vexed, lies and videotape–an election season primer

with the stupid season upon us, I figured I’d do my part with a quick primer on all the shit yer’ about to be completely inundated with …
hang on kiddies, it’s gonna be a long couple of months …
and then we’ll be swinging into “2016” where it will get even dumber and uglier …
if that’s even possible …
set yer’ face-plants to stunned …

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the vexed …

the war on Christmas …Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi … The fake IRS ‘scandal …’They’re coming for yer’ guns”…the president was born in Kenya …FEMA camps for Christians …the Illuminati and Obama’s One World Government …  Obama is a Muslim… Hillary is gay, Obama is gay, everyone on the left is gay … speaking of ‘the gays’ – they are indoctrinating yer’ kids at public schools … we ‘need to take our country back’ … Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi … the war on Christians … Fast and Furious is Obama’s fault …There is no such thing as evolution … gay marriage will lead to pedophilia and bestiality … anything that falls out of Alex Jones’ pie hole … ditto on Glenn Beck, Hannity the manatee, Billo the clown, Faux and Fiends, Mike Hucksterbee, McShill Bachmann or Lyin’ Ryan … also, ditto on KKKarl Rove, Michelle ‘I hate eveybody’ Malkin, Anne Coultergeist, and Lil’ Dick Cheney and his demon seed Lizzie … Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi … Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi … Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi …
I’m not even going to waste my time on this particular shit, just go Google it all or You Tube ‘em … it’s all just ‘tears of impotent rage’ … nothing more …

 

pop the gop bubble by hip is everything

the lies …
’facts schmacts’ …

Obama doubled the deficit

Nope…
Utter bullshit kids…
This was a favorite of the Mittens campaign. Throughout 2012, Romney repeatedly said, “The president promised to cut the deficit in half. He’s doubled it!” …  Nope … he hasn’t …
First of all, this line o’ crap depends entirely on voters not understanding the difference between the deficit and the debt …
In fact, the president has already cut the deficit by way more than half in his first five years. When he took office, the deficit for 2009 was projected to be $1.4 trillion. The deficit at the end of 2014 will be $514 billion, just three percent of GDP. That’s a nearly $1 trillion reduction in five years …
Not only that, but the administration boasts the lowest year-over-year increase in government spending since Truman, and it’ll be one of just three administrations in the last 50 years that will have ended with a lower deficit than when it began. The last Republican to leave the White House with the same record was Eisenhower.

Obama is destroying the economy …

Nope … another one that is just plain bullshit …
Corporate earnings and profits are at historical highs, wall street just set ANOTHER all time record … the deficit is shrinking …. jobless numbers are lower than at any time since the shrub was president … and the economy in the U.S. expanded more than previously forecast in the second quarter, propelled by the biggest gain in business investment in more than two years that bodes well for the rest of 2014 … even gross domestic product, the value of all goods and services produced, rose at a 4.2 percent annualized rate, up from an initial estimate of 4 percent and following a first-quarter contraction, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 77 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 3.9 percent gain. Corporate profits climbed by the most in almost four years.

Man-made climate change is a hoax and “Most scientists don’t believe the effect of human activities on climate is sufficiently well understood to make predictions about future climate conditions, with many believing that the modest warming that may occur would be beneficial.”

This crap completely dismisses two separate peer-reviewed studies  (PNAS, 2010 and Environmental Research Letters, 2013) showing 97-98 percent consensus among active climate scientists about the existence and cause of global warming. Nor does this lie acknowledge the review of thousands of peer-reviewed papers on climate change, concluding that only 24 of 13,950 rejected global warming.
And here’s the really sad and tragic part: Heartland Group, a favorite among conservatives ranting and railing about climate change cites a 2009 survey by Peter T. Doran and Maggie Kendall Zimmerman that supposedly shows “most scientists do not side with Greenpeace on the issue.”
Except that’s not what the study concludes at all …
Again, more bullshit …
The Doran and Zimmerman study found a 96-97 percent consensus (kind of a big number eh?) among specialized scientists that took part in the survey who agree that the earth’s temperature is rising and humans are the cause. The end of the paper specifically points out the greater understanding of climate change by scientists who took part in the survey and those without scientific expertise: “It seems that the debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes.”

Cold weather disproves climate change

Another right-wing fave in the eternally factually bereft fantasy world of the Fox Noise inspired and ‘informed’ ‘climate change is a myth’ crowd is an annual favorite …
Every fucking time it snows, and it tends to do that every single winter folks, you see the same old ‘bullshit machine’ rolled out. Whenever there’s a snow storm everyone from Hannity the manatee to Rush Limpballs suddenly acquires woodys hard enough to cut diamonds with …
And then out comes the oxy-contin/greed inspired lies that climate change can’t possibly be real because it’s fucking snowing somewhere.
What these clowns fail to explain to their low information disciples/ditto-heads is that Chicago, or St. Paul, or even Podunk isn’t the entire planet …
Small thing I know, but hey, it makes a difference Cletus…
Actual climate scientists (NOT the oil giants funded ones) base their global warming observations on global temperature averages …
So while it may be snowing outside Snitch McConnell or McShill Bachmann’s house, average temperatures year after year are indeed growing progressively higher at alarming and unsustainable rates.

