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Thursday, July 17, 2014

FEATURED QUESTION




How many applications of the above quotation can you think of?

81 comments:

  1. Weapons of Mass Destruction, GWB

    I'm not a crook, RMN

    Barry Goldwater and the Mushroom Cloud, LBJ

    Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, The Warren Commission

    Sarah Palin is qualified, McCain and VP
    selection committee determination 2008

    Too numerous to list...

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    1. RN,
      Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, The Warren Commission

      To what theory do you subscribe?

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      Weapons of Mass Destruction, GWB

      From what I understand, the intelligence was wrong -- or the WMD were moved to Syria.

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    2. About that second one in my comment...What about Mahdi Obeidi?

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    3. Additional information about Mahdi Obeidi at Mother Jones.

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    4. I subscribe to the alternative theory.

      They May have been moved to Syrria, most likely not.

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    5. RN,
      I meant in reference to the JFK assassination.

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    6. I know. Alternative theory there as well.

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  2. The conservative Teabaggers have been in hysterics over this immigrant children ( I prefer to call them by their correct nomenclature “Unaccompanied children” )
    crisis and they show their hatred of refugees and brown people. I wonder if their revulsion of these children would be as strong if they were, say, Canadian children fleeing from murderers and gangs in their country?

    Count on the baggers to always be on the wrong side of an issue. Just business as usual for TEABAGGERS! Lie lie lie!
    So the bottom line is that about half of the people in the country have "stupid" written on their forehead, and they all have a “R” before their name..

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    1. Nothing like smearing all of your "enemies" (*- Obama's classification, not mine) as racist to make you feel all warm

      and smug inside and keep that hopium bubble inflated.

      You also show your rank ignorance by calling Hispanics "brown people." I understand the leftwing progressive urge to

      label everyone and obsess over skin color like a 19th Century British colonial grandee, but you guys seriously need to

      get over it and start treating people as human beings rather than members of identity groups to be manipulated and

      exploited.

      Hispanics are not "brown people." They come in all colors of the human rainbow, from very white to quite dark, and

      only leftwing agitators use that term.

      Do yourself a favor and get out and actually make some Hispanic friends; you'll learn to view them as individuals

      rather than as a group to be manipulated for ideological purposes.

      http://www.gwu.edu/~ccps/etzioni/documents/A360DontBrowntheHispanics.pdf

      http://shark-tank.com/2013/07/19/the-hispanic-color-wheel-from-white-to-brown/

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/latino-race-census-debate_n_2490592.html

      http://www.latinorebels.com/2012/03/29/the-white-hispanic-label-yes-people-racism-is-a-latino-thing-too/

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    2. No an unaccompanied child is an American citizen that wandered away from his mother at the mall. If they're not a citizen and don't have a valid visa, they are illegal aliens.

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    3. Finntann,
      an unaccompanied child is an American citizen that wandered away from his mother at the mall

      Good one!

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    4. I have to wonder if many take the words of John Lennon's "Imagine" as their creed. Utopian longings have always led to a dead end -- or worse.

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  3. Massachusetts overwhelmingly voted for Obama in both elections, I hope that they
    got what they voted for... everyone else surely didn't.

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  4. I wonder what would Winston Churchill say and do if he were alive today?

    “With integrity, nothing else counts. Without integrity, nothing else counts.”

    I guess that most of you folks who comment here on AOW’s blog don't, but about half of the people in this country have "STUPID" stamped in big Red letters right on their foreheads. Even the administration can't believe it, because they keep lying to us and we just keep believing them, enough so that we believe what they say, and we must what they say so much that we wanted four more years of this fraud posing as an American! We continue to vote these people into office and they continue to crap all over us and this country. so I guess that overall we are a very stupid nation and we are getting exactly what we deserve.
    So what would Winston Churchill say and do if he were alive today?
    Maybe, “If the going gets tough, the tough gets going”!.

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  5. This next Presidential election is not going to be about electing a Republican or a Democrat . It’s going to be about electing some one with common-sense for President.
    And it looks like the republican’s are completely out of Common Sense....somebody should notify Rush or John Boehner, that these Dumber than Dumb candidate they have been electing to run are exactly that “Dumber than Dumb” Enter Hillary Clinton.

