Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Damn the lies -- part II

By Capt. Fogg

Perhaps you'll recall my post entitled Damn the Lies the other day about the latest act of treason from the Republican Lie Machine, or Fox news as it's sometimes called.   It was about a totally fictitious story warning us about how if  "Obama gets his way" voting rights of military personnel would be restricted in Ohio. I suppose that adherents to the Obamahate faith accept unquestioningly that the POTUS writes election laws unconstitutionally in the State of Ohio. I suppose Fox Folk are actually stupid enough, or at least so disgustingly desperate enough  to legitimize their hatred of  our uppity president that they will believe anything without question and guard the lies with their miserable lives.  But needless to say, the most polite thing an honest observer can say about Fox Fraudster Shannon Bream is that it's a filthy, contemptible lie worthy of tar and feathers.

But who cares?  This isn't actually reality you know, it's a kind of  fantasy amusement park for deranged sociopaths and other borderline personalities with room temperature IQs and it isn't nearly possible for even a well funded and staffed effort to counter the lies or disseminate  the facts.  It's not just that there isn't enough money outside of the insurgency, it's also that believing the lies is a mighty fortress of faith. If you don't like the Flavor Aid, why then, you're a Liberal and that's that.

So, sure "that Obama" hates soldiers or "warriors" or "warfighters" as the anger merchants like to call any GI who ever peeled a potato.  It's all just another passion play.  So why get angry about the latest round of TV adds, paid for by unidentified "concerned citizens" who actually are the Koch's Folks or Rupert's Raiders which insist in full snark mode that "that Obama" has removed the Work for Welfare system put into place by that other Commie, that most far left Liberal ever, not the real president; that one-term-at-most Bill Clinton.

Do I have to tell you it ain't true?  Probably not if you've read this far.  Should I mention that not only is it not true, even in part, but that what the White House is trying to accomplish with further Welfare reform is to accede to the long time requests of  Republican Governors to allow them the flexibility to tailor their State's programs to their needs? 

Perhaps it's galling to the Fascists and Bigots and Brown Shirts masquerading as Conservatives that, as it was with Bill Clinton, the man they tried to portray as another Trotsky was actually more conservative than they were in some respects and no further to the Left than the center.  It's nearly as galling to me that a mob of irate patriots doesn't put these lying bastards, these unscrupulous despoilers of liberty, Truth, Justice, Democracy and Decency in a pillory and piss in their faces.
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Blogger Mule Breath said...

It don't matter, Fogg. The folks who know better won't be watching Faux, and the folks who'll believe it ain't watching anything else.

9:47:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

These days I'm watching only prerecorded things on my DVR so I can speed through the disgusting lies about Obama that appear, it seems, every few minutes. I'm afraid to answer the phones and even to talk to the locals. It's like being in the USSR in the 50's. You really have to watch what you say here behind the bullshit curtain. I know so many people who actually do only watch Fox and I know a few who think Fox isn't telling us just how bad Obama is.

11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Mule Breath said...

In the 60's and 70's I was a hippie living on the streets. We called ourselves street freaks, or just freaks for short. We protested LBJ and Viet Nam and Nixon and Kent State. We made do by taking care or each other and living in communes or crash pads and we panhandled to get enough money to see Grace Slick or Janis Joplin when they came to town.

Almost a half century later I'm still in touch with a few of my cohorts from those days. We used to talk about blowing our minds back in the old days, but knowing now that all but a very few of those old hippies are now panning Obama and supporting Romney is the epitome of mind blowing.

I just can't understand the mentality that could make that kind of flop.

9:23:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I don't come close to understanding either, but I do think that many of my alleged cohorts were just in it for the girls and the off-beat prestige and the good feeling it creates to be part of something. I guess they like being Tea whores better now.

3:47:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Oh my. I seem to have missed this post altogether. Belately adding, it also makes me somewhat sad to see how many of my old free-spirited friends from the 60s and 70s turned into teaheads. So weird.

11:49:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

This has something to do with why I don't trust movements.

2:57:00 PM  

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