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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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  - This may be a stupid question  nevergiveup   Mar-15-07 10:26 PM   #2 
  - I don't think so. People are out for blood, or the truth, whichever happens  babylonsister   Mar-16-07 12:52 AM   #12 
  - Obstruction is a serious charge. No, Al resigning won't take off the heat  Erika   Mar-15-07 10:29 PM   #3 
  - That, coupled with the known abuses of the Patriot Act by the FBI, and  babylonsister   Mar-15-07 10:37 PM   #4 
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        - I hope we remember how to do that. nt  babylonsister   Mar-15-07 10:56 PM   #6 
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  - Yet 60+ % of the district continues to vote for him  jaysunb   Mar-15-07 11:21 PM   #9 
     - I guess it must be that pesky "confirmation bias" thing  EST   Mar-15-07 11:56 PM   #10 
  - I hate Rohrbacher  TSIAS   Mar-16-07 12:01 AM   #11 
  - Oh, ptooey!  catnapper   Mar-16-07 01:30 AM   #13 
 

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