Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

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In a world of information, we seem to have access to all sorts of facts. Or at least, information we’re told are facts. Global climate change is a fact, according to some. The reporting on MAGA hat wearing teenagers in Washington, DC, was factual…kinda. Even CNN, the self-professed leader in cable news, tells us they’re committed to facts, even when they get facts horribly wrong. Many times, they’re too busy confusing their apples with bananas.

For centuries, philosophers have tried to determine what truth is, and Man has continued to question it in today’s landscape of 24 news programs, reporters as Leftist stenographers, and Internet and real life hoaxes becoming major stories. Do we even know what facts are anymore?

No, but at least there’s a topic for a Leftist Lexicon!

facts

What the Left thinks it means – information that supports the truth

What it really means – information that the Left thinks supports their truth, but doesn’t always

When it comes to facts, the Left isn’t always on speaking terms with them. Sure, they say they’re the “Party of Science” and “truth has a liberal bias,” but when science and truth clash with their ideology, more often than not they either pretend it doesn’t exist or find ways to talk around it.

Take abortion, for example. The Left denies a fetus is a human being, even though medical science confirms it. Instead, the Left calls the fetus a “clump of cells.” The funny thing is that description applies to pretty much every human being on the planet. And if the fetus isn’t human, what is it? A dog? A 1971 Dodge Charger in pristine condition? (Actually, if it were a 71 Charger, I’d be ecstatic.) In spite of the science, the Left wants to treat the fetus differently than, say, an endangered animal. Remember, some of these same Leftists who treat fetuses as clumps of cells got their collectivist panties in a wad over Donald Trump’s sons killing animals on safari.

Anybody want to try to square that circle?

The bedrock principle of a fact is that it’s based on what is, not what we want it to be. No matter how many flat earthers say the planet is as flat as a crepe sat on by Rosie O’Donnell, the planet is still roundish. A problem arises when dealing with humans, though. See, humans are about as logical as letting Ted Kennedy be the designated driver. (Because, well, he’s dead.) We bring our own baggage, blind spots, and ideological bents to any observable event, and that can make facts a little murkier than they should be.

I mentioned the Covington Catholic school kids in passing earlier, and this single event became the epicenter of a battle for truth. Even with a full video showing what happened, people took sides on what the facts of the case were to the point of inventing new narratives not based on the facts in play. Without even saying a word, one of the students was branded a racist, merely for wearing a red MAGA hat, which the Left says other racists have worn in support of Trump (who also happens to be a racist to the Left because he makes overt racism okay again, or something). Not only that, but a case of mistaken identity lead to death threats against the family of a student who wasn’t even there. Slight bit of an oops there, kids.

But these types of things are to be expected when we let emotions dictate what the facts are. Unfortunately, we’re in an age where emotions and perceptions create the factual baseline for our opinions, where “hot takes” that prove to be wrong are commonplace, and we emote first and ask questions never. It’s almost as if we feel we have to rush to tweet something without checking it out first because we get a thrill out of it or it gives us attention, which feeds our egos. Meanwhile, facts seem to be getting mugged in dark alleyways while pseudo-facts have become the gospel of the land.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

The first key to dealing in facts is to patiently gather information from multiple sources. Over time, you’ll figure out which sources can be trusted and which are the factual equivalent of junk food. Looking right at you, BuzzFeed. By the way, Gawker called and they don’t want their business model back, so it’s yours to keep…at least until you get sued into oblivion.

Once you have determined what sources to trust, keep checking them. Just because you trust them doesn’t make them infallible. And check everything you see, read, and hear against a little thing the kids call Occam’s Razor. Simply put, Occam’s Razor states the simplest answer is usually the right one. Throw in a bit of Sherlock Holmes-style deduction (which is pretty much Occam’s Razor with a twist of acknowledging the possibility of an improbable answer being correct), and you have your network of facts.

And on a side note, don’t trust any fact checking websites without visiting them. Most of them are partisan garbage and will insult your intelligence. If they have to tell you they’re fact checkers, they’re peddling themselves, not the truth. (Insert obligatory Bill Clinton/Anthony Weiner/Pee Wee Herman joke here.)

