Daily Archives: January 4, 2014

A scientific approach to arguing with a liberal

Dollar Bill’s reemergence in the comments section reminded me to mention this article by Kyle Becker on how to deal with the irrational.

We’ve all been there: Stuck in a hopelessly circular argument with a liberal who won’t get to the point, acknowledge basic facts even exist, or get past juvenile name-calling in debates. It can be really frustrating.

One thing people can do to fight back is just to code all the non-responses to logical or rational arguments. Cryptically flipping back “Give me a break with that number 5 nonsense” or “Man, number 3, again?” can really humiliate people whose stupidity is broken down to a science.

Becker shows the eight basic “arguments” used by liberals. My favorite is #7, “Do it for the children”, but you should check out all eight. DB, you seem to be perpetually stuck on numbers one, two and three: this will help you expand your repertoire.

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Who could disagree?

OBAMA-transparency-Judicial Watch is out with its 2013 list of most corrupt officials.

On its website, the watchdog group wrote: “House Speaker John Boehner has apparently become a master at what Government Accountability Institute president Peter Schweizer calls the ‘Tollbooth Strategy,’ ” or when politicians charge interested parties money to move a bill through the legislative process.

Mrs. Clinton, meanwhile, made the list for her famous Benghazi testimony, during which she responded to a question about the source of the attack, “What difference does it make?” Judicial Watch also said that “in addition to Hillary Clinton’s apparent cover-up of the role she played in the Benghazi tragedy and its aftermath, she left office in another ethical cloud about conflicts of interest in the activities of her longtime top aide Huma Abedin.”

Also on the list: CIA director John Brennan, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Attorney General Eric Holder, former IRS commissioner Steven Miller and former IRS head Lois Lerner. Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Sen. Harry Reid and Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Leading the list: Mr. Obama.

“President Barack Obama actually tops this ‘Top Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians’ list for 2013 as the driving force behind so many of the misdeeds. This is Obama’s seventh straight year on the list, dating back all the way to 2007. … He is a master at catch-me-if-you-can, corrupt politics,” Judicial Watch wrote. “This year, he has again acted as a one-man Congress, rewriting entire sections of federal law on his own. Not only is his administration secretive and dishonest; its callous disregard for the rule of law undermines our constitutional republic.”

Among Mr. Obama’s worst offense: Obamacare, and “his continual lies about the ability of Americans to keep their own health insurance,” Judicial Watch said.

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Maybe they’ll just self-destruct as a favor to the town

Francis Fudrucker prepares for BET session

Francis Fudrucker prepares for BET session

Democrat faction of Board of Estimate and Taxation enjoys food fight at their caucus. Clearly they need Rodney King to come back to earth and sooth their ruffled egos but here’s hoping Rodney stays put.

A faction of three BET Democrats, aided by Democratic Town Committee Chairman Frank Farricker, were sworn in during a special meeting Thursday, electing a new leader and ripping new rifts in an already torn party.

Democratic members will meet Saturday morning in an attempt to agree on a permanent replacement, who they would then elect once all party members have been sworn in. But Thursday’s impromptu meeting has done little to improve relations between sparring party members.

Current battle lines were drawn in November, when then-caucus leader Bill Finger proposed a charter change introducing election reforms. Democratic board members Mary Lee Kiernan and Jeffery Ramer came out in support the proposal, while Goldrick, Huffman and Blankley called stridently for his resignation. The full caucus hasn’t met since early last month in the wake of the very public meltdown. Only Blankley, Huffman and Goldrick turned up for Thursday’s meeting.

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Well you started it

Freezing at the North Pole

Freezing at the North Pole

I realize it drives you warmist readers nuts when I highlight cold weather, but we’ve had to suffer for years the media’s trumpeting of every weather phenomenon: hot weather, droughts, typhoons, hurricanes, forest fires and even earthquakes, for God’s sake (no, not weather related, but not climate either) as proof that global warming is destroying the world.