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    1. Imposter alert. The above "Critter's Crap" is an imposter. This is the real site, not the one attached to the link in the above.

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    2. Imposter Alert,
      I know.

      But I was dying to post that graphic. **smile**

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    3. He may be an imposter, but I Don't Argue with Dumb Liberals in any case.

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  6. The lie: Immigration increases jobs for the host population.

    The facts: All employment growth since 2000 went to immigrants, both legal and illegal.

    http://cis.org/all-employment-growth-since-2000-went-to-immigrants, both legal and illegal.

    http://cis.org/all-employment-growth-since-2000-went-to-immigrants

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  7. You guys sound very much like very all the other racist's in the history of America. If any of you are Irish, or Italian, or Spanish, or Slavic, or Jewish, or Chinese, or Native American (the cherry on the irony sundae), or pretty much any other than 17th century British, you, my friend, are a hypocrite.

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    1. George,
      I see that you are channeling Howard Zinn.

      I just finished reading a significant portion of Zinn's A People's History of the United States. Zinn did admit in the book that his information is biased, BTW.

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    2. George,
      Addendum: I have much of that ethnic blood flowing through my veins.

      So, how do I designate myself? I AM AN AMERICAN!

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    3. Really? My ancestors came in through Ellis Island, they didn't swim across the Atlantic.

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    4. Finntann,
      Good point about Ellis Island, long the gateway of legal immigration.

      It appears that many don't understand or choose to ignore the difference between legal and illegal immigration.

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  8. Certain talking points continue to maintain that Central Americans are fleeing here to the United States because of increased violence on the part of the drug cartels.

    This information doesn't support that statement: Intelligence Assessment Proves Illegal Aliens Coming Because Of Obama Policy Changes.

    Note the following from the above link:

    The 10-page July 7 report was issued by the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), which according to the Justice Department website is led by the DEA and incorporates Homeland Security...

    The sampling is small, however.

    Also in the above link (emphasis mine):

    A draft chart obtained separately by Fox News, and circulating on Capitol Hill, showed data from Homeland Security projects that if current trends continue, as many as 90,000 illegal children will enter the U.S. by the end of this year and nearly double that,160,000, next year.

    BTW, at this point 15% of the total population of Honduras as fled to our borders.

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  9. " If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

    From the poorest excuse for a president or a man* this Nation has ever known. Guess Who???

    * except for those who voted for him; they are even more pathetic

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  10. exactly what all the Jew hating anti semitic anti Israel vitriol is all about AOW!! God bless you my friend:)

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  11. Concerning the Jerry Critter imposter:

    I don't understand this urge to imitate those you disagree with especially when it is to spew exactly what the real person would say...

    Anyway, I repeat my comments I made to the Jerry imposter, because they still stand as an indictment to those progressives who engage in leftwing identity politics:

    To all leftwing wackadoos, liberal loonies, progressive poltroons and marxist moonbats:

    Nothing like smearing all of your "enemies" (*- Obama's classification, not mine) as racist to make you feel all warm and smug inside and keep that hopium bubble inflated.

    You also show your rank ignorance by calling Hispanics "brown people." I understand the leftwing progressive urge to label everyone and obsess over skin color like a 19th Century British colonial grandee, but you guys seriously need to get over it and start treating people as human beings rather than members of identity groups to be manipulated and exploited.

    Hispanics are not "brown people." They come in all colors of the human rainbow, from very white to quite dark, and only leftwing agitators use that term.

    Do yourself a favor and get out and actually make some Hispanic friends; you'll learn to view them as individuals rather than as a group to be manipulated for ideological purposes.

    http://www.gwu.edu/~ccps/etzioni/documents/A360DontBrowntheHispanics.pdf

    http://shark-tank.com/2013/07/19/the-hispanic-color-wheel-from-white-to-brown/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/latino-race-census-debate_n_2490592.html

    http://www.latinorebels.com/2012/03/29/the-white-hispanic-label-yes-people-racism-is-a-latino-thing-too

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  12. To me, it means that events transpire far more quickly than their description. In order for the truth to catch up, one must analyze, apply moral values, and judge. When the action is hot, that is a very difficult thing to do. Hence the charge that GWB lied about WMD in order to attack Iraq. To the best of his knowledge the intel was correct. That was mirrored by the British and French. While not found in a timely fashion, stockpiles of chemical weapons were found in the Iraqi desert. Also, a passenger plane was hastily converted for cargo made several flights to Syria, according to the Commander of the Iraqi Air Force. For all I know that plane may have been loaded with Snicker bars, but I doubt it.

