Lies And Liars|
April 27, 2009
Last week saw an unusual number of outright lies from our media and political class.
Lies that went virtually unchallenged. Yawn.
: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced to the world that she was never told
during a congressional briefing in 2002
that waterboarding or other "enhanced" interrogation techniques were being used
on terrorism suspects. This directly contradicts a 2007 Washington Post article
saying that the California Democrat and three other lawmakers had received an hour-long
secret briefing on the interrogation tactics, including waterboarding, and that
they raised no objections at the time. In plain English - Nancy Pelosi lied
Not mentioned in this brou ha ha is the fact that waterboarding of American
military personnel, as part of their training, far exceeded the three times this
heinous method was used on terrorists. But torture applied to members of the U.S.
military is justified, because the left has already pronounced them guilty, unlike
the poor terrorists who have yet to enjoy their day in American courts.
: Next up, California Congressman Henry Waxman. After accusing Newt Gingrich
of trying to scare people into opposing 'climate legislation', Waxman flatly stated
that the cap and trade legislation currently being hatched in Congress was designed
to "contain energy cost increases."
If Waxman wasn't so smart, I would classify his statement as merely a misstatement.
But Waxman does his home work. Policy wonk that he is, he had to be aware of
the numerous analysis
that predict this same cap and trade legislation
will increase yearly energy costs for the average family by $1,800 to $3,900. Conclusion:
: Our list of liars would be woefully incomplete without inclusion of Father
Earth, Algore. Gore told a House hearing that the Democratic climate bill would
limit carbon dioxide and other pollution linked to a warming of the earth and would
simultaneously solve the problems of the climate, economy and national security.
No supporting facts
were given as to how taxing air will help the economy, much less improve our security.
None were necessary because Algore has a Nobel Prize. (Lie #5
Nobel Prize recipients
Completely overlooked also, was Gore's underlying premise
that man made pollution is linked to climate change. Despite widespread acceptance
of this 'fake but accurate' premise, no science has been able to definitively link
climate change to man, despite billions of our tax dollars and years of trying.
Steve Milloy of
offered $100,000 to anyone who could supply this missing link. To date, he has recieved
no takers. Hmmm....
I'm not 100% sure I can call Gore a liar. After all, a lie is a false statement
made with deliberate intent to deceive. And there remains the slight possibility
that Algore might actually believe the nonsense he spouts.
Another widely accepted premise that has gone unchallenged is that Bush lied. Any
liberal, oops, progressive, worth his salt knows for a fact that Bush lied. But
strangely enough, not one person has ever taken me up on my oft repeated offer of
$100 to anyone who could point out a specific instance where Bush actually lied.
From this I can conclude one of two things: Either Bush didn't lie, or liberals
are so busy feeding at the public trough that they don't need my measly $100 bucks.
Google search is invaluable in supplying facts and credible rebuttals to the avalanche
of misstatements, out of context statements, and outright lies that are mistakenly
accepted as truth these days. Unfortunately, there are two things this search engine
can't find: a list of the new politically correct rules we are all now obliged to
live by, and a list of the new definitions of old words.
Since I still have that $100 bucks proving Bush didn't lie, I'm going to go out
on a limb and offer it to any liberal, oops, progressive, who can supply me with
two things. An up to date list of politically correct rules and a current list of
the new definitions of old words. I'll increase this amount to
a cool $1,000 bucks to anyone who can tell me when Americans voted on these new rules and definitions.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She lives in South Carolina
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