Media investigates Paul Ryan “lies” about marathon time …while completely ignoring Obama lies

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Disregarding a failing economy and countless mistruths from the current administration, Norah O’Donnell has decided to tackle the issues that no one cares about: Paul Ryan’s marathon time from 20 years ago.

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Yes, the media is digging deep into the issues that, well… no one really cares about: Paul Ryan’s marathon time, how Mitt Romney traveled with his dog twenty years ago, the infamous “forced” haircut, and of course, Romney’s secret religion.

“This is amazing,” Glenn said this morning after playing the audio. “They didn’t look into Jeremiah Wright the first time. They haven’t looked into Jeremiah Wright being bribed by the Obama administration. We have him on tape saying that is what happened and they’re not looking into that.”

Glenn continued adding on to the list of scandals that have taken place around this administration that have been completely ignored by the media: Acorn, the composite girlfriend, calling his grandmother a “typical white person”, his communist mentor: Frank Marshall David, Solyndra, Fast and Furious, The Black Panthers, the Muslim Brotherhood, and who could forget the Selma lie.

The “Selma lie” is the story Barack Obama told about how his parents met and fell in love, and as a result “Barack Obama Jr. was born.”

Of course the only problem with that is that the Selma March didn’t take place until after President Obama was born …and not right after, years after.

“It just doesn’t get any better than the Selma lie,” Glenn said before playing the audio of President Obama’s claim. “The Selma lie is one of the most incredible thing because it is so clearly verifiable because of his birthday.”

“Okay, 22-years-ago he [Paul Ryan] got a marathon wrong. This guy [Barack Obama] knows so little about America history that he thinks that he was born because of a march that happened years after he was born,” Glenn said.

From there Glenn went on to list the lies President Obama has told the American people, and some of the shocking statements the media chose to ignore.

Glenn pointed out his lies on everything from cutting the deficit in half to closing Gitmo. President Obama also claimed that under his plan, “energy prices would necessarily skyrocket,” which is actually accurate, not that anyone is talking about his claims …or the price of energy.

“How about his New Party membership?” Glenn asked. “It’s verified.”

“Completely,” Pat said. “That is a party so radical that, ever since it came up, they’ve denied that it was even possible he could ever even belong to the party – now we have proof.”

Glenn continued listing all of the important issues the media has remained silent on while continuing to harp on ridiculous stories like Paul Ryan’s marathon time: sending troops into Libya without a congressional vote, the growing number of troops in Africa, his statements on “the police acting stupidly”, sending the Winston Churchill bust back to England, $4/gallon gasoline while stopping the Keystone Pipeline, and giving money to Brazil for deepwater drilling that he was preventing off of our own shores.

“But did you hear Paul Ryan lied about his marathon time,” Glenn said sarcasticly.

Plus, over 20-years-ago, Mitt Romney drove a car with the family dog on top of his car, and allegedly gave someone a hair cut against their will. He’s clearly the one that’s too extreme and completely unqualified to win the election in November.

Thank goodness the mainstream media is looking out for the American voters.

Well, since they were already focused on the tough issues, Glenn decided to point out the both Joe Biden and President Obama seem to have a hard time with basic counting. According to the most leader of the free world “Made in the U.S.A.” is only three words, and he sidekick found J-O-B-S to be three letters.

Should Americans be concerned? Yes. But probably less with the counting and more with the countless important stories the media isn’t telling you about what their administration is doing, or in many cases, not doing.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Simple – they have to divert attention from the massive failures of their god-king of the Democratic Pantheon (Mao, Lenin, Stalin and Obama), and desperately slander each of their opponents, in any means possible. Obama is a bankrupt, narcissistic failure across the board and will fall this november in the elections.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Stu I don’t think Obama can count. Proof is here. http://youtu.be/LnisBDPBVTM

  • Anonymous

    Of course Ryan’s lies are important! They show us the character of the would-be vice-president, which is: a lying scumbag.

  • http://twitter.com/CathyBAngel Cathy B. Angel

    “But did you hear Paul Ryan lied about his marathon time,” Glenn said sarcasticly. http://PositionTechnical.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/tedjcrawford Ted Crawford

    You have about as much brains as dirt and I suppose you believe everything that is told to you as fact. The fact is you know nothing about anything except what is told to you through the main stream media which is less than worthless. Why don’t you start checking facts before you sound off about things you know nothing about. Of course Obama never lies like the shovel ready jobs he promised putting people back to work and reducing the debt he claimed he would cut. the true fact is he did everything to increase everything and used Bush to lay the blame. So quit mouthing off about things you can’t back up without using CNN, NBC,CBS Washington Post, New York Times and others as your talking points. Use you brain if you have one.

