With the death of Roger Ailes, we are focused on the contributions of news to political polarization. Now we have liberal fake news to contend with. Here we examine the role of perception in our polarized politics.
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 keep #BidenHarris honest & progressive, 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.
The letter by Rep. Elijah Cumming’s to Pence in November betrays Pence’s lie that he didn’t know that Flynn was a paid foreign agent. The whole bunch of them are dirty and need to be removed from office.
The Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s best days in the WH are already behind us! Weird, right? What were the halcyon days of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s stay?
We are so lucky to have the Ol’ Pussy Grabber in the WH. He’s the greatest negotiator in the world. He’s gonna get us the best deals. Here’s the deal he got with Putin: Putin, everything he wanted and more; OPG, emoluments and more; the USA, screwed.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get much worse, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber out does himself… and he’s not even trying! The only important question coming out of the exposing state secrets scandal is, Will this be the straw that breaks the GOP’s back?
There is no question in my mind that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is an ineffective malignant narcissistic personality disorder. Ineffective because of his incredibly weak executive functioning skills. They are amazingly weak. He barely has any control at all over his impulses and emotions. Malignant because of his […]
Researchers have ditched the autism-vaccine theory. Here’s what they think actually causes it. – Vox
When good people go bad: anti-vaxxers. Here’s why anti-vaxxers are evil. It is pure and simple. They are evil. How much harm are they causing? A lot.
We need strong democratic institutions to check & balance our autocrat-in-chief! The courts are working, but Congress is compromised. Call your Congress person today! #RESISTANCE
How Does the Ol’ Pussy Grabber Gaslight Me? Let me count the ways… with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Ol’ Pussy Grabber is getting desperate, so he is pushing his lies, exaggerations, intimidations, and coercions faster and more furiously now. I review the seven signs of gaslighting written as the sonnet, “How Do I Love Thee?” Please don’t hate me.
Some people say that the AHCA reflects the lack of empathy by the GOP. What does empathy have to do with it? Should we try to increase the empathy quotient of the conservative side of the spectrum? The short answer is no. Now find out why!
Recently, there have been a new interest in a possible mental health diagnosis for the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. Is it ethical to diagnose him? Is it necessary to diagnose him? Can he be removed from office due to mental instability? Get the facts and thoughts of the mental health community here.
The blatant lies can be maddening. Unfortunately, they can be convincing if repeated often enough. This is the gaslighting of America. Paul Ryan’s office is gaslighting America on the AHCA The American Health Care Act — the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare — was passed in […]
The Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s MO has always been to overwhelm opponents with the sheer volume of his BS. Don’t let it overwhelm you. We’ve got a long ways to go. Pace yourself. #Resistance
The capacity that the white conservative voter has for voting against their own best interest is amazing. They either cannot connect the dots between their votes and the effects of the governments they’ve elected or they don’t care.
The GOP has sold us all like we’re nothing more than a natural resources to be used to make money. Our lives have been sold for an unnecessary and unneeded tax cut for the wealthy. Never forget that. VOTE 2018
Bickering Dems to the left of us! Bickering progressives to the right of us! Bickering leftists all around us! So, let’s focus that bickering on the GOP and the 2018 elections instead, hunh?
When is a Circle a Circle? Can the Answer Indicate Your Politics? How About Biases? Can They? – PsyBlog
There are some fundamental differences between conservatives and liberals. So, do these correlates, the circle and the bias, seem to work for you and people you know?
We’re celebrating being one year old here at the Psy of Life. Review the year with us: the beginning, successes, and plans!
We’re through the 100 days and the resistance does not seem to be flagging, but we must keep our focus and enthusiasm. Follow these rules in order to resist, resist, resist!
No clearer example of illusory explanation can be found. It is beguiling seductive; it seems so right, so how could it be so wrong? Easy. As they say, fool me once, shame on you; fool, me twice…