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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-15-07 11:56 PM
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10. I guess it must be that pesky "confirmation bias" thing
that humans are the automatic victims of, causing us to believe eleven impossible things before breakfast, remembering only the hits and not the misses. Republidrones (I love that label, contributed by the OP) seem to pe particularly subject to this weird logic.
I can't think of a single republicker who is consistently accurate in his predictions, logic or descriptions of reality. Yet they are still credited with vast credibility. Witness, for instance, Pat Buchanan, who loudly proclaims and believes that Nixon was an honorable man, and who has never been right about anything.
People just aren't the way I think they ought to be. That makes me right and everybody else in the world wrong, I suppose.
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