Monthly Archives: August 2012

US – Election 2012 – Oh, What A Surprise, Paul Ryan’s Speech To The Republican Convention Is A Massive Distortion – 30 August 2012

http://www.rrstar.com/news/x1060484339/Ohio-Janesville-GM-closings-leave-nearly-2-300-unemployed Rep. Ryan: Here’s a news story about the December 2008 closing of the Janesville, Wisconsin GM plant, about which you spoke at the Republican National Convention last night. This closing, as you know, did not occur during the time … Continue reading

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US – Election 2012 – Oh, What A Surprise, Paul Ryan’s Speech To The Republican Convention Is A Massive Distortion – 30 August 2012

http://www.rrstar.com/news/x1060484339/Ohio-Janesville-GM-closings-leave-nearly-2-300-unemployed Rep. Ryan: Here’s a news story about the December 2008 closing of the Janesville, Wisconsin GM plant, about which you spoke at the Republican National Convention last night. This closing, as you know, did not occur during the time … Continue reading

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US – Election 2012 – I Listened To Romney’s Pollster And All He Got Me Was A Great Idea For A T-Shirt – 30 August 2012

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/08/were-not-going-to-let-our-campaign-be-dictated-by-fact-checkers/261674/ Can we just have “Romney Pollster Says ‘We’re Not Going To Let Our Campaign Be Dictated By Fact-Checkers’” put on T-shirts and all go around wearing them? Then I wouldn’t feel like I’d have to say anything more right … Continue reading

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US – Election 2012 – I Listened To Romney’s Pollster And All He Got Me Was A Great Idea For A T-Shirt – 30 August 2012

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/08/were-not-going-to-let-our-campaign-be-dictated-by-fact-checkers/261674/ Can we just have “Romney Pollster Says ‘We’re Not Going To Let Our Campaign Be Dictated By Fact-Checkers’” put on T-shirts and all go around wearing them? Then I wouldn’t feel like I’d have to say anything more right … Continue reading

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US – Vermont – Canada – Quebec – "Queeb Tax" An Insult To Quebecers And An Affront To Economic Justice – 29 August 2012

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/queeb-tax-why-french-speaking-canadians-pay-more-in-vermont/article4505335/ I love Burlington, but I hate this. There’s no excuse for this. None. It is a stain on the reputations of both Burlington and Vermont to hear that this is happening. The idea of identifying a group of people … Continue reading

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US – Election 2012 – Election 1936 – Damn You, Roosevelt-Bots! – 28 August 2012

http://www.tnr.com/article/95430/mr-roosevelts-blank-check In the “Why I Don’t Credit The Über-Liberal Theory of Obama’s Insufficiency” department… Here’s an article from just after the conclusion of the 1936 re-election of FDR as president. With only a small amount of judicious editing, it could … Continue reading

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US – Election 2012 – Election 1936 – Damn You, Roosevelt-Bots! – 28 August 2012

http://www.tnr.com/article/95430/mr-roosevelts-blank-check In the “Why I Don’t Credit The Über-Liberal Theory of Obama’s Insufficiency” department… Here’s an article from just after the conclusion of the 1936 re-election of FDR as president. With only a small amount of judicious editing, it could … Continue reading

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Self-Criticism – Yes, I’m Going To Apologise, But I Also Want To Tell You Something – All Fact Checks Are Incomplete – We Can Always Learn More – 27 August 2012

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/politifact-drubs-cnn-on-obama-campaign-fact-checking/2012/08/27/fa184914-f052-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_blog.html What you are about to read is a self-criticism – something I don’t particularly like writing because of the likelihood that people who don’t like my political opinions will have a field day with it. There is a reason … Continue reading

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Self-Criticism – Yes, I’m Going To Apologise, But I Also Want To Tell You Something – All Fact Checks Are Incomplete – We Can Always Learn More – 27 August 2012

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/politifact-drubs-cnn-on-obama-campaign-fact-checking/2012/08/27/fa184914-f052-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_blog.html What you are about to read is a self-criticism – something I don’t particularly like writing because of the likelihood that people who don’t like my political opinions will have a field day with it. There is a reason … Continue reading

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US – Election 2012 – RNC Chair Defends Romney’s Racist Joke – Chris Matthews Calls Him On It, But Because We Don’t Care About Facts Any More, The Republicans Don’t Care – 27 August 2012

http://www.upworthy.com/this-is-what-happens-when-a-politician-tells-one-lie-too-many I cannot tell you how frustrated I am that the Republicans can get away with an exchange like this. A journalist calls the RNC chair out on the Romney campaign’s racist politics and gets brushed off with “he was … Continue reading

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