Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Why Romney is really scary, even though he seems like the sane one.

Mormons make good neighbors, I hear. They have wonderful family values. But they are completely divorced from any kind of reality. This is a good explanation of how Mormons are brainwashed and why we don't want them in charge of the country.

Why are we listening to these clowns?

Republicans caucus tonight in Iowa. They're all clowns and it would be incredibly amusing to watch them, if there didn't exist the possibility that one of them may be our next President. There are plenty of examples in history where the crazy one, or stupid one (GWB) got in power. The results are never felicitous.

Republicans make your brain happy.... and stupid

What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite.
It's a really interesting book by David DiSalvo. One of the most interesting tidbits deals with studies showing how we are unconsciously influenced by  short messages that are  repeated often. But the interesting thing is that these messages must not be  placed before us in a way that encourages close examination. These messages become part of the ambience so to speak. Fox "News" is the perfect example of how this propaganda technique is applied. The messages are crafted to be simple, short, and repeated in many different ways on each of their shows. It's the opposite of journalism, but disguised as serious media. How many times does Fox mistake Republican miscreants for Democrat? How many right-wing slurs and innuendos are spread by those plastic - groomed talking heads? It's exactly the same a massively funded advertising campaign. And it works, too.