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(Washington Post)   During the Republican debates, Michelle Bachmann told so many lies that the AP fact-checker actually imposed a "Bachmann Quota" so their stories wouldn't end up being overwhelmed with the candidate's falsehoods   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 60
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2012-09-27 09:55:27 AM
b...b...but lewinsky, so both sides are bad?
 
2012-09-27 09:56:42 AM
Are they lies when you truly believe them?
 
2012-09-27 10:03:15 AM

WhiskeyBender: Are they lies when you truly believe them?


Then they become delusions.
 
2012-09-27 10:30:00 AM
..I knew I didn't have a 10 inch penis.
 
2012-09-27 10:33:07 AM

WhiskeyBender: ..I knew I didn't have a 10 inch penis.


Sure you did. Unfortunately, you didn't pay for the extra hour, and I'm sure he had other... umm.. clients waiting.

/Sorry, man. I can't resist sometimes.
 
2012-09-27 10:48:11 AM
www.pamil-visions.net
She claimed it was 12 inches but fact checking shows that it was only 10.
 
2012-09-27 11:32:49 AM

Vodka Zombie: WhiskeyBender: ..I knew I didn't have a 10 inch penis.

Sure you did. Unfortunately, you didn't pay for the extra hour, and I'm sure he had other... umm.. clients waiting.

/Sorry, man. I can't resist sometimes.


Oh I ended of getting 10, he had to do it twice but I always get my 10 inches of penis a day!
 
2012-09-27 12:09:16 PM
People voted for her. They believe she represents them

/this is truly appalling
 
2012-09-27 01:03:03 PM
What about the studies that have shown that fact-checking operations are tougher on Republican than Democratic politicians?

1) Lie your arse off
2) Cite how fact checkers are tougher on you than your opponent, and therefore biased
3) ...
4) Profit.
 
2012-09-27 01:07:17 PM
At least she shows a measure of consistency lacking in her party's presidential nominee.
 
2012-09-27 01:24:51 PM

Waxing_Chewbacca: At least she shows a measure of consistency lacking in her party's presidential nominee.


This is true. Her crazy, ignorance, and stupidity has been very consistent as well as her beliefs based on all of those.
 
2012-09-27 01:42:08 PM
I like how basic mathematical clustering is lost on these tards. If person A makes 10 public lies in the course of a week, and person B makes 750, I would expect 740 more points of correction on person B.

/But I'm a liberal and therefore crazy like that.
 
2012-09-27 02:24:17 PM
 
2012-09-27 03:06:26 PM
I'm not sure Bachmann was lying, I think she is stupid and believes those things.

Vodka Zombie: WhiskeyBender: Are they lies when you truly believe them?

Then they become delusions.


This.
 
2012-09-27 03:10:58 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: "PolitiFact came out and said that everything I said was true" in last debate


OMG. I can't believe I missed that.

growlersoftware.com
 
2012-09-27 03:21:02 PM

impaler: Because People in power are Stupid: "PolitiFact came out and said that everything I said was true" in last debate

OMG. I can't believe I missed that.

[growlersoftware.com image 642x708]


wow. just... wow.
 
2012-09-27 03:57:28 PM
The most important website not run by Nate Silver. EVER.

Link
 
2012-09-27 03:58:02 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-27 03:59:48 PM
Michelle Bachmann - I've got more sh*t coming out of my mouth than Marcus after rim-jobbing our gardener on Taco Tuesday.™
 
2012-09-27 04:01:23 PM
Really? A 14 part series on fact checking. In summation (in Sam Kinnison's voice):

JOURNALISTS - DO YOUR F*CKING JOB!
 
2012-09-27 04:04:15 PM
What about the studies that have shown that fact-checking operations are tougher on Republican than Democratic politicians?

People who lie more get caught lying more? QUICK, SOMEONE GET RIC ROMERO!
 
2012-09-27 04:04:44 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: "PolitiFact came out and said that everything I said was true" in last debate


Wow. I'm surprised they didn't come up with a level past "Pants on Fire" for this one, like a broken meter with a spring popping out or something.
 
2012-09-27 04:05:27 PM

impaler: What about the studies that have shown that fact-checking operations are tougher on Republican than Democratic politicians?

