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What's your favorite Gomer Pyle line?

"Pyle, my sweet little gray-haired grandmother could run that obstacle course faster than that!"

"Well bless her heart!"

R.I.P. Jim Nabors.

Victims have to be believed!

I didn't get her name but that's what a woman just said as she was being interviewed by Craig Melvin on MSNBC.

Upon thinking about it, I realized what a logical fallacy that is. It's a tautology! If you know that someone is a victim then that means you believe them, but if you have doubts then you don't know if that person is a victim. What she said is like saying you have to believe those whom you believe.

I'm sure she wouldn't argue that Jamie Phillips, who was caught lying by the Washington Post, should be believed.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, what are your instructions?

"I'll lie to him."

"And if that doesn't work?"

"Then I'll tell the truth. We're allowed to do that in emergencies. We can't plan for everything, you know."

(From Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, Chapter 3 -- Graff)

The most fascinating news article I've ever read!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/a-woman-approached-the-post-with-dramatic--and-false--tale-about-roy-moore-sje-appears-to-be-part-of-undercover-sting-operation/2017/11/27/0c2e335a-cfb6-11e7-9d3a-bcbe2af58c3a_story.html?utm_term=.2fb66d7d2122

A woman who falsely claimed to The Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her as a teenager appears to work with an organization that uses deceptive tactics to secretly record conversations in an effort to embarrass its targets.


Required reading! Even if this was fiction it would be a fascinating and captivating story, but it's not fiction, it's real!

Cargo Cult Economics

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/us/politics/corporate-tax-cut-pay.html

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, for example, said in a recent speech that “fixing the business side of our tax code is really all about helping families and workers,” adding that “cutting the corporate tax rate means more jobs here in the United States. It will foster increased competition, which will directly drive up wages for our workers.”


Right, and building a runway on our island will cause airplanes to come and bring us lots of precious cargo.

Question about that "Hon. Sessions" sign in front of Jeff Sessions: What does "Hon" mean?

A new weapon of mass destruction has been discovered.

And like the scientists of The Manhattan Project, those who have discovered it are motivated to put this weapon into use to serve a worthy cause. Nobody can blame them. In this case that cause is exposing sexual predators who victimized them in the past and deserve to be exposed, and the weapon consists of simply telling the story. This weapon is devastating and effective. It requires no evidence but draws its power from a natural human tendency to believe without question, particularly when backed up by others or used against people with enemies.

Let's hope it doesn't get into the wrong hands.



Moore threatens to sue Washington Post over report

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/politics/roy-moore-washington-post-lawsuit/index.html

(CNN) Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he will sue the Washington Post over its report alleging he pursued sexual relationships with teenagers -- including a 14-year-old -- when he was in his 30s.

"The Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign. These attacks said I was with a minor child and are false and untrue -- and for which they will be sued," Moore said Sunday night during a campaign speech in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Washington Post declined to comment Monday morning.

It's not uncommon for public figures to threaten legal action against news organizations but ultimately fail to follow through. President Donald Trump threatened to sue The New York Times last year after it published the accounts of two women who claimed Trump touched them inappropriately. His lawyers never filed a lawsuit.


The Washington Post only reported the truth, and the truth was that they were told something by several people. It's downright scary that a former state judge, state supreme court justice, and potential future U.S. Senator, has no respect whatsoever for the First Amendment.

Trump now accepts that Russia meddled in the election.

... but somehow Putin didn't know about it.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-agrees-us-intelligence-community-russia-meddled-election/story?id=51091798

While President Donald Trump says he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is sincere when he denies that Russia sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, the president said he personally believes the conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community -– and not Putin -– that Russia did in fact meddle in the election.

(Reminds me of the argument that Hitler didn't know about the Holocaust.)

As Rachel says, "don't listen to what they say, watch what they do." What is Trump doing to prevent Russia from continuing to meddle in our elections?

Anybody?

Since when is a pipe bomb a "weapon of mass destruction"?

http://www.newsweek.com/weapon-mass-destruction-us-airport-employee-arrested-pipe-bomb-708903

Weapon of Mass Destruction: U.S. Airport Worker Arrested With Pipe Bomb

A North Carolina air traffic controller and his roommate were arrested Friday after authorities allegedly discovered a weapon of mass destruction in their apartment.

Charlotte police officers were responding last week to a 911 call regarding a homemade explosive when they found a pipe bomb in the residence of Paul George Dandan, 30, and Derrick Fells, 39. The two men were then taken into custody.


Apparently we now need a new term for weapons that can destroy entire cities.
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