newspaper debunks Trumps claims of graduating top of class - The University of Pennsylvaniaâs student-run newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, reports that school records suggest President Donald Trump did not graduate in the top 15 percent of his class in 1968 and he did not make the deanâs list, despite his reported claims. From Nony
What Is the Big Bang Theory? - The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it talks about the universe as we know it starting with a small singularity, then inflating over the next 13.8 billion years to the cosmos that we know today. From Nony
Darwin's Theory Of Evolution - Darwin's Theory of Evolution is the widely held notion that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor: the birds and the bananas, the fishes and the flowers -- all related. Darwin's general theory presumes the development of life from non-life and stresses a purely naturalistic (undirected) "descent with modification". That is, complex creatures evolve from more simplistic ancestors naturally over time. In a nutshell, as random genetic mutations occur within an organism's genetic code, the beneficial mutations are preserved because they aid survival -- a process known as "natural selection." These beneficial mutations are passed on to the next generation. Over time, beneficial mutations accumulate and the result is an entirely different organism (not just a variation of the original, but an entirely different creature). From Nony
Trump Knew Putin Before He Didn't Know Putin and Other Trump Lies (Video) | RedState - So is Donald Trump a pathological liar, or a sociopath?Trick question. One of the symptoms of the sociopath is compulsive lying.After Donald Trump made his ludicrous invitation to Russia to find Hillaryâs lost emails (something which he has since blown off as a âjokeâ), he went on to insist that heâs never met Putin, didnât know him, had nothing to do with him. From Nony
GROUPIES FOR HIRE! (FAINTING ON CUE COSTS EXTRA) -
What makes the late-night racket even more obnoxious? This starstruck mob has been handpicked and paid for by companies whose sole purpose is to manufacture fandom for moments like these. This is guerrilla marketing at its fakest. Be warned, however, that fainting on cue and throwing flowers will cost you extra 200 yuan in China ($30), to be exact. From Popper
Ben Carson had been sued for malpractice at least six times | Daily Mail Online - Ben Carson has been running his campaign for the White House as an outsider, heavily relying on his stellar reputation as a brain surgeon, but the National Enquirer has revealed that a string of malpractice lawsuits dating back to the 1980s suggests that the Republican presidential candidateâs medical career was far from flawless.Carson, 64, who according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll was in second place with 23 percent behind fellow political neophyte Donald Trump, who polled 28 percent in several early-voting states, stepped down in 2013 as a surgeon at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. From Nony
Petition: Facebook betrayed us by secretly lobbying for cyber-surveillance bill - "New information has surfaced about Facebook's position on S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). Sources on the Hill tell us that Facebook lobbyists are welcoming CISA behind closed doors, even though Facebook has been lauded as opposing the bill after CCIA, an industry association they are a member of, came out against it.. CISA would give companies like Facebook legal immunity for violating privacy laws as long as they share information with the government. From Popper
Teen Fakes Triplet Pregnancy ... for 10 Months - After discovering his girlfriend was pregnant with triplets, a 16-year-old Michigan boy was prepared to do whatever he needed to do in order to be a father. I started looking for jobs the best I could, a teen identified as Jordan tells FOX2 Detroit. I was ready to donate all my time."
The only problem? His girlfriends pregnancy was a hoax perpetrated with the help of FakeABaby.com. From Popper
There are almost no active female users on Ashley Madison - Ashley Madison has about 31 million male accounts and 5.5 million female accounts. But the overwhelming majority of those female accounts appear to be bots, fakes, or inactive accounts that were hardly used in the first place, the report says. Gizmodo found that only about 1,500 of the female users had ever checked their messages on the site From Popper
A Statement From Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and Josh Duggar - Michelle's Blog - The Duggar Family - Statement from Josh Duggar:I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife. I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.I have brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions.The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country I was hiding my own personal failures.As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all the hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example.I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.Josh Duggar From Nony
Eric Holder Says Snowden Won't Be Tortured If Handed Over To U.S. - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote in a letter to Russia dated July 23 that if former security contractor Edward Snowden were extradited back to the United States, that he would be protected under the U.S. civilian court system and would not be tortured or face the death penalty.
Climate change deniers using dirty tricks from 'tobacco wars' - Environmental campaigner Sauven argues: "Some of the characters involved have previously worked to deny the reality of the hole in the ozone layer, acid rain and the link between tobacco and lung cancer. And the tactics they are applying are largely the same as those they used in the tobacco wars. Doubt is still their product."
Governments around the world have also attempted to silence scientists who have raised concerns about climate change. Tactics used have included: the UK government spending millions infiltrating peaceful environmental organisations; Canadian government scientists barred from communicating with journalists without media officers; and US federal scientists pressured to remove words 'global warming' and 'climate change' from reports under the Bush administration.
Fail: Drug Czar Tries To Link Marijuana and Crime - Fail: Drug Czar Tries To Link Marijuana and CrimeFail: Drug Czar Tries To Link Marijuana and Crime by Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director May 30, 2013 The nationâs so-called âdrug czarâ, Gil Kerlikowske, convened a press conference last week to release new government data on drug use in America. The major talking points for the presentation were two fold: *Insist that cannabis is linked to crime *The public sentiment in favor of legalization is an unfortunate attraction to âbumper sticker solutionsâ From Anawaram
No surprise: TEPCO suspected of lying to governments Fukushima investigation - Accusations have been filed against Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) stating that the utility intentionally blocked a parliamentary probe from investigating a site at the disaster-struck Fukushima nuclear plant. The power company stated last year that it wasnt safe to enter the No. 1 reactor building due to it being in complete darkness, however evidence has been found indicating that was a lie. From Popper
Gun Advocates Resort To Lies About Hitler To Push Their Agenda - The 1938 law signed by Hitler that LaPierre mentions in his book basically does the opposite of what he says it did. The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as well as ammunition, Harcourt wrote. Meanwhile, many more categories of people, including Nazi party members, were exempted from gun ownership regulations altogether, while the legal age of purchase was lowered from 20 to 18, and permit lengths were extended from one year to three years.
The law did prohibit Jews and other persecuted classes from owning guns, but this should not be an indictment of gun control in general. From Popper
Oil conglomerate 'secretly funds climate change deniers' - Koch Industries, which is owned and run by two Kansas-based brothers and has substantial oil and chemicals interests, spent the sum between 2005 and 2008 to finance "organisations of the 'climate denial machine'", claims the environmental campaign group Greenpeace.
Despite the relatively small size of the conglomerate, the sum is three times that spent by ExxonMobil, the western world's biggest oil company, in the same period. From Popper
Tagg Romney Says His Father Had No Desire To Run For President - Tagg Romney, son of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, said in a recent interview that his father had âno desireâ to become the President of the United States.Although Mitt made a dash for the White House earlier this year, apparently his heart wasnât really in it. At least thatâs what Romneyâs oldest son Tagg told the Boston Globe in a recent article about his dadâs bid for presidency.
