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    A lying campaign slogan is a terrible thing to lose, stuff

    A lying campaign slogan is a terrible thing to lose, stuff

    As you know, I’m wary of PolitiFact, particularly the inconsistency with which the various participating newspapers apply ratings.

    But hey, when it works for us, why not use it, Lie of the Year 2011: ‘Republicans voted to end Medicare’.  The timing could not be better.  Paul Krugman says PolitiFact is dead to him.  Matt Yglsesias calls Politifact’s story the Lie of the Year.

    Some other stuff:

    • I had breakfast this morning with Barry Hinckley, the likely Republican nominee challenging Sheldon Whitehouse for Senate in Rhode Island.  I was very impressed.  I’ll have more, probably next week.  Consider a donation now if you are in a giving mood.
    • A lot of people want me to write about Holder playing the race card.  Give me time, like until Saturday night.  (I know it’s Christmas eve, would it be sacrilegious to run a Saturday Night Card Game on Christmas Eve?)
    • House rejects Senate 2-month FICA holiday.  Senators should get their rear ends back to D.C. and Obama should cancel his vacation.
    • Ron Paul no longer is useful as a Newt foil, so attack!
    • Mitt Romney speaks out against the evil of SuperPACS (you mean like the one running millions of dollars in attack ads against Newt?)  He says he can’t coordinate and so can’t tell them to stop (which I think is true) but he can express his displeasure and denounce what they are doing.  But that would be, shall we say, not helpful to his campaign.
    • If Syria isn’t already in civil war, it’s pretty close.
    • Meghan McCain is going after Calista Gingrich.  Maybe she should be going after her mother, instead: “Cindy McCain began dating Sen. McCain in 1979, nearly a year before he filed for divorce from his first wife, Carol McCain.”  Would that be mean?
    • Who coulda seen this coming:

    Update:  Finally


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    PolitiJim | December 20, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Conservatives are eating their own. All have forgotten the story “the boy who cried wolf.” Michelle Bachmann is a case in point:

    This whole adventure with “Politifact” somehow reminds me of the “Funniest Religion Joke Ever” …

    Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, “Don’t do it!” He said, “Nobody loves me.” I said, “God loves you. Do you believe in God?”
    He said, “Yes.” I said, “Are you a Christian or a Jew?” He said, “A Christian.” I said, “Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?” He said, “Protestant.” I said, “Me, too! What franchise?” He said, “Baptist.” I said, “Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?” He said, “Northern Baptist.” I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?”
    He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist.” I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?” He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region.” I said, “Me, too!
    Northern Conservative†Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?” He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912.” I said, “Die, heretic!” And I pushed him over.

    This feels like a “Die heretic!” moment.

      Taxpayer1234 in reply to Neo. | December 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      I used to live in a part of the country dominated by Dutch Christian Reform. There were quite a few churches in town, some literally titled “First Christian Reform,” “Second Christian Reform,” etc. A central tenet of the CRC was sola scriptura, so disagreement on Bible interpretation almost always resulted in a splintering.

      Not surprisingly, the local joke was: “One Dutchman, one Christian Reform Church. Two Dutchmen, two Christian Reform churches….”

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