••can ye pass the acid test?••

ye who enter here be afraid, but do what ye must -- to defeat your fear ye must defy it.

& defeat it ye must, for only then can we begin to realize liberty & justice for all.

time bomb tick tock? nervous tic talk? war on war?

or just a blog crying in the wilderness, trying to make sense of it all, terror-fried by hate radio and FOX, the number of whose name is 666??? (coincidence?)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

big lie alive and, well,...
The CBO, the Congressional Budget Office has said that Obamacare will kill 800,000 jobs.
—Michele Bachmann in debate in New Hampshire
politifact's truth-o-meter rates it barely true. analysis here.

as far as i can tell, the 800k myth originated here, here, here, here, here, here or here.

i don't know which was actually first. the point is reverb keeps it going and growing, and it grew way beyond what i linked above, as you can see in over 40,000 search results here. david brock calls it the republican noise machine, which is his book title.

the washington post's "fact checker" column provides another debunk of the claim, along with more on a bunch of untruths in last night's debate, here. you may want to look at yesterday's column too.

and here are the debate analyses from factcheck.org and politifact.com

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