I’ve had It! Expletive the Traitorous Media in this Nation!

Have you seen these stories? Boston Marathon Explosions Already Being Blamed on the Right CNN Analyst: ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ Could Be Behind Boston Marathon Bombing Esquire Speculates ‘Waterer[s] of the Tree of Liberty’ Behind Boston Attacks Chris Matthews: Domestic Terrorists ‘Tend To Be Far-Right’ If this was the act of someone on the right, fine!  Investigate,…

Lie Detector Robot

Lie Detector Robot A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie. He decides to test it out at dinner one night. The father asks his son what he did that afternoon. The son says, “I did some schoolwork.” The robot slaps the son. The son says, “Ok, Ok. I was…

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I think that Joe’s posts on logic are both important and instructive. I would encourage the co-bloggers, every time they see and example of sound logic or the recognition of an argument or fallacy type, to post it. I would encourage the readers to email or post in the comments the same examples. Here’s one…

GOLD: One More in the Beck Cap of Predictions???

When I saw these headlines on Drudge: GOLD PLUNGE… Investors Bail Amid Collapse… ‘PANIC IS EVERYWHERE’… Worst two-day loss since 1983… LIVE… I immediately remembered Beck predicted this would happen.  He also said it would precede the total collapse of the U.S. economy (most likely tied to a collapse of the U.S. $). Then I…

Pop Quiz: Melissa Harris-Perry and Bill Maher

This is your second pop quiz after my little lecture on basic logic and fallacies (you can read it here).  This will be a 2-part quiz. PART I: Catch the Fallacy Here is the first video clip you need to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5RUi5A_xC0&feature=player_detailpage (In case the link doesn’t work, video here) I will start by stipulating…