Tuesday Highlights

Good morning.

  1. Oddly enough most kids like gymnastics.
  2. Cats drink … how?
  3. The nativity fast began yesterday, more here.
  4. Conservative praise for Wal-Mart.
  5. Mr Obama’s science guy.
  6. A “panic” … of which I’ve only heard from the one source … doesn’t sound like much of a panic. I don’t think my head is that far in the sand.
  7. A TSA song.
  8. Lustration and the Macedonian life.
  9. A massacre of which you’ve never heard.
  10. Truth and manners.
  11. Ms Merkel on Islam and Christianity in Germany.
  12. Mr Mohler might note that the traditional rite of Baptism is an explictly and exorcism. 

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9 comments

  1. Boonton says:

    Gormorgon….hmmmm…haven’t I caught that guy in bald faced lies multiple times now yet Mark still loves the guy.

  2. Mark says:

    JA,
    Good catch.

    Boonton,
    And they (not he … that’s kinda like calling the NyTimes “he”) are (most importantly) often quite funny and don’t pull punches. I don’t think you’ve caught them in a lie … just something which you (like here) found to be passing on misinformation.

  3. Boonton says:

    Passing on misinformation is not a lie? Hmmm. If Russia is ever taken over by the Communist Party again you have a good chance at a job in their press office.

  4. Mark says:

    Boonton,
    Knowingly passing on misinformation is a lie. The first word there is crucial.

  5. Boonton says:

    Perhaps that explains the GOP passion for cultivating ignorance. If you make sure the truth can never break through your shell, you never have to worry about being accused of telling a lie.

  6. Mark says:

    Boonton,
    What? Do you think that is wrong? That a person unknowingly passing on false information is guilty of deception? Or are you just being the partisan hack you claim me to be?

  7. There’s knowingly, there’s unknowingly, and then there’s negligently unknowingly.

    A smart, rational person hearing such a ridiculous claim about Obama’s science advisor would spend 30 seconds googling it to see whether it could possibly be true. That’s exactly what I did, and I almost immediately found that no, of course not, it’s just another INTENTIONAL lie by the right that is dutifully pushed down via one of the entities expressly designed to do such things (in this case, The Washington Times) and then spread all over by gullible followers like yourself. That you and the Gormogons spread this lie “unintentionally” absolves you perhaps of lying, but not of being negligent in spreading your false talking points.

    It only take a couple of liars to convince half of America that black is white (or global warming is a hoax or intelligent design is true or tax cuts increase revenues or Obama’s a Muslim socialist) if there are a million bloggers and talkers dutifully passing on the lies without a second thought.

  8. Please please please watch this old 3-minute video by Jon Stewart about how the coordinated right-wing machine pushes out their talking points. Stop being played for a sucker.