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Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012: Facts has finally died
Chicago Tribune ^ | April 19, 2012 | Rex W. Huppke

Posted on 04/29/2012 3:57:39 PM PDT by hoagy62

A quick review of the long and illustrious career of Facts reveals some of the world's most cherished absolutes: Gravity makes things fall down; 2 + 2 = 4; the sky is blue.

But for many, Facts' most memorable moments came in simple day-to-day realities, from a child's certainty of its mother's love to the comforting knowledge that a favorite television show would start promptly at 8 p.m.

Over the centuries, Facts became such a prevalent part of most people's lives that Irish philosopher Edmund Burke once said: "Facts are to the mind what food is to the body."

To the shock of most sentient beings, Facts died Wednesday, April 18, after a long battle for relevancy with the 24-hour news cycle, blogs and the Internet. Though few expected Facts to pull out of its years-long downward spiral, the official cause of death was from injuries suffered last week when Florida Republican Rep. Allen West steadfastly declared that as many as 81 of his fellow members of theU.S. House of Representatives are communists.

Facts held on for several days after that assault — brought on without a scrap of evidence or reason — before expiring peacefully at its home in a high school physics book. Facts was 2,372.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: History; Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: barf; facts; lies; politics; truth
Facts are not dead...they just have to be recognized by people who have the intelligence to do so. The average liberal does not have the intelligence of a stalk of celery, so they cannot recognize facts and must rely on feelings.
1 posted on 04/29/2012 3:57:52 PM PDT by hoagy62
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To: hoagy62

Facts has finally be dead.


2 posted on 04/29/2012 4:03:56 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: the invisib1e hand

If Facts are indeed dead, then it was preceded in death by its long-time partner, Common Sense.


3 posted on 04/29/2012 4:05:44 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks hoagy62.
To the shock of most sentient beings, Facts died Wednesday, April 18, after a long battle for relevancy with the 24-hour news cycle, blogs and the Internet. Though few expected Facts to pull out of its years-long downward spiral, the official cause of death was from injuries suffered last week when Florida Republican Rep. Allen West steadfastly declared that as many as 81 of his fellow members of the U.S. House of Representatives are communists.
IOW, Partisan Media Shills ping.


4 posted on 04/29/2012 4:08:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: hoagy62

“as many as 81 of his fellow members of the U.S. House of Representatives are communists”

That’s what has people upset, it’s the gross underestimation of the number.


5 posted on 04/29/2012 4:10:21 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: hoagy62

fact the republican party today is what the democrat party was in the early pre-lbj ‘60s.
fact the democrat party today is at best a neo-socialist party similar to what has destroyed western europe.
fact progressives are not. progressives are communists in suits.
fact the enviro whacko movement is where the communists went after the collapse of the soviet union (watermelons)and is a pagan cult/religion
fact the gorebull warming scam is a hoax and isall about redistribution of wealth, not science.


6 posted on 04/29/2012 4:10:46 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: hoagy62

Here’s one — like unless mommy and daddy had a time machine, little baby Barack is lying through his teeth to a roomful of fools who give a standing ovation to this obvious lie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7QxgN5YegE

Don’t tell him he’s not coming home to Selma!!!

Barack, you ain’t “coming homw” to Selma.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 4:11:05 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: hoagy62
Rex W. Huppke

Needs to put down his crack pipe.

8 posted on 04/29/2012 4:15:52 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The so-called author of this piece is upset because Rep. West’s facts do not line up with his wacko-left ideology and blindness to the truth.

Just another “journalist” who needs whacked upside the head with a ‘clue-by-four’.


9 posted on 04/29/2012 4:18:56 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

The resident of the Whitehouse is a friggin communist. Is It such a stretch to see Dhimmicrat congress idjits being the same as their messiah?


10 posted on 04/29/2012 4:21:45 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: hoagy62; All
Facts are indeed dead - skewed, made up, buried and manipulated = BY THE PRESS.

