The Chumph’s Energy Secretary is as dumb as a rcok…
Even worse – this new found desire to prevent sexual assaults is rather questionable…
The Chumph’s Energy Secretary is as dumb as a rcok…
Even worse – this new found desire to prevent sexual assaults is rather questionable…
America has reached “peak stupid” with the “election” of Donald Trump”.
One of the reasons for this shift may well be the “r” word. White folks kids spent a lot of their college investment looking for business and financial degrees, which minorities, and immigrants increasingly shifted to STEM. We have a situation now where native white Americans at the graduate level in some of the STEM fields are either a minority or rapidly becoming a minority. Asians have the highest level of STEM Field participation, while despite gain, held back by programs which intentionally disadvantage black and Hispanic Students, black and Hispanic students make up only about 12% of those receiving STEM Degrees.
Which is why a growing number of colleges are dropping high-stakes testing as a make-or-break admission requirement. What this has caused is the number of black and Hispanics in the STEM fields to grow quickly.
So an American Education System which doesn’t support white supremacy is “bad” to Republicans.
Republicans increasingly say colleges have negative impact on U.S.
Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments of the impact of several of the nation’s leading institutions – including the news media, colleges and universities and churches and religious organizations – and in some cases, the gap in these views is significantly wider today than it was just a year ago.
While a majority of the public (55%) continues to say that colleges and universities have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country these days, Republicans express increasingly negative views.
A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, up from 45% last year. By contrast, most Democrats and Democratic leaners (72%) say colleges and universities have a positive effect, which is little changed from recent years.
The national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted June 8-18 among 2,504 adults, finds that partisan differences in views of the national news media, already wide, have grown even wider. Democrats’ views of the effect of the national news media have grown more positive over the past year, while Republicans remain overwhelmingly negative.
About as many Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents think the news media has a positive (44%) as negative (46%) impact on the way things are going in the country. The share of Democrats holding a positive view of the news media’s impact has increased 11 percentage points since last August (33%).
Republicans, by about eight-to-one (85% to 10%), say the news media has a negative effect. These views have changed little in the past few years…more…
Not only does the Chumph invite the Russian spies into one of the most secure places in the Western World …
The POS Traitor is blabbing to the Russians about our State Secrets.
I really wouldn’t be surprised is the ass-wipe hasn’t told Putin the exact GPS location of our anti-missile systems, and deployment of our ships and personnel overseas.
All anyone has to do to get him to spill is appeal to his vanity.
Impeach this POS…Now! And try, convict, and hang his ass for Treason.
Just last week President Donald Trump told NBC News’ Lester Holt that his unprecedented meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. in the Oval Office was a “public” meeting. The Washington Post now has reported that Trump “revealed highly classified information” to the Russians during his recent meeting.
Current and former U.S. officials told the Post that Trump relayed information from a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government,” wrote Post reporters Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe.
“After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency,” the report alleged, noting that Trump did not have permission to share the material with Russians.
One U.S. official told the Post that the president “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”
In an online post published later on Monday, BuzzFeed quoted an unnamed U.S. official who confirmed the substance of the Post’s article, while adding, “It’s far worse than what has already been reported.”
The Chumph can’t keep his mo-freakin’ mouth shut around the Russians…
As if it wasn’t bad enough this stupid POS allowed his Russian butt-buddies in the Oval Office and most secure areas of the White House to plant bugs!
President Trump The Washington Post.to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Segey Kislyak last week, according to a report in
The extremely sensitive information was gathered by a U.S. ally united in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and given on the basis that it remain private between the two parties. According to U.S. officials who spoke to the Post, Mr. Trump potentially jeopardized that relationship while also disclosing key ISIS-related intelligence.
In a briefing Monday evening, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster denied on behalf of the White House that Mr. Trump shared the reported classified intelligence.
“[O]bviously they’re in a downward spiral right now, they’ve got to figure out a way to come to grips with all the that’s happening,” Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, said when asked by asked by the story by reporters Monday evening.
“You know the shame of it is there is a real good national security team in place and there are good productive things that are underway through them and others. The chaos that is being created by the lack of discipline is creating an environment that I think makes, it creates a worrisome environment.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, expressed concern for national security, saying in a tweet, “a week ago Trump fired Comey. Now this.”
