Category Archives: Intellectual Dishonesty

There are good reasons not to run around shouting “Islamic terrorist”

The whining is so tiresome, and the motivation so transparent, that I usually shake my head and ignore it each time the usual suspects launch a new “Dontcha Just Hate Obama” offensive.   Last week when the president talked about efforts … Continue reading

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The state of the political system

Almost time for the president’s State of the Union address—oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy! Not really.  I’m feeling that I should watch/listen to the speech just because I like to think that I’m a good citizen, but … Continue reading

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It’s a good news/bad news Friday

The good news comes from the Supreme Court of the United States, which has decided that it will hear arguments on whether or not same-sex couples have a right to marry. This New York Times story summarizes the cases from … Continue reading

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This week’s winner of the Internet

Who was it who said there’s a sucker born every minute: P.T. Barnum?*  Roger Ailes?  Well, whoever it was would love this one: I saw the story on the net Monday—actually I only saw the headline— President of Argentina adopts … Continue reading

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Truthiness

Today Stephen Colbert retires “Stephen Colbert.” Since October 2005 Colbert the comedian and satirist has launched “Colbert” the character on a mission to entertain us by shining a light on the hypocrisy and evil intentions of people who profit from … Continue reading

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