  • Anonymous

    yeah you’re right he should have continued with the lie like elizabeth warren would have done. way to go pissrug. instead he owned up to the mistake like a real man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patti.nowak.5 Patti Nowak

    I will be glad when this is all over with! I’m neither Democrat or Republican as I vote for the person I think can do me the best. I’m actually afraid of Obama and what he might do to our country……..so please people when you vote, think about it hard and strong. This is a rough decision with only two running and knowing what Obama has already done!!

  • Anonymous

    Tell me again about brains. They good, me bad, therefore, me no brains? LOL. What an insurmountable moron you must be.

  • Anonymous

    Is it possible to be lower than a sperm receptacle? O’Donnell has the answer.

  • Sandie

    You think a mistake – a little memory issue about Ryan’s marathon time is more important than an intentional lie by Obama about being born after the Selma march? The lie that he wasn’t a socialist? (he was a documented member of the Chicago New Party),

  • Sandie

    Ignore the Robot Troll’s ad.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, those questions are so important. Are you kidding? Is this all they have? I want to hear them ask why God and Israel were thrown under the bus in their convention? I think that is a lot more important to know. This just shows desperation.

    The lies in Obama’s speech were numerous and they don’t give a damn. They love this dishonest, arrogant leader that wants to change this country until it is unrecognizable. The people supporting him love the handouts and lack of responsibility. They are a bunch of lazy, hate mongers.

  • Anonymous

    In that case you should be sickened by Obama. He is the master of lies. He wins for the most lies. You have a choice. Let me guess, you choose the Deceiver himself. He can’t go five seconds without a lie. It is purposeful and calculated and it is meant to harm others without regret.

  • Anonymous

    I am sickened by politicians, Obama included. Yet, they are not as disgusting as some avid partisans (like yourself) who think themselves so righteous as to accuse a man as sinful as any other of the same attributes as satan himself. You, I take from what you write, think the Deceiver and the father of lies are one and the same. In your head you probably are endowed with the judgement of God himself. Good for you. I, for once, think myself fallible and ignorant in so many respects that I’m willing to bet that, in the realm of the media, even Beck can be taken as saying always the truth and always telling lies, you know, depending on the politics of your party. So yes. Obama is liar if you are a Republican or Teapartier, and if you are a Democrat, Ryan is the devil himself. You have a good life and let the truth keep walking only with you and living exclusively in Beck’s TV studio.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that this is all they can find makes them look like their symbol – Jackasses. Mitt Romney’s dog? Are you kidding me? Are liberals going after all those southern democrats who drive two-ton flatbeds with their dogs hanging on for dear life with not a single purchase point to gain some traction on the bed? Nope. That’s not news. I’m actually surprised they don’t try to dig the dog’s carcass up and try to interview him through a medium so they can prove how “terrified” the dog was. Have any of these reporters ever seen those dogs? They LOVE it. If this is really all they can find, pretty pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    I can only say what it is. And it is what it is! Sorry if you are offended and can’t handle truth. You will have to make a choice and will have to decide who is going to help our country. No one is without sin. No one is perfect. But what I can’t stand about Obama is that he wants people to think he is perfect. He wants to be the chosen one. Then you wonder why people speak ill of him? It doesn’t matter what party you are from. Listen brother, JFK was a righteous man and look what happened to him. He said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but you can do for your country.” This is the type of man we need. He was not a republican but a democrat with values. He knew that our rights came from God not the government. If you are sickened by politics it must be because they want to take these rights from all of us. We are in this together no matter what you think.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elsie.martus Elsie Martus

    They’ve gotta make somethin outta nothin. That’s all they’ve got !

  • new2la

    Apparently, we are supposed to be more angry about what Romney does with his own money than what Barack Hussein Obama does with ours! Recent polls, so we are told, has Obama ahead after the DNC bogus convention. Who here believes that one?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

    Call the kettle black much?

  • http://www.facebook.com/babette.aben.cohen Elizabeth Cohen

    I really don’t understand how even my closest friends can not see the truth behind all of this? What will it take for them to see the reality of what this man is doing? I do not claim political intelligence, however I am smart enough and intelligent enough to know when someone is lying to me or trying to insult my intelligence. Really!

