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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 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.

How do priming, working memory, and stress cause police shootings?

Making the Inexplicable Death of Daunte Wright Plicable: Priming, Working Memory, Stress, and Policing in America


Reading time: 5 minutes
The inexplicable shooting of Daunte Wright is quite understandable if you understand how the brain works. Police culture sets up these police shootings, it is as simple as that. Here’s the psychological processes involved.

What if my co-worker or acquaintance is autistic?

A Quickie: Autism ACCEPTANCE Month, 2021


Reading time: 3 minutes
April is Autism Awareness Month in the US. Here at Ye Olde Blogge, we do our part by posting what it is like being autistic and other insights that we have gathered over the years. Here’s an introduction and advice on how to handle friends, neighbors, and co-workers who are autistic or those who are having trouble accepting people with autism.

What is Biden's Super Power?

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


Reading time: 5 minutes
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 ā€” For Everyone — Fresh Air on NPR


Reading Time: 5 minutes
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


Reading time: 4 minutes
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.

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