know the kind, that want the trains to run on time, and who love to be paid for not working while finding time to protest achievement.) So, I'm going through a constant Denial stage. Just looking at the media pawning all over him, is enough to make me to get up off the couch and turn the television station. (Yes, even if I don't have a remote, I'm getting up to turn the station, or I have to suffer the immediate anxiety of seeing another puff piece on how Michelle is so very patriotic.) Sort of like the celebrity worship about Oprah, Madonna, Brad and Angelina, I'm just ignoring all of it now. (Even the Washington Post acknowledged today that they were in the "tank" for Obama, and now are willing admitting to it, 4 days after it could do any damage for Obama. Don't you love an honest press?)

Obama said the Constitutional was fundamentally flawed, well, with respect to a free press, he may be right, because a free press must also be a responsible press, otherwise, it becomes nothing more than a manipulative tool of the Government. There is no doubt, that the Free Press as we once knew it, has died in America. Sadly, they even recognize this fact, and suggest that they couldn't help it, since Barack was such a sensational candidate. (Remember the parathesis that ran up Matthews' leg?)

Hell, why don't we just do an American Idol show from now on for our Presidential candidates? Every Cell phone in America can vote once a week, while the Democrats and Republicans battle it out twice a week on Prime Time television.

However, I'm also still very angry, although I have to admit, not as much as I thought. I guess the idea that hundreds of people are still alive today, that would have perished in the riots that would have erupted in the streets, should McCain have won, is comforting to me. Something good did result from this election.

But depression is still with me. Depression that my children's children may be so corrupted by the culture that follows a socialistic state, that I fear for generations that I've never even met. The idea that my grandchildren, and great grandchildren might be forced to vote for a union contract while Obama's Acorn thugs, who run our Civilian National Security force --that Obama wants funded to the same levels as the military, scares me a bit. Will the victim status that so many of the Obama supporters wear on their sleeve, become standard and acceptable behavior in the new culture that Barack is bringing? Will my progeny strive for mediocrity as opposed to excellence? Only time will tell.

The good thing though, is that although we are going to go through some very rough economic times and most likely some very rough national security issues over the next four years, the media will be spinning positive stories at every turn. So no matter how bleak it might look, we will be inundated with positive stories about how Barack sunk a three pointer from 5o feet away, in the White House Gym, oh, by the way, Tel Aviv was hit with three missiles from Iran while Israel was bombing several nuclear bomb facilities in retaliation. "But man, it was all net!"

In 2004, George Bush won with 51% of the vote, and every American paper said that the Nation was divided. In 2008, Barack Obama won with 52% of the vote, and the American papers said we are a nation once divided, but now we are coming together united in our common search for the real American identity. Yeah, the media ain't biased.

I doubt I'll get to bargaining, what do I have to offer in exchange for an avowed racist loving, terrorist befriending, and Marxist studying junior senator --still wet behind his ears, to stop his insane ideas about a Civilian National Security force; eliminating unilaterally, American nuclear weapons; and destroying Free Market Capitalism. Because if there was something I could offer, I'd do it. Right now, I'm waiting until January to buy my first gun, since the free market influences of demand are driving up the prices of guns. It seems no one with any common sense believes that Barack and the Democratic Congress won't try and take away that right as soon as they are able to do so. So, if you have any suggestions for what I should purchase please tell me now.

And finally, the last stage is Acceptance. I don't know if I'll reach that level until January 2012, when I hope Jindal is being sworn in as our next American President.

Power corrupts and absolute Power corrupts absolutely. But don't worry, we will never hear about it. Congress will be so busy holding hearings on the Bush Administration, the media will have no time into actually looking into the corruption of the Barack and Democratic administration to come.