  • Anonymous

    Paul Ryan is being subjected to the same scrutiny as every other person who has run for this high an office, and the fact that he is not holding up very well makes for good press. The marathon time incident is insignificant by itself, but the media jumped on it for two reasons: 1) it has the elements of a good story – it’s graphic and easy to understand and is related to Ryan’s reputation as a fitness buff; and 2) it plays into the much larger issue of how we assess Ryan’s overall reputation for honesty, especially since it came right after a convention speech in which Ryan made some claims that journalists know to be suspect. So, the story has now become “Is Ryan’s reputation for honesty a sham?” (Very similar thing happened to Gore in 2000.) Every media outlet – except for those whose target audience is on the Right – senses a story they can sell. That’s what journalism is, after all, a business.

  • Anonymous

    it’s not a big deal but he seriously inflated his time

  • Anonymous

    When are Mitt and Paul going to stop answering these ignorant bimbo’s! Every time they stoop down and scrap that barrel bottom by giving them a honest and common sense answer, the media (Obama) wins! It is time for these two to take off the gloves and start landing some well placed jabs! And where in the heck are the super pac’s hard hitting commercials! If I hear about what a nice guy our Prez is one more time, I am going to scream! Does a nice guy deny an infant, that survives an attempt to kill him/her, a right to medical treatment when they continue to breathe! Does a nice guy deny a child from the inner city the one thing that will allow them a chance to change their destiny, the means to attend a school where they matter for who they are not for the money they bring in? Does a nice guy inject themselves into a situation by pushing the race card to fuel hatred and anger, not once but at least twice? Does a nice guy throw parties, on the taxpayers’ dime, each week while millions are wondering how they are going to keep a roof over their head and food in their child’s belly? I could do this all night…he is not a nice guy, he is a dangerous threat to the freedom and liberty of every man, woman and child in the USA!

  • Sandie

    You might want to review – he erroneously deflated the time.

    But then again you are missing the issue, which is that the media is investigating Ryan’s minor slip in memory after 20 years, while ignoring Obama’s intentional lies.

  • Anonymous

    Again, glenn beck ignores the fact that Ryan lied, repeatedly in his RNC speech.
    Even Fox News reported on his idiotic claims.
    glenn beck is trying to divert people from the fact that Ryan lies. His speech never gave specifics to his plan for helping our country.
    Sadly, I thought the RNC could have done a much better job in constructing Ryan’s speeches but now the Romney campaign is forcing Ryan to dumb down his rhetoric in order to support Romney.
    It is too bad. Ryan, while I don’t agree with his views, is pretty smart. Sadly, in accepting the VP nomination his reputation will surely be hurt as he lowers himself to Romney’s intellectual level.

  • Anonymous

    $16 TRILLION debt, $5 TRILLION deficit, 18% REAL UNEMPLOYMENT, $4 a gallon gas, $5 a pound for crappy hamburger, Keystone Pipeline, Fast & Furious, Solyndra & the numerous other green energy scams, 49% of Americans on some form of welfare, 49% of Americans pay no federal taxes & STILL this crazed, radical, RA CIST P O S has huge majorities with women, I guess their “FREE” birth control, abortions & welfare cash for their illegitimate kids means more to them than the fact our kids will be living in Socialist poverty, has the ever RAC IST blac ks on board & the welfare LEECHING Hispanics & is tied or leading in most polls.
    No other president would even be in the running with an economy like this. You have to give it the media, Hollywood & the public school system, they have done one he ll of a job. Of course a REALLY LAZY, STUPID society makes the job much easier.

  • Anonymous

    WHEN has a Democrat/Socialist/Communist EVER been good for our country?

  • Anonymous

    Your marxist messiah has NEVER given specifics before or during his presidency. Now go ja ck off to your Soros pics & crawl back to the KOS.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, media matters troll, crawl back to KOS where your brain de ad blathering is appreciated. The media has NEVER scrutinized ObaMAO, if they had he would not be the president.

  • Anonymous

    Media matters troll, go ja ck off to your Soros/ObaMAO pics & leave the grown ups alone.

  • Anonymous

    No, you a liar, you not capable of reading or comprehending, you a brain de ad Soros troll. Now you crawl back to your basement & continue drooling into a cup.
    If you are seriously interested in the integrity of political candidates perhaps you should do a fact check on your marxist messiah & his truly moronic side kick Biden.

  • Anonymous

    That was an extremely well thought out and intelligent response.
    You are the poster boy/girl of glenn beck’s cult!!!

