8/31/15

And yet more Outrage!©™

The FoxHoles are going nuts, along with Ohio's congressional delegation and other elected 'leaders.'

This time, it's over the renaming of Mt Denali back to ... Mt Denali. Right now, it's also referred to as Mt McKinley.

McKinley was a president, and he was from Ohio. He was a middle-of-the-pack president - nothing to brag about, but nothing really to sneer at, either.

But here's the thing.

McKinley was an Ohioan. He was born there, raised there, and except for a very brief educational attempt in Pennsylvania, lived there most of his adult life.

He had nothing to do with Alaska.

Mt Denali is in Alaska. 'Denali' is an Alaskan native American name. Alaskans generally want the mountain renamed back to 'Denali.' In fact, they already have, insofar as the state is concerned.

The Ohioans should find a hill somewhere in Ohio, and name it "McKinley's Knob" or somesuch.

And then get on with the important issues of the day.

Outrage grows over Obama plans to rename Mt McKinley.

8/20/15

Walkin' it back ...

Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) pumped out a pretty good falsehood the other day, when he stood up in the Senate, and bristling with self-righteous Outrage!©™ stated:

"... If you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and that’s well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does."

That, of course, is nonsense, and it is easily discoverable as such:

Jon Kyl says abortion services are “well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does”

But the real corker came a bit later, when Kyl's office was swamped with challenges to that statement. Kyl 'walked it back,' a euphemism for 'the Senator's staff is trying to wash the stink off the senator's bullshit:"

The senator's remark "was not intended to be a factual statement but rather to illustrate that Planned Parenthood, an organization that receives millions in taxpayer dollars, does subsidize abortions," Kyl's staff says in a statement.

"...was not intended to be a factual statement."

Huh.

How about this:

Senator Kyl cross-dresses like a Colfax Avenue hooker and likes to parade around in his bedroom in stiletto heels.

Oops! That's not meant to be a factual statement.

How's that sit, Senator?

How about "Nothing Senator John Kyl says is meant to be a factual statement."

Yeah. This is one of our political leaders who would shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding.

One of the other panderers to the Christian Right is The Donald, who has apparently succumbed to a rabid case of 'hop-on-the-bandwagonitis.'

Meanwhile, ISIS, the Iranians, and Vlad Putin are all laughing themselves silly at the farce that is our political leadership.