Archive for the ‘rewriting history’ Category

Republicans want to repeal the 14th Amendment? Maybe we should let them.

The question of whether or not to amend, or even flat-out repeal, the 14th Amendment… passed in 1868… is suddenly a hot topic in 2015. Donald Trump has put the issue of whether or not to continue “Birthright Citizenship” front & center in the debate over next years’ election. But the “14th Amendment” covers a lot more than just […]


August 24, 2015
Posted in: Civil Rights, Election, Immigration Reform, myth busting, Partisanship, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Unconstitutional

21 Things I (Re)learned From the GOP Debates

All SEVENTEEN Republican presidential candidates took part in at least one of three GOP debates last week (one on CSPAN & two on Fox.) I don’t know how many of you also watched the full 2-hour Prime Time GOP debate on Fox last Thursday, but I definitely wasn’t surprised by anything I heard (other than the […]


August 10, 2015
Posted in: Election, Party of Life, Politics, Predictions, Religion, rewriting history, Taxes

STUNNING VIDEO: Iraqi soldiers say if US sends more troops, “We’ll fight them too!”

Iraqi soldiers: “If Obama sends more troops to fight ISIS, we’ll fight ISIS AND the Americans!” (2:48) Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] The full clip shows what a chaotic mess Iraq has become since the 2003 invasion. […]


June 15, 2015
Posted in: Election, Middle East, National Security, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War

GOP Desperately Needs You to Forget How the Iraq War Started. Woodward: I found no lies.

First it was “Benghazi!”, and the unmitigated OUTRAGE on the Right over the deaths of four Americans on 9/11/12 on the watch of a Democratic president (9/11/01? Four THOUSAND dead under a Republican President and Republican Congress? That’s not an “outrage”, that’s something to campaign on!) Next was Jeb Bush last week desperately hoping to convince everyone that “everybody” […]


May 25, 2015
Posted in: Election, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, War

Fox Tries to Pin Baltimore Poverty On Electing Democratic Mayors

As Bill Maher explained it last July, a “Zombie Lie” is a lie told by Republicans that is proven false & widely discredited, yet they keep telling them“, telling their idiot followers that the lie is in fact true. “Zombie Lies” include “ObamaCare will/has cost jobs” (ditto for “raising the minimum wage”), “no consensus on Climate Change” (a claim two […]


May 4, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Economy, myth busting, Politics, Racism, rewriting history

STUNNING VIDEO: Kristol claims “Iraq was safe and peaceful when George Bush left.” Seriously.

My eyebrows hit the ceiling: “OMG! Did he really just say that???” Resident Right-Wing Chief Revisionist Historian and iconic Chicken-hawk Bill Kristol actually said during yesterday’s episode of ABC’s ThisWeek that “George Bush left Iraq safe & peaceful when he left office in 2008.” You think I’m kidding? Watch: Kristol: “Bush left Iraq safe & peaceful” […]


February 23, 2015
Posted in: Middle East, myth busting, National Security, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, War

Cruz & Carson Latest Republicans to Complain About Income Inequality

Now don’t get me wrong, while I applaud the GOP’s new found concern over “income inequality” and the stagnation of the middle-class, I’m reminded of the old joke when The Menendez Brothers were on trial for murdering their parents and the possibility of them asking the judge for leniency because they were orphans. Last month, […]


February 9, 2015
Posted in: Economy, Election, Greed, Money, myth busting, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes

Ferguson Police Chief vs Prosecutor: Who’s Lying (video)

A week ago Monday, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced (with a disturbing grin on his face) that the Grand Jury had decided NOT to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown. After a lengthy (and strikingly rare & questionable) ridiculing of the veracity of witnesses for the […]


December 1, 2014
Posted in: Crime, General, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Racism, rewriting history, Scandals, Seems Obvious to Me

History Has Shown Us What Happens With Republicans In Charge – and it’s not good

Probably THE reason I’ve been writing this blog every week for the last ten years is because of the importance of elections. As the subtitle says, “Recording History for those Who Seek to Rewrite it”. Of course, you wouldn’t need to be reminded of something if you had no power to change it. Not only […]


November 3, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Election, myth busting, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Taxes, voting

Boehner Says House Has “focused like a laser” on jobs. Seriously. (Fact-checked.)

We start this week with another quote: “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” – Mark Twain Even more true today in the age of the Internet. And I hate to tell you this, but Democrats just lost the Senate. As soon as you start […]


September 29, 2014
Posted in: Election, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, voting

Labor Day: Record Job growth. S&P hits 30th record high. Obama approval among Republicans: 11%.

On this Labor Day, I’ll let the video do the talking (I apologize for the low quality. Recording technology has improved greatly since I recorded this ELEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY):   Bush campaigns for reelection amid record bad jobs numbers. (2:48) September 1, 2003 Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required […]


September 1, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy

This Is Why We Said No to Invading Iraq in 2003. Those who pushed for war, please shut up.

Last June, The Rachel Maddow Show commented on the number of former Bush Administration figures that were suddenly being booked on the Sunday Political Talkshows to pontificate on the rise of ISIS, the Sunni-based terrorist organization: Attention Media: Stop booking Yahoos to advise on Iraq! (4:52) Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. […]


August 25, 2014
Posted in: Middle East, National Security, Politics, rewriting history, Terrorism, War