    That is another aspect of this saying. The truth is oft time debated to death after an event. While attention if focused on the debate, events occur that escape the attention. Hence the meaning of panem et circenses, as the Romans used to say.

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  13. So many.

    Let's start with the lie about trickle down (or more properly, tinkle down) economics and how it would increase economic growth. Supply side has been an obvious failure but the right still continues to believe.

    A similar case can be made for the belief that the upper class tax cuts would create jobs and growth.
    No matter how often you point out to the right that the middles class is getting punked and all the Romney's of the world do is park cash in the Caymans or some other tax haven ... well to believe otherwise would be socialist.

    THE TRUTH

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    1. Funny, all the economic statistics show economic growth in the Reagan years...

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  14. If I recall the context, he was just referring to the contemporaneous rapidity of the spread of bad information. It's even faster today. I assumed AoW had "Benghazi" in mind, but I don't care about that "scandal." If the government did spread a little propaganda, President Obama has plausible deniability, as he does on all these "scandals." If anything, i'm heartened by how he's always a step ahead of the righties. The last thing we need is those crooks in charge again!

    JMJ

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    1. Yeah. Obama's Chicago Choom Gang crooks are much preferable...

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    2. To say that you (Jersey McJones) are a stupid retarded braindead leftwing idiot, is the UNDER STATEMENT of the year!

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    3. Because if you have plausible deniability it's okay to lie, the buck stops on someone else's desk.

      That my friends pretty much sums up liberal ethics.

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    4. Plausible deniabilty... something Richard Nixon subscribed to, as well as a host of republicans.

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  15. This stupid attempt by Hillary Clinton to try and make the fact that SHE was responsible for the deaths of four Americans in the terror attacks on our embassy in Benghazi, made at the hearing on Capitol Hill. "What difference does it make"

    Lets hope that those ignorant words are hung around her neck like an albatross for the rest of her miserable life.

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  16. I will wear it as a badge of honor. After all, they must think I have some influence if they want to copy me.

    As far as AOW goes, I have no interest in her blog.

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    1. Good to know. Thanks!

      PS: Nor I in yours.

      PPS: The profile link of the above comment by Critter's Crap appears to go to an imposter.

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    2. No AOW, he placed this same comment on Shaw's blog

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    3. Anonymous,
      I didn't see that comment elsewhere until you pointed it out. I was at work most of the day yesterday.

      Ah, well. I refuse to babysit my blog. The blogosphere is full of all sorts of imposters -- as well as people playing all sorts of roles.

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    4. Lulu's back in TownJuly 18, 2014 at 6:34:00 AM EDT

      And HER blog is the leader in that sort of thing, that jerkoff George Cucumber, and several others copy the comments from this blog and parade over there to make jokes about them. So why don't SHE try cleaning up her mess instead of complaining all the time?????

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    5. Lulu,
      Please refrain from posting blog gossip here.

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  17. Late Breaking News!

    NETANYAHU HAS ANNOUNCED GROUND OFFENSIVE INTO GAZA HAS BEGUN

    And on another front!
    President Obama in NYC to raise money for Democratic primary

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  18. Once upon a time, in the Good Ole days, Bowe Bergdahl would have faced a full investigation, and possibly a Court Martial, not a return to duty.

    I suppose Bergdahl, I refuse to address him by ANY military rank, has been evaluated by the *shrinks* to be ok, to return to duty. One would think that he’d be facing a Dishonable discharge. at least I would hope so, but you have to remember this; the Ft. Hood shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan, but remember this is Barack Obama’s Military now. And with this administration, who know he might wind up getting the medal of Honor..

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    1. Nidal Malik Hasan continued to get his salary. I'm betting that Bergdahl gets a big fat check for his 'back pay' while he was with the enemy. Now he gets a desk job in homeland defense, still in the military, gets promotions in rank????

