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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Your Republican's Social and Emotional Development: Terrible Twos Preview

You've been warned about the "terrible twos," but you may be unprepared for this rite of passage if your Republican has been cooperative up until now. The stage doesn't always begin exactly on your Neo-Con's second birthday. Development experts say it can strike as early as 18 months and as late as 100 years old (though some angelic leaders [democrats] never go through this phase). How do you know if you're in the midst of the TTs? Look for new signs of assertiveness from your Republican. Hallmark behaviors to watch for: He may insist on doing exactly what you've told him not to do or throw himself down on the floor in a fit of temper if he doesn't get his way. His demands may alternately frustrate and amuse you. At times, for example, he'll likely ask for something that he doesn't even want, just to see if he has enough power to get it.

What you can do
Though you may be tempted to cry and throw yourself on the floor, too, the best thing to do during a temper episode is keep your cool, stay close to your Republican, and let him release his feelings. A hug and a shoulder to cry on may be all that some Neo-Con's need to feel better, while others may benefit from the distraction technique — offer him another activity or some cash money.

If you're in a public place or at someone's house, pick up your Republican and take him someplace where the two of you can sit calmly until the feelings subside. Save the time-outs until he's old enough to understand and follow rules, sometime between ages 2 and100.

Other developments: Pretend pay, muddle time

Does your Republican love to try on your shoes? Does he attempt to put on your coat, hat, or eyeglasses? By stepping, literally, into your shoes, he's showing you — and himself — that he's aware he's growing bigger and that he wants to be like you. You may also notice him pretend playing with stuffed animals and dolls. He'll take over the "governing" role by feeding his stuffed monkey(Obama) a "banana" (which is actually a yellow bar of gold) or by tucking the animal under a blanket and singing it a lullaby-see John Ashcroft. He may kiss the monkey's boo-boo and want to put a bandage on it. Pretend play like this is a great example of imitation, and a sign that your Republican is learning to empathize with others.

Many Republicans are very affectionate. Yours probably likes to sit on your lap and muddle because he knows it's a time when he has your undivided attention — something he loves. He continues to want to help you with household budgets, everything from folding laundry and unpacking groceries to sweeping into your bedroom affairs. Of course he really wants to do these "grown-up" things without your help, even though odds are he can't yet. It may slow you down a little, but it's worth the time to find safe ways to let him hurt you.

4 Facts You MUST Understand if you are Ever Going to Effectively Deal with the Republicans or Neo-Con's Behavior Problems
1. Behavior is driven by Emotion, NOT Logic. This is fundamental to everything. Behavior, for any person of any age, is determined by their emotional state. People ACT from their emotions, and they later JUSTIFY their actions with logic. But Republicans don’t have the ability to use logic, so they act purely from emotion.
2. Republicans tend to overuse the word “No” when governing. You remember the story of the boy who cried wolf, right? The little shepherd boy was bored while watching the sheep so he decided to cry wolf and make the villagers come running. Before long, they stopped responding to his false cries. When a Republican cries “No” at every little thing, the voters stop listening. The Republican's cries fade into the background.
3. If you want to have any chance at all of influencing your Republican's behavior, you MUST have MONEY first. Rapport simply means having an monetary connection to another person. I’ll show you how you can learn LOTS of ways to create this crucial financial bridge before you change a Republican's behavior.
Before we get to #4 if you didn’t do it already, make sure you sign up to get my free audio lesson teaching you 3 powerful language techniques you can use to inspire better behavior from Republicans right now!

4. Language is a powerful tool and there are a bunch of tactics you need to learn to create the outcomes you want. Here’s a specific tip: Use negative language instead of positive language. This is explained in detail either in the free audio lesson above, and in the video presentation.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance would never have made the mistake of advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show in the first place as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff connects the Republican war on women's health to the 2012 legislative elections in Texas.

BossKitty at TruthHugger has decided that the Devil is in the words spewing from the mouth of GOP wannabe Rick Santorum, who says that "suffering is good".

BlueBloggin thinks that Planet of the Apes escapee Rush "Rusty" Hudson Limbaugh III should be handed over to the Amazon Women on the Moon and hits him below the belt.

The truce in the redistricting skirmishes last week produced lots of controversial results, and also one which cheered the hearts of non-Democrats and Republicans relating to third-party and independent candidates. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has elaboration.

Let there be no doubt; the health care system in Texas is a mess. WCNews at Eye On Williamson has the details in this post: By almost any measure, Texas has one of the worst health care systems in the nation.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes another Texas university raises tuition and the Santorum Republicans smile. Why not? Only the rich should go to college in GOPland.

Neil at Texas Liberal was in Cincinnati this week. Neil's blog has a number of photos and observations from his trip.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Funnies

"Gas prices are so high that Mitt Romney's wife can only afford to drive one Cadillac."
-- Jay Leno

“Rick, I'm sorry that hearing that JFK speech on religion makes you throw up. But if it makes you feel any better, if JFK were alive today, knowing you were running for President would make him shit his pants.” -- Jon Stewart

"Newt Gingrich said we should use covert operations to assassinate Iran's nuclear scientists. Gingrich also said the key to covert operations is announcing them on the campaign trail." -- Conan O'Brien