Why Are Dead People Liking Stuff On Facebook? - Last month, while wasting a few moments on Facebook, my pal Brendan OâMalley was surprised to see that his old friend Alex Gomez had âlikedâ Discover. This was surprising not only because Alex hated mega-corporations but even more so because Alex had passed away six months earlier. From cw
The 5 Stupidest Lies Advertisers Expect You to Believe - DVR and Netflix aside, is there anyone alive who doesn't use commercials as a pee timer between segments of the show they're watching? I ask because I barely notice advertisements anymore. Over the years, they've just become white noise in the background that my brain has methodically learned to filter out. But every once in a while, something so buttfuck dumb will pop up, I get jarred out of a drooling stupor and thrown into a rage -- like this commercial about the biggest douchebag who ever lived.
Mitt Romney tells 533 lies in 30 weeks, Steve Benen documents them - Which is to say that Mitt Romney lies. A lot. He lies more than any other national candidate for office in my lifetime. And I was born before the Nixon administration.
This is documented. Proven. Validated, verified, demonstrated, catalogued and quantified. Mitt Romney lies. From Popper
Government documents indicate Mitt Romney continued at Bain after date when he says he left - Politics - The Boston Globe - Government documents filed by Mitt Romney and Bain Capital say Romney remained chief executive and chairman of the firm three years beyond the date he said he ceded control, even creating five new investment partnerships during that time.Romney has said he left Bain in 1999 to lead the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, ending his role in the company. But public Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed later by Bain Capital state he remained the firmâs âsole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president.â From X Isle
Daily Kos: The discovery of Mitt's Boson - Even with four months to go until Election Day, Mitt Romney's shameless lying has already become one of the defining storylines of the 2012 campaign. Theories abound as to why Romney has emerged as a reverse George Washington, a man who cannot tell the truth. From X Isle
Media Critic Smacks Down Fox News, Says No One Should Ever Hire Their Employees - Zurawik couldnt be any more correct. Every single employee who works at Fox News is a disgrace to the American principle of a free press. Fox News has zero credibility or integrity, and should be yanked from the airwaves for constantly misleading the public and being the mouthpiece for a political party.
Fox News is so corrupt that it even manipulates its own polls to attack Democrats and is so bad at informing the public that people who watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart or no news at all have more knowledge of the world and the issues than Fox News viewers. From Popper
The only solution to high gas prices -- with charts! - Refuting the LIES of those who say the President controls gas prices, there is domestic oil shortages, that they (the liars) can change/control gas prices. A bunch of liars, the facts are:.................
The price of a gallon of gasoline is approaching record-high levels in the U.S. Some politicians and businessmen argue that the U.S. needs to increase its production of oil to counter this trend, by increasing offshore drilling or extracting tar sands, or by other means, the only way to reduce vulnerability to gasoline and oil prices is to use less gasoline and oil. Its a simple truth, rarely spoken among national politicians.
Recently Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chairman of the Senate Energy Committee addressed this question:
Let me state this as clearly as I can what I believe is really without dispute among experts. That is, we do not face cycles of high gasoline prices in the United States because of a lack of domestic production. We do not face these cycles of high gasoline prices because of lack of access to federal resources, or because of some environmental regulation that is getting in the way of us obtaining cheap gasoline.
As was made clear in a hearing we had in the Senate Energy Committee in January, the prices that we are paying for oil and the products refined from oil, such as gasoline, are set on the world market. They are relatively insensitive to what happens here in the United States with regards to production. Instead, the world price of oil and our gasoline prices are affected more by events beyond our control, such as instability in Libya last year or instability in Iran and concerns about oil supply in Iran this year. From X Isle
Man Flies Like a Bird Flapping His Own Wings (Update 6) - I made an earlier post on this topic.
update: It's a hoax. The Internet Bird Man fessed up to the hoax on a Dutch TV show. It turns out he even made up his name. Jarno Smeets is actually a Dutch CGI artist named Floris Kaayk.
To see much more information about the whole topic, which fascinated me, click the gizmodo title link. There is quite a lot more, all before the confession that this is all fake stuff. From X Isle
'Bird Man' Hoaxster Comes Clean on Dutch Television | Wired Science | Wired.com - The man who claimed to achieve bird-like flight with a custom-built contraption came clean today: It was a hoax 8 months in the making.Netherlands artist Floris Kaayk, who went by the name of Jarno Smeets during his âHuman Birdwingsâ project, admitted to the hoax today on a Dutch television program called âDe Wereld Draait Doorâ (âThe World is Turningâ).âMy name is Floris Kaayk Iâm actually a filmmaker and animator. I am now 8 months working on an experiment about online media,â Kaayk told the show, according to a Dutch-to-English translation in a YouTube video. Kaayk said attempted the hoax because âitâs everybodyâs dream to fly.âKaaykâs website states he was born in Tiel in the Netherlands in 1982. Heâs been living in The Hague, where the faked bird-man stunt took place.
From X Isle
Five Things You Buy That Don't Actually Work The Way You Think - We've learned to be skeptical of product packaging and not always trust the claims it makes, but our hopefulness sometimes gets the best of us. Here are five products you've likely used, or maybe even purchase regularly, that don't yield the results you may expect From X Isle
--Popper STUDIES SHOW THAT THE MORE FOX NEWS YOU WATCH, THE LESS YOU KNOW
Can Fox News make you more uninformed than not watching the news at all? Well according to seven different surveys (Done by Fairleigh Dickenson University; the University of Maryland; the Wall Street Journal; Stanford University; Ohio State University; the Kaiser Foundation, and the Program on International Policy Attitudes) people who watch Fox News are more misinformed than people who get their news from other sources or who dont watch/read the news at all. From Popper
The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed leaderless Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing guerrilla protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell FoxNews.com.
Q & A: Bristol Palin on Abstinence after Levi - Yeah, I think that people treat her poorly, they treat her with no respect, and I think it's because they're envious of her. She's got a good family, she's got a good husband, she's got awesome support, she's got God on her side, and I think people are envious of that. They're envious that she carries herself so well, that she's smart. There are lots of vicious people out there. From Nony
DEBT CEILING: Moody's Just Threatened To Slash The US Credit Rating - Finally, a logical warning on US credit. Moody's is out with a comment saying that if there's no imminent progress on the debt ceiling fight, the US credit rating will be cut.This makes total sense, and we applaud Moody's for doing their job: Identifying an imminent (real) issue, and sensibly advising (ahead of time) about what could be a threat to US debt holders.
