And in this corner, we have…

Via Paul Campos at LGM, we read that the NYT’s Peter Baker has decided it’s not worth bickering about who killed who:

While truth was deemed an endangered species in the nation’s capital long before President Trump’s arrival, it has become axiomatic in the era of “alternative facts” that each person or party entertains only their own preferred variant, resisting contrary information.

In one corner, Baker identifies the following culprits:

  • Mr. Trump, whose myriad false statements and public lies […] is the Rorschach test of truth…
  • With the help of social media, friendly news outlets and congressional Republicans willing to follow his lead…
  • The [FBI inspector general] report debunked Mr. Trump’s conspiracy theories about the origins of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election[.]
  • Mr. Trump’s insistence that he did nothing wrong has forced [!!!] at least some Republicans to accept and promote his account even when it contrasts with available evidence.
  • A Republican lawyer presenting the case to the committee on Monday went so far as to say that the evidence did not show that Mr. Trump asked Ukraine’s president to investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
  • Richard M. Nixon[.]
  • The culture of dishonesty has resulted in multiple people once in [Trump’s] inner circle pleading guilty or being convicted of lying to the authorities
  • onetime [Trump] national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn[.]
  • [Trump’s] former personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen[.]
  • several [Trump] campaign aides[.]
  • sometime adviser Roger J. Stone Jr.
  • Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, made clear during testimony before Congress in September that he felt perfectly free to lie on television[.]

In the other corner, we have:

  • Lyndon B. Johnson[.]
  • Bill Clinton […] the first president ever found by a court to have testified falsely under oath[.]


  • Mr. Trump, who regularly accuses critics of whatever they have accused him of, has taken to calling the congressman “Shifty Schiff” and likewise complains that the parody he gave of Mr. Trump’s July 25 call to make a point was dishonest even though Mr. Schiff made clear it was not a verbatim rendering.

So, a Democratic president who left office 50 years ago lied, and Bill Clinton lied about sexual relations with that woman. In addition, a Democratic congressman has been accused by liars of lying, though no actual evidence is presented to support that claim. I know all I can conclude is that clearly both sides do it, so it makes sense that the “expert” quoted to support this narrative is “Ben Domenech, the founder of The Federalist, a conservative news site.”

That shit makes a lot of sense.


Comments: 9


This Baker guy. 🙁


Same as it ever was.


Nothing is real …


“Look, I work for the phone company. I’ve had a lot of experience with semantics, so don’t try to lure me into some maze of circular logic.”


How low does your self esteem have to be for you to think that you can vote for someone who is good enough to rule over you?
You can’t eradicate cannibalism by eating the cannibals; there is no better analog for what voting is.
The voting booth should reconfigure the ballot lever to a dildo and require the Helots to use their mouths to make the selection of their next master, it also provides a keen preview of things to come for the voter.
“A ballot is just a substitute for a bullet. If your vote isn’t backed by a bullet, it is meaningless. Without the bullet, people could ignore the election outcome. Voting would be pointless. Democracy has violence at its very core!” ~Muir Matteson, “The Nonviolent Zone”
“An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
“Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.” Herbert Marcuse
“Working within the system means to become a part of the system. When you go into the voting booth, the only meaningful significance that your action will have is to show that one more person supports the state”. ~Mark Davis
“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.” ~ Oscar Ameringer
“If the right to vote were expanded to seven year olds … its policies would most definitely reflect the ‘legitimate concerns’ of children to have ‘adequate’ and ‘equal’ access to ‘free’ french fries, lemonade and videos.” ~ Hans-Hermann Hoppe


Well, shit ! I just dropped by to say Merry Christmas to any remaining Christians at Sadly No but ain’t nobody here.
If you come by, enjoy your founder’s birthday and do try to live up to what he taught you.


Wait…the Virgin Ben?

I get my Bens confused.


No, Gentle Ben. He was kind enough not to note the increasingly obvious, that Democrats with their anemic articles of impeachment and procedural kabuki dance are only managing to increase Trump’s chances or reelection.

Big Bad Bald Bastard

Happy New Year, suezboo! Hope all is well for you this summer.


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