22 August 2015 · Comments Off on The Voter Fraud Fraud · Categories: Republican Lies

Maze of restrictions.  Republican in the center of the maze says,


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18 August 2015 · Comments Off on Dubya’s Web · Categories: Endless War, Republican Lies

Jeb Bush caught in a spider web labeled

Via Job’s Anger.

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15 August 2015 · Comments Off on Family Lies Ties · Categories: Endless War, Republican Lies

“The Smart One” forgets about his brother’s signal accomplishment. Daniel Ruth sets him straight:

If you want to take issue with Obama’s management of Iraq, fine, fair enough. Hand-wring away. But in the end, there is only one person responsible for today’s Persian Gulf calamity, and Jeb needs to look no further than the family tree to find his feckless older brother, George W. Bush, as the prime architect of Iraq’s anarchy.

It was George W. Bush and his handpicked stooges who literally lied the United States into an unnecessary war with a nation that had absolutely nothing to do with the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. But you didn’t hear that in Jeb Bush’s speech.

It was because of his brother’s ineptitude and lack of understanding of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region that after hostilities began, the Bush administration all but assured neighboring Iran would now have a compliant, albeit corrupt, ally. But you didn’t hear that in Jeb Bush’s remarks at the Reagan shrine.

More straight-setting at the link.

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08 August 2015 · Comments Off on Teabag Arithmetic · Categories: Political Economy, Republican Lies

BadTux explains how it works.

Here’s one of his analogies:

I estimate that I will need to purchase approximately $36,000 worth of food over the next ten years. Is that a debt? According to the methodology CACS (“Caliornians for Common Sense”*–ed.) is using, it is — they count future expenses as being debts.

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*In the political theatre, it’s almost certain that any performance billed as “common sense” isn’t.

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07 August 2015 · Comments Off on Chris-Crossed · Categories: Republican Lies

Chris Christie makes more stuff up.

Governor Christie rattled off a lot of numbers in the first chance he had to answer a question at the Fox News Republican debate Thursday night. But one number he used, and one he has repeated over the months campaigning for president, is misleading.

In response to a question about his seemingly poor economic rec­ord in New Jersey – nine credit downgrades, 44th nationally in job growth and one pension fund crisis – Christie said that when he came into office, “we balanced an $11 billion deficit on a $29 billion budget by cutting over 800 programs in the state budget.”

Christie did do a lot of cutting, but he did not eliminate an $11 billion deficit in the yearly state budget.

Follow the link to the separate truth from the lies.

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02 August 2015 · Comments Off on All the News that Fits, Spin Cycle Dept. · Categories: Republican Lies

Steven M dissects the Foxification of a news story.

It’s a true tale of magickal mystickal transmogrification.

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29 July 2015 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Republican Lies

Lying Republican twits.

Honest to Pete, you couldn’t make this stuff up.

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29 July 2015 · Comments Off on “The Smart One”: Monetize Medicare · Categories: Health Care, Republican Lies

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26 July 2015 · Comments Off on Facts Need Not Apply · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy, Republican Lies

It’s a Republican thing.

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16 July 2015 · Comments Off on Updates Pending · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Lies

Republican elephant shouting litany of Obama policies that Republicans claim will destroy the nation, but did not, have not, will not.

Via Job’s Anger.

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12 July 2015 · Comments Off on How Stuff Works: Zombie Lies · Categories: Endless War, Republican Lies

Man describes how kids have admitted that zombies don't exist, but still hold on to zombie apocalypse fantasy.  Second man notes that

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07 July 2015 · Comments Off on The Voter Fraud Fraud · Categories: Republican Lies

Dan Casey. Just read it. No excerpt or summary can do it justice.

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30 June 2015 · Comments Off on Chris-Crossed · Categories: Republican Lies

Chris Christie says one thing while doing the other.

Oh, mercy me, I think I shall have the vapors.

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23 June 2015 · Comments Off on A Rose by Any Other Name . . . . · Categories: Republican Lies

A letter writer to the Roanoke Times thinks a change is in order.

Too many on the “right” have been so wrong so often that the movement needs a name change to save the meaning of the word.

Now the “right” is wrong about the church shootings in Charleston.

Do read the rest.

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15 June 2015 · Comments Off on How Stuff Works, Trickle-On Economics Dept. · Categories: Republican Lies

Mr. Burns dangling doughnut on a stick just out of Homer Simpson's reach.

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14 June 2015 · Comments Off on The Voter Fraud Fraud · Categories: Republican Lies

Gene Nichol tells one voter’s story of how disenfranchisement plays. A snippet:

When her turn finally came, she explained she wanted to get an ID so she could vote. “I handed him my license and other things,” she said. The agent looked at her license and threw it back on the counter. “Don’t you know you can’t use that,” he said, “it’s expired.” Ms. Robare explained she didn’t know it had expired. He refused to look at the other documents and turned her away. “He treated me like I was stupid,” she said. “I was in tears.” She went home.

After doing more research, she learned she would need copy of her birth certificate. That was something of a problem. Ms. Robare is adopted and, in New York, her records were sealed. So she was told she would have to apply to Albany for a new one. But she was dogged, learned where to make the request, and paid the special fee and delivery costs. The bill came to $72.

Follow the link to see what happens next.

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09 June 2015 · Comments Off on Hilary Clinton and the Voter Fraud Fraud · Categories: Republican Lies

Dick Polman discusses Hilary Clinton’s calling out that Republican Lie. A snippet (emphasis added):

Then, in a speech last Thursday, she added another key color to her palette: Voting rights reform. She proposed that all Americans be automatically registered to vote when they turn 18, and that all states offer at least 20 days of early voting. And she denounced the GOP’s ongoing voter-suppression campaign: “What is happening is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people, from one end of the country to the other.”

She also named names: Rick Perry, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush (she could easily have added John Kasich), all of whom, in their gubernatorial tenures, have curbed access to the ballot. She said of Republicans, “What part of democracy are they afraid of?”

As my two or three regular readers know, I’m not a big Clinton fan, but I have to commend her for facing this particular lie squarely.

Do follow the link. The entire article is worth your while.

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18 May 2015 · Comments Off on Hey! Rubio! · Categories: Republican Lies

Yet another Republican steps into the quicksand legacy of President George the Worst’s Great and Glorious Patriotic War for a Lie in Iraq.

Lies, if and once they come to light, do have a way of coming back to bite their adherents in the nether regions, do they not?

Let the biting continue.

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07 May 2015 · Comments Off on All the News that Fits · Categories: Republican Lies

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28 April 2015 · Comments Off on Q. What Happens When Everything You Say Is Wrong? · Categories: Republican Lies

A. Nothing.

Let Paul Krugman explain.

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