Archive for the ‘Hypocrisy’ Category

March 27th, 2023 - 3:58 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

GOP tale of disenfranchised veteran is fake news

I’m for fair, accurate, and transparent elections, and protecting the right to vote; and I have nothing against losing candidates pursuing legal remedies in the courts to straighten out election frauds, irregularities, or mistakes. But when the facts aren’t on your side, you lose. A GOP [...]

March 18th, 2023 - 9:10 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Republican wants kids to go hungry

Whether it’s to force them into dirty, dangerous, low-paying jobs (presumably including elderly and disabled people, mothers with young children, and schoolkids, because that’s who government food assistance goes to), or racism (do you see any white faces in the photo of a food bank line[...]

March 11th, 2023 - 10:58 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Lauren Boebert, 36, a grandmother

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), 36, got knocked up in high school and dropped out. She wouldn’t get her GED until 16 years later, just months before the voters of western Colorado elected her to Congress. Well, now her son (photo, left) is 17 and a high school senior, too. Following in his mother&[...]

March 5th, 2023 - 5:51 pm § in America, Biden, China, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, News Media, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Fact-checking Trump’s CPAC lies

Journalist, pesky creatures they are, like to fact-check political speeches. CNN says Trump delivered a “doozy” at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 4, 2023 (see story here). By now, his M.O. is familiar: Portray America as a post-a[...]

February 26th, 2023 - 12:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Loyalty pledge

Ronna McDaniel, who chairs the Republican National Committee (RNC), firmly believes 2024 GOP presidential contenders should be required “to sign a pledge to back the party’s ultimate nominee in order to participate in primary debates.” “I think it’s kind of a no-brainer, ri[...]

February 10th, 2023 - 8:24 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

George Santos has a doppelganger

Anna Paulina Luna (photo, left), was elected to Congress from Florida in 2022. She’s an extremist who claims Trump won the 2020 election, supports total abortion bans, and calls LGBQT rights “radical left-wing gender theory” (details here). She’s a fan of “2000 Mules,&#[...]

February 9th, 2023 - 4:16 pm § in Hypocrisy, Racism, Republicans

Mississippi genocide

You may remember the white Republicans who run Mississippi stole nearly $100 million of federal TANF funds intended for the state’s poor, many of whom are black. Two million dollars was paid to retired NFL player Brett Favre as “speaking fees” for talks he never gave, which he refu[...]

February 2nd, 2023 - 12:17 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Black lives don’t matter in Florida

That’s the message Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, sent when he banned African-American studies from Florida schools. One of his explicit objections to the course was inclusion of “Black Lives Matter” materials. According to him, “Black Lives Matter” has n[...]

December 14th, 2022 - 9:31 am § in Hypocrisy, News Media

Another example of why Fox is disreputable

Fox doesn’t do news, it does persuasion. Its talk shows, which are pure demagoguery, are by far its most popular fare. And its hosts are close-minded, intellectually dishonest pot-stirrers and hatemongers. They’re also liars. Take Laura Ingraham, for example, one of Fox‘s worst off[...]

December 6th, 2022 - 8:05 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

What a “moderate” Republican said about Trump’s constitution remark

Glenn Youngkin got elected Virginia governor by persuading voters he’s a “moderate” Republican (he isn’t). NBC News reported here what he said about Trump’s “terminate the Constitution” remark: “There are small signs that fellow Republicans, including[...]