Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ground Rules

I generally agree with Don D'Ammassa's "Ground Rules," though I'm at the point where I don't read Websites like Fox News or other sites not based in reality. I know all of the following are nothing but right wing propaganda: 

  • Barack Obama was not born in the US.
  • The CIA or other government agency was behind the 9/11 attack.
  • Creationism should be taught in schools.
  • Being gay is a choice.
  • Global warming is a hoax (the extent of human involvement is, on the other hand, a legitimate area of argument).
  • The Holocaust did not happen.
  • Obama's health care plan included death panels.
  • A woman's body can make a rapist's sperm not impregnate her.
  • The government is going to take away your guns (I sincerely hope they will limit the kinds of guns/ammunition sold, but that's a different issue).
  • Birth control is not health care.
  • Americans are taxed now more than ever and taxes for the richest should be decreased even further (there's no evidence from recent tax cuts that "trickle down" helps the economy - it just puts more money in the hands if the rich)

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