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CalicoJack

It's been five long years of blogging the Trump years. We've laughed, we've cried, we've pulled some of our remaining hair out, but we've made it. It is almost done and our democracy, nation, and souls are still largely intact. Unfortunately, we're not through.There is much more to come as we stitch ourselves back together like some kind of common Frankenstein monster as we recover from the PTSD that Trump gave us and the needless deaths and suffering from #COVID19. We also have to #BidenHarris honest, oppose Republican obstructionism anti-democratic tendencies, and whatever other black swans await us. All of which will be addressed using good old-fashioned snarcky, sarcasticky, profaney fun and psychological insights.

How can I support HR 1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act?

Call Your MoC and State Legislators about Protecting Our Vote — UPDATED


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We are fighting for our democracy! One of the best things you can do is call your MoC’s to support HR1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and call your state legislators and governor to oppose laws restricting voting access! Here’s how!

What is Biden's Super Power?

Being a Likeable Old White Guy is Biden’s Super Power


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Two things drive American politics: likeability and hate voting. If you like a politician, you’re likely to adopt her policy positions. If you identify with a political party, you’re likely to vote against a politician of the other party more than for one of your party. Which will win when pitted in the mind’s of the 74 million Trump voters?

How have white Americans denied Black Americans equality

The Civil War Never Ended: ‘Sum Of Us’ Examines The Hidden Cost Of Racism — For Everyone — Fresh Air on NPR


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On 17 February, Fresh Air sub-host, Dave Davies, interviewed author, Heather McGhee, about her new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. She talked about the many ways that White America chose to withdraw publicly funded services rather than allow Black Americans equal access and how that has changed the very fabric of our society and hurts us all. Must listening to.

Why do we feel so bad after the impeachment acquittal?

The Peak-End Theory Explains Our Experience of the Impeachment Acquittal


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We had the most successful impeachment trial in our history! We had SEVEN Republican Senators vote for conviction! The Impeachment Managers demonstrated Trump’s guilt in no uncertain terms. MqQonnell said he was guilty even though he voted for acquittal. Most of the American people think he was guilty. Then, why do we feel so bad about it? The peak-end experience explains it all.

How can I support the Biden COVID19 Rescue Plan and HR 1 - For the People Act of 2021

Call Your MoC during the February Recess


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We are in desperate times! The darkest days of the #COVID19 pandemic are still ahead of us and our democracy remains under attack by the Republican Party. We must contact our MoC to express our support for Biden’s #COVID19 Rescue Plan and HR 1 – For the People Act of 2021.

How can I help save our democracy?

Call Your Members of Congress: The Save Our Democracy, edition


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As the Trump insurrection riot and TOO response makes clear, our democracy is under direct attack. The GOP really is actively trying to destroy our democracy. It is now all hands on deck. We all have to fight against the conservative authoritarian power grab. One way to do that is to be an engaged, informed, and organized voter. It means keeping up with what your MoM is doing and contacting them frequently. Luckily Indivisible has just the guide to show us how.

Don’t Let Them Gaslight You: The Implications of Trump’s 6 January Insurrection Riot as a Flashbulb Memory


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It’s only been three weeks since Trump’s Insurrection Riot stormed the Capitol building threatening to hang Mike Pence, assassinate Nancy Pelosi, and wreck mayhem upon us all. Now we have another few weeks for the impeachment trial and the GOP is doing all it can to gaslight us into believing the whole thing was little more than some bad gas in a stuffy car amongst friends. Don’t let ’em gaslight you! And, in this case it being a flashbulb memory will help, especially if you follow these helpful hints.

How Puritans and Calvinists Implanted Racism in White Deep Culture

The Civil War Never Ended: The Racist Legacy of Puritanism and Calvinism in White Deep Culture (part 2)


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America was founded on discrimination, white identity, and racism. It all started with those damned Puritans and Calvinists in the 13 original colonies, and it ain’t been excised yet. Understanding just how entrenched racism is in our deep culture should help us get rid of it, maybe, and understand the strength of the dog whistles.

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The Truth Has Never Been Clearer

The Truth about Autism and how Autistics have been given some enhanced traits! #ActuallyAutistic

cas d'intérêt

Reflections of a Francophile

OU Psychology and Counselling

Blog for the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University

Tales from the Conspiratum 3

Understanding the sinister agenda being forced upon us

The Psy of Life

Understanding the psychology that drives our politics

Homeless on the High Desert

Burn the flag? Hell yes... the Confederate Flag

FairAndUNbalanced.com

Seldom Balanced - Usually Fair