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"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" (Galatians 4:16)

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Sen. Daniel Patrick “Pat” Moynihan [D-NY] (1927-2003)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Barney Frank Tells It Like It Is!

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) was asked a stupid question at one of those "town hall meetings". I love his reply.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Faux Marx

Just a brief note: There's a quote circulating the internet that is supposedly by Karl Marx and was supposedly in his magnum opus "Das Kapital", predicting the current comsumer credit crisis;

"Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalised, and the State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism."

There is no record of him ever writing that, and it doesn't appear in "Das Kapital". We've got enough problems without fake quotes from Marx and Nostradamus gumming up the works.

Thanks to the good people at for this one.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fox "News" Caught Spinning Half-Truths... Again!

Thanks to Media Matters For America for this one:

Fox News Channel has been caught using both falsehood and cropped video footage to hype unsolicited e-mail claims.

"Even while asserting that he wasn't suggesting anything "nefarious" on the part of the White House, Fox News' Major Garrett did just that while recounting an exchange he had with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, in which Garrett relayed complaints from people who, according to Garrett, said they received an unsolicited email from the White House. Garrett based his report in part on the false claim that it was Gibbs who first used the word "list" in reference to people receiving the email, when in fact it was Garrett himself who introduced the notion of a targeted "list" of recipients -- as well as the actual word -- into the exchange."

Article and video are here.

Also, for the last time... there are no "death panels" waiting to unplug your grandparents from life support!