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Prurient Prevarication: Fox News

Prurient: adj. marked by, arousing or appealing to sexual desire

Prevarication: n. “deviation” from the truth; a lie

The GOP “news” arm, Fox, is having a field day with the stimulus bill. (I could have done a whole P-post on their new talking point word “porkulus” but it reminded me too much of the gag-worthy Rush Limbaugh.)

The current porkulus lie began in Bobby Jindal’s pathetic response to Obama’s speech last week in which he claimed the bill included $8 billion for a mag-lev train from Disneyland to Las Vegas.

There is no such train project in the bill, but Fox liked the pleasure-seeking images it conjured up, inserted some prurient imagination and ran with their addition to the story: not only did the train run from Disneyland to Nevada; it ran directly to the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel !!! Wow!! (The ranch is actually 422 miles further.)

Here’s how Fox played the story (I especially loved the display of long female legs at the end, in conjunction with the chuckles over a “stimulus package”….)

Watch it here

Piling on Palin: she’s the wrong target

I’m blessed, in normal times, of being able to sleep like a baby. But since the Reptilian Republican Convention and the Palinmania it ignited, I’ve found myself staring wide-eyed at the ceiling at 2 a.m. wondering how we can get back on track with REAL issues.

And wondering how long it will take before Palin’s fans will learn the truth about her.  And, truly scary, if the truth about her lies and hypocrisy will even matter to them.

Palin is a red herring. A smelly toxic red herring to be sure, but animals get side-tracked by smelly things. We have to wrest our attention away from her to focus on what’s really important:

John McCain. He is supposed to be the Main Man.

  • The guy who said “Country First,” when he proved by his choice of Mrs. Palin, a woman with little relevant or honorable experience, that what he really believes is “Political Expediency First!”
  • The guy who did only minimal vetting of his VP choice, an example of his impulsivity – not a good trait in chief executives or commander-in-chiefs.
  • The guy who allowed the convention to to be a fear-mongering hate-filled re-ignition of the partisan culture wars – wasn’t he supposed to be Mr. Bi-Partisan?
  • The guy whose own campaign has produced video ads that contain total lies and some of the worst racial innuendos since Willie Horton – wasn’t he supposed to be a Man of Honor?
  • The guy who lets his running mate steal the show with her big personality and big LIES, while he just stands heh-hehing awkwardly by  – who is the leader here? who is in charge?
  • The guy who would rather run his campaign on personality (Palin’s) than talk about the REAL issues facing America, the world, and citizens like you and me.
  • Just for starters…

The mainstream media. Scared shitless of being labeled “Liberal” or “elite”, they have just tip-toed around Palin’s unsavory past, McCain’s flip-flopping and dirty campaign tactics. The public needs to know the truth, and we need our attention brought back to the real issues.

The American public. People people people!! Wake up! Just because a woman can tote a gun and serve up moose-turd pie and has big boobs and five kids, one with Down syndrome, doesn’t make her great vice-presidential material.  Even if she did nothing else but study economics, foreign policy, environmental science, and the constitution for the next year she’d still be wet behind the ears.  This election is NOT a popularity contest! It’s about the future of our country – health care, jobs, energy, mortgages, the environment – plus all the other messy stuff that’s going on around the globe.

You know, the real issues. (Have I said that already?)

Ploy: pathetic use of props to persuade us

Ploy: n. a strategem or artifice to obtain an advantage over one’s opponent.

Prop: n.  item used on stage to add to the illusion

The Republican National Convention planners have no shame – and low competence.

First, they used a video of the collapsing twin towers (and the terrified people jumping out windows) as a ploy to strike fear in viewers hearts, wanting us to make the connection that only Republicans can keep us safe.

Then, hoping to remind us of the sacrifices of our soldiers in Iraq , they intended to use a picture of  Walter Reed Medical Center behind McCain. Except the idiots getting the photos chose a middle school in California named Walter Reed instead.

Doesn’t GOP competence make you feel more confident???  And McCain didn’t even vote for veteran’s medical benefits. Chutzpah!

Realizing they are way behind in representation of people of color in the GOP (2% of conventioneers were black, compared to 25% at the DNC), they needed photos of attractive representatives to flash on the screen. But evidently black McCain supporters were so hard to come by they had to use stock photos:

Mission accomplished!

Update: Right after the GOP convention the organizers admitted the Walter Reed school photo was a major gaffe on their part. A couple of days later, in their best cover-your-lying-ass tradition, they claim it was intentional – to show McCain’s undying support for public education. Give me a break.