Moody must be a bunch of left wing retards. How dare they even think of slashing the US ratings! What fucking debt are they talking about!?!? Go slash EU ratings for Christ Sake!. God Bless America From Nony
BE PREPARED An economic tsunami alert for Americans - While Americans are distracted by the noisy three-ring circus of politics, entertainment and national-security threats, beneath it all the greatest nation on earth is being drained, looted, bankrupted â or in Obama-speak, "transformed" â and every major indicator shows seriously chaotic times ahead.
WTF here I log on to a truthful patriotic right wing news site and what do I get??? unhappy news ... damn what to do what to do ... From Nony
More-than-expected damage found at Japan reactor - One of the reactors at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant has been damaged more severely than originally thought, officials said Thursday a serious setback for efforts to stabilize the radiation-leaking complex. From Popper
--Popper Despite Donald Trumps claim this week that he avoided serving in the Vietnam War solely due to a high draft number, Selective Service records show that the purported presidential aspirant actually received a series of student deferments while in college and then topped those off with a medical deferment after graduation that helped spare him from fighting for his country, The Smoking Gun has learned. From Popper
Publisher's note: Reviewers' independence key - I want to share with you an episode that occurred last week which has sparked a vigorous discussion in our newsroom about the need to ensure the independence of our reviewers. Indeed, I owe our readers an explanation and an apology for the lapse that raised questions about our credibility.
CNN correspondent slams Fox over human shields report - CNN senior international correspondent Nic Robertson blasted Fox News on Monday for its report that Libyan authorities used him and other journalists as "human shields" in order to prevent an attack on Muammar Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli the night before. Robertson said Fox News' "allegation is outrageous and it's absolutely hypocritical." From Popper
Former president of MADD chapter busted for DUI - Officers in Gainesville, Florida recently arrested a former president of a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) group, and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police said Debra Oberlin, 48, failed a field sobriety test, registering .234 and .239 blood-alcohol level. The legal limit for driving in Florida is .08. From Popper
Fox Reverses Poll Results To Falsely Claim Most Americans Favor Ending Collectiv - On Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade claimed, along with an on-screen graphic, that a recent USA Today/Gallup poll found that "61 percent" of Americans are in favor of taking away collective bargaining rights from public unions. In fact, Fox aired the results of the poll completely backward: the Gallup poll found that 61 percent of Americans are opposed to taking away collective bargaining rights. From Popper
FOX NEWS INSIDER: 'Stuff Is Just Made Up' - Asked what most viewers and observers of Fox News would be surprised to learn about the controversial cable channel, a former insider from the world of Rupert Murdoch was quick with a response: âI donât think people would believe itâs as concocted as it is; that stuff is just made up.â From cw
Fox Issues Nixonian Non-Denial Denial When Confronted with Evidence It Deliberately Deceives Viewers - In case you missed it in the pre-holiday bustle last week, the University of Maryland has released results of a study that found the Republican Party's Fox propaganda channel deliberately deceives its viewers by presenting disinformation as news. Even if you heard about the survey, what you may have missed is that, given an opportunity to debunk the findings, to provide a point by point refutation of the results, Fox's point person chose instead to attack the University of Maryland as a party school. From cw
Woman sees Jesus in MRI image - A woman said she made a divine discovery when she picked up her MRI results recently.Tammie Cohrs said she sees Jesus in the MRI image. The Greer woman said she sees his eyes, nose and mouth, and even a crown of thorns.Cohrs was recently diagnosed with a rare form of oral cancer. She said her faith has helped her stay positive over the past few months, and when she had to have an MRI scan, she asked Jesus to be with her. From Nony
Communist Media Lied About Koran Flushing - Newsweeks erroneous story inspired riots and a significant number of deaths in 2005 before it was retracted by the magazine, although, as previously documented by the MRC, Newsweek buried its retraction. From NeoCon
Screwed: Green Jobs Were For a Few Rich Liberals - The Department of Energy estimated that 82,000 jobs have been created and has acknowledged that as much as 80 percent of some green programs, including $2.3 billion of manufacturing tax credits, went to foreign firms that employed workers primarily in countries including China, South Korea and Spain, rather than in the United States. From NeoCon
Rich Liberal Elitist Writes a Hit Piece on Sarah Palin - We have come to expect nothing less from the lib media.
It must be a terrible existence to wake up everyday miserable and angry.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nathan-burchfiel/2010/09/08/contradictions-pile-around-vanity-fair-s-palin-hit-piece#ixzz0yy05KQLS From NeoCon
Communist Media LIes About the Glenn Beck Rally - Hundreds of thousands of Americans of many creeds and colors made what ended up being a pilgrimage of sorts to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally.
Catholics, other Christians and Jews spoke to WND on site, many celebrating the themes of faith and reliance on God proclaimed from the platform. From NeoCon
More doctored BP photos come to light - BP spokesman Scott Dean sent The Post the original photograph. The Waldos don't jump out at you. The helicopter was actually on the deck of a vessel at the spill site so the panorama of ships in the distance was there in the original photo. But the photographer, who is working on contract to BP, pasted in blue sea where the edge of the landing pad was showing. He also adjusted colors and contrast so that the interior of the helicopter was brighter, Dean said.While the changes were minor, the embarrassment was major, coming at a time when the oil giant is trying to convince the American public that it is being open and transparent about the oil spill. From cw
Daily Kos Polls Were Fake - Marxists, leftists, liberals and DailyKosmonauts, Huff'n Puffs, MoveOn.morons, all keep lying to one another, unwilling to say how bad the slaughter will be come November. From NeoCon
John Stossel Exposes Michael Moore's Lies About Cuba - Michael Moore is a liar and a communist. He puts on the appearance that he is just an "everyday Joe" to try to get people to think he's just like them, and he is anything but. I used to like him and used to believe his lies, but luckily I kept digging deeper and doing my own research and realized Michael Moore is nothing but a liar. From NeoCon
LIES LIES LIES ALL COMMIE LIES! - Tea party favorite Nikki Haley, a Republican candidate for South Carolina governor whose campaign gained momentum with recent endorsements from Sarah Palin and Jenny Sanford, vehemently denied allegations Monday that she had an inappropriate relationship with a political blogger several years ago. Haley, a legislator vying to become the state's first female chief executive and replace disgraced Gov. Mark Sanford, called the claim posted on the blogger's site Monday a smear. She questioned the timing two weeks before the primary, saying it was an attempt to derail her campaign, once considered a long-shot. From Alarmist NeoCon
MORE COMMUNIST LIES ABOUT HONORABLE REPUBLICANS! - Souder knew that his actions were not just endangering his family they endangered his job. He was right to resign, but he should have done so the minute he decided to engage in an illicit affair.