  • http://kathleen-trotter.myopenid.com/ Kathleen Trotter

    This is a rough decision with only two running and knowing what Obama has already done! http://WinforGoDaddy.webs.com

  • SoThere

    Strtlk is what the Democrat party and the Liberals look like. Many of them are in power in our government.

    Save America, vote Conservative.

    It’s really OK to vote Obama out of office, really it is.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps I can fact-check the Marxism of Obama, I’m sure I’ll find that he has a secret room in the White House with Mao, Che, Castro, Lenin posters all over, won’t I? Or, maybe I can just check Obama’s reputation with real Marxist and corroborate that they all think his a Neoliberal Capitalist. What do you think?

  • Anonymous

    Yes! Ignore, but flag!

  • Anonymous

    Yes once again they will laud the speech of of a man who said “I did not have sex with that woman” and take issue with a marathon time….. Who would you trust more?

  • Anonymous

    @thismustend:disqus, don’t forget the other huge block of voters—those who work in gov’t. They don’t want to lose their jobs, so will probably vote to reelect B.O. Do you think that was part of his strategy in expanding the gov’t? To have a built-in electorate? Or did he think that far ahead? I was under the impression, from what he indicated, that he would have been satisfied to be a one term president if his health care plan passed. It did, and he isn’t. What a disappointment! (Among other things.)

  • Anonymous

    Well, Patti, it really isn’t that hard of a decision. We KNOW what the current POTUS has already done TO the country. He was elected as a man with little to no experience. And how much do we know about his ENTIRE past? He had all his records sealed! What is he afraid of? His opponent, on the other hand, does have much more experience in politics (gov. of MA) and also in business, as the media keeps trying to point out via his Bain dealings. 2002 Olympics, anyone? They don’t seem too interested that M.R. got that up and running. As an aside: the way B. Clinton is speaking in favor of reelecting B.O. may come back and bite him in the butt IF he is reelected and Hillary wants to run in ’16. Will the nation want another Dem. in the WH after 8 years of B.O.?

  • Anonymous

    @facebook-100000184843640:disqus, your friends might be blinded by all the ”flash and glitter” which seems to surround this man. If they follow the LSM, they will only see that—all the parties, the Hollywood crowd, the vacations, the meetings with foreign dignitaries, the signing of ”important” policies etc. Remember, the media has their agenda—to do what has to be done to get him reelected. Your friends might ”see the truth” but after it’s too late and he has a 2nd term. If/when their taxes go up, when many of their freedoms are curtailed, if/when inflation arrives. Unfortunately, there will be many reasons coming for them to wonder why they ever voted for this man.

  • Anonymous

    Not me, new21a! I don’t believe in polls which are often skewed. Liked your comment re: the medias concern about how Romney spends HIS money versus B.O. and the way he spends OUR money!

  • Anonymous

    Agreed. The media was MIA when it came to vetting B.O.

  • Anonymous

    I agree, when they ask stupid questions, hit them like christie and newt. why dont you ask about the economy instead of my dog? why dont you ask about unemployment instead of a marathon?Are you kidding me with that question,thats in the past, ask about our future and then i”ll give you an answer.What school of journalism did you attend?.

  • Anonymous

    There are people out there that dont pay attention,they will ask who re you voting for,oh i’ll vote for him too,because he is hip and his wife has great arms.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, it’s sticky chinthe coward. No one is ignoring anything, excpet you. Instead of realizing that those same “media outlets” jumped on anything Ryan or Romney said and ignore Obamao’s B S, you think you can deflect by spouting this B S. Stupid left wing idiot. Go play on the freeway.

  • greywolfrs

    And you are the poster child for extremely late term abortions.

  • greywolfrs

    Except the part you missed, this was NOT done to Obamao. Go watch the video of Anita Dunce talking about how they controlled the information and interviews before the last election. Man, you left wingers are some dumb M F ers.

  • greywolfrs

    You can thank the dumbing-down of the population on the liberal education system.

  • greywolfrs

    As you over-look the lying scumbag Obamao? Please, you hypocrisy knows no bounds, finestupidity.

  • greywolfrs

    Well, there is one truth to your statement, you are ignorant, finestupidity.

  • greywolfrs

    Again, the media hypocrisy is amazing. I find it simply amazing that they can get away with calling themselves “news.”

  • new2la

    These people are delusional…..Comparing Al Gore’s lie about the Internet and Ryan’s mistake about time? Really Nora?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t find ignorance to be basis for insult. In fact, its self recognition is the basis for the discovery of all knowledge.

