Politics (…shudder…)

10 09 2008

Okay, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably pretty tired of politics about now. They are a topic I normally shy away from discussing, but this doesn’t mean I’m not paying attention.

I pay attention to the candidates and the issues, but I refuse to be swayed by hype and rumors. I read the Drudge Report and the Huffington Post. I watch Michael Moore’s documentaries and listen to Michael Savage. I watch MSNBC and FOX News. I listen to NPR and my local talk news station.  What this has taught me over the years is that extremism has many forms and many faces. That said, I try to get truly "fair and balanced news" the only way I know how — by getting my news from many diverse sources on both sides of the political arena. In one of his most lucid moments, Hunter S. Thompson basically wrote there is no such thing as an unbiased reporter in Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 (an amazingly honest look into the inside world of politics), and there’s a lot of truth to this statement.

That said, I found this website, and wanted to share it with bloggers everywhere of every political stripe because at least this group is trying decipher the truths behind the hype:

http://factcheck.org/

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72 responses

11 09 2008
kmarkhoover

Hunter S. Thompson was great. Fear and Loathing was awesome.

I’ve seen the website you linked. There’s another one just like it, but of course I can’t remember the name…..

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a good site. I think you’ll enjoy it. It seems pretty honest about the exaggerations coming from both sides.

11 09 2008
kmarkhoover

Hunter S. Thompson was great. Fear and Loathing was awesome.

I’ve seen the website you linked. There’s another one just like it, but of course I can’t remember the name…..

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a good site. I think you’ll enjoy it. It seems pretty honest about the exaggerations coming from both sides.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a good site. I think you’ll enjoy it. It seems pretty honest about the exaggerations coming from both sides.

11 09 2008
kmarkhoover

Hunter S. Thompson was great. Fear and Loathing was awesome.

I’ve seen the website you linked. There’s another one just like it, but of course I can’t remember the name…..

11 09 2008
kmarkhoover

Hunter S. Thompson was great. Fear and Loathing was awesome.

I’ve seen the website you linked. There’s another one just like it, but of course I can’t remember the name…..

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a good site. I think you’ll enjoy it. It seems pretty honest about the exaggerations coming from both sides.

11 09 2008
kmarkhoover

Hunter S. Thompson was great. Fear and Loathing was awesome.

I’ve seen the website you linked. There’s another one just like it, but of course I can’t remember the name…..

11 09 2008
kmarkhoover

Hunter S. Thompson was great. Fear and Loathing was awesome.

I’ve seen the website you linked. There’s another one just like it, but of course I can’t remember the name…..

11 09 2008
kmarkhoover

Hunter S. Thompson was great. Fear and Loathing was awesome.

I’ve seen the website you linked. There’s another one just like it, but of course I can’t remember the name…..

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a good site. I think you’ll enjoy it. It seems pretty honest about the exaggerations coming from both sides.

11 09 2008
kmarkhoover

Hunter S. Thompson was great. Fear and Loathing was awesome.

I’ve seen the website you linked. There’s another one just like it, but of course I can’t remember the name…..

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a good site. I think you’ll enjoy it. It seems pretty honest about the exaggerations coming from both sides.

11 09 2008
kmarkhoover

Hunter S. Thompson was great. Fear and Loathing was awesome.
I’ve seen the website you linked. There’s another one just like it, but of course I can’t remember the name…..

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a good site. I think you’ll enjoy it. It seems pretty honest about the exaggerations coming from both sides.

11 09 2008
ldragoon

Ooo! Thank you for this link. I’m going to have to read it over. I’m about to put myself into an “art-bubble” because I think I’m teetering dangerously close to the edge of a really stupid nervous breakdown. πŸ˜›

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

I’m glad you enjoyed it.

An “art-bubble” sounds like a good idea. If I could draw, I’d join you.

11 09 2008
ldragoon

Ooo! Thank you for this link. I’m going to have to read it over. I’m about to put myself into an “art-bubble” because I think I’m teetering dangerously close to the edge of a really stupid nervous breakdown. πŸ˜›

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

I’m glad you enjoyed it.

An “art-bubble” sounds like a good idea. If I could draw, I’d join you.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

I’m glad you enjoyed it.

