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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:14 PM
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The lies and the lying liars on Faux News.
What is incredible is that the lies on Faux have become so egregious* that I believe even the willfully ignorant recognize it. But they are so ignorant they think the lying by Faux is ok because they see it as helping their side. What their gullibility keeps them from getting, is that Faux is lying to THEM not us.

Democracy is a very dangerous thing in a land of gullible chuckle-heads.

*I added this word to keep the freepers busy trying to figure out what I am saying.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:17 PM
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1. Yeah....
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 12:18 PM by cliffordu
But an easier word than egregious would have been better, I think - Cause 'egregious' is going to leave them flummoxed*.



*Just like THAT word will....

:rofl:
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:21 PM
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2. Huh? Flummoxed? I am so confused. nt
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:22 PM
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4. Then, hopefully, the chairborne warriors will suffer paper cuts leading to exsanguination.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:36 PM
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6. Well....
:rofl:

Your veracity (and voracity) is beyond reproach.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:50 PM
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7. Not to mention velocity. nt
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Ineeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:21 PM
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3. oh, please
your post is just the epitome of hyperbole. (snicker)
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:32 PM
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5. You mean an isosceles hyperbole? Just call me flummoxed. nt
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:49 PM
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17. Now that's a cute obtusity.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:30 PM
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21. ok ok. great one. I give up. I am in no condition to match that.
actually I am in no condition to drive. Have a great evening.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:39 PM
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8. I seem to have a propensity for getting negative rec's.
I guess that means I am not on everyone's ignore lists.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:23 PM
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9. The new system encourages and empowers anonymous trolls. Ignore them.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:38 PM
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13. I should, but I have some of my best fun venting on them. Right, stray cat? nt
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:37 PM
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10. just changed your rec fortunes
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:37 PM
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12. I feel so cheap, begging for rec's. But thanks, that brings it up to an even zero. LOL nt
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:44 PM
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14. you didn't beg.....deserved
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:33 PM
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15. Oh stop!! I see still at zero. That's a victory. LOL
I hope no one thinks i take this seriously. I have a lot of fun here and learn a little (by accident mostly).
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:41 PM
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11. It's dangerous because many people still believe that the newscasters
wouldn't deliberately lie to them. I had the worst time convincing my family that they were being blatantly given false information. They finally got it but it took me a lot pounding so they would listen to the crazy old lady at long last.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:43 PM
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16. Counter-reality is a sophisticated propaganda device
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 07:48 PM by L. Coyote
It is important to make sure people do not perceive* political actuality,* or they go about fixing the problems.

*I added these word to keep the freepers busy trying to figure out what I am saying. :rofl: GOOD ONE!

I coined the term "counter-reality" to describe the effort to create a comprehensive,* integrated* and delusional* false actuality for the sake of political deception.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:09 PM
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18. Damn you. I havent yet figured out reality, and now you throw in "counter-reality".
I missed that Star Trek episode. Don't help that I had a second martini after dinner. A dinner of beany-weanys.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:53 PM
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26. Totally Gonzolies., OR Lewis Carroll was out of sync with the temporal dimension
No, not from Star Trek. Counter-reality is more like
Alice in Wonderland because the opposite of true is always truer.
Black is whitish, up is downish, and Truth is always falsish.
And at the first tea party they waterboarded Doormouse :rofl:

Lewis Carroll was writing about today!!
And Faux News is totally Gonzolies.

"Gonzolies Adventures in Ronderland" or "Up is Down and Down is Up"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:05 PM
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31. I had a friend that did the Alice "Trip" but I was too chicken. I took my trips w/o ever "leaving
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 10:07 PM by rhett o rick
the farm". I had another friend that decided to take the fast track (speed) and that was almost 40 years ago. He's been clean for a very long time but hasn't totally recovered.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:15 PM
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35. What are these freepers on? Best I can figure, pure hypnosis by media
and certainly nothing that allows for questioning perceptions of reality or opens doors of perception!
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:54 PM
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27.  It's like grasping at anti-matter, huh?
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 09:54 PM by madeline_con
Rhyming dinner. Nice. beany weeny and martini

spell edit
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:09 PM
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33. Yes, how apropos. A martini with your beeny-weeny's. Can we squeeze katsup in there?
Sorry, had to do it.
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Lagomorph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:20 PM
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19. Got any specific examples? Details, man, details!
If this is just a rant, then, OK, I'm here to listen.

Not interested in defending Faux, just looking for specific content.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:27 PM
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20. Are you serious? I think there is a website dedicated to exposing Faux lies. I can give a couple of
examples. One Faux reported that 1.3 million people turned out for the million moran march. And they have a photo to prove it. Trouble is the fire marshall disagrees and says the number is closer to 10,000 and the picture was pre-2004. Insanity Hannity said the Pres said that insurance execs were bad people. If you watched the speech or read the transcript you will know that's a lie. It's on the u-tubes. When rep Folley was caught sending nasty emails to the male pages, Faux called him a Democrat.

I am not trying to convince anyone that Faux News lies. If you haven't figured it out yet, there is no hope for you.
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Lagomorph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:48 PM
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23. Well, wait just a second there.
I watched the DC Rally very closely and heard the Fire Department estimated the crowd at 60,000 - 80,000 from many news sources.

After watching the videos, that looked about correct.

Is it so hard to believe that people are pissed off at the government? Remember how far health care got with Hillary?

Aren't you? So, get off your butt, already.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoPud1TeubM

Where is this Faux expose' website you speak of? I haven't found it.
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:55 PM
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28. http://www.newshounds.us/
Try this for starters..
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Lagomorph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:57 PM
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29. Thanks!
That was kind of you.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:01 PM
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30. LOL. You kill me. Thanks for the laughs. nt
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Lagomorph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:07 PM
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32. So we'll see you out fighting for what you believe in?
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:39 PM
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38. I have been out fighting for freedom and justice since i woke up and smelled the tyranny in 2000
But I doubt we will see much of each other. I think you are probably in the other group.
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Lagomorph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:04 PM
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39. To quote the wise sage...
LOL. You kill me. Thanks for the laughs. nt
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:31 PM
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22. I keep hoping that they will have an "unfortunate event" happen
...but lowering ourselves to their level is not a good idea.
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:53 PM
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25. We can't get them to stand still in one place long enough. n/t
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:52 PM
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24. Some of them have mad dictionary skills. Have you read Ann Coulter? n/t
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:12 PM
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34. I have not. I have enough good stuff to read. Currently re-reading Thomas Paine. nt
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:24 PM
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36. She loves to use obscure words when something normal will do. n/t
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:34 PM
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37. she probably uses a comuter to do that for her. Actually, I'd be real surprised if she
write a lick herself.
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