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" . . . a (Republican) man hears what he wants to hear and all the rest is lies and jest . . ."

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Would Dr. Hannibal Lecter hesitate to weave a web of lies just to play an "April Fool" joke on Edward R. Murrow?  Might that effort have to be a very elaborate sting?  "Look in Raspail's car" obscure clues in return for a few innocuous jail house privileges?  

Is it worth a journalist's time to quibble over these "done deal" issues?

The definition of the word "rape"?

The problem with the Social Security Program?

The simultaneous belief that life is sacred and that abortion is murder and simultaneously advocate that death panels will become a proper "budget cutting" strategy because they would eliminate futile expenses for a sick people who will die soon anyway?

Is double think here or are teabaggers starting to emulate my friend who proclaims that the voices in his head have the "call waiting" feature?

If tax cuts for the rich didn't produce new jobs during the eight years of the Bush Reign of Terror, then how can they be expected to produce jobs if Obama extends those tax breaks for two more years?

Did IBM really replace all those old "Think" signs with new ones that say:   "Obey!"?

Did George W. Bush go AWOL?

Can teabaggers comprehend a column - chock full of obscure arcane and esoteric cultural references -- that mocks their heroes?   For that matter, can any of the Journalism professors at UCB?

Did poppy Bush deserve a court martial hearing for bailing out of his Avenger bomber?

Last, and certainly not least, what can be done to convince Republicans that Superman doesn't maintain his John Boener type hair style by going to the barber regularly for a hair cut?

How can any discredited journalist be taken seriously when they address the Republican agenda?

If Republicans are guilty of being pathological liars (AKA pseudologia fantastica), then isn't it quite logical to conclude that the comedians are correct when they say that to correctly understand what a Republican is saying, just assume that the truth is the exact opposite of what is being said.

Wasn't the Republican mindset revealed when George W. Bush said:   "Fool me once, shame on you.   Fool me twice . . . won't get fooled again!"   Republicans are people who are fully convinced that they are compassionate, conservative Christians who can not (by Divine Commandment) lie.  They can only be victims of disingenuous journalists.  Would a compassionate conservative Christian cancel school nutrition programs for economic reasons?

Now the disk jockey will play Johnny Cash's "The Long Black Veil," the Rolling Stones' notorious never released "contractual obligation" album (available only in bootleg editions) with the naughty title, and (speaking of getting fooled) "Sweet Transvestite" from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.   We have to go and meet a secret source who has promised to give the World's Laziest Journalist a clandestine copy of a coroner's report that might provide valuable clues for the mystery surrounding the suicide of Geli Rabal.   (How could she kill herself using a pistol that was always in the possession of her uncle?)   Have a "psst, wanna have an exclusive on some secret material that will break a new scandal" type week.

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