The self-destructiveness of white conservative middle class Republican voters is staggering. Can they ever be dissuaded? Why do they do it? All of my many articles addressing this baffling phenomenon gathered under one convenient heading.
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.
I’ve returned from my adventure to the Silk Road in Xinjiang, Province, China! I’ve posted some pics and commentary. Look through these while I catch up on the news and formulate the psychology of the latest outrage!
We’re off for a week starting Saturday. I’m off for Western China and the Silk Road. I’ll post if I can, but who knows!
Reblogging a post from over to the Wonkette! It’s a good ‘un! About how twisted round the GOP’s reasoning is on the history of Supreme Court nominees. Gawd if the truth ever fell outa Bubbe’s bra, they’d be caught staring at her cleavage!
The way that the Repubes treated and continue to treat Merrick Garland makes it very difficult for the Dems to accept Neil Gorsuch. The very black cloud hanging low over the administration makes it very hard to accept Gorsuch. Can the impasse be surpassed?
This photo walks past the London terror attack scene, and the Internet loses its biased mind! This article explains why these outraged people are wrong… minus the snark, sarcasm, and profanity.
Deaths of despair describes the rising mortality rate of white middle class midlife white Americans. For them the American dream is shrinking and it is literally killing them. But, it is the Republicans that are shrinking the dream.
The Ol’ Pussy Grabber is an unproductive, malignant narcissistic personality disorder, and the proof is in the pudding. I predicted he would have a chaotic combative administration that he would get around to fighting with Congress… and he has.
We fear terrorist attacks more than we do guns, but guns kill more people per year than terrorist attacks. Because terrorist attacks stand out in our mind, it makes those memories easier to access, and the population easier for ruthless politicians to exploit.
Those vulnerable people who voted for the Ol’ Pussy Grabber were fooled by their own need and wishful thinking. Hubris and folly, yet sorrow and pity. #WhatDidYouExpect?
All of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s constituencies are finding that they have been duped. All except the billionaire class. #WhatDidYouExpect?
Gaslighting. It’s terribly popular to accuse the Ol’ Pussy Grabber of being a gaslighter, but what is he doing exactly? Is it on purpose with malice aforethought or is it accidental? Is it habit? Let’s expose the Ol’ Pussy Grabber…
It’s my blog, and I’ll publish off topic stuff if I want to, and the Oxford comma is one of my things, so I’m publishing this, so there. Also, too, another thing I have is ambiguity.
The GOP & the White House are acting like they are a single party democracy. They oppress the vote, gerrymander districts, grift, graft, and klept. Neither are even attempting to govern.
Healthcare, taxes, the government, and a lot of life is very complex. How do we make complex choices? Tversky & Kahneman and biases and heuristics shed some light on what the GOP is trying to do to us and how they are doing. RESIST
Is the Ol’ Pussy Grabber actually diagnosable? Is his behavior abnormal? Evaluate his recent tweets yourself using these psychology approved categorization methods! It’s fun for the whole family
Viva la Resistance! Rep. Maxine Waters calls for impeachment & calls the Ol’ Pussy Grabber out every chance she gets! She is a Hero of the Resistance!
The murky depth of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber & Putin connection just cleared a little more. Explore the money laundrying link between the Ol’ Pussy Grabber & Putin and the Russian Oligarchs.
Gee, so the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is itchin to ban hisself some Muslims, but the courts and the people and Congress and DHS don’t agree. Unfair! He’s the president! Science & DHS explain why the Muslim Ban won’t work!
In what has to be one of the most demoralizing beginnings to any president’s administration, we get a demoralizing speech, and a demoralizing moment embedded in that speech. The ruthless exploitation of a Gold Star widow’s grief for a boast about the longest sustained applause. Iwanka proving that the turd doesn’t fall far from the ass, stands by and looks on.