      Debbie

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  19. Let's dissect the lie that Saint Ronnie Raygun's policies in Central America didn't initiate the conditions leading to the current immigration issue.

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    1. Let's discuss the lie that if he granted amnesty democrats would support securing the border.

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    2. Ducky:

      With all apologies to Billy Joel, Reagan didn't start the fire, he just helped the good citizens of Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua help themselves to put it out when Soviet communists infested Central America.

      You're still burned and disappointed those poor people were not able to enjoy the communist lash that killed and subjugated so many million in Europe and Asia. Got it.

      The marxist rebel groups are now political parties, and they hold the presidency in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

      So tell us again what your point was?

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    3. Duck,
      You need to get over your obsession -- that is, vilifying Ronald Reagan. It's impossible that he has been the cause of every bad thing that has happened from 1980 through now.

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    4. Notice how Ducky never comes back after I answer one of his senile rants?

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  20. How many applications of the above quotation can you think of?

    Ellebenty Ninety Ninety Ninety Nine. Or a googleplex, whichever is greater.

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  21. Speaking of lies, HERE is a whopper: Josh Earnest, White House spokesman: maintains that Obama's policies have "substantially improved the tranquility of the global community."

    You can't make this stuff up!

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    1. He might just suffer from an extreme case of stupidity, It appears to run in his administration.

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    2. Laura Goldfarb, stop my image and my first name to pretend to be me! What kind of a person are you that you need to steal someone else's photo and name. Aren't you clever enough to come up with an original one on your own. What is wrong with you!?

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  23. The mantra for this President and his supporters seems to always be the same, “Race”, “Race” and “Race” again.... and again!!!
    Was it “racist” when 96% of blacks voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 93% to do so again in 2012? Were they voting for this inept, unqualified, Community unorganizer because of the good job that he did in his first term or were they voting for him the color of his skin and theirs? What is the likelihood of that and why ? This would be a good time to note that Obama would not be President without a substantial amount of support from the progressive and bleeding heart whites 43% in 2008 and ONLY 39% in 2012.

    Would it be safe to say that the white voters were not racists, or would “THESE” White voters have voted for a Black man no matter who he was or no matter how qualified or Unqualified he was!! . It’s also safe to say that most of them were “Bleeding Heart” Democrats, or should I use their new and preferred name “Progressives”?.
    Has this blacks president made ANY progress in the nation’s Black community at all? What has he done for them? Given them more, and more entitlements? Yes, he has done that. Given them more, and more Food Stamps? Yes, he has done that also. I guess you can also say that he has given them more, and more obamaphones as well. But has he paid their Mortgages and bought them a new car as these uninformed voted hoped that he would? LOL, Naw! I guess that he lied about that. In fact I guess he lied about everything! Oh, my God! Say it ain’t so!

    No, things have not exactly have been going to great for the President and it has nothing to do with his race.
    After all, we also have a black Attorney General Eric Holder who has been very openly quoted for his comments on race and racism, and since he is black, it may seem odd that an African-American who has risen to such a high position should be so conscious of race, but he is. Do you remember as I do when he called the United States a “nation of cowards” on race? By Golly, we have a Black President, a Black Attorney General, a Black United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice who is now the National Security Adviser, and Valerie Jarrett, we had that creep Van Jones who was the “Green Czar” and Self proclaimed Communist and a former weather underground terrorist! And a Black president, SO HOW RACIST CAN WE BE?

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    1. It seems as if the low information voters that once supported Obama… is on a downhill slope, and going further down fast.....

      And it’s all Bush’s fault.

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    2. Laura Goldfarb, why are you using my photo and my first name and pretending to be me?

      Can't you come up with an original photo to use for your pretend blog name? Why do you do this?

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  24. I honestly think Obama believes he is really doing well and that he’s really “Cool”.

    A great example was yesterday..while a plan with 295 people aboard was shot out of the sky with perhaps Americans on board our bystander president is cracking jokes in Delaware then headed to NYC for a couple of fundraisers....hell,even John Kerry had the good sense to cancel a speaking engagement .