Still on the climate change denier front – we are all exhaling releases “dangerous” CO2 , so therefore, climate change MUST be a lie

This easily ranks as the most ridiculous climate change lie of all time. Yuppirs kids, even more ridiculous than the blizzard thing, if that’s possible …
It’s truly fucking amazing to me that anyone except a half-a-brain dimwit would actually believe this one …
Or spew it …
Speaking of half-a-brain dimwits, here are some prime examples:

Glenn Dreck: “Carbon dioxide is basically this. (Exhales.) Look at how much pollution I just put out.”
While I totally agree that what Glenn expels is pollution, the COis by far the least serious crap that comes outta that boy …

Rush Limbpballs: “We exhale CO2. If it were a poison, it wouldn’t be part of the way we stay alive.”
Rush must have read the same science texts that Billo the clown read (see: the moon and it’s effects on the earth and it’s tides) 

McShill Bachmann: “Carbon dioxide is a natural byproduct of nature.” therefore, no problemo kiddies … 

Mitt ‘the Twit’ Romney: “Now I know there is also a movement to say that carbon dioxide should be guided or should be managed by the Environmental Protection Agency. I disagree with that. I exhale carbon dioxide. I don’t want those guys following me around with a meter to see if I’m breathing too hard.”
Well, as you proved in 2012 Mittens, not many people will be following you for any reason, so in the words of Uncle Louigi, “Make a relax” Mitt…

The ignorance displayed here is completely mind boggling …
Not to mention dangerous …
At fist glance , this “exhaling” crap sounds like it might actually contain a grain of truth to it and have at least some merit …
That is, if you’re really and totally into uneducated, unproven, ridiculously simplistic, factually starved explanations for what are very complex and serious topics …
But alas, nope …
Not only does human breathing not even make the list of greenhouse gases but, and major point here folks, the ecosystem is NOT built to scrub out and ‘take care of’ the unprecedented levels of CO2 released by the burning of fossil fuels …
Therefore all of that excessive CO2 we are constantly pouring into the atmosphere is just hanging around in the atmosphere, trapping heat and screwing with the weather patterns …
And destroying any hope that our children and grand-children will have anything remotely resembling a safe and livable world to inhabit …
You’re welcome kids …

Cars kill tons of people and no-one wants to ban them

Fuck me Mabel <faceplant>, where do I even start on this one? …
Unlike firearms, cars and drivers are heavily regulated by the government at all levels, from emissions standards to annual inspections to safety features, and on and on and on …
So are the flying of planes, doing surgeries, operating heavy machinery, and if the right has it’s way, everything to do with contraception and whether or not you can vote …
You can’t legally drive a car that doesn’t feature seatbelts, or has no headlights, license plates or mirrors, or drive a car that spews too much exhaust into the air …
You have to take both a written and a behind-the-wheel test to get a license to operate a car, you have to renew that license at regular intervals and, if you’re older, you have to prove that you’re physically capable of driving a car…
You can’t drive a car while drinking alcohol or impaired by other chemicals …
Or legally blind … <click link for a guaranteed face plant moment> …
And you can’t drive yer’ car into schools, Taco Bell OR Chipotle’s …
And in case no-one has noticed there are thousands of cops patrolling the highways and byways and, as most of you have seen at one time or another, they will penalize or arrest you for improper handling of a car – with literally thousands of laws to abide by, and penalties, ranging from fines to imprisonment to the government stripping you of your right to drive a car at all …
So if the NRA and its supporters are going to keep using this lame-assed car analogy, then let’s be fair and  talk about regulating guns and gun owners the same way we regulate cars and drivers …
Just sayin’ … fair is fair guys …
On a side note, many years ago, when a couple of kids crawled into some abandoned fridges and were trapped inside and died, there was an almost immediate reaction by government to regulate the disposal of old fridges and to regulate the manufacturing guidelines so that it couldn’t happen again …
The companies that make fridges were neither financially harmed, nor went out of business because of the new regulations, so the idea that some common sense approaches and guidelines for the manufacture and distribution of guns will somehow damage the gun manufacturers (see ‘smart guns’) is pure and utter crap …
And in case some of you haven’t noticed, thousands of kids a year are being killed by guns …
Further more, let’s all actually read the second amendment before waving that tired argument around … it doesn’t say that everyone and their dog (blind or not) has a god given right to wield weapons of any caliber … it says ‘well regulated’ militias do …
Not yer’ ‘don’t tread on me’ flag wavin’ uncles Cletus and Billy-Joe-Ray-Bob …
Also, the constitution is not ‘God given’ for Christ sake, it is a man made document …
It was written in fact, by a bunch of guys who had had enough of the church run governments of Europe … they, their fathers and grandfathers had fled the church run oligarchies in Europe to escape their ‘under my thumb’ approach … remember that one peeps? …
‘the revolution’ ring a bell anyone? …
In fact, a couple of those very same ‘founding fathers’ that Palin the Failin’, McShill Bachmann, Ted ‘I’ll say anything for a buck’ Cruz and their ilk love to ‘quote’ actually wrote extensive and long winded essays on how the constitution was NOT inspired by any god, religion or church, and that the country should NEVER be influenced by them …
Read a little history people and STOP listening to Fox Noise …
And Sarah, maybe you could have someone read it to you …

