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Exploring The Three Psychological Roots of the conservative Resistance to Containing the #COVID19 Pandemic

Psychological Roots

Reading time: 5 minutes
What could possibly drive people to refuse to wear masks, social distance, or stay at home as much as possible? It just defies all logic and reason, right? Here are the three psychological factors that combine for the perfect storm of conservative resistance to containing the #COVID19 pandemic

Following Trump and Barr into Autocracy, Reviewing Masha Gessen’s “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”


Reading Time: 5 minutes
If you are as worried sick as I am about the fate of our democracy, then you’ll want to read my review of Masha Gessen’s 2016 article, Autocracy: Rules for Survival that was published in The New York Review of Books. When we compare her six rules to the sorry state of affairs, real despair sets in. It’s like watching one of those slasher horror films, you know what’s going to happen and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop it. Even though the character is being extremely stupid and doing stuff no one would ever do outside of a movie, you still gotta sit there and watch it.

Your Call List for Your MoC for the Climate Change and Notorious RBG Edition for the Week of Sunday 25 August 2019


Reading time: 13 minutes, but don’t worry, the issues sections are 1 to 2 minutes each and easily located by heading.

It’s been a big week with Notorious RBG’s health scaring all of us, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber freaking out all over the world’s stage, the world literally burning, and tariffs. We cover it all here in this week’s weekly call list. It gives you something positive you can do to help, which at least will help you cope with your stress and nerves.

Don’t Let ‘Em Gaslight YOU! Know the Poem.

Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus, Ken Cuccinelli, immigration

Reading Time: 4 minutes
Every now and then someone — usually the Ol’ Pussy Grabber — from the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s regime says the quiet part out loud. And, then there are those that make it so very clear and plain and obvious what the quiet part is by their asinine statements that they needn’t bother either saying it out loud. Of course, I’m referring to Ken Cuccinelli’s comments about the Statue of Liberty and immigration. We already knew that they were going after all immigrants except the pressed and white ones. We he made clear was that they were working hard to gaslight us about it. Don’t let them gaslight you! Know the poem.

Election 2020: Live-Blogging the Live-Streaming of the Dem Presidential Debate, Day 1


It’s another American presidential election, which started more than 18 months before the actual election! American politics are crazy. But, the Dems are debating tonight and we all wanna know who won, who zung, who clung, who hung. I’ll be live-blogging the debate as it is live-streamed in Paris at 3:00 AM. Join me here for a snarky, sarcasticky, profaney good time as we all watch together!

Katy Commits the Ultimate Sin, Stands up to the Ol’ Pussy Grabber, Chapters 1 – 3 of “Unbelievable” Reviewed

Unbelievable, Katy Tur, Trump, the Ol' Pussy Grabber, Election 2016, Charles Krauthammer,

I’m reviewing Katy Tur’s “Unbelievable” in three parts! It’s that good! Fantastic treatment of the campaign, covering a campaign, being a reporter, and being a human being caught up in the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s gaslighting narcissistic abuse meat grinder. Katy comes out on the other side stronger and better for it… and you will, too.

Predictions, Pundits, and the 2016 Election: The “Are You Happy Now?” Edition

Are You Happy Now?

How you viewed the condition of the country probably determined your vote. If you saw the country as doing OKAY, you probably saw the Ol’ Pussy Grabber as too big of a risk. But if you saw the country has going in the wrong direction, you were tempted to take a chance on the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. What does behavioral economics, loss aversion, and risk seeking tell us about 2018?

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