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CalicoJack

Inside this cynical, sarcastic, curmudgeonly shell is a big ol' caring, sensitive man longing to be free. I have finally found a way to utilize both of myselves by combining my knowledge of and passion for psychology with my snarky alter-ego. I'll mostly be posting about politics with an occasional analysis of a psychopathic child murderer thrown in for good measure.

The Great Civics Lesson: Yo! Yo! Yo! Voting Matters, Yo! — Updated


Reading time: 8 minutes
This is an update of a post written shortly after the election in 2016. It is still applicable now, and it is pretty darn good. In short, ain’t nothing matter if we don’t get out the vote, bitches! All your memes, snarky social media posts, protests, phone calls none of it will matter if you don’t vote in November.

So let’s “as a people rise up” and speak with one voice and vote the Repubes out!

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MEME: Mooing at Nunes


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Let’s face it after this long national debacle that is the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is over, we’ll have Repubes distancing themselves and disavowing and pretending like they were lambs in the wind pure as dribbled on snow. We can’t let that happen. People who have been as dastardly as that should be shunned by polite company. Here’s a fun way to shun Devin Nunes.

MEME: Useful Idiot


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One of the funniest memes I’ve come up with since the feculent touch. Maybe I’m on a roll. Please use it as you see fit as the useful idiots come out of the woodwork on social media.

Using Risk and Uncertainty to Handicapping Elections

Election 2020: Handicapping the Nomination: What do Risk and Uncertainty Tell Us?


Reading time: 5 minutes
Okay, it’s a bit long in the tooth, but it’s worth it to figure out whose gonna win, right? My predictions have a history of being accurate. Stop laughing. I’m serious.

Anywho, I go through and discuss each of the top four candidates chances using behavioral economics decision making under uncertainty, specifically focused on how people react to perceived risk. If there were ever a risk election, brother this would be it. This is a high risk election.

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Call Your SENATOR and DEMAND a FAIR Impeachment Trial for the Week of Sunday 19 January 2020


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The most effective way to influence the government is through calling your MoC in this case, your senator! And, when I say call, I mean using the phone, sending postcards, using their website contact form, or using social media.

So contact your senators and demand they support a fair impeachment trial with fact witnesses and WH documents.

The Feculent Touch Turns Everythng To Shit

MEME: Trump’s Feculent Touch


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It’s a meme! A picture with a few words must speak volumes or something, right?

Given that the impeachment trial is now underway with all the rat-fucking that that will entail, and the GAO has just reported that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has indeed broken the law in his Ukraine adventure, and the National Archives have reported altering pictures to help the Ol’ Pussy Grabber, and our foreign policy has sunk to the bottom of the outhouse pit, and our “deal” with China is underwhelming economists everywhere, and… well, you get the picture.

Call Your MoC about the Senate Impeachment Trial for the Week of Sunday 5 January 2020


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I give you links to determine contact information about your government officials both elected and appointed, federal, state, and local. Helpful hints on what to say on the phone if you’re calling a Dem or Repube senator, and a script to follow. Everything you’ll need to call your senator and ask them to support a fair impeachment trial with witnesses and documents.

Helping Australians Recover from their Fires


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That’s not a bad amount of time to invest in figuring out which of the half dozen charities out there helping Australians both human and animal recover from these devastating fires to give to. Go ahead and click through to the charities page and make your donations. You’ll be glad you did.

GotV Volunteering — UPDATED


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We’ve all heard the dire news of millions being removed from voting roles by the Repubes in an effort to suppress the vote and rig the election in 2020. Now’s your chance to do something about it!

Spend your time volunteering for a GOTV campaign in a swing state near you! I give you the contact information to get you started!

2020: A Year of Perfect Vision and Reflections on the Trump Years


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It’s new years time again. Here at Ye Olde Blogge we don’t have a tradition of looking back over the year that was, but we kinda did this time. Unfortunately, we screwed it up and looked all the way back to 2017 and didn’t stop until we hit 2020. We take a look at some of the posts that best characterize each of those years and trace out our recent national history ending with a bold prediction for 2020.

Call Your MoC about Gun Safety Legislation for the Week of Sunday 29 December 2019


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There are bills languishing in Congress RIGHT NOW! Call #MassacreMitch and remind him that we were supposed to have a conversation about gun safety legislation LAST SEPTEMBER!
I list three senate and four house bills that need support in order to move on to becoming laws. I give you the means of contacting your MoC, descriptions of the bills, links for more information, and a script to use.
Call today. Call often.

Call Your MoC about the Senate Impeachment Trial for the Week of Sunday 29 December 2019


Reading time: 1 minute
I give you links to determine contact information about your government officials both elected and appointed, federal, state, and local. Helpful hints on what to say on the phone if you’re calling a Dem or Repube senator, and a script to follow. Everything you’ll need to call your senator and ask them to support a fair impeachment trial with witnesses and documents.

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