Category Archives: Conservative Thinkery and Strategery

Statistics:  When to use Direct Comparisons vs. Proportional

Statistics: When to use Direct Comparisons vs. Proportional

I mention this because it is one of the most common of all conservative ploys. The convenient misuse of one type of statistical comparison to score a point, when, on even the slightest amount of reflection, the method of comparison used is inappropriate to the argument they’re trying to make. …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #5 – 47% of Americans Pay ZERO Taxes!

Myth Busting #5 – 47% of Americans Pay ZERO Taxes!

More correctly, this should say “47% of Americans pay no FEDERAL income taxes,” but even when used in its correct form (which, in my experience, is less than half the time), it is another meaningless statistic, used by the conservative crowd to whip the base into a parasite-hating frenzy, so …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #4 – The Republican Led House of Reps Has Passed a Ton of Jobs Bills!

Myth Busting #4 – The Republican Led House of Reps Has Passed a Ton of Jobs Bills!

Much attention has been paid in the conservative blogasverse to the fact that the R-controlled House of Representatives has sent “lots of jobs bills” to the Senate, and the Librocommiefascist Harry Reid won’t even let them come to the floor to be considered. Thus, they say, it is the Demoroaches/Demorats/Dimtards …Wait! Don’t stop there!

I AM the One, True Conservative!

I AM the One, True Conservative!

I AM the one true conservative. I am embracing my inner conservative, and would like to announce (early) my intentions to run for the office of the President in 2016 as a Republican. The key points of my platform will be these (in line with existing core conservative principles): Elimination …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #3 – Global Warming Does Not Exist!

Myth Busting #3 – Global Warming Does Not Exist!

I have often been mystified by the conservative position on climate change. The evidence would seem overwhelming, but then I remember who it is that I’m speaking of. These are people for whom facts, math, science and data have almost no meaning, and what meaning those things have stems from …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #2 – Tax Cuts Increase Revenues!

Myth Busting #2 – Tax Cuts Increase Revenues!

It’s demonstrably proven that tax cuts increase revenues” – Rush Limbaugh “It does work! – Sarah Palin, responding to the question, “Do you actually believe that cutting taxes leads to higher revenues “You cut taxes, you raise revenues.” – John Kyl “”There’s no evidence whatsoever that the Bush tax cuts …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #1 – The Dem’s Regulations are Strangling Business!

Myth Busting #1 – The Dem’s Regulations are Strangling Business!

The Republican claim is that regulations are choking the life out of US business, and are THE reason that businesses aren’t hiring. Except that (as usual) the facts here in the real world don’t seem to support their premise. Here’s the evidence compiled so far: Surveys: Two of them don’t …Wait! Don’t stop there!

The Perfect Storm – Our Current Political Nightmare

The Perfect Storm – Our Current Political Nightmare

Part I – The Current Nightmare Ask anyone who watches FOX “News”, and they’ll tell you that they represent “Real America,” which of course implies that everyone else is only playing at being American. Talk to them for more than five minutes and you’ll hear a seething undercurrent of rage…not …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Profiting From Political Hatred

Profiting From Political Hatred

In Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union address, the president urged bipartisanship to heal a deeply divided and struggling nation. “What the American people hope” he pleaded, “what they deserve – is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to work through our differences; to overcome the numbing weight of our politics.”

The Death Of Liberal Education

The Death Of Liberal Education

Ask the question, “what is Liberal education?” to students attending the university today, and one will find very few students who could answer this question with any sort of accuracy. One will hear such things as, “a Liberal education is a well rounded education,” or, “I dont really know, Im going to school to have a career.”

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