    Looks like Obamas "Cool" is wearing real thin, but Shaw and her minions still think he's the cats meow, while the majority of Americans now realize he's incompetent and lazy, or that he just doesn’t give a damn!

    A Moron is as a Moron does!

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    1. Obama apparently is clueless on this one. Appearances are powerful and on this it appears his head is up his *ss

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  25. Unfortunately too many dummies on the right believe and spread the lies they get hourly from Fox/Rush/Beck.

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    1. Wow! What trenchant commentary.

      You really showed them, Librulmanboy!

      You go girl!

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    2. I see that Libmann is still an idiot

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  26. Winston Churchill, brave, brilliant, witty, charismatic, magnificently patriotic leader that he was, had a definite, clearly defined point of view and firm convictions of which he was unashamed -- unlike the squishy, slippery, noncommital post-Modern, Multiculturalist "thinkers" of today who don't want to believe Truth exists, and would have us entertain ALL points of view as equally valid, even when it works against their own best interests and those of, their families, their countries and Civilization, itself.

    Sir Winston meant -- I believe -- that most people prefer to believe what they want most to hear, and therefore, find the plain, unvarnished truth repellent. This, of course, has provided fertile ground for Master Baiters, Master Manipulators and the Professional Prevaricators who serve them to sow their seeds of Dissatisfaction, Distrust, Discontent, Dissension, Disunity, Disruption, Distress, Corruption and Destruction with a predictably powerful, all encompassing deleterious effect.

    The internet with the recent rise of "Social Media" has made the dissemination of polemical propaganda, partisan screeds, calumny, sophistry, bigotry, guile and sheer spite of every conceivable description so potent -- and so absurdly easy -- it has magnified and intensified the sad truth of Sir Winston's wry observation a thousandfold -- at least.

    We see it every day at blogs and websites representing ALL points of view, each purporting to be the ONLY place where "TRUTH" may be found. (If so, the Truth sure supports many disparate, highly incompatible points of view and wears many clever disguises!)

    The result is what we are experiencing presently. We have abandoned Reason, Sobriety, Dignity, Judiciousness, Graciousness, Curiosity and (honest) Scholarship for indulgence in unbridled outbursts of Passionate Denunciation fueled by partisan sources who confirm our pet hates, pre-conceived notions and partisan political preferences wth an incessant barrage of "facts" and half-truths craftily selected to stoke whatever Bonfire of the Vanities we may be attending.

    It doesn't matter anymore which "side" you're on. Whatever that may be, as surely as God made litle green apples, you and I are being MANIPULATED 'round the cock by unseen, unknown forces who want us to waste our energies fighting each other, so we never notice what "they," The Master Manipulators, whom I call The Oligarchs are doing -- not just to "Conservatives" OR "Marxists," but to ALL mankind.

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    1. Well, FT, you seem the only one who understood the gist of AOW's reason for posting this quotation, so of course everyone ignored you. Too bad, isn't it? But what could we hope to do? The country has been "dumbed down" and people of ouur age and station have been left with nowhere to go, but o-u-t.

      --------------------> Katharine Heartburn

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    2. FT,
      most people prefer to believe what they want most to hear, and therefore, find the plain, unvarnished truth repellent

      As one graphic on my sidebar says, "The truth is now hate speech."

      I'm not as convinced as you of the Master Manipulators, but I don't completely discount the possibility, either.

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  27. Shaw has a BAD habit of impersonating other bloggers and blaming conservatives for it! N

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  28. Taking pleasure in your BS and unfounded allegation are you anon??

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  29. BS? I don't think so....

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  30. That's one of my favorite Churchill quotes. I was actually thinking about that earlier today when I was reflecting on how Obama mischaracterized Romney's position on Russia in the presidential debates. Obama knew he could get away with it because so few people actually pay attention to the Fact Check columns calling him out on his lies. If you like your plan you can keep it is another.

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    1. Mike
      We -- Americans and the rest of the world -- should now be seeing Obama for what he is.

      The best that can be said about his policies, foreign and domestic: Obama governs according to what he wishes the world would be -- not according to what the world really is.

      All the wishes don't make the reality any different from what the reality is. As the saying goes: "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride."

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