1) Lie your arse off
2) Cite how fact checkers are tougher on you than your opponent, and therefore biased
3) ...
4) Profit.


This is basically the same as the polling argument. But but but.... you sampled more Dems! No sh*t, Sherlock, maybe that's because there were more Dems in that swing state. If you sampled 50% Dems and 50% GOPers, do you think you'd get a 10 point lead in Michigan? Do you think there'd be more than a fraction of a percent difference? Your poll would thus be worthless for the sake of fairness.

Same thing here. Maybe, just maybe, the f*cking GOP lies more because their base is less educated and they know it. Why do we have to make everything equal when reality doesn't hand out friendship bracelets to you whining pussies?
 
2012-09-27 04:07:38 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: People voted for her. They believe she represents them

/this is truly appalling


I'd say she's quite representative of her supporters.
 
2012-09-27 04:08:06 PM
They've discovered that no one on the right gives a damn if a republican lies because they're telling them what they want to hear.

and gosh darn, thats more important than the truth.

its why LimbaughBeckHannity are so popular. Truth don't matter.
 
2012-09-27 04:12:10 PM
It's OK if she lies because she's such a good Christian.
 
2012-09-27 04:12:57 PM
i5.photobucket.com

/got banned from FB for a month for this photo...
 
2012-09-27 04:13:55 PM

impaler: [growlersoftware.com image 642x708]


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-27 04:14:27 PM

zappaisfrank: [i5.photobucket.com image 384x288]

/got banned from FB for a month for this photo...


Really? Jesus Christ, that place needs to lighten up. Mark Zuckerberg should probably pull the corn dog out of his ass.
 
2012-09-27 04:14:54 PM
Saw some guy on the teevee (just some regular joe) last night commenting on Romney's...lack of apparent success in finding support.

The f*cker actually said that the GOP would be doing "much better" if they had nominated a "real conservative, like Bachmann."

Dear reasonable Republicans: If people like this dictate your future, you will soon cease to exist as a viable national party.
 
2012-09-27 04:16:54 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Saw some guy on the teevee (just some regular joe) last night commenting on Romney's...lack of apparent success in finding support.

The f*cker actually said that the GOP would be doing "much better" if they had nominated a "real conservative, like Bachmann."

Dear reasonable Republicans: If people like this dictate your future, you will soon cease to exist as a viable national party.


They really don't understand anything, do they? All the GOPers are voting for (Insert your sack of sh*t GOP candidate here). So does Wonder Tard from MN stand a chance of getting the shrinking independent vote out there? These people are really the dumbest f*cking humans that have ever existed.
 
2012-09-27 04:18:27 PM

coeyagi: zappaisfrank: [i5.photobucket.com image 384x288]

/got banned from FB for a month for this photo...

Really? Jesus Christ, that place needs to lighten up. Mark Zuckerberg should probably pull the corn dog out of his ass.


It wasn't Zuckerberg...it was some thin skinned Conservative weenie who didn't like the thought of a pretty white woman chomping down on a corn dog as that ni-BONG looked on devilishly smiling. I used to torment the Conservative trolls over there all the time until they started ganging up on me and mass "reporting" every post I put up. Eventually when you get enough "reports" they shut you down. It's all automated and strictly a numbers game. I got sick of it after a while and I left them to their "Bare Naked Islam", "Free Republic", "WND" and "The Blaze" links and their circle jerk Conservative festival of mutual fellatio.
 
2012-09-27 04:19:22 PM
you guys are just jealous of, quite possible, one of the greatest conservative of our time.

NTM you godless dirty Libs love to demean those who have been chosen by God to lead us.
 
2012-09-27 04:19:41 PM
The caption of the photo in TFA made me *snerk*
 
2012-09-27 04:24:58 PM
In her defense though, she's absolutely batsh*it insane. So there's that.
 
2012-09-27 04:26:42 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: "PolitiFact came out and said that everything I said was true" in last debate


Oh, Sweet Jesus... What a dumb broad.
 
2012-09-27 04:32:42 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-27 04:34:51 PM
Thanks a lot AP.

Make a print edition then a full edition.