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, called the situation “a slap in the face to the intel community” and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Rhode Island, said if true, Mr. Trump is “sabotaging our war against ISIS.”
Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, drew comparisons between Mr. Trump’s own alleged handling of the classified information and Mr. Trump’s criticism of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, also describing the behavior as part of “a pattern of recklessness.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, also commented on the Post’s report.
“Even if President Trump unwittingly blew a highly classified code-word source to the Russians, that would be dangerous enough,” she said in a statement. “If the President outed a highly classified code-word source intentionally, that would be even more dangerous.”
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, who also serves as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, tweeted of the report: “If true, deeply disturbing,”
Now we know what Trumpazoids fly into firs of mouth lathering rage at the merest mention of truth!
At least Football Players come by their brain damage honestly.
Chumphism is a religion.
A new study published in the journal Neuropsychologia has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a brain region known as the prefrontal cortex. The findings suggest that damage to particular areas of the prefrontal cortex indirectly promotes religious fundamentalism by diminishing cognitive flexibility and openness—a psychology term that describes a personality trait which involves dimensions like curiosity, creativity, and open-mindedness.
Religious beliefs can be thought of as socially transmitted mental representations that consist of supernatural events and entities assumed to be real. Religious beliefs differ from empirical beliefs, which are based on how the world appears to be and are updated as new evidence accumulates or when new theories with better predictive power emerge. On the other hand, religious beliefs are not usually updated in response to new evidence or scientific explanations, and are therefore strongly associated with conservatism. They are fixed and rigid, which helps promote predictability and coherence to the rules of society among individuals within the group.
Religious fundamentalism refers to an ideology that emphasizes traditional religious texts and rituals and discourages progressive thinking about religion and social issues. Fundamentalist groups generally oppose anything that questions or challenges their beliefs or way of life. For this reason, they are often aggressive towards anyone who does not share their specific set of supernatural beliefs, and towards science, as these things are seen as existential threats to their entire worldview.
Since religious beliefs play a massive role in driving and influencing human behavior throughout the world, it is important to understand the phenomenon of religious fundamentalism from a psychological and neurological perspective.
To investigate the cognitive and neural systems involved in religious fundamentalism, a team of researchers—led by Jordan Grafman of Northwestern University—conducted a study that utilized data from Vietnam War Veterans that had been gathered previously. The vets were specifically chosen because a large number of them had damage to brain areas suspected of playing a critical role in functions related to religious fundamentalism. CT scans were analyzed comparing 119 vets with brain trauma to 30 healthy vets with no damage, and a survey that assessed religious fundamentalism was administered. While the majority of participants were Christians of some kind, 32.5% did not specify a particular religion.
Based on previous research, the experimenters predicted that the prefrontal cortex would play a role in religious fundamentalism, since this region is known to be associated with something called ‘cognitive flexibility’. This term refers to the brain’s ability to easily switch from thinking about one concept to another, and to think about multiple things simultaneously. Cognitive flexibility allows organisms to update beliefs in light of new evidence, and this trait likely emerged because of the obvious survival advantage such a skill provides. It is a crucial mental characteristic for adapting to new environments because it allows individuals to make more accurate predictions about the world under new and changing conditions.
Brain imaging research has shown that a major neural region associated with cognitive flexibility is the prefrontal cortex—specifically two areas known as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC). Additionally, the vmPFC was of interest to the researchers because past studies have revealed its connection to fundamentalist-type beliefs. For example, one study showed individuals with vmPFC lesions rated radical political statements as more moderate than people with normal brains, while another showed a direct connection between vmPFC damage and religious fundamentalism. For these reasons, in the present study, researchers looked at patients with lesions in both the vmPFC and the dlPFC, and searched for correlations between damage in these areas and responses to religious fundamentalism questionnaires.
According to Dr. Grafman and his team, since religious fundamentalism involves a strict adherence to a rigid set of beliefs, cognitive flexibility and open mindedness present a challenge for fundamentalists. As such, they predicted that participants with lesions to either the vmPFC or the dlPFC would score low on measures of cognitive flexibility and trait openness and high on measures of religious fundamentalism.
