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Earlier from Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive VP:
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.Re: today’s shooting at Taft, California’s Union High School:
After the suspect shot one student and missed another, “the teacher at that point was trying to get the students out of the classroom and engaged the shooter – who had numerous rounds of shotgun shells … in his pockets – engaged the suspect in conversation,” Kern County Sheriff Don Youngblood said. “A campus supervisor showed up, was outside the classroom, and together they engaged in conversation with this young man, and at one point he put the shotgun down, and police officers were able to take him into custody,” Youngblood said.Insert “which one of these things is not like the other” reference here.
[A blogger] saw a video of one of the [Discovery] Institute’s researchers spouting all sorts of bad science from a lab setting. Although the video was datelined from the “Biologic Institute”, it turns out that the nonsensical rant was green-screened in front of a stock image.“Biologic”. Hahahaha
Anyone think this will generate more than a relatively minor chirp amongst our esteemed pundit class?
A new study  by the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation confirms [that] the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan would result in six out of ten seniors paying substantially more for the same Medicare benefits they receive today.
You have to love this little bit of “leaked” information about Romney’s “plan” for the upcoming debate:
Mitt Romney plans to turn himself into a one-man truth squad during the first presidential debate next week, casting President Barack Obama as someone who can’t be trusted to stick to the facts or keep his promises.Lol.
Sure, Democratic politicians lie all the time, they just don’t do it as much or as brazenly as modern GOP pols. For contrast, check out the WaPo’s fact check of Bill Clinton’s speech last night and then check out a fact check of Paul Ryan’s speech last week.
This election cycle yet again reminds me of how useless fact-checking really is. It’s simple:
- GOP pol spreads a lie; and people listen.
- Fancy fact-checker fact-checks; and none of the “low information voters” who matter pay attention.
Look, Mitt, I know you want to get women back on your side, but the notion that women have lost 92.3% of jobs in the recession may be technically correct in some manipulated and spun context, but it’s not correct, and it’s not even a good bullshit statistic. You might have been able to get away with it if you’d said, I don’t know, 65%. But the notion that guys only lost 7.3% of jobs is just downright silly, and as a numbers guy you do realize that you can only have 100% in a case like this? Congratulations, GOP, on picking such a lame liar. And this is despite all the practice he’s had!
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