Friday, May 30, 2008

A picture is worth a thousand lies

by Capt. Fogg

I guess I should be pleased that the Republican dogs are still gnawing on the bones of Barak Obama's alleged "gaffe" or misstatement about his uncle having liberated Auschwitz. It means they're scraping the bottom of the cesspool for want of anything substantive; but then the Al Gore bit about inventing the internet still flaps the lips of the fatuous and he didn't actually say it.

Glenn McCoy, the cartoonist who appears in the New York Times, is an example of such nonsense, but then most everything he publishes is. Can we really compare the brilliant and erudite Obama to Dan Quayle? Yes, if we're so desperate and if we have an audience so deranged that any spurious attack will please them. Yes, that's just what McCoy does once again in his latest graphic excretion.

Yes, Obama's Uncle ( not his grandpa) was in the unit that liberated part of Buchenwald. If I told you that my great grandfather fought at Antietam when it was really Gettysburg would that be a gaffe? Would it mean he never fought in that war? But with a man like McCoy, all's fair in slime and slander and the Republicans are always right.

The other part of McCoy's coy mendacity is the insinuation that the press doesn't report these egregious "gaffes" because they're so biased in favor of Obama. Since the press has been full of this non-story for days while giving a free pass to the most corrupt, incompetent and blatantly criminal administration in our history, that makes McCoy ignorant, dishonest or both. Since he never has spent a moment illustrating the constant stream of lies, inventions and evasions; the gaffes, misstatements and other verbal idiocies of the Bush presidency, bias isn't a concept he should be hurling about -- lest someone stick it up his nose.

Cross posted from Human Voices

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Blogger dbkundalini said...

Disgusting cartoon. Like it's so uncommon for little details of fact to be temporarily mixed up. Let's see, I had uncles who fought in Vietnam and uncles who were in World War II. But I don't keep every detail in mind. I never knew every detail in the first place. Bad cartoon.

10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Bad cartoons are what he does. Anyone who gives speeches every day for months on end will stumble sometimes, yet we won't hear a word from McCoy about that inarticulate wretch who calls himself the Commander Guy.

And then he talks about bias!

12:38:00 PM  
Blogger QueersOnTheRise said...

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12:40:00 PM  
Blogger QueersOnTheRise said...

Fuck you!

3:34:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

The desperation of the dying throes of the neo-cons is almost painful to watch at this point.

4:56:00 PM  
Blogger expatbrian said...

You said it, Libby. It's utter despereation. And it's childish and ignorant. I guess that's why it appeals so to the reading American public.

7:43:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Painful and a bit scary. Nothing more dangerous than a wounded and cornered beast.

8:20:00 AM  
Blogger qxflyer said...

Slow down, Tiger. You lefties are the quintessential definition of hypocrites. You absolutely skewer anyone with a R at the end of their name for a verbal misstep, but it is sacrilege for it to be done to anyone with a D at the name of his? Your boy actually SAID these things. 57 states? Wha? Did not know what his relative did in WWII? Wha? Did not know that the Soviets, yea, that's right, the Soviets, liberated Aushwitz?
My liberally-minded friends, hold the biases you wish to hold, but for the sake of the argument, please, hold yourselves to intellectual honesty. Where has the discussion gone if Truth is no longer welcome.

2:12:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

No you slow down. First of all, I don't skewer anyone with an R - you made that up so that you could use the argument you have rather than an argument you wish you had. Sacrilege my ass - where the hell is your evidence or did the voices tell you that?

I would be a hypocrite if anything Obama ever said in his entire life compared with the stuff we get every day from George - but it doesn't. It doesn't compare with Hillary's "sniper fire," does it? It's petty nonsense you'd expect from someone who gives half a dozen speeches every day, 6 days a week, month after month and it's totally irrelevant to anything or anyone but the nattering little trolls making pompous proclamations - like you.

The Auschwitz vs. Buchenwald misstatement is basically meaningless. It's as though I told you my great grandfather fought at Antietam instead of Gettysburg - forgivable confusion, and it doesn't diminish the fact that my relative fought in the Civil War or that Obama's grandmother's brother was in the unit that liberated Buchenwald. Tell me all about your grandmother's brother now - and don't make any mistakes!

You want the list of "your boy's" misstatements? Got about a week for me to list them - and guess what his lies (and he knew they were lies) have cost hundreds of thousands of lives and made millions homeless and have brought this country to the brink.

You want to talk about hypocrisy? Look in the mirror, and wipe that "liberal" shit off your mouth. You have no idea what the word means, nor has it sunk in that the percentage of Americans who support "your boy" equals the percentage who think the sun orbits the Earth.

The discussion went out the door when you walked in.

11:07:00 AM  
Blogger qxflyer said...

My goodness, you are a bitter and angry soul.

6:33:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

What an arrogant loser! That's the absolute bottom of the barrel reposte used when you have nothing else to say, no answer, no excuse and no wit - you arrived with a mouth full of insult and cheap, canned cynicism: you ignore my rebuttal and tell me I'm bitter?

I'm not bitter - I have a life anyone would envy - You on the other hand are a dishonest mediocrity arranging borrowed bits of other peoples' sophistry and pretending to be something more than just another smug moron. It doesn't work.

7:24:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

And would someone please tell me how a wealthy and very fiscaly conservative capitalist is a "lefty?"

I guess lefty means honest and averse to being lied to, to borrow and spend piracy and corruption - what the hell else could it mean?

7:27:00 PM  

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