Tag Archives: hoaxes

Mueller on Trump’s willingness to accept the assistance of a hostile foreign power to win the White House: “I hope this is not the new normal, but I fear that it is.”

Splitting his time between the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee, Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent approximately seven hours on Capital Hill today, answering questions about his investigation into Russian interference in our 2016 election. And it went pretty much just like most folks thought that it would. The Republicans attempted at every […]

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The silent rattlesnakes of Truman Capote, and the hoax behind Hand-Carved Coffins

Late last week, I took a few days off from work and went to Chicago with the family. We visited friends, ate really good brisket, poked our heads into the small and dark apartment of Henry Darger, invested way too much time studying the habits of the longnose walking batfish, and spent Linette’s birthday seeing […]

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Damn, son… Trump finally confirms Russian “meddling” in the election that put him in the White House, but has the unmitigated gall to suggest that it was all Obama’s fault

It’s taken one hell of a long time, but the complete narrative of how Trump came to power is finally starting to come into focus, thanks in large part due to the heroic work of Washington Post reporters, who, just yesterday, brought two more critical pieces of the puzzle to the table. First, they reported […]

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The war against critical thinking

For as much as we talk here about the anti-intellectualism of the right, I don’t think I’ve ever shared this piece of George Carlin video with you. (See below.) It’s only three minutes long, but it gets right to the heart of things. In it, Carlin says bluntly that public education in America will never […]

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Fox News celebrates Independence Day differently than you and me

I suspect the network was hacked by one of their more enthusiastic viewers, but I do find it curious that it took the network a full 10 hours to erase the 6 “malicious and false” tweets.

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