I’ve heard it said that family means those you eat dinner with. I really think Thanksgiving dinner disproves that. That is the one dinner you could be at with people you are embarrassed to admit are part of your family. I’m talking about your FOX NEWS loving teabagger brother-in-law. I’m also talking about your Aunt Trudie and her hubby Uncle Harold who are Ayn Rand loving right-wing libertarians. You should feel lucky that these folks at least attended the family dinner sans their white sheets and hoods. You know before the first side dishes are passed around the table they are going to say something, that is a totally ridiculous statement that anyone with measurable brain waves would know is hot flaming BULLSHIT. It is going to be some recent tidbit they heard some drug addict like Rush Limbaugh or Glen Beck say on the radio. Right-wing media is pushing these lies out fast and hard for the holidays. That is because they know their audience of mouth-breathing Cro-Magnons will repeat these lies and turn family holidays into hate-filled debates. Conservative corporate owned media wants your Aunt Trudie busy blabbing about someone getting “an entitlement” like food stamps. That way it will avoid anyone talking about real welfare “entitlement” cheats like GE that pays no taxes and get millions in corporate welfare. I want to give you some oral ammunition to fight back against that brother-in-law or aunt who have come to your Thanksgiving dinner loaded with hate filled right-wing lies. I want to give you some truth to fight their side dish of lies.
I’ve tried to cover some recent lies and some old standbys. Here goes:
The Senate voted to eliminate the ability of the minority party to filibuster most presidential nominees, a measure often ridiculously called the “nuclear option.” The Senate will now be able to cut off debate on executive and judicial branch nominees with a simple majority vote of 51 rather than a super majority of 60 votes. Rush and other conservatives have been screaming about this but we remember when Rush thought it was a great idea when the GOP had the majority in the Senate. See here.
The nation is mourning the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Meanwhile, the conservative media have attempted to paint JFK as a conservative. Info to fight this lie here.
Conservatives in the media have made accusations that President Obama excised the phrase “under God” when reciting the Gettysburg Address for a project organized by filmmaker Ken Burns. The truth is that Burns asked Obama to read an early draft of the address, a draft that did not contain the phrase “under God.” Facts here.
Top 4 Obamacare Myths About Millennials.
More Obamacare Myths.
The teabagger nutcakes and Trump are still talking trash about President Obama’s birth certificate. The facts here. Trump needs to go back to what he does best……………filing bankruptcy and sticking others with his bills.
The lie that President Obama has issued more executive orders than any other president seen here.
The lie that President Obama has played more golf than any other president. The lie that President Obama has taken more vacation days than any other president. The lie that President Obama is the only president that hasn’t gone to Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day. The lie that President Obama is the only president that hasn’t visited the state of Israel. The lie that taxes under President Obama are at an all time high. These five lies unveiled here.
The lie about Obamaphones being provided to people on welfare at taxpayers expense by President Obama was actually a program started under the GOP god Reagan as seen here.
The Temperance Movement: “Ain’t No Telling”