Thursday, November 10, 2011


A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
-Ambrose Bierce, American author (1842-?), from his book, The Devil's Dictionary

There was another Republican Presidential Debate last night. What was it, number three hundred and twenty-two? Anyway, political rhetoric was flying every which way and as I looked at all those smiling faces behind that row of lecture stands all I could think of were the lyrics to that old The Undisputed Truth song, Smiling Faces.
Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes
They don't tell the truth, uh
Smiling faces, smiling faces
Tell lies and I got proof
Today, as a public service, I am giving you the link to a website called PolitiFact. PolitiFact  fact-checks the truthfulness of statements made by politicians. Finding a quick way to ferret out what is true and what is not inside the hyperbole of political campaigning is something we can all use in an election year crowed with contenders. If you are interested you can find last night's Republican debate fact checks here.  Don't be fooled by the smiling faces.


Ally Bean said...

I didn't watch the debate, but can see from the photo of the contestants that they were a happy bunch.  Don't people know by now that liars are likeable?  Which is why they smile too broadly and too often.  Trying to con you into believing that they are on your side.    

la peregrina said...

Funny, when you replace the world "liar" in you sentence with the world "politicians" your argument still holds up. ;)

Hawk said...

I DID watch the debate, and La Peregrina is right on target with her post. Great video, too!