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23 Times Fox News Sh*t The Bed, You Are Welcome

So you know how Fox News, America’s No. 1 News Source for Your Racist Uncle, got into that little dustup with Le Gay Paree over, you know, how France and England had created a bunch of Muslims-only Shariah paradises where good and decent Christian folk weren’t allowed, which, well, wasn’t compleeeeeeeetely accurate? Of course you do. Dok told you all about it, and we know that you read this mommyblog and recipe hub with the fervor of a teenage boy on Pornhub. And so you also know that the mayor of Paris is not entirely thrilled: Read more on 23 Times Fox News Sh*t The Bed, You Are Welcome…
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BREAKING: Jesse Ventura Wrong About Nazi Water Fluoridation

This is a man who knows about conspiracies
Of the many things that you may have been worried about this week, the good fact-checkers at Politifact would like to free you of one possible source of anxiety: No, the practice of water fluoridation did not begin in Nazi Germany. Please remain calm and go about your business. Read more on BREAKING: Jesse Ventura Wrong About Nazi Water Fluoridation…
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Charlie P. Pierce, Esq., Misses The George Will Who Didn’t Suck

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Conservative intellectual thought leader George Will made an ass of himself on Fox News Sunday this week, claiming “Some doctors say Ebola can be transmitted through the air by ‘a sneeze or some cough.'” The alleged source of that “information,” the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, was quick to say, “Nuh-uh, George you are very very WRONG, you dip.” Read more on Charlie P. Pierce, Esq., Misses The George Will Who Didn’t Suck…
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Republicans Are Terrible At The Internet, PolitiFact Kills Irony, And Other News You Can Maybe Use

Good morning, sunshines! Want to know what you missed while you were sleeping? Too bad, we’re going to tell you anyway. Republicans are terrible at the internet. TERRIBLE. And now they have a real hip new video game, circa 1981, to really show them Democrats what’s what. And yes, it’s Atari-compatible. We think. Read more on Republicans Are Terrible At The Internet, PolitiFact Kills Irony, And Other News You Can Maybe Use…
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Oh Look, Hillary Clinton Is Being A Dick Again

Oh, Hillary. Why’d you have to go and say that you and Bill were “dead broke” when you left the White House in 2001? In an interview Monday with Diane Sawyer, Hillz said, “We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.” It was not easy indeed, piecing together the mortgages for those two multimillion-dollar homes with just the promise of a piddling $12 million or so to come from Bill Clinton’s golden pen (his penis). HOW DID THEY LIVE? Read more on Oh Look, Hillary Clinton Is Being A Dick Again…
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PolitiFact Tackles Hot-Button Issue Of Obamacare Beheadings

It would be so exciting to live in a country where “Obamacare Medical Codes Confirm: Execution by Beheading To Be Implemented in America”, but PolitiFact says no, we cannot live there because there is a fire on its pants. Why is PolitiFact so mean to our childlike sense of wonder and our precious need to feel threatened, which helps us pretend we’re important? All this rage isn’t going to misdirect itself, darn it! Read more on PolitiFact Tackles Hot-Button Issue Of Obamacare Beheadings…
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Politifact: Why Is Martina Navratilova Lying By Saying All These True Things?

So you probably heard about Jason Collins, the sportsball man who said he was gay last week? And almost everyone said, Oh, that’s nice, sure, except for the usual crowd of jerks? And of course we all know that Collins was not really the first gay sportsball man, or even the first gay sportsballer or anything, because that person’s identity is Lost in the Mists of History. But anyway, one of the first sportsball people to be openly gay, the awesome hulking Slavic lesbianista Martina Navratilova, made the rounds of the news programs to talk about the social significance of Collins’s being out, and on CBS’s Face the Nation said this: “We still don’t have equal rights. I have been getting [questions] on Twitter, ‘Why does this matter? I don’t care.’ Which is kind of code for, ‘I really don’t want to know.’ But it does matter because in 29 states in this country you can still get fired for not just being gay but if your employer thinks you are gay.” And so Politifact, which now apparently is fact-checking retired pro athletes, to contribute to serious political discourse, checked into Navratilova’s claim, determined that employers in 29 states can indeed fire people for being gay, and rated Navratilova’s statement as “half true,” because it turns out that there are a few exceptions. The Politifactualists seem to have forgotten that they have a category called “Mostly True” for things that are, you know, mostly true. Read more on Politifact: Why Is Martina Navratilova Lying By Saying All These True Things?…
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Mitt Romney To Stone Cold Politifact Barack Obama

Mitt Romney, that terrible, audacious liar, is going to approach the debates as a way of letting America know what a terrible, audacious liar Barack Obama is, because as Sun Tzu said, “Approach your weaknesses like the spineless sack of poo that you are.” Read more on Mitt Romney To Stone Cold Politifact Barack Obama…
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PolitiFact Comes To Connie Mack’s Rescue: He Didn’t Just Work At Hooter’s, He Also Sold Ab Rockets

PolitiFact is taking a break from getting yelled at by Twitter to examine a new Bill Nelson attack ad against Connie Mack XXIII, in Florida! And since it is in Florida, it involves lots of road rage, and altercations, and boozy brawling, and boobs. In addition, it involves Hooters Girls. Read more on PolitiFact Comes To Connie Mack’s Rescue: He Didn’t Just Work At Hooter’s, He Also Sold Ab Rockets…
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Sarah Palin Was Also Wrong About That Slim Jim Thing

Just yesterday, we celebrated star actress of The Learning Channel, Sarah Palin, and her sweatshirt-glam cover on Newsweek magazine, where she bravely declared, “I can win,” even though she is not in any sort of snowshoe race or Scrabble match at the moment, not that she could possibly win either of those things. The most riveting piece of this important cover story was, of course, the part where Sarah Palin got all nostalgic for the imaginary time in her head when a lady could hop off her Tour Bus to Nowhere, wander into the mini-mart with a single dollar bill, and leave with a Slim Jim in hand. Apparently this happened to Sarah Palin, “just recently,” before beef jerky prices skyrocketed 169 percent. More than likely, though, Todd Palin just has an unquenchable thirst for Slim Jims. Read more on Sarah Palin Was Also Wrong About That Slim Jim Thing…
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Michele Bachmann Constantly Answering Her Own Questions Wrong

If you had to take a test where you also got to make up all the questions, would you probably still answer all of them wrong? Yes, you would, if you are lunatic Bible-humper Michele Bachmann. A Politifact.com analysis of 24 “Michele Bachmann statements” showed that 23 of those fell somewhere between stretching the truth and utterly insane. Maybe the 6th dimension is actually just inside Michele Bachmann’s mind? In the horror movie trailer of her thoughts, America killed everyone in Libya with a bomb strike Nagasaki-style, the entire U.S. strategic oil reserve is at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico left there by Obama alongside the Newt Gingrich campaign, and the tens of thousands of dollars her family farm received in federal handouts are fictional products of everyone else’s imagination. Read more on Michele Bachmann Constantly Answering Her Own Questions Wrong…