Especially galling is Souders hypocrisy. He deserves special contempt for selling himself as a family values conservative, one who voted for the impeachment of Bill Clinton over the Lewinsky affair. Like so many in the right-wing conspiracy, he turned out to be a cheater, a liar, and a hypocrite besides. From Alarmist NeoCon
COMMUNIST TRYING TO DISCREDIT GOP BY SPREADING RUMORS - The scandal surrounding Sandwich Republican candidate Jeff Perry is going National. The first national media to cover it is TPM Muckraker, one of America's hottest and most read political reports. In the past twenty-four hours, however, several Republicans, both at the statewide level and local town chairs, have contacted us to urge we look into the persistent rumors of "wife-swapping" by GOP elected officials linked to this case. From Alarmist NeoCon
McCain: Obama Spreading Lies About Arizona Law - "That is totally falsifying the law passed in Arizona, which calls for reasonable suspicion, both whether someone should be stopped or not, and, once they're stopped, reasonable suspicion as to whether they are in the country illegally, and it specifically outlaws racial profiling," McCain said. From NeoCon
The Revolution Will Be Commercialized - Sarah Palin is already president of right-wing Americaand its a position with a very big salary... $12 million and counting... palin making money by stoking people's fear and hate... meet the anti-christ! From
'Professor' Obama? Title never granted - "A few weeks later the law school
got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find [Barack Obama] an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach," Ross continued. "The board told him he didn't have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adju From NeoCon
Why Do Conservatives Hate Students? - Right wing hack Dana Perino is outraged that students will be able to get loans directly without useless middlemen sucking their blood. Students, on the other hand, are celebrating. Corrupt GOP barnacle, Buck McKeon (R-CA), who has financed his political power through bribes by student loan companies, is also freaking out-- and lying his ass off. To McKeon and Perino it's a socialist takeover, a job killer and worse. The bill replaces a 45 year old student loan program in which private lenders receive a government guarantee of repayment if borrowers default with an expanded and more direct program that doesn't include cuts for private businesses (and a cut of that cut for the political protection rackets set up by crooks like McKeon). McKeon is screaming that the bill will eliminate 30,000 jobs. That's a self-serving lie, one of many: From milkmaniak_NLI
Associated Press Liberals Lie About WalMart Incident - Now, even though the worst you could say about the company is that it didn't protect its public address system from customer access Associated Press writer Bruck Shipkowski is citing the incident as "the latest in a series of problems the retailer has had in its dealings with minorities and women." How disgusting. From NeoCon
Toyota Hybrid Horror Hoax - In fact, almost none of this was true. Virtually every aspect of Sikes's story as told to reporters makes no sense. His claim that he'd tried to yank up the accelerator could be falsified, with his help, in half a minute. And now we even have an explanation for why he'd pull such a stunt, beyond the all-American desire to have 15 minutes of fame (recall the "Balloon Boy Hoax" from October) and the aching need to be perceived as a victim. From cw
Dinosaur extinction caused by asteroid: study - A new study has confirmed an asteroid impact ended the reign of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.The finding by an international team of 41 researchers is published today in the journal Science.
As this is not in line with the bible, got to be lies LOL From Nony
Media: Bush-Hating Terrorist Democrat was a Tea Partier - John Patrick Bedell was a registered Democrat who believed George W. Bush was behind 9-11. So how does Good Morning America portray him? As a right-wing extremist, part of a pattern of anti-government violence that flares during Dem presidential administrations. From NeoCon
Anatomy of a Rumor: The Story Behind Chief Justice John Roberts's Retirement - Everyone is wondering: Where did that erroneous rumor of an imminent retirement by Chief Justice John Roberts come from? The gossip spread like wildfire, triggering thousands of texts, blog posts, and emails â a few hundred of them to the ATL tips line â before Radar, which first published the rumor, retracted its report. From cw
Sleep Deprivation: The Great American Myth - Wake up, says psychiatry professor Daniel Kripke of the University of California, San Diego. The pill-taking is real but the refrain that Americans are sleep deprived originates largely from people funded by the drug industry or with financial interests in sleep research clinics.
"They think that scaring people about sleep increases their income," Kripke told LiveScience. From popper
Senator Seeks Criminal Investigation of Al Gore's Lies - Senator Inhofes announcement today appears to be the first time a member of Congress has formally called for an investigation into research misconduct and potential criminal acts by the scientists involved. From NeoCon
The Lies of Iran's Hitler - On June 20, a young Iranian woman was shot dead at one of the mass protests that followed the contested re- election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Millions of people around the world watched video of Neda Agha-Soltan hemorrhaging on Tehran's Karegar Street, and hers became the tragic, beautiful and galvanizing face of the reform movement in Iran. From NeoCon
Jack Cafferty On Obama: He Lied! - Much has already been made of Obamas promise of transparency in negotiating health care reform its become a robust topic of debate between left and right. Cafferty doesnt demure when he calls it as he sees it, and actually is pretty harsh in calling the president a liar. From NeoCon
The CO2 Lie - The new study, published in the online journal Geophysical Research Letters, does not deny that increasing amounts of CO2 have been generated as the world has industrialized, eradicated disease, produced agricultural abundance and improved man's standard of living. It does show that only 45% of man's emissions, not 100% as warmers claim, stays in the atmosphere, and that includes the carbon emissions of the private jets that flew to Copenhagen last month and the limos that drove the occupants around. From NeoCon
Obama's TSA Nominee is a Liar - The White House nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration gave Congress misleading information about incidents in which he inappropriately accessed a federal database, possibly in violation of privacy laws, documents obtained by The Washington Post show. From NeoCon
Republican Lie of the Day - At the rate they are going, this post may become lie of the hour or minute. Indeed, I cannot think of a time during the last year when a Republican of any standing has told the truth. From Nony
Call it Carbonhagen - Nobody is walking. Nobody is riding a bicycle. Nobody is living the lifestyle they insist on compelling us to live.
