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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:39 PM

For your amusement, and (hopefully) my education

Ok, seen on Facebook, a meme quoting Senator Feinstein as saying, this regarding the Dorner manhunt:

“When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in…. that’s just human nature.”


With a link to a blog post on a site called "Palookaville Post". (I'm not wanting to give a link because it's obviously a RW nutjob site. If you really want to find the post, google is your friend. The date of the post is 2/7/13.)

Now, it's obvious to me that the article is bullshit. There is no actual reference for the remarks. The post actually says this - emphasis added -

“The Senators feel the best course of action is to remove all weapons from law enforcement and private citizens so no one else gets hurt,” said a Senate communications intern. “When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in…. that’s just human nature.”


Also ... what the heck is this site anyway?

At least one comment says it is satire, like The Onion. I have seen elsewhere that it isn't credible. (It is obvious to me from the writing that it isn't credible. But nice to know that others feel the same way.)

BUT...

some people are clearly taking this seriously. Yes, people who are disposed to think that this would come from Feinstein (Boxer is also referenced), but I mean, come on people. Give a legitimate quote or get off it.

So, anyway, my question to you all ...

1) anyone have any categorical info on just how whacked this site is, that might convince someone who, although conservative, still has a few functioning brain cells left?

2) can anyone give me a good link for a concise statement of how to evaluate information on the internet? In one of my college classes they gave 5 things - stuff like currency (is it recent?), credibility of source, authority of source (is it in their field of expertise?), and known bias, and I can't remember the other one - I'd flunk that test today, but "I know it when I see it", or at least I think so. Anyway I would love to have a good meme, cartoon, or something that I could post periodically when the frequency of idiocy in my newsfeed gets a little too high.

TIA for your help!

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dogknob Feb 2013 #1
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wandy Feb 2013 #3

Response to MH1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:44 PM

1. When speaking with conservatives, I have noticed that asking for "evidence" arouses suspicion.

"Evidence" and "facts" are things liberals use to keep us down, donchaknow?

I hope Nugent does something really stupid tonight.

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Response to dogknob (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:57 PM

2. I agree, but whatever stupid thing Nugent does,

I hope no one gets hurt. With him, I don't think that's a given.

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Response to MH1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:18 PM

3. Not concise but.........

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

- Will Rogers

Other advice can be found here.
http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Society/will-rogers-quotes.php

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