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What did I learn from this election

In a real sense white educated and uneducated America voted hate*, hate born of many years of right wing media: Limbaugh, Savage, Coulter, Newsmax, and Fox media are only a part of the mostly rural hate machine. It hates progress and diversity, it hates what is often called political correctness, but was once considered manners and tolerance. Much of this hate is even exhibited in Evangelical Christianity's opposition to a changing, more tolerant society. Main Street media lived all this time in a self reflecting bubble in which they presented hate as if it were just spectacle. They failed too. What I actually saw.

The republicans are an unprincipled party.
Republicans elected the first candidate with no connection to truth.
Republicans are not Conservatives in any sense of the term.
Social change and rights for others brought out an enormous backlash.
Republicans blame everyone except themselves.
The republican base excuses their party, its corporate sponsors, and their own pa…

Worth a read, books too

"What is it about a flamboyant millionaire that appeals to poor white conservatives? Why do they believe a Trump presidency would amplify their voices? The answer may lie in America’s historical relationship between the wealthiest class and the army of poor whites who have loyally supported them." Jonna Ivin

Read article here.

"If we would learn what the human race really is at bottom, we need only observe it in election times." Mark Twain


Some suggestions for reading, please be aware should you accept the challenge of reading a few of the books listed below you will be changed. Proceed with caution. Great gifts too.

“One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” Cassandra Clare

Alpha order. Various topics.

'Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle' by Daniel L. Everett
'Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious' by Gerd Gigerenzer
'Hillbilly …

Irritus U update AR15s and Trump

Special Lecture Notices:

'Irritus now conducts free lectures covering issues that are important to our public at large. Lectures will include timely topics that often confuse and complicate our simple message. Ambiguity in messaging can confuse our base and often even us.

Guns Safety and Slogans:

Citizens have every right to be safe in America, a massively armed society does not make anyone feel safe. Obviously it's important we support weapon manufacturers but at the same time our people must win re-election. So this lecture will cover how to avoid being looked upon as a nutcase with no concern for voter's safety. Topics include:

If your constituency is not full of rabid gun nuts how you can abstain from voting.

How to answer questions about the death of a loved one by unnecessary and once illegal automatic weapons.

How to appear sincerely concerned over children's deaths.

If your constituency, like Ted Cruz's, is full of gun nuts you're among the lucky one…

Whale Killer Japan

And yet Americans still support Japan by buying their autos and other products? Animal lovers in America are outraged if an Animal is mistreated and yet they fail to help in this important issue. And to top it off, Americans complain about deficits and social security solvency as they support Japanese union workers and their universal healthcare. Sometimes I think that idiot Donald Trump has a point even when it isn't certain he understands it.

Many Americans buy a Prius to salve their conscience and save the earth, maybe they should do something substantive instead. Americans could stop this ecologic destruction even as they support their own nation. Will they? Of course not, instead they will ask Hillary Clinton about her carbon donors as the world turns or is that burns.

Read article here.

Another Controversial Election Issue - Tax Havens

Check out corporate tax havens and you must wonder how America will repair a crumbling infrastructure when it biggest users hide from their …

American Conservatives are Embarrassing

"By an accident of birth, I fall into the White Guy category. To keep this on a positive note, let’s call it my brand. And that means that if other people with my outward characteristics do dumb-ass things, it reflects on my brand." Scott Adams

White conservative Americans have become an embarrassment. I know that's not politically correct, but face it folks we are starting to look like a nation of idiots. Think about that for a minute. Our white conservative Congress is voting again to repeal healthcare, you know healthcare that is slavery. Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants to make America Somalia, no need to obey federal laws - articles of Confederation redux. Kansas Governor Brownback bought into the insane idea idea that reducing taxes brings forth magic. Now the state is a mess. Kansas is just one state run by a white conservative republican. Was Brownback alive in 2008 and 2009 or was he lost in some imaginary supply side universe. Laffer is so appropriate a name.