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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.

Is Orange Trump the New Black?


What is the real threat to our nation from Trump’s candidacy? Find out how we accept events and behaviors as normal and how Trump is threatening all of our social progress of the past 60 years!

The Effects of Mere Exposure to Hate Speech

Hate Begets Hate


Why shouldn’t we be telling racist, xenophobic, misogynist jokes? Trump and the transphobic panic is making the USA a much more dangerous and harsher place to live. Prejudice Norm Theory explains why.

Dykes, schema, lesbian, LGBTQ, prediction

Schema Your Head Off!


What happens when all the rules we’ve lived by are broken? When racist, narcissistic, misogynistic liars are almost president? When boys are in the girls’ room and girls are in the boys’ room? Schema Theory explains it all.

Seeing is Believing


The old saying, seeing is believing, has never been more true or dangerous in this age of political cynicism and technology. Find out how or why political ads create and maintain false impressions.

You’re Endorsing Who?


With Donald Trump assuming the Republican nomination for presidency, many GOP politicians who once opposed him, are now, if not endorsing, at least supporting him. This post takes a look inside the cognitive gyrations necessary to accomplish this feat.

Changing the Body Politic


We all have argued with people on the other side of the political or ideological divide. Typically, to no avail. This post explores the strategies that research suggests may be successful… if it is at all possible.

The Death Paneling of the American Body Politic


Once a falsehood or an honest mistake has been introduced into the electorate, it can take on a life of its own. It can be very difficult to scrub this from the consciousness of the population. This post explores the reasons behind people clinging to a disproved lie or errors like death panels in the ACA.

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

Scotties Toy Box

The Many Things In My Toy Box ....my view may change due to verifiable evidence

Luminous Aether

Light is a state-of-mind.