The Affordable Care Act covers abortion-inducing emergency contraception

There are so many Obamacare myths to choose from that it’s hard to even list ‘em all, but here’s some of the more prolific ones for ya’: death panels, IRS goon squads raiding homes, it’s a “job killing” law, it’s a “government takeover,” etc. …
These are all a pile of shit and definitely worth mentioning, but the lie about emergency contraception coverage might be the worst of the bunch and is so pervasive and ‘oft repeated’ that it even manages fool some liberals …
Contrary to the myriad of lawsuits by various ‘religious’ businesses and organizations, and the non stop ranting at Faux Noise, the various forms of emergency contraception covered by the law do not block implantation of a fertilized egg …
If these medications were indeed abortifacients, they wouldn’t be covered because it’s illegal for the government to do so …
(In fact, the current GOP house is so worried about this one that they have passed laws that enforce the laws that enforce the laws that are ALREADY on the books)
This one’s real simple people – while some emergency contraception blocks implantation, the emergency contraception that’s covered in the law blocks ovulation – not implantation …
But they’re not abortifacients, so guess what? … they should be covered …
Of course that won’t stop the lawsuits or factor into the bought and paid for opinions of the Roberts’ Court …
Alas, sad, but true …

It’s safer to have a gun in your house, or a concealed weapon on your person

Again, nope! …
So I’ll just let an actual Republican hack debunk this one …
David Frum: A gun in the house minimally doubles the risk that a household member will kill himself or herself. (Some studies put the increase in suicide risk as high as 10 times.) An American is 50% more likely to be shot dead by his or her own hand than to be shot dead by a criminal assailant. Also, more than 30,000 Americans injure themselves with guns every year.

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people

Bullshit!…people with guns kill people …
People without guns generally tend to just ‘injure’ people …
And guns without people just tend to lie there, doing nothing …
Argument over …
Get over it …

Voter fraud is a real and serious issue that requires strict new voter ID laws

Nope …
Not even close to true …
Prosecutions of voter fraud cases barely amount to one one-hundredth of one percent of total votes cast in a single general election. In Ohio, for example, Secretary of State Jon Husted scored big with zealots and bigots everywhere with his war against fraud by nabbing a whopping 20 potential cases …
20 out of nearly six million votes cast in that state in 2012 …
The Bush Justice Department found that there were as few as 80 successful prosecutions of voter fraud cases out of hundreds of millions of votes cast since 2000. For this ratio of possible-fraud-to-votes-cast we’re told we need laws that make it more difficult to vote?…
Not to mention the Republicans who just came right out and said it: this is all about electing Republicans.
Study after study proves that lower turnout favors the GOP, and voter ID laws are nothing more than voter suppression of the very people that may vote Democrat …

All Obama does is vacation and play golf …

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President Obama has spent 138 days of his presidency on vacation. The Republican led House of Representatives was scheduled to be in session for only 124 days in all of 2014. This means that John Boehner and company will spend fewer days at work this year than President Obama has spent on vacation in his entire presidency. The numbers are actually worse when one considers that the House is only scheduled to work for 97 days between January and Election day in November. Members of the Senate, like Ted Cruz, have had nearly as many days off this year as the president has had since taking office.

meme lies

 

Tax Cuts Do More to Stimulate The Economy Than Food Stamps and Unemployment Benefits.

This one’s simple …
According to Moody’s Analytics:

  • Every dollar spent on unemployment benefits generates1.61 in economic growth.
  • Every dollar spent on food stamps generates 1.74 in economic growth.
  • But every dollar spent on rolling tax rates back to Bush-era levels only creates .32 in economic growth – that’s a 68-cent loss on investment.

    again …I call bullshit on this one

     

    lies on video

    the videotape …

    this one’s a simple one too guys … if you’re going to spew nonsense it is more than likely going to end up on You Tube, so think before you speak, and when you do spew the bullshit we all know yer’ gunna spew, give up trying to deny it after the fact over there on Faux and Fiends … we ALL have access to YouTube and it just makes you look like the fool you are …
    And if you right wing zealots and wannabes don’t believe me, ask yer buds about shit like “the 47%” or “macaca” or “legitimate rape and women’s bodies having a way of shutting that whole thing down” …

    jesus … my brain hurts already and we haven’t even started the stupid season …
    stay tuned, the clown car crash is only just beginning …

     

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