So to my friends on this blog who have welcomed the second coming of Karl Marx, I say congratulations. There is one silver lining to all of this. Yeungling is now being sold in Georgia. Just in time for me to drink myself into a coma for the next four years. I've taunted Muddle and JeffC about it for years, never shared one with any of you, but now I don't have to. Go out and get it yourself, and tell me that I wasn't right about it. You won't be able to. Then as time goes on, and Barack's insanity begins to become apparent, you might end up agreeing with me on politics as well. Because the Beer a man drinks says more about him than any other single thing. Make mine a Yuengling.

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DragNet's picture
Submitted by DragNet on Sun, 11/16/2008 - 5:47pm.

.....have a Heineken or an Amstel Light if on diet. And have some Prozac for your depression. C'mon, man, stop being so negative, get out your somber mood and join the hordes of enthusiastic Americans willing to work our way out of the mess your Republican buddies have put us. Even though Bush has made the U.S. an economic socialist country by having the government buy banks, insurance companies (AIG) and soon, auto-makers, let's hope for the best and a return to what the U.S. was before, under the leadership of Obama.

Making you think twice......

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Submitted by Main Stream on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 2:45pm.

oh, and he advocates teaching creationism/intelligent design in public schools too.

Jindal signs Louisiana creationist bill:

"LifeSiteNews, a news service "dedicated to issues of culture, life, and family" reported (June 27, 2008) that "Louisiana public school teachers can now educate their students about the theory of intelligent design."

Gee, thanks Bobby, that's the way to compete in the global community - continue to "dumb down" our youth.


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Submitted by Main Stream on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 12:05pm.

"...I hope Jindal is being sworn in as our next American President."

Richard, Bobby Jindal can add the title of Exorcist to his resume, as he embarks on his ascension within the Republican party.

Oh goody...more red meat for the Dem's as the Repub party splinters. You guys make this too easy!

This satanic encounter sounds even MORE bizarre than "Bible Spice" Palin's blessing from the witch doctor Shocked

"Jindal narrated a bizarre story of a personal encounter with a demon, in which he participated in an exorcism with a group of college friends. And not only did they cast out the supernatural spirit that had possessed his friend, Jindal wrote that he believes that their ritual may well have cured her cancer."


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Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Sat, 11/08/2008 - 11:28pm.

"Obama Apologizes To Nancy Reagan For Joke About Seances"

WASHINGTON — President-elect Obama called Nancy Reagan on Friday to apologize for joking that she held seances in the White House.

At a news conference in Chicago, Obama said he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepares to take office in January. Then he smiled and said, "I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances."

The 87-year-old former first lady had consulted with astrologers during her husband's presidency. But she did not hold conversations with the dead.

Obama spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said the president-elect later called Mrs. Reagan "to apologize for the careless and offhanded remark." She said Obama "expressed his admiration and affection for Mrs. Reagan that so many Americans share, and they had a warm conversation."

It actually wasn't Nancy Reagan who was linked to conversations with the dead; it was Obama's top Democratic challenger for the presidency, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.

In either case, use of the word "seance" might be overstated.

Huff and Puff Post.com

Submitted by Nitpickers on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 11:49am.

I have attempted to find where Hillary Clinton talked to the dead, but find nothing!

Nancy Reagan even called astrologers as to the timliness of President Reagan's trips. He also listened to her.

Obama, like many people, is not familiar with such things as astrology and seances. All bunk and stupidity.
He probably just mixed up the whole thing with Pro Wrestling and NASCAR!! Other crutches some have.

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Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 2:49pm.

The fact you couldn't find anything about Hillary talking to the dead really doesn't surprise me or anyone who reads your posts. Let me help you:

First you go to www.google.com

Then you type in "Hillary Clinton talking to the dead"

Press Enter or Hit Google Search (in case that was your problem)

Then look at the very first returned hit on the list. (click on that little link thingy)

A CNN story, of all things, will magically appear.

In case this is more than you can handle, I'll even throw in the link for you. You'll need to click on it though:

Links for Dummies

BTW, you mentioning other's crutches is amusing since you can't even manage to find that little nugget.

Submitted by Nitpickers on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 3:17pm.

