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Sunday, September 20, 2009

That damned speculation

What's Mallard raving about today?

Government.

When you are a fear monger who belongs to a tribe whose basic mode of operation is to act as if everything they say is true, facts be damned, it's not hard to think yourself Nostradamus.

Of course, it would be impossible to find examples of things Mallard tossed out that turned out to be rubbish.

10 comments:

GeoX said...

Also, let's note that the "enemies list" is a right-wing fever dream. When your standard of proof is "oh shit! Obama did this like super totally bad thing...IN MY MIND!" it's pretty easy to make him whatever kind of villain you want him to be.

Tog said...

Snort. Government meddling in private industry, taxation of unhealthy activities, and administration "enemies lists" have existed in America far longer than Mallard or Tinsley. Whether Tinsley actually believes he's a prophet, or is just trying to cover his "there's a what in my White House?!?" issues (and that's what usually leads to his whining about "hate-thought" legislation these days), he's full of crap.

Note: Try not to imagine what Tinsley was wearing while scratching up this mess. Because we all know what a handsome man he is.

sffan12 said...

The only "enemies list" are the ones the Rushes or the Billos of the world keep..

CW in LA said...

Even when things like the "Enemies list" or health benefits for undocumented aliens are debunked, righties will turn around and claim Obama has a "secret plan" to put these things in place after all.

They never explain how, if these things are so secret, they know about them and no one else. But there is clearly a lot of imputing motives to the president based not on anything he's actually done or said but on what his animus-addled opponents thing they see in him, presumably after a W-esque peering into his soul.

David B said...

A White House enemies list? You mean like the one Republican President Richard Nixon kept?

You sure you really want to go there, Bruce?

GeoX said...

It's actually pretty funny--the only reason the phrase "enemies list" has the resonance it does is because Nixon was famous for having one. In other words, when they're screeching (sans evidence) about TEH OBAMA ENEMIES LIST!!!, they're basically saying, OH NOES! OBAMA'S JUST LIKE A REPUBLICAN! ISN'T IT AWFUL?!?

Celia said...

Now I think all the congresspeople should turn up to work naked. Except for Michelle Bachman, because Tinsley probably wants to see her naked, the pervert.

Marion Delgado said...

michelle bachman's a little past her prime, but she has a slender figure, kind of haunting eyes, and there's always a chance she'd have some sort of Christian epilepsy attack and wreck your bed.

Just saying ....

dlauthor said...

One man's "haunting eyes" is another's "yawning pits of madness, chaos, and unspeakable reaches beyond the ken of man and God," apparently.

exanonymous said...

Sure, call it an "enemies list" if it makes you feel special, like the president has you on his list of people who beat him up in high school stored in his locker for the day he'll go berserk and shoot them all.

In sane circles, it's just preparing for rebuttal. Source is vital when dealing with statements made that are not based on any available facts. FOX news proved this most recently with their (stupid) number claims of 2 million protesters. One could dispute the idea that there were 2 mil there instead of going for the source, but that would give the impression that the claim had some credibility, which it did not.

The health care debate has been no different, some of the claims are so outrageous that you can't disprove them by simply attacking the idea.