Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Pants on fire


Q: How do you know when a politician is lying?
A: Their lips are moving.

Yet despite this, and despite everyone knowing this, millions tuned in to watch and then talk about two liars in a debate that isn’t one*, that is then reported as if it were a boxing match instead of two candidates making up their own facts.

Here’s a (not entirely impartial) roundup of around two dozen of the biggest lies.

PS: And here’s an annotated transcipt of last night’s lies, boasting and failed innuendo of both participants, which has the added bonus of not having to either look at or listen to either of them.

* A debate is neither a two-way interview nor a panel discussion. In a debate, the moderator says nothing and carries a timepiece. And that’s all.



  1. "Mark Zandi, a well-respected economist,"

    Wiki appears to be accurate here: “Zandi's analysis of the impact of an economic stimulus package on the United States economy was cited by Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein in their report on President Barack Obama's proposed American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, which became the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009."

    So he’s well-respected by cretins.

    “[Zandi] did issue a report saying that if Trump’s economic plans were fully implemented, 3.5 million jobs would disappear, incomes would stagnate, debt would explode and stock prices would plummet.”

    Expect the opposite, therefore.

    “But the report also said it was highly unlikely that Trump would get many of his plans approved by Congress, even if it is controlled by Republicans, because so many of his positions are so [sic] a departure from Republican principles. Even so, the report said the U.S. economy would likely suffer under a Trump presidency."

    Perhaps the people can remember the Chicken Little poor advice from well-respected cretins prior to Brexit.

    Me? Trump went too easy on her.

    Found on facebook:
    just the facts...
    of the two candidates running for president...
    Only Hillary Clinton was caught lying to congress.
    Only Hillary Clinton was fired from a job for being unethical.
    Only Hillary Clinton deleted 30 some thousand emails after she was ordered to hand them over to the Fed.
    Only Hillary Clinton had that same computer wiped clean by professionals.
    Only Hillary Clinton got the rapist of a teenage girl off on rape charges then laughed about it.
    Only Hillary Clinton lied to the American people about Benghazi.
    Only Hillary Clinton lied to the American people about her emails.
    Only Hillary Clinton lied about being under sniper fire.
    Only Hillary Clinton lied about lying to the American people.
    Only Hillary Clinton was involved in " Cash Cow "
    Only Hillary Clinton has a long list of scandals.
    Only Hillary Clinton nationally belittled her husband's sexual harassment ( and rape ) accusers.
    Only Hillary Clinton is a career politician.
    Only Hillary Clinton will not release her speeches to Goldman Sachs and other banks.
    Only Hillary Clinton is tied to Monsanto.
    Only Hillary Clinton was labeled " Extremely careless " about national security by the FBI !
    Only Hillary Clinton said she will raise taxes on the middle class.
    Only Hillary Clinton benefited from the DNC rigging an election !
    Only Hillary Clinton had to return stolen items from the White House.
    Only Hillary Clinton said the Benghazi victims parents where lying.
    Only Hillary Clinton wants you to vote for her based on her gender.
    Only Hillary Clinton has no real accomplishments after a lifetime in politics.
    Only Hillary Clinton has never created any jobs.
    Only Hillary Clinton has been investigated by the FBI and found to have put national security at risk.
    Only Hillary Clinton has had two or more movies and several documentaries made about her questionable ethics.
    Only Hillary Clinton was called "Broomstick one" by the SS.
    Only Hillary Clinton made congress and others spend millions and millions of tax dollars having hearings and investigating her to find that she lied, that would not have been spent if she would of simply told the truth in the first place ! Fact - all facts !
    Only Hillary Clinton regularly cussed out and belittled her SS detail.
    Only Hillary Clinton Only Hillary Clinton Only Hillary Clinton over and over again.

    But you are going to vote for her because.... you don't like Donald Trump?

    "I'm not voting for either of them, but a Trump presidency that fails scares me less than a Clinton presidency that succeeds." Daniel David Lyons, facebook.

    Me? I have no issue with Monsanto.

  2. Actually I have underestimated Zandi out of disbelief that that paper would cite him.

    1. Agreed, the economic analysis of both candidates is shite.

      But as I've posted here before, so too are the economic policies of both candidates.


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