Columnist Foley a victim of acute confirmation bias.
by Pete_Borden
 Cobb Folks and Events
September 21, 2012 08:27 AM | 1938 views | 18 18 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

On Friday, the 7th of September, Kevin Foley had a column published, supposedly contrasting the two national political conventions. Rather than being objective, it was fraught with confirmation bias.

In response, I submit the following observation of the Democratic National Convention, from the other side of the room.

First Lady, Michelle Obama had a heartfelt plea. “Please, please re-elect my husband. If you don’t, I won’t be able to take any more of those half million dollar vacations at taxpayer expense. Besides, Barack would not be able to find a job in this economy that he has only made worse. I mean who is going to hire a lawyer, who is no longer licensed, who practiced law very little, and whose only qualification is that he does very well at spending other people’s money. If you don’t vote for my husband, you are a racist. Besides, I won’t be proud of my country any more, so there. “

While pounding the GOP for its fictional "War on Women", the Dems chose to honor one of the generals in that War (if, indeed, there is a War), a man who was involved in the deaths of more women than 99% of the legal gun owners in the country, Senator Ted Kennedy. If you want to know just how great he was, ask the Kopechne family

Then, former President Jimmy (“I lusted after them, in my heart”) Carter, a man who inspires the same kind of excitement as a used paper towel, attempted to explain why we should vote for Obama. He never quite got the message across. Frankly, his enthusiasm, or lack of same, indicated that he didn’t really think we should.

No parade of ex-Presidents would be complete without Bill (“I lusted, but I didn’t confine it to my heart”) Clinton, the man who, single-handedly, expanded the vocabulary of an entire generation of children, to include words like infidelity, adultery, oral sex, semen, perjury and impeachment. The mothers of the country thank him. His message, however, centered on his lesser known accomplishments, those actually associated with the Presidency.

Finally, the man himself got to talk, Barack Obama, the President of the United States. His message was as simple as the man himself. “I have spent four years trying to find out what needs to be done. Now, give me another four years and I will try to really accomplish something positive. If you will just overlook 42 months of 8% plus unemployment, a 50% increase in the national debt, doubling of the gas prices, adding six million people to the poverty rolls, a decline of 10% in the median household income, devaluation of property, rising taxes, and a downward credit rating adjustment, all accomplished without even making a budget, you should be able to find a way to vote for me. If you don’t you are a racist!”

 They chose to spit in the face of every legal immigrant and every naturalized citizen now living and who has ever lived, by allowing a lawbreaker to speak at a national convention. That’s right.. An illegal alien, a young girl took the podium and admitted that she knew for a period of time that she was breaking the law by being here. She thanked Obama for aiding and abetting in her crime. How brazen can you get?

Just to be sure they offended everybody, they booed Israel….. then they booed GOD!

 What a fun bunch of guys and gals, huh?

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Lib in Cobb
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September 30, 2012
DA: You claim to be a published author, perhaps you should write children's books, you sound like a child.
Devlin Adams
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September 28, 2012
Lib- Dream on, fool. I can cash any check I write.
Lib in Cobb
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September 27, 2012
DA: Don't write a check with your mouth, that your brain can't cash.

Have a nice day.
Devlin Adams
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September 27, 2012
Hey Lib, your opinions, while interesting, are as worthless as most everything else you have to say.

You are the one with the overly inflated ego.

As to intellect, I will match mine with yours any day.
Lib in Cobb
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September 26, 2012
@DA: It's Lib in Cobb, not "Lia". Not proof reading is a sign of intellectual weakness. It also means that you have an undeserved inflated ego.

Have a nice day.
Devlin Adams
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September 26, 2012
To Lia in Cobb. Proof reading for intelligence, before posting, would result in 99% of your stuff getting deleted, without ever being posted.

Lib in Cobb
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September 26, 2012
The Republicans are continuing to eat their own. Craig Robinson, former Republican Director for Iowa said yesterday, "Ryan will have to wash the Romney stench from him, if he runs for national office again". This comes on top of the comment from Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal, conservative columnist. "It's time to admit the Romney campaign is an incompetent one".

@DA: Proof read before posting, then make corrections, it will make you look less pedestrian.
Devlin Adams
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September 24, 2012
Foley, did you leave a major clause out of that last post to Pete? It make seven less sense than most of the cut and paste gibberish you regurgitate here and in you "column".
Kevin Foley
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September 24, 2012
Pete, You can be proud your team is down with one of TV history's biggest goof balls, George Costanza, who famoulsy said, "Remember, if you believe it, it's not a lie."

frogbreath
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September 24, 2012
Pete,

Once again, a great job at cutting through the nonsense of liberal nonsense speak. The paragraph that told readers that an illegal immigrant addressed the DNC convention, I think, is not known by most Americans.

It, flat out, shows that the DNC and its members care only for getting reelected and have no regard for the laws of our country and particularly, for the jobs and well being of their fellow Americans.

It also tells us that they know they have the black vote and now they want to nail down a bigger piece of the Hispanic vote.

If the voting (legal) members of the Democrats would, honestly , look at the behavior of the DNC, and look at it as patriotic Americans, the DNC would get few if any, votes.

The strong tie among between entitlement receivers, unions and the Democratic party will, as Romney pointed out, result in about 47% of the voting public to preserve their status and vote for Obama.

I await the day when God boos us!
Pete Borden
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September 23, 2012
Kevin, I don't really think any political candidate wants fact checkers, or any other outside entity running their campaign.

as to fact checkers, ths quote pretty much sums it up, IMHO.

"All so-called "fact checker" columns are nothing but opinion columns with deceiving names."

vtgrad
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September 22, 2012
Great column Pete, and just to add to what you said, has anyone noticed that OBAMA now has press conferences in front of gold curtains instead of in front of the American Flag, like all presidents before him???
Pete Borden
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September 22, 2012
Kevin, the real problme with "fact checkers" is that most of them are not. They are just spin doctors trying to determine how to spin something to their advantage. That is a malady that is peculiar to both parties.

They are about as reliable as pollsters. Both of them are about 90% accurate, but only about 10% of the time.
Kevin Foley
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September 21, 2012
Pete, that was a joke. It was Romney's pollster who said "our campaign won't be run by fact checkers."
Pete Borden
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September 21, 2012
Oliver, I can assure you that you have my respect for your opinions and my admiration for your ability to express them, but I respectfully submit that, from where I sit, my commentary on the convention is no more absurd that that of Mr. Foley.

It is, of course, written as sarcastic satire, in hope that thinking people might see the absurdity in both it and Mr. Foley's biased analysis.
Oliver G. Halle
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September 21, 2012
Pete, while I rarely agree with your columns, I have alwasy respected that you have a perspective that you articulate fairly well. Reasonable people can differ. But this commentary is beyond absurd. Besides being factually false in just about it's entirety, it demonstrates your confirmtaion bias, that you will say and believe anything, truth be damned, that agrees with your political bent. You can do better.
Pete Borden
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September 21, 2012
Yes, Kevin and it is so big of you to admit that the Dems care little for facts.
Kevin Foley
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September 21, 2012
"Confirmation bias"...Pete, is that like "our campaign won't be run by fact checkers"?

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