Byers Beware: The Fallacy of the False Analogy

We all remember that the GOP has claimed “media bias” as their eternal excuse for criminality, political debauchery and generalized cruelty ever since Tricky Dick lied self-pityingly that the media wouldn’t “have Nixon to kick around anymore” in 1962. Continue reading

‘There’s A War Going On': Candidates Silent As Americans Favor End In Afghanistan

Both major-party candidates contending for a term in the Oval Office almost appear to have forgotten that a U.S. war is still underway in Afghanistan. Neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan even mentioned the war when Romney introduced Ryan as his GOP running mate, and President Obama usually gives the conflict only a brief mention in his campaign events. There could be a reason. According to recent polls by ABC/The Washington Post and the New York Times/CBS, two in three Americans believes the war has not been worth fighting, and close to 70 percent says the United States should not be involved in Afghanistan. The American public, strongly in favor of ending the war, is starting to question the presidential candidates’ … Continue reading

Pollsters: Obama, Democrats Have Clear Advantage in 2012 Election

While a prominent Democratic polling and advocacy organization expects the November election to be close, they argue that President Obama and his fellow Democrats enter the final sprint before Election Day with clear and strong advantages. The public poll averages reported by RealClearPolitics and others are biased by the daily role of Rasmussen and Gallup, which are systematically biased in favor of the Republicans, the pollsters from Democracy Corps argue.  Nate Silver of The New York Times has analyzed these and compensates for that bias, but the other polls report that Obama has about a 1 or 2-point advantage over GOP candidate Mitt Romney.  That is wrong, Democracy Corps argues.  In an email, the organization says its poll at the end of last … Continue reading

Sandusky Guilty as the Mob Howls

Sandusky wanted to testify, they told him it would be disastrous, since the Prosecutor could have then brought Matt out as a “rebuttal witness” and they decided NOT to have Sandusky take the stand in his own defense. Continue reading

Psy-Ops Manipulation in Real Time

The psy-ops of this campaign has kicked into its final, payoff phase. a prayer for Wisconsin Take a look at Memeorandum the day before the Wisconsin recall election. All day a “poll” has Walker ahead by three points. “Intrade” betting says Walker has a 93% chance of winning. June 4, 2012 Intrade Has Walker’s Chances over 90%; NY Times in Panic Mode Walter Russell Mead Via Meadia  Even The New York Times has thrown in the towel on the Wisconsin recall. With an Intrade poll citing Walker’s chances of winning the Wisconsin recall at more than 93%, The New York Times is entering into full-blown panic mode over what this election could mean for Obama’s chances this November: And it is all bullsquash. It is speculation raised to … Continue reading

The Wrong Dog and Pony Show

The soundtrack emphasizes the sizzle sound. And they even cop to it. “And what gets your juices flowing.” Ivan Pavlov must be chuckling. Now, they ring the bell, and WE drool.
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The Witching Hour

The Righties have succeeded in making their meme more important than the anniversary whose celebration disgusts them so. Thus (bizarrely using — not for the first time this week — a UK newspaper and Writer/Blogger Toby Harndon to push their poisonous “American” blog linkages) Continue reading