  • greywolfrs

    One would have to recognize something for that to be true, since you are simply spouting left wing idiocy…

  • Anonymous

    What hasn’t been said between ideologically opposite trolls!?

  • Anonymous

    You’re not responding to the point of my post, which is that “the media” responds to the demands of a capitalist market economy. Journalists and publishers sell a product to consumers. As they say, “If it bleeds, it leads,” and it doesn’t matter if the blood belongs to a Rep or a Dem. “The media” is diverse enough that every candidate will be treated with everything from kid gloves to brickbats. In the end, only those stories that sell well will stick around. Think about it – without the crude belligerence, which doesn’t serve you or your side well. I don’t think you’re seeing the real forces at work.

  • greywolfrs

    You really should learn what the definition of a troll is, then look in the mirror.

  • Anonymous

    See my response to thismustend. You’re not responding to my argument. As for politicians trying to control the media and the message, what’s new? (“I’m shocked, shocked to see gambling going on here!”) You’re not aware that the Bush admin routinely strong-armed uncooperative reporters? They were masters at media manipulation. It’s part of the game between politicians and media, and everyone plays it. Perhaps now that I’ve pointed it out to you, you’ll notice.

  • greywolfrs

    As you failed to see that Anita Dunce came straight out and admitted it. The difference is simple, this may have been happening for a long time, but no one ever came out and admitted it. Maybe YOU can see the difference now.

  • Anonymous

    Yes. The difference is that she was telling it like it is, just like I did. The media is a canvass upon which powerful people try to paint stories that influence opinion. Both sides know this. She’s also correct about Fox News’ blatant bias, but she knows that Fox’s lack of fairness is a great marketing ploy. To be successful, MSM (and Fox is in the MSM) must serve stories that are hot, cheap, sloppy and plentiful. Junk food for the mind. Most people get quickly bored when presented with details that turn black/white to shades of grey – like reality. The best journalists are probably the least known and read because they write with such understanding and nuance that they appeal to a smaller demographic of highly-educated information seekers. What’s new?

  • greywolfrs

    Wrong, she fucked-up, she wasn’t supposed to tell people that they hid the information about Obamao before the last election. She wasn’t supposed to talk about her admiration for Mao. She wasn’t supposed to admit any of that, luckily very few “media” outlets called her on it. Why do you think that is? Why do you think she is no longer in her position with this administration? The best journalists? Please, we do not have journalists anymore. That would imply that any of them were independent of Democraps or Republicans, which simply isn’t so. I can see that you style yourself to be one of those highly-educated information seekers. The only problem with that is, you continue to be a left wing shill.

  • Offended

    First of all, let me state that I am a REGISTERED REPUBLICAN VOTER. Over the last 12 years, I have not once voted for a Democratic candidate.

    However, as a competitive RUNNER, allow me to put Paul Ryan’s lie in perspective.

    Is Ryan’s marathon time important to the fiscal policy of our nation? No. Does his ill-timed inaccuracy have any direct bearing on legislative policy? Of course not. Does it matter at all? YES.

    Why?

    This vice-presidential candidate has been portrayed as a numbers man, as a brilliant and youthful silo of information and answers to a party that needs his intelligence and passion. Ryan is also supposed to be a fitness buff, who makes the party more marketable, and attractive to the demographic that was so enamored by Obama four years ago. If Romney is the hard-nosed businessman, Paul is the one that you want to stand next to, grab a beer with, ask your questions to. He is relatable, energetic, and lethal in his appeal to disenchanted Obama supporters.

    Then came his RNC speech. As Republicans, we defended his speech-writers and statements, claiming that the fact-checkers were taking him out of context. This was a bump in the road and paled in comparison to the lies that Obama pervaded the media with on a daily basis. Next, came the marathon interview… and let me tell you that it is not worth defending him anymore.

    Why?

    Well, first of all, Ryan proved that he is not a numbers man. A 4 hour marathon is not just far from a 2:50 marathon, it is a LIFETIME away. Like most distance races, the faster the time gets, the more difficult incremental improvements are. To say that you ran a sub 3-hour marathon not once, but TWICE in the same interview, only proves that you have no understanding of effort, pace, distance, or time. This leads me to the next revelation…

    Paul Ryan is no fitness buff or distance runner.