I remember Woodward and this crap!
I'm not sure that I can explain it simple enough for you to understand how some people write, but here goes:

Hillary was advised by an editor (as are all writers) to use the old ploy of pretending to talk to someone famous that you know for their ideas--she even suggested Elanor Roosevelt! Hillary tried that in her writing! That is all there was to it! You didn't even read the whole article apparently.

Nancy Reagan however called her "astrologer" (one who reads the stars) nearly every day for Ronnie! The "handlers" kept them both going for at least a year!

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Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 5:55pm.

Here is another quote regarding Hillary and her "ploy of pretending to talk to someone famous":

When she was first lady, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., worked with spiritual adviser Jean Houston to access an "Eleanor Roosevelt-like consciousness" from within her own psyche. Clinton wrote in a column that Roosevelt "usually responds by telling me to buck up, or at least to grow skin as thick as a rhinoceros."

Another link for dummies

Now I know you say there was nothing to it and in your world that is probably true. To those of us who can think, when one writes columns about the exact ideas the "imaginary friend" was responding back with, that lends credibility. Maybe if Slick Willie could have made do with "imaginary friends" like she did, things might have ended up better for him.

Now, go pick your nose and quit bothering me.....

Submitted by Bonkers on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 4:45am.

I am going to have to agree with Nitpickers about the Reagans--they were stupid nuts and we were lucky to get out of that administration with only an additional 5-6 Trillion dollars worth of debt that he sunk into corporations and war machines, and of course the California Mafia! Russia went broke on their own hook (and the cheap price of oil)--he had little if anything to do with their downfall.

I agree that Nitpickers, I, and others should not waste any of your time as you are like the religious nuts who are constantly hanging onto false details---preaching to others to go your way, and refuse to be peaceful within your own mind with your own "silent" prayers, instead of making a fool out of yourself in public!

Reagan is gone, thank goodness for the USA, and we may someday clear up all the debt and mistakes he, Nixon, and Bush have made.

Obama isn't the answer, but he won due to such gibberish as has Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, Boortz and scores of other idiots rant about every day!

McCain would have been better for at least four years.

You would serve your happiness better if you would not concentrate on a few of our citizens who are poorer, dumber, and lazier than are you.

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Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 9:01am.

"I agree that Nitpickers, I, and others should not waste any of your time...."

Cool, I'll hold you and your alter ego to that. It's been fun....

"You would serve your happiness better if you would not concentrate on a few of our citizens who are poorer, dumber, and lazier than are you."

I feel the obligation when someone writes me directly, but I agree. Please refer back to my first point.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 4:57am.

You know, you don't have agree with Nit$ all the time. Smiling
Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 12:24am.

Refresh my memory...when was the last time the Decider had a press conference?

Thank you for pointing out that President-elect Obama did this nation a great service by reminding us that, contrary to the revisionist notion that Reagan and his wife were "Christians", they actually depended upon astrology and other arcane occultinfluences to drive their lives.

Obama did goof when he said "seances", he should have said "astrologers". Minor miscue.

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Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 12:40am.

I hope Barry doesn't make any sudden stops or you'll end up with a broken neck as far as your head is up his....

Barry's own spokesperson called it a "careless and offhanded remark" and you call it "a great service"???? As I said before, you are one easy mark.

Let me do the nation another great service by pointing out that your fellow liberal fruitcake Hillary was the one that had the imaginary conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt. Would that qualify as "arcane occult influences" as you put it??

Don't be so sensitive to your Messiah's mistakes being pointed out. We'll be making sure you see and hear every one of them. You did it. Deal with it.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Sat, 11/08/2008 - 10:51pm.

If you REALLY want to be depressed, take a good look at this graphic chart breaking down the 18-29 vote in the 2008 election!


It's morning again in America. The air seems a little cleaner. The birds are singing a bit louder. The fall colors seem especially brighter this year. God sits on His throne in heaven and Bush/Hobbs "conservatism" is on life support.

Life is good. Laughing out loud

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Submitted by Christian on Sat, 11/08/2008 - 11:08pm.