The most important thing to remember when fact checking on your own is to be patient. Very rarely will the truth appear to you with flashing neon lights with arrows pointing towards it. That’s only happened to me once or twice in my life and I think it was the NyQuil more than anything else that made it happen. Anyway, don’t jump on a bandwagon of information because someone else is doing it. The truth takes time to uncover, and a delayed factual response is better than a quick flawed one.

Just ask Gawker. Oh, wait…

Government Shutdowns

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A government shutdown doesn’t save any money. Even the bureaucratic employees that get furloughed still get their back pay once the government is running again. Shutting down the government is only a political stunt used by both parties.

It happens because the government is not ran on a sound budget of any kind. So Congress must pass spending legislation every few month that pays for the operational costs of running the country. And if there is a conflict between the political parties in Congress or with the Administration. A shutdown happens. Usually because something is or is not included in the current spending bill.

These standoffs can last days or even weeks, but generally not longer than that. Essential government services aren’t closed while others give furloughs to employees and operate on limited staffing and hours. Any complete closures are done as a political stunt to influence public opinion on the shutdown. Generally casting blame on one party or the other.

For those that are on the government payroll there can be a delay in receiving funds. This includes those on government assistant programs. But all funds are backdated so they will be payed in full once the government is back in full operation. And for those who might be facing a hardship due to the delay can find ready assistance since they will eventually be paid.

Bomber Facts

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When the story broke on the arrest of the alleged mass bomber and his name was given to the public. I did my own sleuthing into his background via the internet.

Various background sites all reported the same information. The alleged bomber lived in Florida, he was in his 50’s, and he was registered as a Democratic party voter.

Within hours of his arrest the news media and social media posts were all reporting that the alleged bomber was a registered Republican party voter and supporter of President Trump.

I returned to those background checking websites and refreshed the data. Sure enough all of them had been changed. If I didn’t see this with my own eyes I would call it a conspiracy theory. But this isn’t theory. This is fact.

Likewise on social media, the alleged bombers information was either altered or simply removed from view. This clearly shows the truth has been hidden and altered by the Left leaning social media owners. What was hidden? The alleged bombers anti-Trump views and that he was a Democratic Leftist supporter.

These two facts alone prove beyond all doubt that the mainstream and social media sites are firmly under the control of the Left. There is no true reporting of the facts and just the facts. There is only the Leftist approved propaganda stories.

Provda Is More Truthful

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The Liberals should read their own news reports in full before commenting on them. And they also need to read the US Constitution as well.

Yes they are at it again. The fake news, aka the Liberal mainstream media and propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Are spreading editorials as news about Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential elections.

This is of course to undermine our lawfully and legitimately elected President Donald J. Trump. Simply because the Liberals don’t want the rule of law or a Republican in office ever again. And they still don’t understand why Hillary Clinton lost the election. So it has to be massive fraud committed by the Republicans and the Trump Administration with the help and backing of Russia.

But this whole idea and notion is absurd. Even the very Liberal media in their very reports state there is no evidence to back up their statements. That makes the reports pure fiction.

The rank and file Liberal repeats the headlines without reading the details. Shouting out, stopping traffic, raising lawlessness, and igniting various flame wars across the internet.

If they actually read the details they would see there is no evidence to the allegations. And if they were to read the Constitution and laws of the United States they would also know that to be charged and found guilty of a crime, evidence is required.

Like it or not, Donald Trump is the President. Try again in four years with a better candidate that actually resonates with the voters. Our laws are clear. Stop with the false accusations simply because your chosen candidate lost the election. It happens. We lost 2 elections in a row. Our laws are clear, when you have some hard evidence against the President for some real wrong doing. Bring it forward.

Otherwise please stop writing fiction against the President.

A Little Birdie Told Me

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The Liberal media and the rest of the Liberal sheep masses are horrified that President Trump continues to tweet out information and updates.

With Twitter the President is communicating directly with the people. I am on Twitter and follow the tweets of @realDonaldTrump among others.

Why the Liberals hate it is simple. They can’t take what the President tells them and spin it into something it’s not. With the tweets, we the people, get the direct message. No spin, no editorial, no bias. Just 140 characters of plain facts.

And with the direct communication in the 21st century the media becomes obsolete. Keep on tweeting Mr President. The people are listening.