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Situational Ethics 0

Lindsey Graham in 1999:  Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office.  Lindsey Graham today:  &*^$ honor and integrity.

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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The Evidence of Things Seen 0

Man and GOP Elephant talking.  Elephant:   The President did nothing wrong.  Man:  He basically admitted it.  Elephant:  Fake news.  Man:  He released a transcript.  Elephant:  A perfect call.  Man:  He did it again with China.  Elephant:  Clearly a joke.  Man:  I saw it with my own eyes.  Elephant:  That's what the deep state would have you believe.

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Misdirection Play, Former SSR Dept. 0

Doyle McManus explains. A snippet:

Barely a week into the strange saga of Trump’s July 25 phone call to Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, reportedly to demand that Ukraine investigate Joe Biden’s son, the president is already on his fourth explanation.

Explanation No. 1: I didn’t do it.

Explanation No. 2: I didn’t do it, but it would have been OK if I did.

Explanation No. 3: I did it, but for a different reason than you think.

Explanation No. 4: Never mind what I did. What about Biden?

(snip)

Trump isn’t trying to help voters examine the gnarly history of foreign aid and corruption in Ukraine. He’s trying to divert attention from his own apparent attempt to use U.S. foreign policy for personal gain, a clear abuse of power.

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Lies and Lying Liars 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Neel Burton examines lying and wonders why we still have not learned the ought-to-be-obious truth that liars cannot be trusted. A snippet:

Since Plato, many thinkers have spoken of truth and God in the same breath, and truth has also been linked with concepts such as justice, power, and freedom. According to John the Apostle, Jesus said to the Jews: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Today, God may be dying, but what about truth? Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, claimed that “truth isn’t truth”, while Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s counsellor, presented the public with what she called “alternative facts”.

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Lies and Lying Liars 0

Elie Mystal surveys the lies of the land.

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Shallowfake 0

John Gohlke.

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Trumpled Science 0

Wilbur Ross instructs government scientists:  Per the administration, Dorian threatened Alabama, nukes can stop hurricanes, climate change is a Chinese hoax, Mars is part of the moon, windmills cause cancer, it's smart to stare directly at an eclipse, the sun revolves around the Earth, Pluto's a dog, and our top priority is figuring out Goofy . . . .

Via Job’s Anger.

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Alabama Bind, Reprise 0

Josh Marshall remarks on the strange case of the Trumpled science.

Words fail me.

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A Big Blow 0

Title:  Cone of Uncertainty.  Image:  Hurricane Dorian cone emerging from Donald Trump's mouth.  Coming from the cone are the following:

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A Tune for the Times 0

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The Cloak of Impunity 0

Two persons of color looking at newspaper with headlines

Via Job’s Anger.

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The Lies of the Land 0

David discusses the pathological nature of Donald Trump’s lying, illustrating his points with personal experiences with liars he has known.

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The Truth Is in the Labelling 0

Image:  Donald and Ivanka Trump branded products bearing

Via Job’s Anger.

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Just Because You Read It Somewhere Don’t Make It True 0

In the Portland Press-Herald, Greg Kesich dissects several Republican disinformation campaigns and offers some hints for separating spotting the cons. A snippet:

I know it sounds cynical, but as I get older I’ve observed that people don’t always say what they mean.

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Keeping (Climate) Change under Wraps 0

Links referenced in this story: The Kansas City Star and Politico.

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All the News that Fits 0

Republican Elephant reading the GOP News:  Today a man armed with a violent video game stormed a popular mall and played into a crowd of back-to-school shoppers.  The man, wiedling a high-powered video console, was also carrying multiple game cartridges and expansion packs.  Police said the games appeared to have been obtained legally.

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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The Voter Fraud Fraud 0

Farron discusses how the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights act has led to gutting out the vote.

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Twits on Twitter 0

Mendacious twits.

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Consensus Census Con 0

Mike Littwin takes a deep-dive into the Trump Administration’s changing rationales for adding a citizenship question to the census. A snippet:

When Trump was asked why he was so insistent in pursuing the citizenship question, he offered up various possibilities, saying, “Number one, you need it for Congress — you need it for Congress for districting (sic). You need it for appropriations — where are the funds going? How many people are there? Are they citizens? Are they not citizens? You need it for many reasons.”

Oops. Redistricting? Number one? That’s what the question’s opponents say it’s about.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Model frolics.

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