First, Crooks and Liars on Bob Schieffer actually using a mainstream media outlet to show how Bachmann is an unrepentant liar:
And as usual, she did her usual blob-of-mercury routine:
SCHIEFFER: I want to ask you about something else. A lot of your critics say you have been very fast and loose with the truth. You know, the po– PolitiFact, which is a website that won a Pulitzer, did an analysis of twenty-three statements that you made recently. Of these twenty-three, only one they said was completely true. Seven they call pants on fire kind of falsehoods. Four were barely true and two were half truths. How do you answer that criticism? Because here’s one of them, you know, you said on the record there had been only one offshore oil drilling permit during the Obama administration and, in fact at that time they had been two hundred and seventy. How do you explain that?
BACHMANN: Well, you know, I think that what is clear more than anything is the fact that President Obama does — has not been issuing the permits, that he should have been issuing on offshore drilling that’s–
If that exchange had taken place in court – and Shieffer was the attorney and Bachmann the witness – any judge with a pulse (perhaps even a criminal like Clarence Thomas) not only would have declared Bachmann to be unresponsive but probably would have thrown a couple of casebooks at her on general principle.
SCHIEFFER: Again, I have to say congresswoman, I asked you a question and you– you, to my knowledge I don’t believe you answered it
…which brings us to the proprietor of
Node 572 of the InsidersOut Gay Marriage BlogBorg The Shillerico Project.
Two days and counting since this gem:
and its follow-up, letting the scat out of the hag regarding what those who operate Shillerico really think about the Gay, Inc.-ish reality that trans people have the nerve to see and comment upon far more so than saying anything whatsoever about the trans people that he ostensibly takes the shot at here:
Geez, it’s so tiresome to always have the first comments always be “But what about me!??!” all the time? It’s become so bad that the ed team and contributors have started a running bet now about whether or not the outrage will start within 15 minutes of the post going live.
I get so tired of the us vs them mentality that seems to have taken hold here. We’re in this together. Divide and conquer is how the religious right wins – not us.
So Matt Foreman and ESPA are the religious right, eh? Ditto the transphobic bastards in Massachusetts who engineered the special right to discriminate against trans people over 20 years ago and then moved on to gay marriage – licensing New York, Connecticut (cured now? yes – but history matters), New Hampshire, Delaware and, yes, Maryland (which we all know will never allow its gays to suffer the indignity of being equal to trans people) – to do the same?
And most importantly….
Two days, and has Bil acknowledged that the only ‘tude among the comments to that Gillibrandian propaganda piece has been toward Bil’s comment?
Two days, and has Bil acknowledged anything about what that comment shows him and his node of the InsidersOut Gay Marriage BlogBorg to be?
Of course not.
Shit – at least Bachmann is entertaining.
But, I must end with some questions, albeit prefaced by:
Here’s our TOS policy:
While arguing about an opinion or idea is encouraged, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Please be respectful of others.
The editorial team will delete a comment that is off-topic, abusive, exceptionally incoherent, includes a slur….
After careful consideration, we have decided to more strictly enforce our comments policy….
Here’s the dividing line that I will enforce. There is a difference between saying that someone’s idea is garbage, and saying that another commenter is garbage. (This suddenly reminded me of an old Star Trek episode where a Klingon starts a fight by telling Scotty “I didn’t mean to say the Enterprise should be hauling garbage. I meant to say the Enterprise should be hauled away as garbage.” A melee ensued.) No threadjacking, no calling names.
Cue the outraged trans women!
Has Bil been banned from his own blog?
If not, will he be?
If not, then why should anyone remaining who takes his blog seriously continue to take it seriously?