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Category Archives: Hypocrisy

Can you see the difference?

© Matt Bors How hypocritical is it that many of the same people who take up arms against the government are also screaming to kick out the Mexicans, deport the Muslims, and want the right to kill anyone who threatens them. To me, it is an old story — people want laws, police, prisons, and […]

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Cruzing for a Bruzing

On Tuesday I did a post about Ted Cruz, asking how conservatives could be fooled by his flimsy tea party credentials when he is married to an investment banker who works for Goldman Sachs. Well, it is worse than that. In a story published on Wednesday, the New York Times discloses that the Cruzes lied […]

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Coded Messages

© Matt Bors When I first heard about protestors with signs saying “All Lives Matter” I thought they were protesting abortions. Of course, the same people want us to indiscriminately bomb some countries until the “sand glows in the dark“. And Donald Trump doubled down on his proposal to kill the family members of ISIS […]

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Carly Fiorina is a Liar!

Salon has a great article titled “Carly Fiorina is a liar: And everyone should finally just say it — loudly“. So I am obliging them with my headline. She famously claimed to have seen a horrific video about Planned Parenthood. But when confronted by the fact that said video simply does not exist, she doubled […]

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Sporting Trump

I’m so sorry, but I can’t help it. If Trump is as smart as he claims to be, how can he write such stupid things. Here’s his Truculent Trump Tweet du Jour: Just to jog his memory, here’s Trump receiving an award from Muhammad Ali: Meanwhile, Trump said he wants to ban all Muslims from […]

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Political Climate Change?

At the UN climate conference in Paris, Obama spoke forcefully about the need to make the accords legally binding, to hold countries accountable. This is new and exciting, and has energized the negotiations there. Meanwhile, the Republicans in Congress scheduled votes on Tuesday to strike down rules that reduce carbon emissions. Once again, they are […]

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Are We Too Dumb for Democracy?

One of my favorite reporters, Matt Taibbi, has a great article in Rolling Stone, titled “America Is Too Dumb for TV News“. The article (and I highly recommend you read it) discusses how Trump has finally trumped reality. Even in the age of video on everyone’s phone and the Internet, Trump can largely get away […]

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We Used To Be The…

© Tom Tomorrow Another great comic from Tom Tomorrow. The more I think about this, the more I think that the resistance to Syrian refugees is based on pure racism. Just like the resistance to Jewish refugees from Germany on the eve of WWII was based on anti-semitism. Does this mean that the Republican politicians […]

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Helping the Terrorists Win?

Some people are comparing our hostility to the Syrian refugees to a similar situation on the eve of WWII, when 67% of Americans were against letting Jewish refugees escaping Nazi Germany come to the US. And 100 years before that, refugees from the Irish Famine were treated just as badly. Daesh (and terrorism) is our […]

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Obamacare: Good for Jobs

The GOP is still trying to repeal Obamacare. If that isn’t strange enough, arch-conservative Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Mike Lee are going to vote against this repeal, saying that it doesn’t go far enough. Ignoring the fact that as usual this is a symbolic gesture (Obama would surely veto any repeal), it just […]

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Liar’s Gallery

In the last debate, current leader for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson, was asked about his involvement with Mannatech, a nutritional supplements company. Mannatech has been making outlandish claims about its products, including that they cure cancer and autism (even Down Syndrome, which is actually caused by having an extra chromosome). Mannatech paid $7 […]

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How Long?

It has been weeks since Martin Shkreli promised to lower the price of Daraprim, but apparently that might have been a lie just to stop the outrage. How long does it take to lower the price of a drug (especially when there are people whose lives depend on it)? Well, the NY Times article that […]

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Stuff Happens!

The news today is that Jeb Bush doesn’t even seem to be trying to run for president. When asked about the latest (45th this year, and counting) school shooting, he replied: We’re in a difficult time in our country and I don’t think more government is necessarily the answer to this, I think we need […]

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Partisanship

Kevin McCarthy is the House majority leader and the likely person to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House. He was interviewed on Fox News last night, and when pressed by Sean Hannity to list what McCarthy would fight for in the GOP-led House, he made a gaffe: What you’re going to see is […]

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Global Corporate Greed

© Matt Davies Volkswagen, the largest manufacturer of cars in the world, has admitted to cheating on emissions tests. How bad is this? Eleven million cars were deliberately given sophisticated software that detected when the car was being given an emissions test (detecting that the steering wheel was not being turned even though the accelerator […]

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