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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.

The Lying Challenge


Howdy y’all! Recently, I wrote about why we believe lies. When we encounter something new, we have to decide whether we believe it or not. We follow a kind of algorithm to decide:   The information activates a network of associations. We compare the new information to similar […]

Hope Versus Fear


Without the snark, the sarcasm, or profanity of my usual posts, I give you First Lady, Michelle Obama’s and Senator Bernie Sander’s speeches. Both give voice to the hope, ideals, and aspirations that we all feel.

Why do Poor Whites Vote Against Their Best Interests

Poor Whites Voting Republican


Many have wondered why people vote against their best interests by electing candidates that support policies and laws that will hurt them. Why do so many people believe what Donald Trump says when it is so clear that he is lying? Why do we have an election in which so many voters are angry and disaffected and in a “revolutionary” mood?

annieasksyou...

Seeking Dialogue to Inform, Enlighten, and/or Amuse You and Me

The Truth Has Never Been Clearer

We can do anything we want if we do it together! #ActuallyAutistic

cas d'intérêt

Reflections of a Francophile

OU Psychology & 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