An “art-bubble” sounds like a good idea. If I could draw, I’d join you.

11 09 2008
ldragoon

Ooo! Thank you for this link. I’m going to have to read it over. I’m about to put myself into an “art-bubble” because I think I’m teetering dangerously close to the edge of a really stupid nervous breakdown. πŸ˜›

11 09 2008
ldragoon

Ooo! Thank you for this link. I’m going to have to read it over. I’m about to put myself into an “art-bubble” because I think I’m teetering dangerously close to the edge of a really stupid nervous breakdown. πŸ˜›

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

I’m glad you enjoyed it.

An “art-bubble” sounds like a good idea. If I could draw, I’d join you.

11 09 2008
ldragoon

Ooo! Thank you for this link. I’m going to have to read it over. I’m about to put myself into an “art-bubble” because I think I’m teetering dangerously close to the edge of a really stupid nervous breakdown. πŸ˜›

11 09 2008
ldragoon

Ooo! Thank you for this link. I’m going to have to read it over. I’m about to put myself into an “art-bubble” because I think I’m teetering dangerously close to the edge of a really stupid nervous breakdown. πŸ˜›

11 09 2008
ldragoon

Ooo! Thank you for this link. I’m going to have to read it over. I’m about to put myself into an “art-bubble” because I think I’m teetering dangerously close to the edge of a really stupid nervous breakdown. πŸ˜›

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

I’m glad you enjoyed it.

An “art-bubble” sounds like a good idea. If I could draw, I’d join you.

11 09 2008
ldragoon

Ooo! Thank you for this link. I’m going to have to read it over. I’m about to put myself into an “art-bubble” because I think I’m teetering dangerously close to the edge of a really stupid nervous breakdown. πŸ˜›

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

I’m glad you enjoyed it.

An “art-bubble” sounds like a good idea. If I could draw, I’d join you.

11 09 2008
ldragoon

Ooo! Thank you for this link. I’m going to have to read it over. I’m about to put myself into an “art-bubble” because I think I’m teetering dangerously close to the edge of a really stupid nervous breakdown. πŸ˜›

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

I’m glad you enjoyed it.
An “art-bubble” sounds like a good idea. If I could draw, I’d join you.

11 09 2008
kaolinfire

factcheck is good people. I’m especially loving “McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding”.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a great resource.

12 09 2008
12 09 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks. I’ll have to check these out.

11 09 2008
kaolinfire

factcheck is good people. I’m especially loving “McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding”.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a great resource.

12 09 2008
12 09 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks. I’ll have to check these out.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks. I’ll have to check these out.

12 09 2008
12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a great resource.

11 09 2008
kaolinfire

factcheck is good people. I’m especially loving “McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding”.

11 09 2008
kaolinfire

factcheck is good people. I’m especially loving “McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding”.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a great resource.

12 09 2008
12 09 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks. I’ll have to check these out.

11 09 2008
kaolinfire

factcheck is good people. I’m especially loving “McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding”.

11 09 2008
kaolinfire

factcheck is good people. I’m especially loving “McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding”.

11 09 2008
kaolinfire

factcheck is good people. I’m especially loving “McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding”.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a great resource.

12 09 2008
12 09 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks. I’ll have to check these out.

11 09 2008
kaolinfire

factcheck is good people. I’m especially loving “McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding”.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a great resource.

12 09 2008
12 09 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks. I’ll have to check these out.

11 09 2008
kaolinfire

factcheck is good people. I’m especially loving “McCain-Palin Distorts Our Finding”.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a great resource.

12 09 2008
12 09 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks. I’ll have to check these out.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a good site. I think you’ll enjoy it. It seems pretty honest about the exaggerations coming from both sides.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a good site. I think you’ll enjoy it. It seems pretty honest about the exaggerations coming from both sides.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

I’m glad you enjoyed it.

An “art-bubble” sounds like a good idea. If I could draw, I’d join you.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

I’m glad you enjoyed it.

An “art-bubble” sounds like a good idea. If I could draw, I’d join you.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a great resource.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

It’s a great resource.

12 09 2008
12 09 2008
12 09 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks. I’ll have to check these out.

12 09 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks. I’ll have to check these out.

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