You can’t have it both ways, so, “Coldest weather in decades slams into the US”.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— It has been decades since parts of the Midwest experienced a deep freeze like the one expected to arrive Sunday, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia even in a region where residents are accustomed to bundling up.

This “polar vortex,” as one meteorologist calls it, is caused by a counterclockwise-rotating pool of cold, dense air. The frigid air, piled up at the North Pole, will be pushed down to the U.S., funneling it as far south as the Gulf Coast.

Ryan Maue, of Tallahassee, Fla., a meteorologist for Weather Bell, said temperature records will likely be broken during the short yet forceful deep freeze that will begin in many places on Sunday and extend into the week. That is thanks to a perfect combination of the jet stream, cold surface temperatures and the polar vortex.

“All the ingredients are there for a near-record or historic cold outbreak,” he said “If you’re under 40 (years old), you’ve not seen this stuff before.”

 

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I’m so proud of you, mom

Michelle Pritchett, from Sweet Water, Alabama, apparently indulged in more than just “cool, clear water” at the Alabama-Oklahoma Sugar Bowl game.

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News you can use

 

Unless there's a better target, of course

Unless there’s a better target, of course

Scientists discover that dogs align themselves on a North- South axis when pooping.

A team of European scientists with way too much time on its hands has discovered that dogs tend to position themselves in alignment with the earth’s magnetic field before they take every big, steamy dump.

The Czech and German researchers committed two years of their professional lives to the longitudinal study of canine crap, reports The Christian Science Monitor. The point was to determine magnetic sensitivity in dogs—at least when they poop.

The proud scientists say the findings “open new horizons for biomagnetic research.”

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Does this mean he’ll have to register as a sex offender?

I ain't servicing no hot dogs, and I don't care WHAT'S in my contract!

I ain’t servicing no hot dogs, and I don’t care WHAT’S in my contract! We’re about pizza.

Thing like that’ll ruin your life. Papa John delivery boy screws the pooch.

Twenty-two-year old Joshua Webicki of Palm Bay, Fla. was caught having sex with the family dog by a surveillance system put in by his own family.

According to the police report, “the family had noticed the German shepherd mix showing signs of physical injury and was fearful when approached by family members, so they installed a video system.”

Perhaps they thought their dog was being tormented by evil spirits in some twisted version of “Paranormal Activity,” but when they reviewed the tapes they discovered something much more shocking: Webicki performing sex acts on the dog.

Ah- upon closer reading, it appears that he was entertaining his own dog, so he at least kept it in the family. He’s probably originally from West Virginia.

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Geeze, King Edward kitsch is probably worth more

 

Kilt: 110% original offering price

Kilt: 110% original offering price

Palace slashes prices on baby George souvenirs . Poor kid’s only five months old and already forgotten. Shelf life is everything.

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I used to represent gullible investors so I understand, sort of, but TWO medals of Honor?

Would this kindly man lie to you?

Would this kindly man lie to you?

Phony SEAL bilks a couple of doctors out of $750,000 by claiming he was the one who shot Bin Laden, earned two medals of honor and knocked off Pablo Escobar in his spare time. He’s actually a 57-year-old bartender with no military experience.

A man claiming to be one of the most decorated Navy SEALs in military history has been rooted out as a fraud after swindling investors for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A.J. Dicken went all the way while weaving fictitious connections to the elite army force, claiming that he was the one who fired the kill shot during the Osama bin Laden raid.

The al Qaeda leader wasn’t the only international warlord that he brought down either, he said, as he also told confidantes and would-be employees that he was responsible for killing Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

I know several elite warriors; SEALS and Special Forces, and they’re in their late-twenties or early thirties. Most are smallish and wiry, but none are fat 57-year olds just two years removed from killing Bin Laden. So before I gave someone with these claimed credentials my money I’d start my suspicions with his age and build, then move on to his two medals of honor.

But that’s just me – back in the day, when we ran across incredibly fraudulent, doomed investment schemes, we’d label them “doctor deals”, because no other group had more available cash matched with no financial sense at all. Guess that’s still the case.

Fun video here:

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