All told, the Telegraph reports, the 11-day convention will create a total of 41,000 tons of carbon dioxide equal to the amount produced by a major city in the same time period. From NeoCon
Houston Snowstorm Cancels Global Warmiing Lecture - Enjoy the snowfall, Houstonians! And make sure Santa dresses warmly when visiting your city. The Gore Effect of the upcoming Copenhagen conference could makes things very cold this winter. From NeoCon
Global Warming is the Biggest Lie in Modern History - Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more. From NeoCon
Michelle Goldberg Gets It - The lies of Sarah Palin are different from any other politicians'. They are different because they assert things that are demonstrably, empirically untrue; and they are different because once they have been demonstrated to the entire world that they are untrue, Palin keeps repeating them as if they still were true or refuses to acknowledge that she was wrong. From cw
Sarah Palin and Her Lies (And Her Fans Who Attack Her Critics) - Sarah Palin doesn't care much about the truth. In that way, she is a very special liar. Instead, Palin seems to love the effect her disingenuous pronouncements have on her audiences and so she just runs with them. Her fans adore her claims about "death panels" and about Obama supposedly "palling around with terrorists" and all the rest. Look at how they roar with approval and fervor when she tosses that red, bloody moose meat to them - how can the mere (non) truth-value of what she is saying ever compete with that? Plus, the fact that her taunts drive her detractors over the edge - well, that just adds to the fun! From cw
Fox News again accused of airing misleading video - For the second time in just over a week, Fox News is coming under fire for misusing old news footage. The latest flap is leading some people to charge that the cable news network is intentionally misleading its audience, while Fox claims a "production error." From Popper
MSNBC Apologizes to Sarah Palin for Fake Photos - The Morning Meeting host explained, "I want to apologize to Governor Palin and all of our viewers. On Friday, in a very misguided attempt to have some fun in advance of Sarah Palin's upcoming book Going Rogue, our staff mistakenly used some clearly photoshopped images of Ms. Palin without any acknowledgment."
Calling the use of such faked images "unacceptable," Ratigan continued: "We should have never used those photos in the first place and you can rest assured we spent the weekend and Friday afternoon taking measures to make sure it will never happen again. I apologize." From NeoCon
The Ten Most Egregious Fox News D - Fox News has defended itself against administration criticism by saying the White House has confused its pundit shows with its news programs. But the network constantly, misleadingly disparages Obama and his administration in its supposedly straight reporting. Here are the ten of the worst examples; there are many more.
Liberal Lies: Newsweek Fakes Photo of Dick Cheney - Famed news photographer David Hume Kennerly took to the New York Times' Lens blog last week, with an update on Monday in which he denounced Newsweek's skewed imagery to advance its editorial agenda, to excoriate the magazine for photo fakery in how it cropped a picture he took of former Vice President Dick Cheney to imply something sinister, macabre, or even evil was going on. Kennerly proposed: The Sept. 14th Newsweek cover line -- 'Is Your Baby Racist?' -- should have included a sub-head, 'Is Dick Cheney a Butcher?' From NeoCon
9/11 Commission Members Doubt Official Story - On the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, there remain unanswered questions surrounding the events that transpired that day. These questions demand answers, and far from being a fringe movement as cast by the mainstream media, many of the 9/11 commission members themselves doubt the official story. From Roddy
Bush Volunteered for Vietnam, CBS Omitted Story - Mapes, a well-known liberal at CBS News, has always contended that she had no agenda, that she was not out to get President Bush. But if she knew that George Bush had volunteered for service in Vietnam as the CBS outside panel clearly concludes she obviously had an obligation to share that with her viewers From NeoCon
Global Warming Lies: The Cost - Carbon is the new DDT, McAleer said in interview. Environmentalists are pushing the same kind of anti-human propaganda that triggered the ban on DDT. Millions of children died of malaria because of this ban. The same kind of deception is now being used to target carbon dioxide. Industries that rely on fossil could be shut down and jobs lost thanks to all of the fear mongering and the disinformation that is not justified by science. From NeoCon
Obama: Doctors Cut off Arms and Legs for Money - The American College of Surgeons is deeply disturbed over the uninformed public comments President Obama continues to make about the high-quality care provided by surgeons in the United States. When the President makes statements that are incorrect or not based in fact, we think he does a disservice to the American people at a time when they want clear, understandable facts about health care reform. We want to set the record straight. From NeoCon
Roxana Mayer: I'm not a doctor but play one at town hall - [This post follows up on a previous post in which I questioned the credentials of a woman at a Texas town hall meeting who claimed to be a doctor, but turned out to be anything but. She is a graduate student in social work -- oh, and an Obama delegate. It took some work to get the admission, but I got it. From CC
Bad Day For 'Birthers' As Matthews Picks Up Where Sanchez Left Off - Earlier this afternoon, CNN's Rick Sanchez did a segment on the so-called "Birther" movement: that merry gang of wackjobs that gallivant around the country, bitching, moaning, and filing lawsuits because they believe President Barack Obama is not an American citizen. From Popper
Daily Kos: State of the Nation - You know that Canadian woman who would have died from a brain tumor and was saved by the U.S health care system? I'm sure everyone will be surprised to find out that it's just a bunch of right wing propaganda. From TerminalGlitch
Fake military veteran hid under 'ocean of lies' - NEOCONS HE - -- Richard Strandlof said he survived the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon. He said he survived again when a roadside bomb went off in Iraq killing four fellow Marines. He'd point to his head and tell people he had a metal plate, collateral damage from the explosion Crowds ate up his story. He canvassed Colorado appearing at the sides of politicians. Inspiring and seemingly authentic, he spoke on behalf of veterans at the state Capitol.
It turns out the whole thing was a lie. He wasn't at the Pentagon. He was never a Marine. He never served his country. He never graduated from the Naval Academy. He claimed his name was Rick Duncan. Where was he on 9/11, the day he said he witnessed heroism firsthand? He was at a homeless shelter at the time. From danomil
Blogger's baby was a hoax - Woman captivates thousands in anti-abortion movement with false story of difficult pregnancy. The unmarried mother's story about giving birth to a child diagnosed as terminally ill in the womb hit a major nerve on the Internet. As more and more people were drawn to her compelling tale, eager advertisers were lining up. And established parenting Web sites that oppose abortion were promoting her blog -- which included biblical quotes, anti-abortion messages and a soundtrack of inspirational Christian pop songs From danomil
little april rose: June 2009 - BLOG FULL OF LIES FROM APRIL'S MOM:
Months ago, my days were spent in total fear. If I didn't feel April move, I freaked out, always prematurely. I was scared... I was anxious... I thought every kick could be her last. And then when her heart rate started to drop, I lost it..I of course, was not prepared to meet her, but my mindset was there, in ways. I believed the time was close. I thought a lot about her passing inutero. I dreamt about it. I guess you could as far as saying that I expected it. From danomil
Another Democrat Says CIA Records On Briefings Were Not Accurate - Yet another Democrat in Congress is alleging that the CIA included incorrect information in its records about past congressional briefings on interrogation policies.Rep. David Obey sent a letter to CIA Director Leon Panetta on Tuesday saying that "in light of current controversy about CIA briefing practices," he was "surprised to learn that the agency erroneously listed an appropriations staffer as being in a key briefing on September 19, 2006, when in fact he was not." From danomil
Al Gore Gets Rich on Global Warming Lies - In the "Personal Story" segment tonight, it seems that being green does pay big time. Just ask Al Gore. Mr. Global Warming was worth about $2 million or so when he left office in 2001. But after eight years of tirelessly working to save the world, the planet, he is reportedly worth, get this, a whopping $100 million. His financial windfall came up at last week's Capitol Hill hearing. From NeoCon
New York Times Lied About Waterboarding - A U.S. official with knowledge of the interrogation program told FOX News that the much-cited figure represents the number of times water was poured onto Mohammed's face -- not the number of times the CIA applied the simulated-drowning technique on the terror suspect. According to a 2007 Red Cross report, he was subjected a total of "five sessions of ill-treatment, not 183. From NeoCon
Obama%u2019s First 100 Days: The Madmen Did Well by John Pilger -- Antiwar.com - In his first 100 days, Obama has excused torture, opposed habeas corpus, and demanded more secret government. He has kept Bushs gulag intact and at least 17,000 prisoners beyond the reach of justice. On April 24, his lawyers won an appeal that ruled Guantanamo prisoners were not "persons" and therefore had no right not to be tortured. All over the world, Americaâs violent assault on innocent people, directly or by agents, has been stepped up. 70,000 troops to remain in Iraq for 15 to 20 years.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. From TerminalGlitch
Democrat Paul Begala Lies About Japanese Waterboarding - So Asano beat people with clubs and burned them with cigarettes and I think there's no real debate about whether that consitutes torture. But wait, there's more. Asano practiced a much more severe form of waterboarding, according to the Post. From NeoCon
Suleman: Wages, inheritance paid for in vitro - LA HABRA, Calif. Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman says she used money from an inheritance and overtime wages from her job as a psychiatric technician to pay for her early fertilization procedures. Suleman told celebrity magazine Life & Style Weekly she spent at least $24,000 on the in vitro fertilization procedures that led to her first four babies.
