Things That Make You Go Grrrrrrr

One of my more right-wing relatives is constantly circulating things they believe implicitly from the various super conservative websites. The latest example being a complete misstatement of a NY Times article. What I received on the FB page came with the headline:“George W. Bush’s Reputation Restored… NY Times Reveals WMDs Found In Iraq”. If you go to that website, there are all sorts of comments about Obama, Kool-Aid drinkers and Libtards, but of course no one has read the original article, they are just obsessing amongst themselves and reinforcing their already cemented beliefs based on a headline.

Now if you do go to the original NY Times article, the headline is The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons and the sub-message in a long piece about inadequate treatment of military injuries to 17 men is that these weapons were not part of an active arsenal. They were remnants from Iraq’s arms program in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war not the feared WMD’s that supposedly caused the SHOCK AND AWE as shown above.

The end result is that a hardcore group becomes even more entrenched. Now I have seen some examples of this on the far left, but they don’t seem to get reinforced by media nor do they get the same kind of loud attention from fellow left leaning adherents. Of course here, we tend to actually READ and research which brings down all sorts of Ivory Tower elitist accusations. When did ignorance become a virtue?

Feel free to add your own pet peeve examples.


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13 Responses to Things That Make You Go Grrrrrrr

  1. patd says:

    “Ignorance is a right! Education is eroding one of the few democratic freedoms remaining to us.”
    by one Christopher Andreae, writer

    not to worry, chris, our education system is competing with the rest of our infrastructure to see which crumbles faster.


  2. Tony says:

    The Democrats’ Distress
    With a bench of presidential contenders that is painfully thin, the party’s choices are Clinton and… uh, Clinton.
    Charlie Cook
    “The good news for Clin­ton is that, des­pite her dif­fi­culties, she is still very likely to win the Demo­crat­ic nom­in­a­tion. For her party, however, the elect­or­al out­look is less san­guine. Hav­ing pretty much de­cided early on to put all of their eggs in the Clin­ton bas­ket, they are now wor­ried that the bas­ket is flimsy. In the worst case, the party might turn to a Biden, but don’t ex­pect it.”

    Democrats are a funny bunch. Always nervous, never sure.. Never learn from Republicans “wrong and strong” mentality.. The most electable in a general election against any in the clown car is Mrs. Clinton… Haven’t we seen this before from Democrats, Gore and Kerry come to mind. Only Democrats can lose 2016, will they?


  3. patd says:

    Jamie, you ask: “When did ignorance become a virtue?”
    parker answers: “Because stupid sells, apparently.”
    her today’s column is one of the rare times I’ve tended to agree with her.


  4. patd says:

    wonder if the above [“Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard”] will become Hillary’s campaign theme song

    But the press let the story leak
    And when the radical priest
    Come to get me released
    We was all on the cover of Newsweek
    And I’m on my way

    I don’t know where I’m going
    I’m on my way I’m taking my time
    But I don’t know where
    Goodbye to Rosie the queen of Corona

    See you, me and Julio
    Down by the schoolyard
    See you, me and Julio
    Down by the schoolyard
    See you, me and Julio
    Down by the schoolyard



  5. Jamie says:

    Love Paul Simon and his Graceland album remains one of my favorites particularly the lovely “Under African Skies” with its stanza dedicated to Linda Ronstadt. This version changes “Tucson Arizona” to a town in Africa for Miriam Makeba with him on the duet.


  6. patd says:

    another noteworthy night show last night… very telling
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump may have given his most detailed and substantive policy statement yet on Friday’s installment of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
    Thing is, it came in the form of a scripted comedy sketch in which the actual Trump faced off against his Fallon-esque doppelganger, but delivered specific answers to challenging questions about the American economy, tax policy, the proposal for a wall on the Mexican border, and other pressing issues.


  7. patd says:

    “How are you gonna create jobs in this country?” the doppelganger asked.

    “I’m just gonna do it,” Trump replied.

    “But how?”

    “By doing it.”



  8. Tony says:

    Thursday Cable Ratings: New Day Beat Morning Joe in Demo and Total
    Lol, when you have a choice between Fox right wing talk or MSNBC right wing talk, Fox wins, CNN as well.


  9. patd says:

    ruth marcus in trying to talk issues rather than emails

    Clinton’s Iran speech, at the Brookings Institution, focused the debate where it needs to go from here: not whether the deal is good or bad (either way, it’s happening) but how to make certain it is implemented in a way most likely to protect the United States and Israel.

    In contrast to Republican huffing and puffing about tearing up the agreement on Day One, Clinton described how she would police its enforcement and mitigate its risks, including applying “penalties even for small violations,” increasing military support for Israel and Gulf allies, and cracking down on Iranian proxies Hezbollah and Hamas.

    Where E-mail Hillary comes off as prickly and defensive, Brookings Hillary projected toughness, intelligence and command of nuance. She was hardheaded not just about Iran (“This is not the start of some larger diplomatic opening”) but also about Russia (“I am in the category of people who wanted us to do more in response to the annexation of Crimea and the continuing destabilizing of Ukraine”) and Saudi Arabia (“Much of the extremism in the world today is a direct result of policies and funding undertaken by the Saudi government and individuals”). She came off as, well, presidential.


  10. patd says:

    tony, another one for you


  11. patd says:

    “You have a long-term governor from a large conservative state leaving the field, and meanwhile, the media continues to reinforce a celebrity that really doesn’t have qualifications for office and in fact would alarm me if he were in charge of our nuclear weapons,” Paul said. “So, really, I think it’s a serious versus the unserious. And there is a danger that if we continue to laud so much attention on basically someone whose level of discourse is that of junior high, I think there’s a problem, there’s a great risk for the country.”


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