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Somebody Is Lying To Me!

Alan Partis | March 15, 2009

In a column I wrote yesterday, I lamented the fact that Obama’s graph seemed truncated and caused me to be suspicious that further back data would not support his thesis as much. Further research on my part has borne this out. Piketty and Saez do have a graph that does back 67 more years than the one Obama published.

Just the Facts, Ma’am

Alan Partis | March 14, 2009

I heard Mike Malloy, a liberal talk radio host, the other night make the claim that 1 in 9 homes in America are now sitting empty due to foreclosures. That’s patently false, but the figure was used repeatedly and was the basis for all his following arguments in support of the economic plans and policies of his champion: B. Obama.

Obama Thinks You’re Stupid

Alan Partis | February 25, 2009

Are you insulted when someone thinks so little of your intelligence that they will tell you bald faced lies because they know you will either take them at face value and believe them, or at the very least will not hold them to a higher standard? Are the politicians right? Are we, as a society, that stupid?

You’re an Idiot

Alan Partis | February 19, 2009

So why do I think Roland Burris is an idiot? Simple. His actions either prove he’s an idiot, or they prove that he thinks all his supporters, and the folks in Illinois, are idiots and will believe his protestations of innocence even in the face of the body of evidence and facts out there that say otherwise.

Running Right Off the Track

Alan Partis | February 9, 2009

Right-leaning pundits are doing a disservice to the debate about Obama’s stimulus package when they mischaracterize things. I think Rush Limbaugh is guilty of that in this case, though I don’t know that he’s taken the time to follow through and do his own research (though he should if he wants to maintain credibility).

Situational Myopia

Alan Partis | February 8, 2009

The public was thrilled. But how many people saw through the circus and noticed that the GM CEO drove himself to the Capitol in a Chevy Volt? This was not the vehicle that he drove from Detroit to Washington. No, this vehicle was flown in by jet … and I’m sure it didn’t make the trip in row 10 of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 737 on a coach fare.

That Doesn’t Compute

Alan Partis | January 31, 2009

Study: Stem Cells Reverse Paralysis in Rats The above press release from Live Science fails the logic test.  The conclusion trumpeted at the end of the article is not supported by the evidence provided.  Here are the relevant portions: Transplanted adult stem cells have been found to reverse paralysis associated with spinal cord injuries in [...]