The results showed that, as expected, damage to the vmPFC and dlPFC was associated with religious fundamentalism. Further tests revealed that this increase in religious fundamentalism was caused by a reduction in cognitive flexibility and openness resulting from the prefrontal cortex impairment. Cognitive flexibility was assessed using a standard psychological card sorting test that involved categorizing cards with words and images according to rules. Openness was measured using a widely-used personality survey known as the NEO Personality Inventory. The data suggests that damage to the vmPFC indirectly promotes religious fundamentalism by suppressing both cognitive flexibility and openness.
These findings are important because they suggest that impaired functioning in the prefrontal cortex—whether from brain trauma, a psychological disorder, a drug or alcohol addiction, or simply a particular genetic profile—can make an individual susceptible to religious fundamentalism. And perhaps in other cases, extreme religious indoctrination harms the development or proper functioning of the prefrontal regions in a way that hinders cognitive flexibility and openness.
The authors emphasize that cognitive flexibility and openness aren’t the only things that make brains vulnerable to religious fundamentalism. In fact, their analyses showed that these factors only accounted for a fifth of the variation in fundamentalism scores. Uncovering those additional causes, which could be anything from genetic predispositions to social influences, is a future research project that the researchers believe will occupy investigators for many decades to come, given how complex and widespread religious fundamentalism is and will likely continue to be for some time.
By investigating the cognitive and neural underpinnings of religious fundamentalism, we can better understand how the phenomenon is represented in the connectivity of the brain, which could allow us to someday inoculate against rigid or radical belief systems through various kinds of mental and cognitive exercises.
Reminds me of those vids of kids trying to explain the world around them…
Children are much better at it…
Been saying this for a long time, and scientist have backed it up. Racism Makes You Stupid!
I have often said that what we need is to deport these dumb arsed useless white wingers …
And keep the Immigrants, because at least they work hard and produce something.
Explaining why the Chumph is soooooo stupid!
Daily Beast columnist David Cay Johnson told MSNBC’s Joy Reid Friday that President Donald Trump is nothing more than “a racist” who “doesn’t know anything.”
Johnson outlined the complicated history of Trump with people of color in discriminating against African-Americans and Asians in rental housing, employment and other complaints.
“Donald Trump is a racist and we need to recognize we’ve put a racist in the White House,” Johnson said. “We also need to recognize Donald doesn’t know anything. Donald doesn’t know a Sunni from a Shi’a from a Sikh nor why that would matter.”
Johnson urged others to look at the countries chosen for the immigration ban and those not chosen. He reiterated that those with Trump investments were not included, despite having a history of terrorism.
“The big unanswered question here is whether Donald Trump will defy a federal judges’ orders,” he continued. “You may not like a judge if a police officer says ‘stop.’ You may think he has no reason to do so, but you’re only sagacious to stop. The same thing with federal court orders. Presumably, some of the people around Donald are cautioning him not to overplay and if he’s going to defy an order to carefully pick. This would be a very, very unfortunate case if he wants to do that for him in his effort to essentially assume dictatorial powers.”
This guy not only gets a year in jail for running his mouth…He gets a beat down from the Judge!
A lot of crazy white folks in the news today…Is it something in the Kale Salad?
The robe came off.
A Michigan judge, growing increasingly frustrated with a defendant who was talking back to him, stormed down from his bench and rushed to help subdue the man as he resisted being handcuffed.
Though the incident took place in December, video footage of the scuffle was published this week onMlive.com. It showed a rare instance of a judge physically intervening in a courtroom situation — something that at least one of the Michigan judge’s colleagues said was justified in this case.
The four-minute, profanity-laced video showed the defendant, Jacob Larson, accusing Jackson County Circuit Court Judge John McBain of being “buddy-buddy” with a woman Larson had been accused of stalking for about a year, Mlive reported.
The hearing was about Larson’s alleged violation of a personal protection order against the woman, who in the video is seated at a table next to Larson but whose face is blurred.
The video shows that the hearing began calmly but escalated quickly as McBain questioned Larson about his persistent Facebook messages to the woman, despite a personal protection order against him.
“It’s like ‘Fatal Attraction’ kind of stuff that I warned you about last time,” McBain said, referring to the 1987 film in which Glenn Close plays an obsessive stalker. “I told you to just leave her alone. She was a classmate of yours. She apparently has no interest in — ”
“I want her to tell me to leave me alone,” Larson said, motioning toward the woman as he interrupted the judge.
