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The CV 0

Donald Trump behind desk next to sign reading,

Yastreblyansky has the details.

Image via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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Donnybrook in Decatur (and Environs) 0

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Return to Normalcy 0

Man and woman news anchors for the Action McNews Network.  Man says,

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A Tune for the Times 0

Via PoliticalProf.

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Gifted 0

Champagne bottle tagged,

Via Job’s Anger.

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Two Different Worlds 0

At The Denver Post, Ian Silverii contrasts reality and the MAGA Fantasy Land. A snippet:

In reality, the coronavirus pandemic has taken the lives of over 260,000 Americans and over 2,800 Coloradans.

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In the alternative reality, which we’ll call the “MAGA universe”, COVID-19 is a hoax, a conspiracy, the “China Plague” or just another common cold. The hospitals aren’t overflowing, there are more than enough ICU beds and nurses and doctors to go around, and Americans aren’t going to let politicians tell us we can’t be with our families.

Continue the tour at the linkk.

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Launch Party 0

Donald Trump and GOP Elephant standing expectantly next to skyrockets labeled

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It’s All about the Algorithm 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Charles Johnston looks at the dynamic–and the dilemma–posed by “social” media and the disinformation superhighway. A snippet; follow the link for the rest:

By offering electronic substitutes for real fulfillment, our likes and clicks mimic the mechanisms of addiction (addictive substances work by providing the feedback that accompanies feelings like pleasure or power while requiring none of the vulnerability demanded for the real thing). It has been a dirty secret of high teach companies that they were optimizing programs for these addictions effects, but we would see the effect even without their efforts. Simple optimization depends on hijacking our attention—an necessity that is multiplied many times over by the fact that sites are advertising driven. Addiction is a much more reliable way to get attention than providing content that actually benefits us. A related consequence is that social media algorithms inherently create distortion and “fake news.” It has been well documented that the soap opera of sensationalized contend (sic) (and outright lies) is much more likely to attract eyeballs—and more likely to trigger search algorithms—than real news.

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The Rule of Lawless 0

Field says enough is enough.

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Graham Cracker 0

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Kraken Up 0

This is a bad spell of lawyering.

Not only do they have no proof.

They have no proofreading.

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Counting His Blessings 0

Title:  Giving Thanks.  Image:  Uncle Sam, on his knees, thinking 'Biden 306, Trump 232.'

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Unpardonable 0

Two turkeys looking at Donald Trump.  One says,

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A Tune for the Times 0

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Complicity 0

Caption:  Trump's willing executioner.  Image:  Donald Trump as the Queen of Hearts points to Alice, abeled

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A Tune for the Times 0

Over at Balloon Juice.

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Self-Reverential 0

Mariette Jensen suggests that five elements characterize the thought patterns of a narcissist. Here they are; follow the link for a detailed discussion on each one.

The 5 main thoughts that form the narcissist thinking pattern

      1. I am the best and the only one important
      2. There is only black and white
      Grey areas are a no-go territory. Grey is confusing
      3. You are with me or against me
      4. The only truth is my truth
      5. I don’t care about you, I only care about me

Afterthought:

Remind you of anyone?

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The Poison of Positive Thinking 0

At the Des Moines Register, Todd Blodgett explains.

Afterthought:

Publishing a positive position in the presence of adversity is one thing.

Manifesting magickal malicious mentation to maintain manufactured mendacities is something entirely other.

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A Time of Tantrum 0

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The Unmasking 0

Frame One:  Image of Rosie the Riveter captioned,

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