John Cleese on Stupidity –
‘According to Politifact’:
“At Fox and Fox News, 10 percent of the claims we’ve rated have been True, 11 percent Mostly True, 18 percent Half True, 21 percent Mostly False, 31 percent False and nine percent Pants on Fire”.
“That means about 60 percent of the claims we’ve checked have been rated Mostly False or worse. Here’s how it breaks down (as of Jan. 27, 2015)”:
‘Last September, when Politifact compiled their
list of which TV station lies the most vs. who
tells the truth the most, one shouldn’t be shocked
to see Fox News took the cake for most lies with
58 percent of statements being made being rated
“Mostly False,” “False.” or “Pants on Fire.”
‘NBC and MSNBC came in second place with 45
percent of statements being false’.
‘And CNN came in third with only 22 percent’.
‘Well now we’re in January, and Politifact has
updated their list to see, again, which station
lies the most and who tells the truth the most’.
‘Again, it should be of no surprise that Fox News
takes first place in the lies department’.
‘Even less shocking, their number of lies jumped
from 58 percent to 60 percent’.
‘NBC and MSNBC dropped to 44 percent, and CNN
dropped to 20 percent’.
‘A New York gun owner has been arrested for literally bringing a gun to a snowball fight’.
‘As snow blanketed the town of York on Saturday, teens naturally took the opportunity to hurl snowballs at each other, and inanimate objects, like cars, including a vehicle owned by 22-year-old Jerquan Dickson’.
‘Of course, Dickson didn’t appreciate the teens throwing snowballs at his car. After the teens fled, Dickson decided the snowballs were such a dangerous weapon that he pursued them, pulled out his 9mm Smith and Wesson, and proceeded to fire bullets at them’.
‘A witness saw Dickson run out of an alley and drive off in a maroon sedan’.
‘Police apprehended the idiot a few hours later’.
‘Dickson claims he followed the snowball-throwing teens and then fired his gun into the air and into the snow on the ground’.
‘But as it turns out, snow and air weren’t the only victims of Dickson’s trigger-happy tirade’.
Our Constitution assures a separation of powers.
Congress passes laws.
The Executive enforces laws and the Courts
Ted Cruz wants all the power…..
Ted Cruz wants to make it Unconstitutional for the Supreme Court to interpret if a State law is Constitutional.
‘While President Obama hailed same sex marriage
equality as a “story of freedom” and “a civil
right,” Cruz took the opposite opinion’:
“That is why I have introduced legislation, S.
2024, to protect the authority of state
legislatures to define marriage. And that is why,
when Congress returns to session, I will be
introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent
the federal government or the courts from
attacking or striking down state marriage laws.”
This is Conservative logic.
We ignore that the population is growing.
We ignore that the middle class and poor’s income has not just stayed the same, but has declined.
So the logic is – there are X number of dollars (it’s not going to increase) to spend. ‘Scarifices’ have to be made. The Government controls the speed limit so the Government can control who has insurance and who doesn’t. That X number of dollars (it’s not going to increase) has to be spred around.
Below is an op-ed. Money is more important then people.
Small steps to insure that the ‘greatest Country in thre World’ and the ONLY industrialized Nation in the World is fine with NOT providing health care to ALL it’s citizens.
And all because it costs too much……
‘By Michael R. Strain’ :
“In a world of scarce resources, a slightly higher mortality rate is an acceptable price to pay for certain goals — including more cash for other programs”.
Translation : Poor people dying is OK as long as the oil companies get their subsidies and rich people get their tax cuts.
‘We make such trade-offs all the time’.
‘Say conservatives have their way with Obamacare, and the Supreme Court deals it a death blow or a Republican president repeals it in 2017’.
‘Some people who got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act may lose it. In which case, liberals like to say, some of Obamacare’s beneficiaries may die’.
Translation : Even though I just said a “slightly higher mortality rate is an acceptable price to pay”, – when Liberals say you could die, they are just causing unnecessary fear.
‘Columnist Jonathan Chait wrote recently that those who may die are victims of ideology — “collateral damage” incurred in conservatives’ pursuit “of a larger goal.”
‘If these are the stakes, many liberals argue, then ending Obamacare is immoral’.
‘Except, it’s not’.
‘Consider, for example, speed limits’.(1)
Translation : A human life can be compared to a car’s speed.
(1) : http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/end-obamacare-and-people-could-die-thats-okay/2015/01/23/f436df30-a1c4-11e4-903f-9f2faf7cd9fe_story.html