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Anatomy of how a racism lie spread half way around the world

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9:17pm 10/19/2013 at 9:17pm

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

That quote, erroneously and ironically attributed to Mark Twain, is reflected in a false accusation of racism spread recently regarding Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, a/k/a “Joe the Plumber.”

Wurzelbacher is hardly the household name he was back...

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Saturday Night Card Game (A Friend Told Me He Chugged 40s In High School)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 5:37pm 5/28/2011 at 5:37pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Think Progress  is reeling from being punked by the Navy Seal Anchor Baby hoax.  But Think Progress needs to earn its keep, so it soldiers on.

Think Progress continues its the never-ending quest to find someone (preferably a Fox...

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They Are Going To “Joe The Plumber” Her

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 8, 2011 at 2:10pm 4/8/2011 at 2:10pm

Kathy Nickolaus, the Waukesha County Clerk who mistakenly forgot to include the City of Brookfield numbers in the initial county reporting already is under pretty intense attack, including claims she is lying because the reporting error was not technically possible, and that she cannot be trusted “because of what we know about her.”

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“My Success Did Not Cause Your Failure”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 4:38pm 3/8/2009 at 4:38pm

I was at a party last night when a total stranger struck up a conversation with me. He didn’t know who I was, or that I had a blog. The crowd was mixed (by political persuasion), so there was no reason for this person to presume I would be sympathetic to...

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“Joe The Plumber” and Obama’s Zero-Sum Game

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 10:01am 10/16/2008 at 10:01am

Joe the Plumber made it to prime time in last night’s debate. In fact, just about the only thing anyone will remember about the debate is the name Joe the Plumber.

Joe the Plumber first became known when he confronted Barack Obama during a campaign stop, complaining that Obama’s tax plan would...

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