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April 24, 2018

Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds

Filed under: Bigotry, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Race — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 12:58

 

A study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences questions that explanation, the latest to suggest that Trump voters weren’t driven by anger over the past, but rather fear of what may come. White, Christian and male voters, the study suggests, turned to Mr. Trump because they felt their status was at risk.

“It’s much more of a symbolic threat that people feel,’’ said Diana C. Mutz, the author of the study and a political science and communications professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. “It’s not a threat to their own economic well-being; it’s a threat to their group’s dominance in our country over all.”

“It used to be a pretty good deal to be a white, Christian male in America, but things have changed and I think they do feel threatened,” Dr. Mutz said.

The other surveys supported the cultural anxiety explanation, too.

For example, Trump support was linked to a belief that high-status groups, such as whites, Christians or men, faced more discrimination than low-status groups, like minorities, Muslims or women, according to Dr. Mutz’s analysis of the University of Chicago study.

April 23, 2018

Push … and Push-Back — Filosofa’s Word

Filed under: Gun Control, Ideas, News, NRA, Political, Questions, Things I like, Youth — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 19:38

We have all been so encouraged by the young people, led by the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, mass school shooting, and we should be encouraged, we should be proud of these young people. They are the first generation, with the possible exception of the Vietnam generation, to take a firm stand, to make their […]

via Push … and Push-Back — Filosofa’s Word

April 12, 2018

Parkland Teacher Arrested For Leaving Loaded Gun In Public Restroom Where Drunk Man Found And Fired It

Filed under: Gun Control, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 11:56

I keep warning about this.   I told many times I worked with people who would forget their gun belts in the bathroom or other place they took it off.   We need more control of guns.  We need less guns in schools, not more.   Hugs

The Miami Herald reports:

According to the sheriff’s office report, Simpson told deputies he’d left his gun by accident. By the time the chemistry teacher realized his mistake, the Glock was already in the hands of a drunk homeless man who had picked it up and fired. The bullet hit a wall. Simpson was able to grab the gun away from the vagrant, Joseph Spataro, who was charged with firing a weapon while intoxicated and trespassing. As for the MSD teacher, he was arrested and charged with failing to safely store a firearm, a second-degree misdemeanor.

 

RUSSIA: State TV Runs Nuclear War Preparedness Advice As Tensions Rise With US Over Syria

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 11:45

Far more information at the link.    Hugs

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/04/12/russia-state-tv-runs-nuclear-war-preparedness-advice-tensions-rise-us-syria-video/

Most outlets are characterizing the piece as meant to mock Americans rather than legitimately prepare Russians for nuclear war.

April 5, 2018

NRA smears shooting victims

(cartoon by Steve Sack)

April 2, 2018

What did we lose.

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How America’s largest local TV owner turned its news anchors into soldiers in Trump’s war on the media:

Filed under: Economics, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Tags: , , , , , , — Scottie @ 10:26

March 27, 2018

UNSHOCKING: Sociologists Find That Support For Trump Is Largely Driven By White Christian Nationalism

Filed under: News, Political, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 12:41

A new study by a team of university sociologists purports to reveal that support for Trump is largely driven by “white Christian nationalism.” The study examines support for statements such as “the federal government should declare the United States as a Christian nation” and includes an accounting of “anti-black prejudice” and views of Muslims and immigrants.

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/03/27/unshocking-sociologists-find-support-trump-largely-driven-white-christian-nationalism/

 

March 21, 2018

Really? We have that many white supremacists race / ethnic bigots

I wouldn’t have guessed there was 17 thousand white supremist in the entire country, much less in one state.  We have a bigger racism bigotry problem than I ever thought.   I ask why we put up statues to a group of traitors to this country?   Confederate generals and politicians waged a war against the USA and  lost.  So why do we post statues and memorials to these people?   Why do people brag about supporting the losing traitors?   Hugs

March 15, 2018

NRA silenced

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 09:06

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)

(cartoon by Matt Wuerker)

 

March 14, 2018

Student speaks in front of the U.S. Capitol

Filed under: Children, Family, Ideas, News, People I like, Political, Reason, Twitter — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 13:43

May 9, 2017

More worried about the American Taliban and the Christian sharia laws

Filed under: Bigotry, Harm, News, Questions, Religion — Tags: , — Scottie @ 13:02

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April 16, 2017

Hypocrisy totally. Get him out of office.

Filed under: News, Political — Tags: , — Scottie @ 10:56

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