I'm amazed at some of the urban myths/lies that fly around despite having
been thoroughly refuted years ago. Occasionally someone I think of as a
liberal sends me one (the fake list of books Palin supposedly wanted banned
from the Wasilla library comes to mind) but for the most part these things
seem to appeal to my right-wing friends. I just saw that one that claims to
be quotations from Obama's books, it's been around for years and despite
having been shown to contain outright fabrications it's still alive. People
accept what they want to believe and don't bother to check the background,
and at times they seem almost resentful if you show them these things are
bogus. Like the man said, a lie is halfway around the world before the
truth has finished putting on its shoes.
Yup, anyone who doesn't walk lock-step with Obamy and the libs is
obviously guilty of racism, hatred, hate speech and (most likely)
This is the last bastion of libs, folks: the definition that if
you're not with us and speak like we say, you're obviously a
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 20:11:59 -0700, the infamous "Nonny"
And I say:
Screw anybody who thinks that. I want nothing to do with 'em.
I tried to find it online but The O must have had it taken down. It
was a picture of "Obama eating a baby." Well, the baby had stuck its
entire hand into Obama's mouth and the caption was a hoot.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity.
Don't fight them. Just find a different way to stand.
-- Oprah Winfrey
No, virtually all polls report the plurality of respondents self-identify as
"independents." That these independents are tending to the right is no
different in kind than marriage where reality finally trumps fantasy.
These two lines caught my eye and attention. First, the name calling.
"Leftist?" "Tea Bagger," etc. and so forth..
I used to tell people that Americans never kiled a Vietnamese in all
the years we spent defending French Colonial Rubber Plantations in
Southeast Asia. Realyy, check it out. We shot Gooks and Slopes and
Cong, of course as they were the identified demons we were told were
When working aon the Kerry Campaign I was so frustrated with the
Democrats who attended the rallies wearing a Beat Bush button instead
of a Kerry button. I tried like hell to get folks to "accentuate the
positive" to little or no avail. And those against W lost.
They did it a gain in the next elections and, in a real dirty fight,
Now, maybe three's a charm, but whe the message was change to an
affirmative vision and positive slogans and sentiments, they picked up
the necessary swing votes and swept House and Senate as well as
electing a Democratic President.
Someone cited a poll in here without linking us to the poll istelf,
the question asked, the context, etc. and so forth. One sure thing
certain about polling is that the results will change. Another thing
is that it seems possible to find several polls with broadly different
results on any given day.
Come November, we will have another shot at the Polls that really
count - like the polls that brought us these leaders a year or so
Oh, the other thing in that clip I referenced, above, was the www.foxnews
part. Anyone who regularly watches Rubert's Beck et al should spent an
hour with the Daily Show an Colbert Report at least once a week to do
a vitality check on their sense of humor and gain another perspective
on Fox's issues.
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:53:36 -0700, DGDevin wrote:
The human species has a great ability to ignore facts when they conflict
with cherished beliefs. For some reason, the US seems to have the most
of that ability. Just check the percentages of people in the US who
believe in religion, refuse to accept the evidence for evolution or
global warming, think the Earth is only 4000 years old, etc.. Now
compare those numbers to any other industrialized country. Sigh.
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 17:11:39 +0000 (UTC), Larry Blanchard
...I've been around on-planet in America for 6 decades...the only
*evidence* I've encountered of the people you've described is on
TV...or newsgroups; I've never had conversation with one of your
example. Anecdotal, yes...I'm sure that sort is around, yes...didja
get your "numbers" from another 2300 person poll? Yes?
Which leads me to ask what college did they attend and how did they
graduate? I'm sure there are people around that don't subscribe to
Darwin's theory of evolution, but in my 56 years, I've never met even
one that didn't. I suspect this might be a regional affectation.
An engineer I worked with doesn't believe in it. He went to Georgia
Tech, same place I did. No biology required in that curriculum unless
you are in a biological engineering track.
I know an MD who doesn't buy it either--he sees the hand of God in all
sorts of things where I see the hand of chaos.
What looks like chaos may not be chaos at all. I think god is a
computer, and we are just part of a program, running in the background.
Computers have trouble with chaos I'd bet.... keep your fingers crossed!
The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
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