Let's see, those 18-29 year old kids get a job, a mortgage, get married, and have kids. They become conservatives and start voting Republican! Then they start looking for Republican areas to move to so their kids can go to good schools.

BTW, ever notice how liberals like Snotty move to Republican states, towns, and neighborhoods - - to enjoy our low taxes, (relatively) good government, low crime, etc. You never hear of mass migration from Georgia to Taxachusetts or cities like Philly and Newark.

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Submitted by JeffC on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 10:58am.

I don't think that's how it works. Consider some one becoming “politically aware” at around 25, the age most people start voting. For everybody under 40 they have experienced Clinton's robust economic term with surpluses and Bush's devastation of the economy resulting in fantastic debt and the nationalization of large parts of the private sector. If Obama performs for the economy at an even average pace for a Dem. then by the time he leaves office two generations will see the Dem' as the party of rational fiscal management.

This shift is underway and has been since 1992. Take a look at this chart of the shifting of voting patterns:

President Map

Click on the “Voting Shift” button. You can also use the little slide bar to compare the race to '00, '96 and '92.

Devastating for Republicans. They are shrinking to a southern regional party.

Because we live in a very hard-core Palinista Rep. area it is hard to see.

And the probability is that it will get much worse. The Rep. base has been captured by the Palin wing of the Party, the exact segment that the Dems will probably not focus on attracting. I was listening to Rush the other day squealing in delight that Chris Shays had been defeated in Connecticut. His message was “good riddance”. Go Rush! Shrink that Party!

Reagan brought together the evangelical wing (that part that was only concerned about controlling aspects of sex), the national security Reps. and the fiscal conservatives. There is absolutely no reason that the evangelical faction and the fiscal conservatives (or national security types) are linked. The Dems. are already breaking off huge segments of the fiscal conservatives and given any Obama success in foreign affairs the Dems. will continue attracting the national security wing.

The more the Reps. tie themselves to the Palin/Rush/Sean/O'Reilly/Savage faction, the more they alienate virtually everybody else.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 12:18am.

Look up the theory of political socialization sometime. It states that your political views are largely formed in school and university. The first big wave of conservatives came as a result of an unpopular Democrat (Carter) followed by a popular Republican (Reagan). The current big wave of progessives came as a result of a popular Democrat (Clinton) followed by an extremely unpopular Republican (Decider).

It's not getting any better for you guys either. The Democrats have been slowly but surely picking off moderate Republicans in both 2006 and 2008. The Republicans that are left are the hardcore fringe...you've got nothing to offer America. You've been "Palinized".

And now you have a President-elect who has garnered the highest percentage of votes for a non-incumbent since Eisenhower.

Virtually every key demographic has deserted you. Essentially what is left of the Republican party are older white men, a steadily diminishing demographic percentage-wise.

Enjoy your years in the wilderness!

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Submitted by Christian on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 9:40am.

I agree with some of what you say, Sniff, but +57 million votes for a weak Republican candidate during these turbulent economic times was impressive.

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Submitted by carbonunit52 on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 3:36pm.

+57 million votes for a weak Republican candidate during these turbulent economic times was impressive.

Some say impressive, others say disturbing. The high percentage of voters that were willing to elect John McCain and put Sarah Palin in line to become the POTUS is a disturbing fact to me. In my opinion, it once more shows me that denial of the results of observable actions is an insidious aspect that is not to be taken lightly. My guard has not come down since the election and my goal is to energize the eligible voters in this country even more, and stress the importance of conscious and original thought in the process of selecting leaders, regardless of party affiliation.

"I can't wait until tomorrow, because I get more lovable every day."

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 12:01pm.

What are saying is true but also basically irrelevant. Kentucky scored 38 points against nationally ranked Georgia yesterday but that doesn't make them a national powerhouse (AND they still lost!)

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Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 10:47am.