That seemed to irritate McBain, whose voice became noticeably sharper as he responded: “You know what? I told you to leave her alone. And apparently that didn’t get through loud and clear. So today, you’re going to jail for three days.”
What followed was an escalating exchange in which Larson accused the judge of being “buddy-buddy” with the woman and McBain declaring that the defendant has “a bad attitude.”
As Larson continued interrupting the judge, McBain upped his jail sentence.
“Forty-five days … 93 days in the county jail,” McBain told Larson. “You want to go for a year? Try it right now.”
A court officer seen in the video told Mlive.com that as he tried to take Larson into custody, the defendant “tensed up” and tried to fight him. Larson and the officer, identified by Mlive.com as Jared Schultz, struggled as Larson continued to point and talk to the woman.
“Tell me to leave you alone!” he said. “Tell him right now!”
This is Trumps Chief of Press…It looks like something on SNL this child is so clueless.
Yesterday in yet another example of Loon’s mating – Sarah Palin, AKA the Sno’ Heaux endorsed Donald Trump as simultaneously her wife beating, alcoholic son was arrested.
What to do? Blame it on Obama!
Now, Chastity and Sexual Abstinence Consultant and speaker at right wing religious gatherings daughter of the Sno’ Heaux, is pregnant… with her second illegitimate child by two different men…
Can’t wait for the… “Obama Done It!”
Anyway, at least Stephen Colbert is happy with the union of the Sno’ Heaux and the Trumpazoid…
And you thought former Texas Governors George Bush and Rick Perry were stupid?
Two Texas politicians made public details of an investigation into a terrorism suspect while it was still in progress, potentially jeopardizing the inquiry, three sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released details from documents that were still under court seal, the sources said. A spokesman for Governor Abbott had no immediate comment. Patrick’s office was not available for comment.
The suspect, Omar Faraj Saeed Al-Hardan, 24, appeared in court on Friday accused of providing material support to Islamic State overseas. He entered the United States as an Iraqi refugee in November 2009 and lived in Houston, according to a court document.
Abbott and Patrick are both Republicans and their party has been fiercely resisting Democratic President Barack Obama’s plan to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country over the next year, arguing that they pose a security risk to the United States. The Obama administration has rejected that assertion.
One of the sources said investigators believe Abbott and Patrick may have learned confidential details of the investigation from the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Texas. The group’s members include local and state law enforcement officers. There was no immediate comment from the task force.
The sources said the politicians’ statements on Thursday night disclosing a terrorism suspect’s arrest forced federal authorities to wrap up their inquiries and rush out public statements and court papers on the case earlier than planned.
Hardan was already in custody at the time, but interviews of potential witnesses were still being conducted when the disclosures were made, the sources.
Multiple Cases in the last two days of stupid gun owners contributing to murder and mayhem…
A Georgia girl was killed in an apparently accidental shooting that also wounded her mother.
Marsha Lynch said she was braiding her daughter’s hair when a handgun fell to the floor and fired, striking her in the leg and then shooting her 8-year-old daughter in the head.
Sharia Lynch died from the gunshot wound before she could be airlifted to an area hospital.
Michael Santiago needed a gun.
He was a former gang member who had snitched on his old crew and now feared for his life. So Santiago purchased a pistol on the street and kept it in the kitchen just in case.
Whether he needed to show his 6-year-old son the weapon, however, is something that will likely haunt Santiago for the rest of his life.
On Saturday night, Santiago’s security scheme went horribly wrong when his son found the loaded gun. The boy, who has not been named by police, then began playing “cops and robbers” with his younger brother, 3-year-old Eian, when the gun suddenly went off.
The bullet struck Eian in the face, killing him.
Two people were shot in Tombstone, Arizona, during a gunfight reenactment when one of the actors allegedly used real bullets.
One of the actors, Tom Carter, was late to the performance and his weapon wasn’t checked, according to News 4 Tucson. During the shootout, he allegedly hit actor Ken Curtis with a real bullet.
Both were members of the Tombstone Vigilantes performance group.
