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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Leonard Pitts, Jr., tries to figure out when a fact becomes a non-fact. A snippet:

As best I can recall — my computer ate the email — that was how the key line went in a reader missive that had me doing a double take last week. It was not the outlandish assertion that struck me but, rather, the emphatic claim of its veracity. We’re talking Shift-Lock and all-caps so there would be no mistaking: “Obama is a Muslim. That is a FACT.”

Actually, it is not a fact, but let that slide. We’re not here to renew the tired debate over Barack Obama’s religion. No, we’re only here to lament that so many of us seem to know “facts” that aren’t and that one party — guess which — has cynically nurtured, used and manipulated this ignorance for political gain.

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Read what happens when someone takes the Laffer Curve seriously.

It’s not pretty.

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25 April 2015 · Comments Off on Patriot Gamers · Categories: Republican Lies

Via Kos.

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24 April 2015 · Comments Off on Causation · Categories: Republican Lies

John Cole.

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17 April 2015 · Comments Off on Voice of the Turtle · Categories: Republican Lies

Newspaper headline:  Republicans hold Lynch nomination hostage over abortion vote.  Mitch McConnell says,


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17 April 2015 · Comments Off on War and Mongers of War · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy, Republican Lies

Via C&L.

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20 March 2015 · Comments Off on All the News that Fits · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy, Republican Lies

Via Raw Story.

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18 March 2015 · Comments Off on “Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.” · Categories: Republican Lies

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12 March 2015 · Comments Off on Foxy Shady · Categories: Republican Lies

Leonard Pitts, Jr., thinks Fox News’s decision, not only to countenance, but to support Bill O’Reilly as more persons publicize his perfidy says a lot about Fox News. A snippet (emphasis added):

For the one falsehood, (NBC News’s Brian–ed.) Williams received a six-month suspension without pay. For a handful of apparent falsehoods, O’Reilly has received unstinting support from his bosses at Fox.

This rather neatly makes the point I sought to make a month ago. Namely, that Fox – the window-dressing presence of a few bona fide reporters notwithstanding – is not a real news-gathering organization but, rather, the propaganda arm of an extreme right wing that grows ever more cult-like and detached from reality as time goes by. Fox is a belief system, not a news network. Exhibit A is the fact that O’Reilly is not now fighting for his professional life.

To anticipate what his believers will say in his defense: Yes, he is a pundit and yes, pundits are entitled to their opinions. But that does not release them from the obligation to be factual.

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02 March 2015 · Comments Off on All the News that Fits · Categories: Republican Lies

Man points at exploding box as Bill O'Reilly shows on the TV:

Via Job’s Anger.

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21 February 2015 · Comments Off on Q. Who Can’t Handle the Truth? · Categories: Republican Lies

A. Republicans.

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21 February 2015 · Comments Off on The War on History · Categories: Republican Lies

Werner Herzog’s Bear analyzes Republican attempts to ban factual history in Oklahoma and other places. A snippet (emphasis added):

Historical knowledge is the greatest bullshit detector of them all. Calls for the newest war don’t look so inspiring once you know America’s imperial past. The slayings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Eric Garner don’t look so random and accidental if you know the history of racist violence undertaken by the authorities against people of color. Scorched earth libertarianism looks mighty stupid if you know how that worked out the first time during the Gilded Age.

There is a very powerful segment of society that relies on the masses being ignorant of a broader, more historical perspective on the present.

Do read the rest.

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19 February 2015 · Comments Off on In Pursuit of Ignorance · Categories: Republican Lies

The start of Bob Cesca’s headline pretty much sums it up:

Republicans in Oklahoma Seek to Replace History Classes with GOP Speeches . . . .

The why is simple. Republicanism is counter-factual, so Republicans fear encountering facts.

Details at the link.

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19 February 2015 · Comments Off on Signs of the Times · Categories: Politics of Hate, Republican Lies

Steven M. savages wingnuts’ compulsion to hurl feces at those with whom they differ.

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18 February 2015 · Comments Off on Filling the Void · Categories: Republican Lies

Viewer:  With Jon Stewart and Brian Williams gone, where am I going to get my fake news?  Picture:  Fox News anchor with big grin.

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14 February 2015 · Comments Off on Shall the Circle Cover Story Be Unbroken? · Categories: Republican Lies

Let Shaun Mullen explain.

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13 February 2015 · Comments Off on Lies and Lying Liars · Categories: Republican Lies

Cartoon citing Bush and Cheney's lies about Iraq.  It closes with Brian Williams saying,


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