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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.

Will Trump's defiance of the election involve organized violence

The Narcissist’s Playbook: The Reason There Likely won’t be Any Organized Violence


Reading time: 4 minutes
Don’t waste another minute worrying about an armed insurrection, military coup, or civil war being fought to keep Trump in office. Trump is a narcissist. He is not a visionary, leader, or organizer. He just isn’t capable of doing it.

How Safe Harbor Came to be and Saved our Election

The Great Civics Lesson: The Reason Safe Harbor Day is called Safe Harbor Day — UPDATED, AGAIN!


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The process we use to elect a president seems simple when everything goes “right” and goes unchallenged. However, when you take the deep dive into the process it because quite Byzantine and has plenty of places where it can be challenged, corrupted, and complex. But, Safe Harbor Day is the day we drive the stake through the heart of Trump’s attempt to steal the Election 2020 from #BidenHarris!

Urge Emily Murphy to Sign the Paper

A Quickie: The Pressure @GSAEmily is Under to NOT #SignThePapers is a Sign of Trump’s and the GOP’s Authoritarianism


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We all wonder why @GSAEmily doesn’t just sign the papers to ascertain that #BidenHarris are the apparent winners of Election 2020. She is complying in advance with the desires of an authoritarian. She’s heard the messages of Trump and the GOP and is doing what they want. In the meantime, she is responsible for the thousands of deaths from #COVID19 by denying Biden vital information in the transition.

The Emotional Effect of Defund the Police on White Voters

Defund the Police and Emotional Decision Making


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My original Defund the Police post generated a fair amount of discussion in the comments. I found myself repeating information about the affect heuristic a lot, so I thought I’d make it into a blog post. The affect heuristic proves that Defund the Police was a dumb slogan that was bound to drive white suburban women to vote Republican.

Defund the Police Activates the Racial Angst of White America

A Quickie: How “Defund the Police” Played into Republican Hands and White America’s Psyche


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The circular firing squad is back on as progressive and moderate Dems argue over who snatched a squeaker from the jaws of a landslide in 2020. Of course, we can’t just celebrate having won one, right? Much of the debate turns on the role of “Defund the Police.” Unfortunately, the cognitive psychology of it points the finger squarely at it.

Are Political Lies Protected Speech?

Is Knowingly Lying for Political Gain Protected Speech? Or a Solution for Bridging our Partisan Divide


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There is much talk about bridging our political divide with lots of talk about reaching for white voters being regurgitated. The real problem is the social support that the lies of Trump and the GOP have. To break that social support, we have to consider banning knowingly telling lies for political gain. Those lies are destroying the country.

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