Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Reality-based lies accepted as truth

News articles, opinion pieces and the most read section of any newspaper, the Letter to the Editor, all slip convenient lies in to support their "inconvenient truth". Recent polling shows that maybe the public isn't buying all of their tripe, but how much is being accepted is witnessed by the blatant insertions of lies.

Dann’s transportation should set example
Wednesday, February 21,

State Attorney General Marc Dann is free to drive whatever he wants
("Ohio attorney general will ride high in his SUV," Dispatch article, Feb. 8).
But for a man who campaigned on restoring ethical integrity to government, he
has to justify how he can drive that carbon-spewing, gasguzzling hog while the world is trying to mitigate a global climate catastrophe and our troops are dying for oil abroad.

Dann should show some leadership and set an example.

(emphasis mine)

This submitter is a typical frequent LTE writer who always slips in this garbage. This time it is about our newly elected State Attorney General, but it could just as easily be about an article on salad dressing that he disagrees with because Lord knows that man is evil, but Republicans and George Bush are the most evil.

The garbage is their "inconvenient truths" that we are expending blood for oil so that oil can be used to further destroy the earth.

What if we are fighting for oil? I do not believe we are, but what if? Is it noble to fight for a substance that prevents millions from freezing each winter? Is it noble to feed, cloth and create jobs, all of which oil has come to support, so people can afford the heat and food to give life sustenance? Is it noble to topple dictators and tyrants that would use oil to blackmail the world for their own nefarious desires?

If the earth is warming, why is Antarica's ice packs getting thicker? Why is the ice in the Artic not thinning as the global warming nuts are stating? If the earth is warming, is it a weather trend as many who are just as expert are saying? Is it man? Is it cow flatulence? Is the cow flatulence being fueled by the cattle defoliating grasslands just to feed themselves and man's desire for meat? Or, is global warming a made up theory to give the chicken-littles of the world something to cry about and others to pontificate and make money?

The bottom line is there is no proof that "our troops are dying abroad for oil", nor is there proof that there is a "global climate catastrophe", but they are "truths" that are stated over and over in the media, the classroom and public pulpits, both secular and nonsecular, all over America and the world. This does not make them true. It just makes them annoying.

Gore may get doctorate

Parts of the Heartland are pounded with huge hail stones

but wait, in the frozen north global warming is a hot topic.

The University has given 223 honorary degrees to date. Past recipients
include Yanni, Charles Schultz, Sandra Day O'Connor and Hillary Clinton.

Univ. of Minn. wants to honor aLgOre for his work in Climatology. Kinda leaves me cold though.

Yanni? Global tepiding.

Call France

This was e-mailed to me by a politically moderate friend. He prefaced it with "Hell Yeah".


My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime has been completed.

Since congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete.

This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces from Iraq. This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to begin the reckoning.

Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short. The United Kingdom , Spain , Bulgaria , Australia , and Poland are some of the countries listed there.

The other list contains everyone not on the first list. Most of the world's nation s are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of both lists later this evening.

Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those nations on List 2 ceases immediately and indefinitely. The money saved during the first year alone will pretty much pay for the cost s of the Iraqi war.

The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world countries and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.

Need help with a famine? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France.

In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this money toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home. On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.

Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France, or maybe China.

I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France, Germany, and Russia. Thanks for all your help, comrades. We are retiring from NATO as well. Bon chance, mesamis.

I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid par king tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and crushed. I don't care about whatever treaty pertains to this. You creeps have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or watch your precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop shops in the world. I love New York.

A special note to our neighbors. Canada is on List 2. Since we are likely to be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not ticking us off for a change.

Mexico is also on List 2. President Fox and his entire corrupt government really need an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple extra tank and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to putem? Yep, border security. So start doing something with your oil.

Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty - starting now.

We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we 'll be drilling for oil in Alaska - which will take care of this country's oil needs for decades to come. If you're an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you to List 2 above: pick a country and move there. They care.

It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens. Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, "darn tootin."
Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet. It is time to eliminate hunger in America. It is time to eliminate homelessness in America. It is time to eliminate World Cup Soccer from America. To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thanks guys. We owe you and we won't forget. To the nations on List 2, a final thought: You might want to learn to speak Arabic. God bless America. Thank you and good night. If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.

A World Without America

The reality of unreal reality.

I often hear or read statements representing a person's thoughts and have wondered how such a statement could have been made given the facts available. Was the statement made to pander to a group of like-minded people, was it made to engender shock or anger or was it just plain stupidity.

This may be an answer:

That is one of the incredibly wonderful aspects of psychological
denial. In the vacuous recesses of their own minds, those who deny reality have
managed to convince themselves that they are "reality-based". One might
justifiably ask them why they have an almost obsessive need to so aggressively
tout their connection to reality, like some sort of celebrity name-dropper
expecting to increase his stature in the eyes of the world: "Oh, btw, did you
know that I'm reality-based?"

Sadly for them, just because one repeatedly claims a close connection
to the Big R, does not prove anything one way or the other; nor does it absolve
the boaster of providing the requisite evidence to back up their claim. Feelings
won't do, I'm afraid; though it is often to those arguments of emotion that the
denier will ultimately resort when impeded in his quest to avoid

What part of "We want to kill you, we have killed many times and now we are getting better ways and weapons to do so, because we hate you, your culture, your religion and everything you represent. And we have God on our side." does the reality-based community not understand?