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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.
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Where did it all go wrong? It went wrong with wild speculation and an inherent misunderstanding of polling predictions. Put it all together and you get the good, bad, and stupid of Election 2020.
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The deliberate flaunting of democracy and the open destruction of it by the GOP just pisses me off. They are so sure that the electorate either cannot or will not hold them accountable that they aren’t even bothering to hide it. If we let them get away with it in November. If we don’t vote Trump and the Senate majority out in November, then we really are the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid.
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Leave it to the unproductive malignant narcissist squatting in the WH to take something that should be a moment of national pride and relief and unity and turn it to shit. Seems like everything he touches turns to shit, don’t it? It’s the feculent touch.
Now that the end of the first Democratic presidential debate has finally ended after two days and 20 candidates and five moderators, how can we possibly know who won? We can’t say who won, but we can predict who benefited.
The first debate of Election 2020 is in the bag, or at least the first day and the first 10 are. So, who “won” from the first ten? How do we know?
Reflecting on the disastrous Supreme Court decisions of late, I’ve come to the realization that it isn’t the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid, it is the United Fucking States with the Split Fucking Brain. Our collective left hand don’t know what the fuck the collective right hand […]
Is it even possible to be happy in Fascist America living amongst the New Cruelty? Hunh? Is it possible? Can any of us be happy again? Certainly, not proud. It is impossible to be proud of Fascist America or the New Cruelty. But, surely we could be happy […]
After 30 years reporting on the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s lies, gossip columnist, Susan Mulcahy, dishes on experience with all the lies, lies, lies! However, she gets one little thing wrong. He doesn’t lie because he was trained to be a pathological liar, for the real reason, have a quick read of my introduction to her article. Then tell me what you think in the comments!
I’m finally out of the closet! The autism closet, that is. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I wanted to share what my life with autism is like.
The self-destructiveness of white conservative middle class Republican voters is staggering. Can they ever be dissuaded? Why do they do it? All of my many articles addressing this baffling phenomenon gathered under one convenient heading.
What a week! But, Trump’s ideas on fighting terrorism stand out. What is the impact of his vague emotional appeals on terrorism or why are we so stupid?
Many have wondered why people vote against their best interests by electing candidates that support policies and laws that will hurt them. Why do so many people believe what Donald Trump says when it is so clear that he is lying? Why do we have an election in which so many voters are angry and disaffected and in a “revolutionary” mood?
How did Trump become a thing? Read about how Daniel Kahneman and risk assessment can be used to explain how Obama made Trump possible. Thanks Obama!
Wingnuts have been making some news lately, haven’t they? And with all their wingnutty views comes some kind of justification. This post explains why that explanation is accepted as legitimate by so many.
We all have argued with people on the other side of the political or ideological divide. Typically, to no avail. This post explores the strategies that research suggests may be successful… if it is at all possible.