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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 does proportionality bias explain voter apathy?

We’re So Fucked: Proportionality Bias Explains Voter Apathy To The Threat To Our Democracy


Reading time: 5 minutes
Why the fuck do so people people believe the Big Lie? Why the fuck aren’t more people outraged — we’re looking at you Sen Manchin — that our democracy is being dismantled right before our very eyes? Well, we have the answer! Proportionality Bias!

What Up?!? Monday 19July 2021


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It’s been a rough week at Ye Olde Blogge what with posting from my Chinese -knockoff Kindle Fire after Meine Verdamme Tochter’s computer died the death of a thousand drops. Anywho, I’ve FINALLY gotten Whaz Up posted and everything but my heart and nerves are intact.

How is the Republican attack on our democracy like the attack on our democracy by the Confederacy?

The Gettysburg Address: Inspiration For Our Time


Reading time.5 minutes
The fight to preserve voting rights and our democracy feels more desperate by the day.. If our current leadership is being less than inspiring, let us take our inspiration from each other and from the most trying time in American history: the Civil War, the Gettysburg Address, and President Lincoln.

What's Ye Olde Blogge, the Psy of Life, doing, reading, COVIDing this week?

Whaz Up!?! Monday 12 July 2021


Reading time: two minutes
It’s been a busy, but quite week at Ye Olde Blogge because we moved across the apartment complex. We did a little everyday and then BOOM did the rest. It left time for lots of reading, most of it in psychology, but some other interesting stuff, too. And, the Delta Variant sucks.

Why aren't Republican States pushing vaccines and healthcare?

We’re So Fucked: The Vaccination Rates, Political Polarization, and Presidential Voting, edition


Reading time: 5 minutes
We all know about the hatred the GQP has for providing healthcare for its citizens. They’ve tried to stop the ACA, they don’t exapand Medicaid, they don’t fund public health, anything and everything. Now, we find that there is a near perfect correlation between #COVID19 vaccination rates and voting in the 2020 presidential election. Guess what that means? It means we’re so fucked.

What will likely happen because Trump believes he'll be reinstated?

Trump, Narcissism, Indictments, Election Loss, and the August Insurrection: Some Predictions


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There is a substantial minority of Americans who believe the Big Lie and that Trump is going to be reinstated by some bloddy miracle. What is likely to happen? How likely is it that we’ll see another organized insurrection? A disorganized one? Random sporadic lone-wolf violence? The GQP stealing our elections at the state level? Here are some predictions based on application of narcissistic personality disorder.

What's going on with the Psy of Life this week?

Whaz Up! Monday 14 June 2021


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A new semi-regular column letting you know what’s going on this week with Ye Olde Blogge. This week: school’s out, calling your MoC’s about saving our democracy, economy, and climate, and Cambodian #COVID19 news.

To Save A Path

to write to help

Building The Love Shack

This is the story of building a cottage , the people and the place. Its a reminder of hope and love.

The Honest Courtesan

Frank commentary from a semi-retired call girl

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Tales + Tails: Novel Writing + Culture + Compassion

Carla Corelli

Surviving Narcissistic Abuse and Improving your Mental Health

Stories I've Never Told...

(...and some I have)

Krista Marson

Author Traveler Photographer