The crumbling ruins on the hill

Filed under: Donald Trump, Economy, Politics, Society

There aren’t too many things that I agree with President Reagan on.  One thing I did agree with him on was the idea of America being the “shining city on the hill”. Sure, we have rarely lived up to that ideal.  We spent most of the last half of the 20th century destabilizing democracies in […]

Why Republicans own the shutdown

Filed under: Donald Trump, Dumb Stuff, Politics

Republicans own this government shutdown 100%. It really isn’t even Trump. While he has shown a total lack of leadership and flip-flopped his position on everything at least once, it ultimately comes down to Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. Republicans have total control in congress. The determine what bills are voted on and what is […]

Why Trump should be Time’s person of the year

Filed under: Donald Trump, Politics, Society

Trump’s latest lie of self importance/delusion is that he turned down Time magazine for the person of the year award because they said he “probably” won it. Time magazine quickly refuted this as a lie. This is typical of Trump and barely news worthy. Very few days go by where he doesn’t tweet something, usually […]

Dude, do you even climate change?

Filed under: Climate Change, Economy, Environment

After the 2016 election, we have Republican climate deniers in charge of both houses of congress and the presidency. Trump has nominated vehement climate deniers to all of his cabinet positions. This puts the country, and the world, in a very precarious position. Climate change is the single biggest long term threat to both human […]

Russia just kicked our ass, bigly

Filed under: 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Putin, Russia

America just got it’s ass handed to us on a silver platter and we haven’t even realized it yet. The game ended before we even realized that we were playing. This week we had the “big reveal” of a 35-page intelligence report alleging that Russia had compromising materials on Trump, among other things. Nothing in […]

Football, protests, psychology, and inertia, Oh My!

Filed under: BlackLivesMatter, Society

What does psychology tell us about the differences between conservatives and liberals in relationship to BlackLivesMatter (BLM) and Colin Kaepernick? Conservatives place a very high value on tradition, sameness (both congruity of group and congruity of situation), and loyalty. Liberals place a high value on things like social justice and equality. That doesn’t mean that […]