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OMG! Has the derp been extra deep and thick since the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings! The desperation of the Repubes to use illusory explanation and the illusion of truthiness to stop us all from thinking about the causes of mass shootings has been palpable. No one has laid it on as thick or as deep as Kellyanne Conway who has her own way illusions of derpiness. Here’s all you need to know about how necessary it is for us to understand “depraved evil” and unite against hate.
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Quick Dip: 2 minutes
Shallow Dive: 4 minutes
Deep Dive: 12 minutes
With the shooting in El Paso, I’ve devoted the call your MoC post today to gun violence. In the quick dip, I give you information about contacting your MoC to demand that they support gun reform action. In the shallow dive, there is information about gun reform advocacy groups, events, and stuff. And in the deep dive, I’ve included resources on the arcane statistics and legal information about gun violence.
Let me explain to you how the second Democratic presidential primary debate, day 2 is a microcosm for all that is wrong in America today. No really. You’ll want to read this one. It’s good. I make predictions and everything.
Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s live blogging of the live debate has been cancelled. We’ll resume our regularly schedule erratic schedule of posting once we’ve arrived safely back in China.
The best thing about Day 1 of the second Dem presidential primary debate is that it uncorked a pent-up snark stream of sarcastic and profane observations. I make predictions about the future of the candidates and report to you what I found to be important.
Day 1 of the second Democratic Primary Debate is a wrap. It was spicy and feisty, but substantial. There were lines — I wrote the damn bill! Why do people run for president to say what we can’t do?
Here is my blow by blow. I’ll be writing up impressions in a separate post.
Your weekly MoC call list is a doozy! It is chock-a-block full of follow-up to the Mueller Congressional testimony, impeachment inquiry demands, and protecting our elections. There are also updates on past issues, a bonus issue that you won’t believe, and contacts for Indivisible.
Why is the press such a useful idiot when it comes to conservative lies, diversions, conspiracy theories, and other transparent manipulations? Prospect theory and loss aversion hold the answers, but it don’t make it no better. Can one of our pillars of democracy stand up and save our democracy? Please? Does it have to be We The People? I guess so.
Don’t respect yourself or your office, don’t expect others to either. The Ol’ Pussy Grabber got epic trolled!
What to make of Mueller’s testimony? Will it help? Will it hurt? Will it not matter? How will people react? Well, psychology has something to say about it all… and it’s better news than you think!
Things perked up slightly in the Intelligence Committee than they were in the Judiciary. Go figure. Maybe everyone’s coffee had kicked in. You may not agree with my characterization, but I stand by my post. The only remaining question is whether the Dems are adept enough to build on the foundation that they laid or whether the foundation they laid is sufficient to build upon.
What to make of Mueller’s testimony? Does he secretly hate the US? Love the Ol’ Pussy Grabber? Is he more partisan than he appears? Or is he such a starched-shirt that he can just not ever be anything other than a by the book prosecutor?
Download the Mueller Report here. Hold a reading party and read it aloud over beer, wine, and finger food. Have some fun with it.
Weekly MoC Call List: Making a Difference in Immigration, Endless War, and Lowering Drug Prices, Week of Sunday 21 July
Do your part to improve conditions in the US. Keep a list of issues to contact your MoC about and call them every week! It is the single most effective way of impacting our government. Here’s my list for this week. Feel free to add to it in the comments. And, let us know how your call went!
Ever wondered how Fox News does it? Persuasive Design goes a long way to explaining how they keep your parents, friends, and neighbors enthralled. Don’t fear, though. I have divided the post into three successive parts: the Quick Dip, the Shallow Dive, and the Deep Dive. Each is an extension of the last so you can read as much or as little as you like and still get something you can use.
Racism is dying in America. We are witnessing the violent death throes of racism. Unfortunately, when open racism dies, it just sinks below the surface to slink along less detectable, especially by the white privileged.
The welcome Rep. Ilhan Omar got was as heart-warming as the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s chant was chilling.
We all need a voice of hope now and again… well, a little more often than that in #FascistAmerica. As she does so often, Michelle Obama finds an opportune moment to lift our flagging spirits and remind us of why we #Resist.
By chanting “send her back” every attendee at Trump’s campaign rally in North Carolina has branded him or herself as a racist fascist. Make no mistake, there is a dangerous escalation of the fascist tendencies of the GOP.
Why does the appeal to racism work so often in politics? Why are so many people vulnerable to the racist appeal? Terror Management Theory gives us insight into the politics of racism and hope in countering it.
There are important issues, bills, amendments, and hearings before Congress every week! And, if the Great Civics Lesson has taught us anything, it has taught us that it is our civic duty to be INVOLVED in each and every one of them. And the rate at which this admin sows confusion, chaos, and consternation means that you gotta call every week and work your ass off to keep that call list current. Use this weekly post to help.