“The Vigilantes immediately stopped the show and Tom was relieved of his weapon,” Bob Randall, the city’s marshall, said in a statement cited by the Tucson Sentinel. “During inspection of his weapon, it was discovered that there was one live round in the cylinder withfive expended casings indicating the gun had held six live rounds prior to the skit.”
An investigation is underway into how man accidentally shot himself in the hand inside Green Top, a hunting and fishing store in Ashland. The man arrived at Green Top Saturday afternoon with several hand guns and long guns looking for help getting them cleared, investigators said.
“As the owner of the weapon and another [person] were handling the weapon to remove the rounds, the weapon accidentally discharged and the weapon owner was struck in his hand and received non-life threatening injuries,” Hanover Sheriff’s Office spokesman Major Mike Trice.
A father who was inside the store with his children at the time of the shooting said the incident terrified his kids.
A Salina man is taken to the hospital after shooting himself in the leg.
It happened inside a movie theatre at Central Mall during a showing Friday night.
Police say the shooting was accidental.
Witnesses it happened 45 minutes into the movie.
“At first what popped into my mind was that someone popped a bag of candy or something and goofing off or something,” said Heather Myers, who was inside the theatre when the shooting happened.
Then seconds later, a man sitting three rows behind Heather and her husband Domenic, yells out for help.
“This guy started shouting ‘Oh my God, I just shot myself! I just got my concealed and carry,’ and then everybody jumped up and that’s when we heard call 9-11.
Karma is a B*!
Under the heading, racism makes you stupid, we have these morons in Dalton Ga. showing their confederate (and Tea Bagger) pride…Wait for it!
A triple ender!
I watched this one in horror and amazement. The ultimate dummy in the ultimate driving machine…Indeed.
July 23, 2013 – On Monday night, O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly delivered a lengthy critique of President Obama’s remarks about the death of Trayvon Martin, accusing the President of ignoring the “real problems” facing black people, including something he called “gangsta culture.” Tuesday night, All In with Chris Hayes host Chris Hayes rebutted what he called O’Reilly’s “super-racist rant,” and said that if O’Reilly is any indication, the national conversation should be about the “problems with white culture.”
Several commentators, and not just on the right, have weighed in with similarly ” realist” assessments of the racial landscape, but O’Reilly is probably the one with the largest audience to do so. Hayes took aim at O’Reilly, telling his viewers “You probably missed Bill O’Reilly’s super racist rant last night, before playing “some choice bits that give you an overall sense of the full thing.”
The clips Hayes played consisted of the sort of statistics that often get thrown around to make the “realist” case that O’Reilly was making, and concluded with O’Reilly’s boast that “You want a conversation? You got it.”
“He, Bill O’Reilly, only wants to create a better situation for blacks,” Hayes interjected. “According to him, it’s liberals, people like you and me, who are ignoring the problems facing African-Americans.”
He then continued with a clip of O’Reilly mocking those who say the criminal justice system is unfair because of the disproportionate incarceration of black men for ” selling drugs.”
Hayes responded with statistics demonstrating the racial disparity that O’Reilly mocked, and promised that “everything he’s saying is easily debunked with about 20 minutes of googling.”
“That’s not really the point,” he continued. “The real reason Bill O’Reilly peddles this stuff is because it gives a cheap cracklike high to the old fearful white audience that watches Bill O’Reilly, and gives Fox News its power, also known as the Republican base. These are the folks Bill O’Reilly is feeding when he laments not being able to criticize black culture.”
“That’s because race hustlers and the grievance industry have intimidated the so-called conversation,,” a clip of O’Reilly played, “turning any valid criticism of African-American culture into charges of racial bias.”
Hayes then accused O’Reilly of having a limited view of black culture, invoking O’Reilly’s 2007 account of a dinner with Al Sharpton at Harlem’s Sylvia’s restaurant. “”There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, ‘M-Fer, I want more iced tea,'” O’Reilly said at the time. “You know, I mean, everybody was — it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn’t any kind of craziness at all.”
Hayes concluded that “If Bill O’Reilly is representative of white culture, with his stereotyping and his victim-blaming and domineering tone, then I’m pretty sure we need to start having a national conversation about the problems with white culture.”
And then there is this classic from Colbert…