Feb 19 2010

WEATHER REPORT

Kal @ 18:51

The latest wingnut email. I am still researching this to find out what really happened, not that it would prove anything if it is exactly as quoted. Other than, I suppose, that there was a hot spell in 1922 also.

The Arctic  ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and  in some places the seals are finding the water too hot,  according to a report to the Commerce Department  yesterday from Consulit, at  Bergen ,  Norway . Reports  from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point  to a radical change in climate conditions and  hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone.  Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice  has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes.  Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the  gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have  been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the  report continued, while at many points well known  glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few  seals and no white fish are found in the eastern  Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts,  which have never before ventured so far north, are  being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.  Within a few years it is predicted that due to the  ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal  cities uninhabitable.

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Category: wingnuttery | Sustainability | Politics | misinformation | hoax | Climate Change

Oct 26 2009

Yes Virginia, there are vampires - Old wingnut lies keep coming back

Kal @ 23:30

The Obama haters will apparently circulate anything, no matter how implausible. More...

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Category: hoax | Politics | wingnuttery

Oct 20 2009

Oh how they love to make up stuff about the Obamas

Kal @ 23:10

Greg took a couple of days off and even looked up the story on FactCheck where it is thoroughly debunked, but I guess he just could not resist, he forwarded it on anyway. It has been obvious for some time that wingnuts do not care about the truth, only the chance to point a finger and snigger to one another.

Fw: The First Lady solves Unemployment problem in US

The new Camelot...........lololol

Something I'm sure you'd love to forward on.  Though it is incorrect, as to the staff for prior First Lady's.

http://m.factcheck.org/2009/08/michelle-obamas-staff/

Greg


Seriously! First Lady's 22 Assistants.
First Ladies do  have assistants.  A history sampling with background story.  
Laura Bush = one  
Hillary Clinton =  three
Jackie Kennedy =  one
Michelle Obama =  twenty-two

This was followed by detailing these civil servants and their salaries, which I am not going to include because the factcheck link has it all. You can look it up if you care. But I will include the FactCheck answer:

Michelle Obama’s Staff

Q: Does First Lady Michelle Obama have an "unprecedented" number of staffers?

A: A spokeswoman for the first lady says that Michelle Obama currently has a staff of 24. That may indeed be the largest of any first lady, but Hillary Clinton, with 19 staffers, and Laura Bush with at least 18 and perhaps more, weren’t far behind.

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Category: wingnuttery | Politics | Morals | misinformation | hoax

Oct 19 2009

This set of lies started about 2004 or earlier

Kal @ 17:47

I am still trying to figure out what the point of this was other than to attack Obama. The original e-mail included photos of each of the presidents, reasonable photos also, but I am going to skip that part and just try to make sense of the text.

If you jump to the end of this piece, you will see that both Snopes and FactCheck debunk it as mostly lies. However, note all the details and the colors. To the extremely gullible it might even seem plausible.

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Sep 24 2009

Not Yet Not Ever

Kal @ 17:18

Yet another in the wingnut email series, this one with mixed credits. The Shrub came from Murray and Saint Ronnie came from Greg. Looking at these made me think fondly of Bill Cinton, Jimmy Carter and maybe even Lyndon Johnson.

This is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST Email I have ever received.  I'm going to print it on photo paper and frame it. 

miss me yet

But it is better than this one
from http://jeremiasx.wordpress.com/.                 mission accomplished

The email from Murray today reminded me of one from Greg on August 17:

miss reagan 

Seems a shame that no one ever taught him the basics of human relationships in kindergarten.

Same answer though, courtesy of Ron, “Not Yet, Not Ever”.

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Category: wingnuttery | hoax | Politics

Sep 18 2009

AMERICA NEEDS A CANDIDATE WITH THIS PLATFORM!!

Kal @ 09:08

This wingnut email comes from Gwen. Which goes to show that you do not have to be male to pass on nutty stuff (but I think it helps).

This one starts of to say: “Bill Cosby has a great way of  "distilling" things.  Looks like he's done it again!”

It is followed by a broken link to a picture and 12 extremely inflammatory and reactionary points, including encouraging use of the military to shoot immigrants from the south. It is a bit muddled about religion; I wonder if Gwen was really proposing we adopt Sharia Law with the proposal to cut off hands for stealing? Actually, there is very little difference between a theocracy of the Christian or the Muslim kind, so that is not so surprising.

Unfortunately for Gwen, in addition to being particularly nasty, her proposal is based on pure bullshit. I thought it worth looking up in Snopes.com.

Claim: Article reproduces comedian Bill Cosby’s platform as a write-in candidate in the 2008 Presidential Election.

Conclusion: INCORRECT ATTRIBUTION

Discussion: Origins: We don’t know who originally authored this reactionary “platform” for a write-in presidential candidate, but we do know it was not entertainer Bill Cosby.

… Just before the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Bill Cosby himself disclaimed involvement with this “write-in candidate” e-mail on his web site:

BILL COSBY IS NOT A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDET

I am not a write-in candidate for President. The statement purportedly from me stating that I am a candidate is a hoax. The platform attributed to me (and at various times to Robin Williams, Andy Rooney, and George Carlin) does not represent my views and in many respects is abhorrent to me. Apparently those who continue to spread this hoax do not care to do even minimal fact checking.

So there you have it, just another attempt to cloak nasty with the cover of respectability. Or is it a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

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Category: Morals | Politics | wingnuttery | hoax