Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘facts’

Obama Took The Wheel…

…and this is the road we’ve been taken upon.  This is a response to Hollywood’s (Tom Hank I’ll NEVER watch one of your flicks again.  That’s ashame as Toy Story was his best work) “documentary” fantasy about Obama’s first year in office with the real facts (you know those things that are supposed to be in documentaries) blended in.  I would say enjoy, but the realities of our nation are much less than enjoyable.

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Talk Me Off Of the Ledge

No I am not planning to throw myself off of a tall building, but life as a conservative seems rather harsh and I keep looking at how easy it is for liberals with more than a little jealousy.  Life for a liberal is quite simple…

  • It’s a life where they can go from Global Cooling will kill us unless we do something, to Global Warming will kill us unless we take drastic (and costly) measures, to a nice balance of Global Climate Change which gives them cover to every climate situation.  They seem to have no qualms about making these label changes and are as vociferous in their arguments.  Oh and they have the backing of the elitist media. That’s much better than the facts.

You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News

I would characterize this collection of “shocking but utterly true FACTS” a cross between one of those bathroom readers, Ripley’s believe it or not, and Mad Magazine (Sorry Cracked Magazine).  I grew up on both Cracked and Mad which might explain a lot about my psyche and why I liked this You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts by the editors of Cracked.com.

There is a lot of humor;

“Back in 1993, PC Professional columnist Lisa Holst decided to prove that you could make up anything on the Internet and people would believe it.  She did this by putting together some utterly ridiculous ‘facts’…Holst’s email was forwarded from inbox to inbox.”

Predisposition (pree-dis-puh-zish-uhn)

The dictionary defines predispositions as:

  1. the fact or condition of being predisposed: a predisposition to think optimistically.
  2. Medicine/Medical . tendency to a condition or quality, usually based on the combined effects of genetic and environmental factors.

Synonyms: tendency, inclination, predilection, BIAS [emphasis added]

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

John Adams