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My Secret Shameful Pleasure

I admit it: I get a thrill out of sabotaging market research surveys. Something about lying to them gives me an adrenaline rush. [...]

Obama Administration Caught in More Lies: NSA Admits its own Surveillance Standards were Violated on Purpose

Guess what? The National Security Agency admits that “Over the past decade, very rare instances of willful violations of NSA’s authorities have been found.” The NSA has refused to provide specific numbers to quantify “very rare.” Shall we believe them? Let’s listen in on U.S. Military General Keith Alexander, the Director of the National Security [...]

Americans Elect Spokesperson Acknowledges Big Lie: Delegate Count inflated by at least 400%

In the all-online corporate privatized presidential nomination effort called Americans Elect, there are different levels of participation:

1. Facebook Fan: someone who “likes” Americans Elect on Facebook. As of this morning, 466,625 people have “liked” Americans Elect on Facebook.

2. Account holder: someone who signed up for an account at americanselect.com. Americans Elect has never [...]

Americans Elect Says it Has 400,000 Delegates. Fewer than 500 Delegates Tell AE to Continue.

The privatized presidential campaign corporation called Americans Elect has made repeated public claims that it has at least “400,000 delegates” (source | source | source). However, Americans Elect has refused to release a verifiable count of delegates, and there are good reasons to believe that its claim is not true (see here and here). It [...]

Tim Wildmon and the AFA Caught Bearing False Witness Again

American Family Association President Tim Wildmon got caught bearing false witness last summer. To make a political point, Wildmon wrote of Barack Obama in 2001 that “in that same radio interview he bemoaned the fact that the Warren Supreme Court ‘never entered into the issues of redistribution of wealth.’” This is a false accusation. The [...]

Lying is a Sin: Steve Stivers tells no-doubt falsehood about Mary Jo Kilroy

Republican congressional candidate Steve Stivers signed his name to a campaign advertisement this week, declaring of his opponent in Ohio’s 15th District that “Mary Jo Kilroy can’t hide from her 98.4% voting record with Nancy Pelosi.”

I’ll come right to the point. This claim by Steve Stivers is a lie.

A review of roll [...]

Documented: GOP’s Paul LePage Tries to Run Away from His Creationism

Kay at WhiteNoiseInsanity has nailed a story documenting GOP nominee for Governor of Maine Paul LePage running away from his clearly documented declarations of creationism — both as a personal belief and more importantly as a political stance for inclusion in Maine public schools.

Kay’s transcript misses some passages, so I’ll offer my own [...]

Free Speech Joe Wilson Opposes Free Speech

In response to Rep. Joe Wilson‘s shout of “You Lie!” to President Barack Obama during his health care reform speech last night, right-wing Americans have come out of the woodwork to defend Wilson’s right to free speech:

Pat:

Actually, I applaud Joe! We still have FREE SPEECH in this country

Say Anything:

Now we can [...]

Who’s the Liar on Photos: Major General Taguba or President Obama?

“I want to emphasize that these photos that were requested in this case are not particularly sensational.” — President Barack Obama, May 2009

“These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency…. The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it.” — Major General Antonio Taguba, May 2009

It doesn’t [...]

Who's the Liar on Photos: Major General Taguba or President Obama?

“I want to emphasize that these photos that were requested in this case are not particularly sensational.” — President Barack Obama, May 2009

“These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency…. The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it.” — Major General Antonio Taguba, May 2009

It doesn’t [...]