The Rogue Speaks:
First, let me say that kleptomania is a serious impulse control disorder. It is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and should not be taken lightly. Kleptomaniacs have an irresistible urge to steal items that they don't need, and have very little value to them. This mental health issue can tear one's life apart.
I don't know if Lindsay Lohan is a kleptomaniac, or if she just didn't want to pay for that expensive necklace she nicked from the jewelry store, but Winona Rider has actually been diagnosed with this affliction.
Having established that kleptomania is a mental illness, I hope you will not think that I am marginalizing it by saying I believe Congress to be filled with these poor unfortunate sufferers. It seems that every day one reads of Congress trying to steal from American citizens things which have little value to the lawmakers themselves, such as social security, and healthcare, but are very important to middle-class voters.
Kleptomania as a true mental illness can be helped with psychotherapy and SSRI's. The kleptomania that is running rampant in Congress needs an entirely different type of treatment. VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE!
One former Commander-in-Chief suggested that Social Security should be done away with, and that Americans could instead take the money that they pay into Social Security and invest it in the stock market for their retirement. Anyone who saw his/her 401K vanish in the crash several years ago can tell you that this is a VERY BAD IDEA--Just ask us.
Then there is Paul Ryan, whose own health-care plan relies on vouchers. Unfortunately, these vouchers have a cap, so if you come down with a devastating illness, and you do not have the money above what the vouchers provide, you don't have much choice except to die.
There are other kleptomaniacs in Congress who steal the confidence of the voters by doing stupid things. I am speaking, of course, of Weiner-man, and his ever-growing club of sex-crazed government servants. There is a treatment for his affliction as well. Please look closely at the photograph below.
Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday is always lots of fun, but some letters are more challenging than others. "K" is definitely one of those letters. I'm off now, to see what other K words I might have come up with. I hope you'll join me, and read some of the other offerings!!
p.s. Since Blogger is refusing to let me respond to comments on my own blog, let me add that the American people pay income taxes every year in order for this country to operate, and NOT to line the pockets of Congress (who is doing PRECIOUS LITTLE to help us out), and NOT to provide subsidies for Big Business while the rest of us are having trouble just keeping our heads above water.