Have we not seen a prime example in the criminal actions of the press re the Trayvon/Zimmerman story - and their actions have caused innocent people to have to go into hiding - and one may go to prison - BECAUSE of the actions and words of the press - and the president.

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/13696

excerpt:

Together, Communist Party and Socialist Party leaders established the Democratic Socialists of America, and they share a common ideology which is now the platform and mantra of today’s DNC - CPUSA

Insert the word “Democrats” where “Communists” appears in this statement, and you have the central message of today’s Democrat leadership.

To gain full control of the Democrat Party, DSA leadership established two congressional legislative bodies, headed by DSA/CPUSA/SPUSA members. Today, these are the two congressional bodies in control of congress.

They are the Congressional Progressive Caucus established by Socialist Party member Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and the Congressional Black Caucus established by Communist Party member John Conyers of Michigan...”

meet the "progressive members" if the Communist/Socialist Party http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/index.cfm?ContentID=161&ParentID=0&SectionID=4&SectionTree=4&lnk=b&ItemID=159 meet the Black Caucus members - oops, looks like they've arleady got that list scrubbed AS TO WHAT COL WEST SAID: Here again the media is burying the facts - full our playing the rules of misdirection...Do they mention the disclosure of the Communist/Socialist Party of America just previous to West's statement?

Of course not. WILLFUL omission and DELIBERATE misdirection.

Who is reporting that WEst was merely reiterating what the Communist/Socialist Party themselves said?

WHO is sticking up for West? Are YOU? have you even done due diligence and done any research on this?

Are you now going to get the word out - are you going to email everyone - are you going to contact your reps and DEMAND they stand up for Col West?

No. Didn't think so. I understand. Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, CSI etc....

Sins of OMISSION are as criminal as sins of COMISSION - have a nice night.

11 posted on 04/29/2012 4:26:34 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: F15Eagle
Barack, you ain’t “coming homw” to Selma.

We would love to have you go home -- to Kenya (or maybe Indonesia)

12 posted on 04/29/2012 4:30:21 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: maine-iac7

I would write my Reps in Congress...except that they are ALL likely on Rep. West’s List of 81 and would probably ignore it.

Strong, Conservative Congressional candidates in November...working towards that even now.


13 posted on 04/29/2012 4:30:47 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: maine-iac7

oops - for some reason - the live link in my post didnt’ ‘post’ correctly

meet the “progressive members” if the Communist/Socialist Party

http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/index.cfm?ContentID=161&ParentID=0&SectionID=4&SectionTree=4&lnk=b&ItemID=159


14 posted on 04/29/2012 4:31:40 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: hoagy62

Should be CCA-treated lumber, too. Maybe a bent nail sticking out.


15 posted on 04/29/2012 4:53:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: hoagy62

Col West (a military rank always outdoes a political one) would have to be dead for years for his IQ to shrink to that odpf the bests”journalist” working for that soon to be bankrupt rag.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 5:37:49 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SunkenCiv

Huppke would have said 2 + 2 = 5 and called it fact if it benefited the Party.


17 posted on 04/29/2012 5:57:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: hoagy62

First of all, gravity doesn’t ‘make’ things fall down. It describes how things fall down.
And yes, Col West is right about the commies in Congress.


18 posted on 04/29/2012 6:06:47 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: hoagy62
...the official cause of death...when Florida Republican Rep. Allen West steadfastly declared that as many as 81 of his fellow members of the U.S. House of Representatives are communists.

I guess the reporter has never been to a Pelosi press conference. She's personally responsible for a fact holocaust.

19 posted on 04/29/2012 6:08:59 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: immadashell

Amen to that - to a valid home for him.

And most certainly, his lie about Selma, Alabama ain’t gonna wash.

I’m in for $5 for a one-way ticket back to Indonesia for this Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.


20 posted on 04/30/2012 12:02:44 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: hoagy62

Someone who believes in, works for and promotes the cause of fascism is objectively a fascist. Even if he never joins a Fascist Party.

Similarly, someone who believes in, works for and promotes the cause of Marxism is objectively a communist, even if he never joins a Communist Party.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 1:38:09 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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