News That Will Drive You To Drink

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H/T Scissorhead Skinny-D

This is pure nuts:

Washington (CNN)A group of right-wing websites and social media personalities, some with hundreds of thousands of followers, claimed that Black Lives Matter protesters “stormed” Iowa’s state Capitol last week.

Some of them explicitly claimed that the protesters had forced their way into the building. Another suggested that what happened in Des Moines was “exactly” like what had happened at the US Capitol in Washington on January 6.

It wasn’t. Not even close. Because the Iowa protesters didn’t storm the state Capitol.

Got that? The GQP made up an insurrection out of whole cloth and said that this imaginary insurrection was the work of Black Lives Matter. It’s a great read, but the end result remains the same even after Daniel Dale debunks it: Wingnuttia believes the story because Wingnuttia wants to believe the story.

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11 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. The nation cannot endure permanently half slave and half free half bugfuck crazy living in their hallucinationatory world and half sane living in reality.

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  2. lofgren says:

    Hey guys, is anybody else starting to worry that Trump doesn’t really have a secret plan to become president again on March 4?

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  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    These assholes yearn for equivalence.

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  4. Ten Bears says:

    When I reflect on my computer “career” ~ retired, thank you ~ it was always the villages in Iowa missing their idiots that gave me the most trouble. I mean “PICK THAT MOUSE UP AND SHAKE IT, BOY, YOU’RE NOT GONNA’ HURT IT” trouble. No, that’s not a coffee cup holder.

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    • “There is no ‘Any’ key, I mean press any one of the ones on the keyboard.”

      “No, I don’t mean literally ‘your user name’, I mean the user name that we assigned you!”

      “No, not the one under the question mark, the other one above your return key” (or vice versa, of course)

      Then there’s the one who managed to jam a firewire 400 plug in backwards. They were very solidly keyed to keep you from doing that, because if you do, you let out all the magic smoke.

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      • MDavis says:

        In an office job I once had, I got in too much of a hurry and accidentally executed the keystroke combination that turned my monitor image upside down. I backtracked and figured it out and went on with my day.
        The odd part (to me) was when a cubicle neighbor did the exact same thing the next day. I got nosy when the tech support guy was in her cubicle trying to figure it out. He was in the process of turning her monitor upside down so that he could read what was on it. I stopped him and told them what the combination was and I think I also told her what had happened because she was a quick-fingered spreadsheet navigator, too.
        After he left I told her I didn’t really understand why he couldn’t read upside down, given enough time. Not that reading upside down would have fixed the problem…

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      • Ten Bears says:

        There was this thing about return keys …

        Was actually a blurb in a class I taught on terminology ~ why do we call it “dialing”, “typing”, “return” … ?

        I’m thinkin’ if you know what the return key does, or the return bar, you’re old.


      • MDavis says:

        I hear in my head when I read that term, the return bar (I thought it was a lever, but I never took a typing terminology class)
        Yeah, I’m old.


  5. MDavis says:

    Reading the names of some of them…
    CIA-Simulation Warlord (what the actual?)
    Suburban Black Man (yeah, right)

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