Yeah right. Courtesy of us. From CC
Al Gore ignores 'Earth Hour', Mansion Bathed in Floodlights - He added: "The kicker, though, were the dozen or so floodlights grandly highlighting several trees and illuminating the driveway entrance of Gores mansion. I [kid] you not, my friends, the savior of the environment
couldnt be bothered to turn off the gaudy lights that show off his goofy trees." From NeoCon
Emptywheel » Cheney Lies, Obstruction Of Justice & Torture Tape Destruction - Yet more reason they destroyed the torture tapes showing Abu Zubaydah's interrogation.Well, yes, because it was crystal clear at the outset the explanation initially given by the Bush/Cheney Administration - that they had researched the matter completely and the tapes had no evidentiary value in any possible proceeding whatsoever and they were concerned about privacy of hard working investigators - was totally bogus. From TerminalGlitch
President Used Marijuana but Mocks & Dismisses Legalization - Salem-News.Com - Just recently the President made this declaration: "Promoting science isn't just about providing resources, it is also about protecting free and open inquiry," Obama said. "It is about letting scientists like those here today do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it's inconvenient especially when it's inconvenient. It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology."...As a former pot smoker himself, the President should realize that while his pot smoking didn't disqualify him as a candidate for the highest office in the land, a conviction surely would have. From TerminalGlitch
Bush claims economy on track to recovery - WASHINGTON President George W. Bush said Friday that while the current economic crisis has sent shock waves around the world, he believes steps taken by his administration have "laid the groundwork for a return to economic growth and job creation" early in the administration of President-elect Barack Obama.
Tell that to the nearly 8% out of work! From CC
Top Ranking CIA Operatives Admit Al-qaeda Is a Complete Fabrication - BBCs killer documentary called The Power of Nightmares. Top CIA officials openly admit, Al-qaeda is a total and complete fabrication, never having existed at any time. The Bush administration needed a reason that complied with the Laws so they could go after the bad guy of their choice namely laws that had been set in place to protect us from mobs and criminal organizations such as the Mafia. They paid Jamal al Fadl, hundreds of thousands of dollars to back the U.S. Governments story of Al-qaeda, a group or criminal organization they could legally go after. This video documentary is off the hook
See Parts I and II here
FOX NEWS Interview with Ian Blair (LINK):Blair said, Al Qaeda is not an organization. Al Qaeda is a way of working but this has the hallmark of that approach.
Still no connection between Saddam and Al-qaeda - March 2008 (Link) From Popper
Al Qaeda -- the Database - The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money. From cw
Banks promise they won't use bailout money for pay - WASHINGTON Some of the nation's largest banks sharing in the $700 billion government bailout of the financial industry tried to assure lawmakers Thursday they are using the money to make more loans and help financially strapped homeowners avoid foreclosure. From CC
Berlin, Germany - Original Plans for Auschwitz Found - The daily printed three architect's drawings of yellowing paper from the batch of 28 pages of blueprints it obtained. One has an 11.66 meter by 11.20 meter room marked "Gaskammer" (gas chamber) that was part of a "delousing facility," which the head of Germany's federal archives, Hans-Dieter Krekamp, called "authentic proof of the systematically planned genocide of the Jews of Europe".
Ha a gas chamber of 11.66 by 11.20 is about 1,400 sq/f, and that would be enough to kill of millions in 3 years? What a joke. And then all those bodies were supposed to be burned in 3 ovens? From NeoNazi
Drudge Losing It: Claims Obama Flipped McCain The Finger | Crooks and Liars - The corporate media and the right wing blogs have followed The Drudge Report for years, looking for talking points and proper GOP framing for their reporting. As you can see from the above picture, and the headline "Obama Congratulates McCain," it appears Matt Drudge, along with the Republican Party is in complete meltdown. From Surfer
McCain volunteer made up robbery story - A McCain campaign volunteer made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter "B" scratched on her face in a politically inspired attack, police said Friday.
Fucking NeoCon - you'll believe anything, won't you? From cw
Obama's campaign built on lies - Two lies in particular have been especially consequential: Obama's pledge not to run for President in 2008, and his commitment to participate in federal financing for his general election campaign, with its consequent spending limits. The news this past Sunday that Obama raised $150 million for his campaign in September shows the significance of the second lie. From NeoCon
McCain calls Obama a liar - The GOP presidential candidate told a campaign rally: "Sen. Obama has accused me of opposing regulation to avert this crisis. I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough it will be believed." From NeoCon
Biden Tells 14 Lies During VP Debate - At this point in time Liberals are desperate and some of them will lie about anything like Biden did in the debate. It is not easy to look others in the eye, when a lie is told. And Biden made very little eye contact.
