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Posted on April 13 at 3:01 p.m.

The House of Representatives has been controlled by Republicans for all but 4 of the 17 years Lois Capps has been there. Yet apparently she’s the one responsible for budget deficits, not the Republicans. Who knew she had so much power?

On Capps Announces She Won't Seek Reelection

Posted on April 9 at 12:35 p.m.

Too much to hope that you really would move on to one of the many Indy items on which you daily bless the world with your endless gleeful irrelevancies and misdirected comments. Raising a different set of issues changes absolutely nothing about your revealing inability to show that anything about Obama's statement as quoted by you is a lie, which makes you either ignorant or a liar. To quote Lou Reed, since I don't have to choose, I guess I won't.

On Use of Force in the Ukraine

Posted on April 9 at 12:18 p.m.

Called on to show how Obama's statement is a lie, JJ can't, so he simply repeats that it is because it is, then backs away, tossing up as much additional nonsense as he can, hoping no one will notice how pointless his arguments always end up being.

On Use of Force in the Ukraine

Posted on April 9 at 11:54 a.m.

Which part of that statement is a lie? A framework was indeed reached. So that isn't a lie. Obama believes it was a good deal. So unless you can show that he doesn't really believe that, then that isn't a lie either. The framework is indeed designed to cut off pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapon. So describing it in that way also isn't a lie.

The only damage here would be to your own credibility, if you had any. And if anyone had any doubt, the fact that you seem to think referring to Obama as "Barry Soetero" scores some sort of point reveals the sorry level at which you're operating.

On Use of Force in the Ukraine

Posted on April 9 at 11:31 a.m.

Still waiting for the direct quote showing Obama's supposed lie.

On Use of Force in the Ukraine

Posted on April 9 at 10:59 a.m.

What was the lie?

Here's how the BBC, as opposed to the ridiculously biased right-wing sheet from which some people prefer to take their ideological sustenance, presents the story:

"Ayatollah Khamenei has decided to sit on the fence, for the time being. He says he will neither endorse or reject the agreement.
A lot of details will have to be dealt with, he says, before the preliminary agreement from last week will turn into a final agreement at the end of June - the deadline the two sides have set themselves for a comprehensive solution to Iran's nuclear problem.
But by not rejecting it, he has, in effect, consented to the premise of the agreement - that Iran would limit its nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions. And that is a major step for the hardliners in Iran, including the country's leader."

This seems closer to the truth than the misleadingly triumphant nonsense with which reality-challenged ideologues need constantly to soothe themselves.

On Use of Force in the Ukraine

Posted on March 12 at 7:27 a.m.

People who know nothing about scientific organizations or how they work or the journals they publish do know, based on something they've seen on YouTube, which seems to be their preferred source for authority figures, that "science" is a stench, a prostitute, and a fraud. That these are among the most prestigious scientific organizations in the world just shows how widespread this conspiracy must be.

People who make such ridiculously broad and overheated charges seem to spend their days and nights seeking news items to which they can attach the results of their deep research and bring light to the world on how things really are. What they actually reveal, regardless of the great variety of subjects on which they feel competent to speak, is that they bring only one thing to any honest discussion: nothing.

On Protein for the Planet

Posted on March 11 at 8:29 p.m.

Yes, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Institute of Physics, American Meteorological Society, American Physical Society, etc., are all prostitutes and money-hungry frauds who have been indisputably "debunked" to the satisfaction of the usual trigger-happy Commentariat, who give no evidence of ever having read a scientific paper appearing in a journal published by any of these organizations or could even name any of the journals without having to figure out a way to look them up.

On Protein for the Planet

Posted on March 11 at 2:40 p.m.

You see, any "science" that liberals cite isn't really science, but only lies, whereas the "science" cited by conservatives is the real truth. Conservatives simply know that even though the organizations opposing the notion of climate change are almost entirely connected to right-wing "think tanks" made up of people who don't engage in actual scientific research, the following scientific organizations are lying when they conclude that deleterious climate change has been caused by human actions:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Astronomical Society
American Chemical Society
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Institute of Physics
American Meteorological Society
American Physical Society
American Statistical Association
Australian Academy of Science
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
British Antarctic Survey
Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
Canadian Geophysical Union
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
European Federation of Geologists
European Geosciences Union
European Physical Society
European Science Foundation
Federation of American Scientists
Geological Society of America
Geological Society of London
International Arctic Science Committee
International Union for Quaternary Research
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
National Academy of Sciences
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Research Council
National Science Foundation
Natural Environment Research Council, UK
New York Academy of Sciences
Royal Astronomical Society, UK
Royal Meteorological Society (UK)
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Society of Canada
Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
Royal Society of the United Kingdom
Russian Academy of Sciences
Science Council of Japan
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
World Health Organization
World Meteorological Organization

On Protein for the Planet

Posted on March 7 at 9:13 a.m.

Last time the GOP had the White House and Congress, it started two wars and rammed through a major new entitlement program. They showed no interest in fiscal responsibility, relying on a completely discredited notion that keeping taxes low on the wealthy will magically lead to so much increased government revenue that everything will work out just fine. Deficits only began to matter when a Democrat became President and suggested that increased government spending could help ease the deep recession that GOP magical thinking helped to cause and did nothing to help with.

It's hysterically funny that someone could actually believe the GOP has the slightest interest in educating voters about fiscal matters when it's entire fate is bound up with misleading them, as in the various budget proposals floated by the likes of Paul Ryan.

Complaints about "identity politics" can be translated into "anyone who isn't a White Christian heterosexual male but wants to be included in the nation's politics is demanding special treatment." And expecting the GOP to leave the bedroom out of it ignores the bedrock GOP fear of "homosexual lifestyle issues."

On Hell Freezes Over

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