By having such a quota, you gave her preferential treatment that kept her in the primary longer than necessary, plus gives her a better chance at winning her district again because you didn't call bullshiat "bullshiat"
 
2012-09-27 04:39:45 PM
In a sane world Michele Bachmann would be ejected from the "Tablecloth Taskforce" for the Girl Scout Cookie Caravan Committee in Amputated Toe, Minnesota, not be a Member of the House and the Intelligence Committee and have a distressing number of people want to have the keychain to the Armageddonwagon.

.
 
2012-09-27 04:55:54 PM

Mikey1969: Because People in power are Stupid: "PolitiFact came out and said that everything I said was true" in last debate

Oh, Sweet Jesus... What a dumb broad.


But many people believed her when she said that because they wanted it to be true. They still believe her.

Last week, I actually opened one of those (R)-targeted "FWD: Fwd: fwd: fwd:..." emails from a relative. The email said that Snopes had declared this particular fantasy to be true, and even provided a link to the snopes article. I clicked the link, and snopes clearly declared the entire email to be complete bullshiat. But tens of thousands of people don't bother to (and don't want to) click that link, and they continue to believe in the "outrage du jour" because that's what they want to believe.

They want to be offended by the Brown Man in the oughta-be-White House, and facts would be inconvenient. So they believe the lie in the email, or the lie from the candidate on TV. It fits their view of the world.

And they WILL take their viewpoint to the voting booth on Nov 6.
 
2012-09-27 04:56:41 PM
What "lies?"

Obama is a socialist/nazi/commie/muslin and he wrecked the economy so Romney's going to win.

We've been through this.
 
2012-09-27 04:59:37 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: People voted for her. They believe she represents them

/this is truly appalling


And they get to stick it to the libs!
 
2012-09-27 05:09:46 PM

Ernest T Bass: They want to be offended by the Brown Man in the oughta-be-White House, and facts would be inconvenient. So they believe the lie in the email, or the lie from the candidate on TV. It fits their view of the world.


I recently started reading The Republican Brain, and it made some interesting points about how data is stored in our brains, and how we basically have hard-coded trails to this data, which makes sense. As a result, even if facts are wrong, it's hard for people to change something that they have invested even a little bit in effort to believe. This is why, even when presented with facts the Right will completely ignore the facts to support their own belief system. They don't consciously choose this, it's automatic. Lefties do this too, but they are more amenable to change, so they don't blindly defy science and fact as often(They still do it, though). Very interesting book.
 
2012-09-27 05:16:22 PM
Oh yeah, I know firsthand that this goes on all the way down to the local news level. If you call one guy out on 3 lies, you have to come up with 3 lies the other guy said, even if they're merely truthy and the first guy told a gazillion whoppers. This is when I realized:

Balance is considered more important than truth.
 
2012-09-27 05:17:40 PM
If this woman is delusional enough to believe that her husband prefers her dried up muff to riding lots of cocks, then she'll believe ANYTHING.
 
2012-09-27 05:21:56 PM
i1162.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-27 05:23:51 PM

LiberalWeenie: Balance is considered more important than truth.


This. All viewpoints are equally valid and deserve equal airtime and consideration. Always!
 
2012-09-27 05:27:57 PM

Ernest T Bass: Last week, I actually opened one of those (R)-targeted "FWD: Fwd: fwd: fwd:..." emails from a relative. The email said that Snopes had declared this particular fantasy to be true, and even provided a link to the snopes article. I clicked the link, and snopes clearly declared the entire email to be complete bullshiat. But tens of thousands of people don't bother to (and don't want to) click that link, and they continue to believe in the "outrage du jour" because that's what they want to believe.


I've had that happen to.

*reading email*
"This is bullshat"
*click on snopes link at end of email*
Snopes: "That was bullshat"

Having the link is all the sourcing they need. They know the true-believers won't bother verifying.
 
2012-09-27 05:59:41 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I like how basic mathematical clustering is lost on these tards. If person A makes 10 public lies in the course of a week, and person B makes 750, I would expect 740 more points of correction on person B.

/But I'm a liberal and therefore crazy like that.


ME TOO. They let her control the narrative with outright lies. Bachmann won.
 
2012-09-27 06:03:10 PM

whidbey: What "lies?"

Obama is a socialist/nazi/commie/muslin and he wrecked the economy so Romney's going to win.

We've been through this.


You forgot gay/elitist/racist/kenyan/antichrist.
 
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