    This doesn’t matter you say? Well it DOES MATTER if your campaign has capitalized on the characterization, you have 2.2 million searches for pictures of you shirtless, and everyone knows about your p90-x routine. Unless you are a marketing idiot, it is obvious how significant this reputation is among the youth and female vote. Apparently, the only person that missed the memo was Ryan himself, who shows in his marathon error that he knows next to nothing about serious running. Any runner, especially a runner from the early 90′s, when time was all that mattered in running culture, not finishing, would know the time of his one and only marathon.

    Why?

    Because as a marathon coach, let me tell you, there are only two ways to run a marathon: Either you train well, invest countless hours over a period of months, and remember your finishing time to the minute, OR… you don’t train at all, invest only a few hours into the race, run it off talent and STILL REMEMBER your finishing time because of the horrendous pain that accompanied the feat. This man did not do either, which really only leaves one explanation:

    That Paul Ryan knowingly LIED about his athletic feat to a nation that saw 500,000 citizens run a documented marathon in 2011! Not only that, but of all the athletic feats to lie about, he chose one that is painfully verifiable. I mean, it is Grandma’s Marathon, one of the most historic marathons in the annals of U.S. marathoning. One email, and the records are in your possession. This is not your neighborhood pick up game of basketball… this is a race that costs money to enter, and that uses either chip or bib-based timing every year.

    Does this sound like a brilliant candidate for our Grand Old Party? NO! Goodness, how hard is it, after you have been under fire for weeks about your factual errors and half-truth giving, to give an honest answer to one of the most common and measurable fitness standards of all? Answer: It’s not, if you can help yourself.

    Do you want to know why we lost our last election? Because we did not demand more than this of our candidates. Rather than apologize and defend a pathological liar like Paul Ryan, who does his best while back peddling, let’s take him to task and hold him to a higher standard!

  • http://www.facebook.com/forestaduplessis Forest A. Duplessis

    Haven’t you heard the media is impartial. (insert sarcastic snicker here) It makes it a lot easier to keep your past out of the media when you’ve practicaly never worked or don’e anything. Obama’s resume must be pretty brief: College, lawyer for 15 minutes, senator for 1/2 term, President. It’s sad I’m only slightly exaggerating. If I hear Obama discuss Romney’s lack of international experience I will bust a gut laughing. Had he even been out of the country before becoming president? Keep the voice of the other side alive Glenn.
    Robin D.

  • http://www.facebook.com/forestaduplessis Forest A. Duplessis

    I agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/forestaduplessis Forest A. Duplessis

    You speak the truth. While it is a miracle we hear about any of this as the press delivers the “news” through love goggles.

  • http://www.facebook.com/forestaduplessis Forest A. Duplessis

    I love that his initials are BO. Yes “pea you” this adminstration has stunk it up long enough. Ann Coulters (sorry for the spelling) comparison to Hitler is not totally off the mark as he also came into power w/almost no experience.

  • http://www.facebook.com/forestaduplessis Forest A. Duplessis

    That statistic of women makes me sad to be one. I absolutely did not vote for him. Robin D.

  • http://www.facebook.com/forestaduplessis Forest A. Duplessis

    Thank you I am so glad to hear that someone else can recall these words our former president uttered in front of the whole country & yet the media hoists him up on their collective shoulders & claims his Mr Wonderful. Wonderful my eye. When you are a complete narcissit it doesn’t matter what you say because no one else matters anyway. Robin D.

  • Anonymous

    Grey, it’s very telling that you deny the existence of unbiased journalism. If you believe that, how do you decide who is telling the truth when there are contradictory tales? How can you trust the veracity of anything you read? Rather dismal, eh? In reality (which is obviously different for me than it is for you), we can usually gain a good sense for the direction of truth in most of the political discussions today. It’s not easy, but it’s quite possible, and the more one works at it, the easier it gets. Among journalists and other knowledge-gathering based professions, there are those for whom the thrill and mission in life is to get to the bottom of the story, wherever that may take them. Doesn’t always make them correct, but over time, patterns emerge, and these patterns always correspond to human nature. The real problem with the Right wing today, including libertarians (I’m a former libertarian, btw), is that they have a false notion of human nature and society. They don’t know what they don’t know. This is one reason they tend to personalize debates and get so nasty when confronted with contrary evidence. As someone recently noted of Paul Ryan’s Randian view of humanity, it’s a delusion of impotence made over into a delusion of omnipotence. Here, you can read more if you care to: http://www.tnr.com/article/magazine/politics/106459/paul-ryan-nasty-philosophy-self-reliance-ayn-rand
    Peace out.