Tag Archive: con artists

Aug 13 2012

Chris Rodda Debunks David Barton’s Jefferson Lies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqMIOc7afZ0&list=PL5CFC7050BA485613&feature=plpp_play_all

David Barton, the über-right-wing’s darling ‘historian’ is a liar. What’s worse is that he’s a liar for Jesus. He and his ilk will stop at nothing to rewrite the history of our nation to reflect their own ideas about the way things should have been. They long for a place and time that never existed. …

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Sep 13 2011

Bob Larson’s Teenage Exorcist Girls

On 11 August 2011, there was an article in The Daily Mail [Yeah, I know it sucks as a source of anything but bird-cage liner.] with this headline: ‘We’re not like normal teenagers’: Meet the exorcist schoolgirls who spend their time casting out DEMONS around the world. The funniest part of the article was that …

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May 07 2011

Woomeisters like Bill Kirkland Say the Darndest Things

While I was receiving chemotherapy treatment on Wednesday, 2011-05-04, a tweet from a friend of mine caught my interest. [Yes, I play on Twitter while the chemotherapy drugs drip into my veins.] Looking back in my timeline, I found that the tweet from @zeno001 followed this brief exchange: Wow! It appeared that Mr. Kirkland was …

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Nov 11 2010

A Poster Boy for the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Atheist cat finds your prayer cute, but ultimately futile.

Many people are not familiar with the term Dunning-Kruger Effect. The linked Wikipedia article begins with a very good description: The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which an unskilled person makes poor decisions and reaches erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to realize their mistakes. The unskilled therefore suffer …

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Nov 03 2009

A Thanksgiving Story: What Would Jesus Tweet?

Chirp01a from ChristianChirp.com: Tell us about your Christian Beliefs. Your user name says you are a Liberal Christian. Why?

I was recently made aware of a web site which claims to be “The Christian Alternative to Twitter”. Isn’t that just darling?!?! It really isn’t surprising, what with events like the “no god” debacle on Twitter. The ‘Pilgrims’ Because it is November (the month of the US Thanksgiving holiday), and because I’m witnessing a group …

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