Campaign tries to explain Palin's Putin comment - The spokeswoman for the McCain-Palin campaign, Maria Comella, clarified in an e-mail to The Associated Press that when "Russian incursions near Alaskan airspace and inside the air defense identification zone have occurred ... U.S. Air Force fighters have been scrambled repeatedly."The air defense identification zone, almost completely over water, extends 12-mile past the perimeter of the United States. Most nations have similar areas.However, no Russian military planes have been flying even into that zone, said Maj. Allen Herritage, a spokesman for the Alaska region of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, at Elmendorf Air Force Base. From cw
Palin Rape Kit Story was a Lie - Obviously the lazy, incompetent writers at the Boston Globe have allowed the DailyKos to do their writing again. Or maybe they already know that they are perpetrating a lie? If that's the case, if the Globe knows that their editorial has already been proven a lie, doesn't that make them something worse than merely incompetent? From NeoCon
Wrecks, Lies and Barney Frank - ''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis. The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.'' - Barney Frank From NeoCon
Eco-Commies Have the Largest Carbon Footprints - People who believe they have the greenest lifestyles can be seen as some of the main culprits behind global warming, says a team of researchers, who claim that many ideas about sustainable living are a myth. From NeoCon
Marine Sues Democrat for Lies - n his lawsuit, Sharratt accuses Murtha of repeatedly saying on CNN, NBC and other outlets that Sharratt and his fellow Marines "overreacted because of the pressure on them and killed innocent civilians in cold blood." From NeoCon
Left-Wing Media Lied About Value of Cindy McCain's Dress - Now, a correction. Last week, the Early Show aired an segment on an outfit Cindy McCain wore during the Republican National Convention. We estimated the total cost was more than $300,000. It turns out that dress is off-the-rack and the pearl necklace is not real. We regret the error." From NeoCon
Why does Joe Biden lie about a 'drunk driver' killing his 1st wife? - "To see it coming from [Biden's] mouth, I just burst into tears," Dunn's daughter, Glasgow resident Pamela Hamill, 44, said Wednesday. "My dad was always there for us. Now we feel like we should be there for him because he's not here to defend himself." From NeoCon
America%u2019s Voice | Senator McCain Should Take Down His Ad - This week, John McCainâs campaign launched a TV ad in Spanish which blamed Barack Obama and the Democrats for the death of comprehensive immigration reform.Is it true?Not at all. The ad covers up the fact that it was Republicans who voted down immigration reform, giving into a fired-up, anti-immigrant base.
Add to this that the ad is in Spanish, clearly targeting HIspanics that can't speak English well enough to find out the truth. So fucking sick of the lies... From Someone
On Sex-Ed Ad, Obama is a Liar - Obamas explanation for his vote has been accepted by nearly all commentators. And perhaps that is indeed why he voted for Senate Bill 99, although we dont know for sure. But we do know that the bill itself was much more than that. The fact is, the bills intention was to mandate that issues like contraception and the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases be included in sex-education classes for children before the sixth grade, and as early as kindergarten. Obamas defenders may howl, but the bill is what it is. From NeoCon
The Politics of Lying - Even after the press debunked each of these lies, the McCain campaign has refused to concede the truth. Though news outlets have consistently shown that Ms. Palinâs claim about the Bridge to Nowhere is not true, she continues to repeat it to the point where MSNBCâs Hardball began to keep a running tally of how often Ms. Palin made the same false assertion on the campaign trail. From cw
Obama Throws 'Hope and Change' under the bus - This is the sign of a desperate candidate who doesn't have a clue how to go about regaining the momentum he enjoyed in the early summer. Gone is the messiah who will go to Washington and save us from partisanship and race hatred. Gone is The One who's campaign once promised to transcend politics and enter the realm of a crusade. From NeoCon
Fired Official: Governor Sarah Palin Did Not Tell the Truth to ABC - "She's not telling the truth when she told ABC neither she nor her husband pressured me to fire Trooper Wooten," said Walt Monegan, the Alaskan official whose dismissal by Sarah Palin is the focus of a state investigation known as "Troopergate". "And she's not telling the truth to the media about her reasons for firing me." From cw
It's the creepy plotters who rule us we should really be scared of - There is no such organisation as Al Qaeda. The spooks know this, Cabinet Ministers know this and so do the security correspondents who so readily trot out the spooks point of view on our broadcasting networks.Of course, there are terrorists, and there are also fantasists, fanatics, low-lifes and camp followers who plot and attempt horrible things. Some of them even call themselves Al Qaeda these days because they have learned that this is a good way to scare us.But, while they are a menace, they are not as big or as organised a menace as the Government likes to make out. From cw
Report: Palin Did Not Visit Iraq - Aides to Gov. Sarah Palin are scrambling to explain details of her only trip outside North America -- which, according to a new report, did not include Iraq, as the McCain-Palin campaign had initially claimed.Palin made an official visit to see Alaskan troops in Kuwait in July of 2007. There, she made a stop at a border crossing with Iraq, but did not actually visit the country, according to a new report in the Boston Globe.Earlier, McCain aides had said that Palin visited Iraq, and expressed indignation at questions about her slim foreign travel.The campaign also said she had been to Ireland; that turned out to have been a refueling stop.In her ABC interview, Palin said she had also been to Canada and to Mexico, where her advisers said she went on vacation. From cw
The Bogus Flag Story - FoxNews Lies Exposed AGAIN! - It seems Fox News and some far-right blogs are excited about the latest in a series of lies from the McCain campaign -- the notion that thousands of American flags from the Democratic convention were going to be thrown away.Like far too many of the stories pushed by the McCain campaign, and embraced by Fox News and far-right blogs, it's not true. From Nony
Print Story: Attacks, praise stretch truth at GOP convention - Yahoo! News - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her Republican supporters held back little Wednesday as they issued dismissive attacks on Barack Obama and flattering praise on her credentials to be vice president. In some cases, the reproach and the praise stretched the truth. Read: She lied. Over and Over again. From cw
Palin's eBay Story a Flaming Bag of Moose Shit - According to PolitiFact, the plane, bought by her Republican predecessor whom she beat in 2006, was listed for sale three times on the San Jose internet auction giant. But no one ever met the minimum bid. The plane was listed with an asking price of $2.5 million in 2007. The state had paid just under $2.7 million for it in 2005.Finally, the state turned to an aircraft broker, who sold the jet to an Alaskan businessman for $2.1 million. From cw
Pressure Grows to Release Evidence in Anthrax Case - Federal law-enforcement officials continued to deliberate the release of evidence they say implicates a U.S. military researcher in the 2001 anthrax attacks.Closed-door discussions between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department come amid rising pressure from Congress to unseal evidence against Bruce Ivins, the Fort Detrick, Md., researcher. Dr. Ivins committed suicide last week after being told he would be charged with five deaths and 17 injuries that resulted from anthrax-laced letters sent through the mail.
Iraqi PM: We Have Defeated Terrorism - Iraq's prime minister said Saturday that the government has defeated terrorism in the country, a sign of growing confidence after recent crackdowns against Sunni extremists and Shiite militias.