Sniffer is still drunk from arrogance at Barry's victory. Even though he cites where waves of voters defect at times following unpopular presidents, he wants to believe they have come home forever to liberalism. Politics, like business, is cyclical despite Sniffer's blind musings. Pssst, don't tell him....

Also, according to his "demographics", out of 120 million voters there are over 57 million "older white men". "Virtually every key demographic has deserted you." was the way he put it. That alone demonstrates how "straight" his demographics are.

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Submitted by JeffC on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 11:22am.

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Submitted by JeffC on Sat, 11/08/2008 - 1:38pm.

If you'd quit making things up to worry about you'd probably feel better.

The Marxist got voted out! Now Obama has the task of resurrecting the economy and re-privatizing the banks, stock brokerages and insurance companies that your party nationalized.

As to the gun I am undecided for you. I assume you and your compatriots will be taking on the Federal government which means the National Guard and the Army. Seems a losing proposition but I guess an AK74 is about as good as you can get. Unfortunately, you'll have to register it and it'll be the first ones they're looking for. After consideration, may I advise that you get a shotgun. It would have the advantage of not requiring a lot of practice, would not have to be registered and you could use it to hunt for food after the coming inevitable collapse of civilization.

And it would be easier on you if you gave up your fantasy about Jindal now. First off, the anti-intellectual Palinistas are in ascendancy in your Party. No way people who rally around the idea that Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs 6000 years ago would ever, ever nominate him. Secondly,after a couple of very bad years economically, which we will lay at the feet of the Republicans and Bush administration, there will most probably be a great rebound which Obama and the Democrats will take credit for and ride to reelection. Obama will be there until 2017.

The news will always be biased toward facts. Accept it. Quit watching only FOX and listening only to Rush and Sean. Come in off the ledge and darkness and join us in the real world. You can do it. It's Change You Need.

Yes You Can!

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Submitted by Main Stream on Sat, 11/08/2008 - 11:51am.

Be happy...life is good.

(btw - I've got to go get a six pack of that Yuengling today!)

My attempt to try and cheer you up today....The Obama Effect by Jeffrey Liebler (docudharma.com):

"So, I'm in my home town of Chicago visiting family with my wife Holly, and I've never seen this city more electric and alive.
Smiles and happy faces behind every counter and getting off every bus.

Today, while Holly was rehearsing, my mother, brother and I decided to take the kids to The Museum of Science and Industry, so we drove down to Hyde Park... found a spot for the car... located the ticket desk... and that's where the "President-Elect Barack Obama effect" REARED its ugly head."

Read the rest of what happened on his link:


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Submitted by walker3 on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 8:25am.

So, we are supposed to get all misty because some cat ripped-off a nonprofit (with his kid watching) and benefitted from someone else’s benefits he had no right to? Are you kidding me? Slipping into a museum without paying on someone else’s pass it STEALING! The Obama Effect indeed. Taking what you have no right to; shortsightedness to do what feels good for the moment. I guess this is just a sample of the freebies that the folks should expect now with no regard to the adults who have to pay the bills.

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Submitted by muddle on Sat, 11/08/2008 - 11:58am.

We used to go there when we lived in the Chicago area.

They have a display that involves two human cadavers--a male and a female. Apparently, each was frozen and then passed through a band saw with the result that they are cut into, say, one inch "steaks." The female was cut horizontally, and the male vertically. The cross-sections are displayed so that you can see where all of the organs and tissues are in relation to one another.

That's about the only thing I recall about that museum, as it sort of eclipsed everything else.


"Puddleglum" by Weatherwax (one of the Muddlings).

Jeeves to the Rescue

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Submitted by Weatherwax on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 11:02am.

I remember that.

All too vividly.

I'm not sure I should have been allowed into that room at that age. I'm not sure I should be allowed into that room at this age.

You ruined my breakfast.

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Submitted by carbonunit52 on Sun, 11/09/2008 - 11:08am.

You were going to have sausages for breakfast.

"I can't wait until tomorrow, because I get more lovable every day."

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