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Going to be Somewhat Scarce Today

Going to be Somewhat Scarce Today

So no new article from me. I did, however, take some time to update two of the Mythbusting articles, here and here, with new information. Enjoy, and I’ll be back tomorrow! -=Vel=- What do you think of this post?Awesome (0) Interesting (0) Useful (0) Boring (0) Sucks (0)

Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors

Conservatives love to talk about Solyndra and other companies that received “gummint funds,” only to go belly up or run into other problems. The reason they like to point these companies out is that they believe it helps them make a case that the government ought not be in the …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Yeeeehaw! The video clip below is simply too good to pass on. It underscores just how deep the ignorance runs on the right. Yes, it’s partisan. Yes, it’s biased (for every ignorant hick like this you find in Mississippi, Louisiana, or South Carolina, you’re apt to find a well spoken …Wait! Don’t stop there!

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!

When Both Sides Claim The Other Side is Brainwashed, How Can You Tell Who’s Right?

When Both Sides Claim The Other Side is Brainwashed, How Can You Tell Who’s Right?

I’ve written about the phenomenon before, but one of the more common tactics used by the Rape-ublicans is to make a claim about their opponents that holds true for them. I call it “Reversi,” others call it simple projection, but whatever you call it, you see it a LOT. I’ve …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Music Review:  Frank Foster – The Most Talented Guy You’ve Never Heard Of…

Music Review: Frank Foster – The Most Talented Guy You’ve Never Heard Of…

So, since I’m doing this full time now, I thought I’d try to make it a point to do something light/fun on the weekends, just to break things up a bit, and I can’t imagine a better person to lead off my new review segment than Frank Foster. Who the …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Conclusion:  The Modern Republican Party Hates Democracy

Conclusion: The Modern Republican Party Hates Democracy

My conclusion is that the modern republican party hates democracy and wishes to create a one-party state with itself as the ruling party elite (of course). I reached this conclusion via the following path: Premise 1: The modern republican party is defined primarily by three key features: 1) A relatively …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Myth Busting #6 – The Stimulus Didn’t Work

Myth Busting #6 – The Stimulus Didn’t Work

Many conservatives can’t quite wrap their heads around the notion that things are better now than they were three years ago. They HATE that. They WANT the economy to fail…the misery to be prolonged so they can sweep back into power again in November, and much to their chagrin, the …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!

The Heritage Foundation – Context and Scale

The Heritage Foundation – Context and Scale

This report has been out for a while now, but is typical of Republican attacks, in that, even if you accept the numbers it puts forth as true (a thing very much in doubt), those numbers exist by themselves, in a sea of nothing-to-compare-it-to, and when you see the numbers …Wait! Don’t stop there!

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