Looks like they've been taking lessons from GW Bush. From Nony
Saudi Arabian Oil Summit Hopes to Isolate Cause of Price Ris - JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia, June 21 -- Leaders from oil-producing and oil-consuming nations will meet here Sunday to try to pinpoint the reasons behind the rise in oil prices, which have doubled over the past year, and to find ways to bring them down. From cjdusa
Bush misused Iraq intelligence: Senate report - President George W. Bush and his top policymakers misstated Saddam Hussein's links to terrorism and ignored doubts among intelligence agencies about Iraq's arms programs as they made a case for war, the Senate intelligence committee reported on Thursday.
The report shows an administration that "led the nation to war on false premises," said the committee's Democratic Chairman, Sen. John Rockefeller of West Virginia. Several Republicans on the committee protested its findings as a "partisan exercise."
The committee studied major speeches by Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other officials in advance of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, and compared key assertions with intelligence available at the time. From Popper
Mouse Print - mouse print is the fine print in advertising, in a contract, or on a product label, often buried out of easy sight. In the worst cases, the mouse print changes the meaning of, or contradicts the primary claims or promises being made. Sometimes, the catch is not even disclosed. In other cases, the fine print is merely an unexpected surprise for the reader. Fine print is not inherently illegal. But, advertisers are not safe from false advertising claims merely because an ad discloses the truth in some minimal manner. From cw
MCDONALDS BOASTS ABOUT NUTRITION (REALLY) - From Fast Food Nation to Super Size Me, McDonalds has become the go-to villain in the United States obesity drama.
Not willing to become the de facto whipping boy, the company best known for its indulgent burgers and greasy fries has already added salads, fruits and other new menu options. Now, its defending the rest of its food lineup as well. From popper
Help us to stop children abuse of our priests - Our Church has paid over $2,000,000,000.00 to settle frivolous lawsuits resulting in serious financial harm to our benevolent services. After centuries in service of God's people, the true ministers of the Catholic faith have come under relentless fire in recent decades, forced to defend an unimaginable battery of baseless claims. At Victims of Children, we stand together in defense of these innocent priests of our church whose lives are senselessly destroyed, in a quest for riches, driven by greedy attorneys and those who have turned their backs to God and the church, and at the expense of fellow Catholics. From Daily Contempt
Can FOX News Survive Post-Bush? - You could say the same thing lately for Fox News Channel itself. Fox hasnât gone soft, but from watching its coverage lately, I get a sense that the haven for conservative hosts, and viewers alienated by liberal news, needs to figure out its next act. Fox News is not simply a mouthpiece for the Bush White House: it rose with Bush after 2000 and 9/11, was played on TVs in his White House and reflected the same surety and flag-lapel-pin confidence in its tone and star-spangled look. It was not just a hit; it was the network of the moment. From cw
Alabama TV station red-faced after blackout - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Malfunctioning equipment blocked an Alabama TV station's broadcast of a "60 Minutes" report suggesting that imprisoned former Gov. Don Siegelman was the victim of a Republican conspiracy, station officials said.After promoting the segment for days, WHNT-TV of Huntsville went black just as the report was to air Sunday night. The screen was dark for a few moments before the station flashed a message blaming a technical glitch for the problem.
Down syndrome al-Qaeda bomber story false - The U.S. and Iraqi governments claimed the Feb. 1 suicide bombing of a Baghdad pet market was carried out by two women with Down syndrome duped by al-Qaeda into carrying the bombs.Subsequent reporting has uncovered that, other than the fact that the women didnât have Down syndrome or any evident ties to al-Qaeda, the governmentsâ claims were spot-on.Remember, these are the same people who keep telling you the surge is working. From cw
No Funds in Bush Budget For Troop-Benefits Plan - President Bush drew great applause during his State of the Union address last month when he called on Congress to allow U.S. troops to transfer their unused education benefits to family members. "Our military families serve our nation, they inspire our nation, and tonight our nation honors them," he said.A week later, however, when Bush submitted his $3.1 trillion federal budget to Congress, he included no funding for such an initiative, which government analysts calculate could cost $1 billion to $2 billion annually. From Nonoxyl
Doubts grow over Iranian boat threats - Doubts intensified last night over the nature of an alleged aggressive confrontation by Iranian patrol boats and American warships in the Persian Gulf on Sunday, after Pentagon officials admitted that they could not confirm that a threat to blow up the US ships had been made directly by the Iranian crews involved in the incident.Several news sources reported that senior navy officials had conceded that the voice threatening to blow up the US warships in a matter of minutes could have come from another ship in the region, or even from shore.
How can we ever take the USA serious again? Bloody liars. From Nony
Crooks and Liars » Don%u2019t believe Inhofe%u2019s hype - "More than 400 scientists challenge claims by former Vice President Al Gore and the United Nations about the threat of man-made global warming, a new Senate minority report says" really means "400 liars and economists."
Behold the report that lets you know how much of a lie this claim really was From Surfer
WorldNetDaily: Huckabee's a liar! - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told the Christian Broadcasting Network he had a theology degree, he told voters in Iowa he had a theology degree, he repeated the claim in last month's CNN YouTube debate ... but, his campaign now says, it was not true. From Nony
Huckabee's Theology Answer to CBN Causing Stir - The Brody F - The bright lights just keep getting brighter for Mike Huckabee. Now he's being asked about something he told us here at CBN last month. Political producer Robin Mazyck asked him a question about fighting the war on terror and here was his answer:"I'm as strong on terror as anybody. In fact I think I'm stronger than most people because I truly understand the nature of the war that we are in with Islamofascism. These are people that want to kill us. It's a theocratic war. And I don't know if anybody fully understands that. I'm the only guy on that stage with a theology degree. I think I understand it really well."Well, it turns out that technically, Mike Huckabee doesn't have a theology degree. He was asked about that at a news conference in New Hampshire today. From Surfer
'WEIGHT LOSS CURES' AUTHOR FOUND IN CONTEMPT - Trudeau, author of the best-selling book "Weight Loss Cures They Don't Want You to Know About," hawks his books in seemingly ubiquitous late-night television infomercials.
But U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman ruled Friday that Trudeau had "misled thousands of consumers" in the ads by making claims that are "patently false." From Popper
FEMA Meets the Press, Which Happens to Be . . . FEMA - the questions were asked by FEMA staffers playing reporters. We're told the questions were asked by Cindy Taylor, FEMA's deputy director of external affairs, and by "Mike" Widomski, the deputy director of public affairs. Director of External Affairs John "Pat" Philbin asked a question, and another came, we understand, from someone who sounds like press aide Ali Kirin.Asked about this, Widomski said: "We had been getting mobbed with phone calls from reporters, and this was thrown together at the last minute." From cw