Tuesday, January 08, 2019

This Blog Is 37% Better Than Any Other.

A former tennis great, probably not a fan of Donald J. Trump:

She maintains also that fewer people believed the propaganda of the Prague regime than that of the Washington, D.C. regime.

That's easy to understand because Trump is good.... very, very good.

Answer honestly: if a casual friend told you that Miami Beach yesterday experienced its lowest minimum temperature on record, you might not believe her. If, however, she told you that yesterday it had its lowest ever temperature at 34 degrees, you probably would believe her.

In reality, neither is accurate because the temperature fell only to 60 degrees yesterday in Miami Beach and the lowest ever recorded is 32degrees.

When lying, go big. Lie with statistics because people will be more likely to believe an individual who comes up with statistics to back up his assertions, whereupon he sounds authoritative. So on Sunday the President tweeted

The Washington Post's Phillip Bump notes that the 6,000 figure cited by the Department of Human Services pertained to

gang members (“including MS-13”) apprehended at the border — and removed from the country by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. According to a Homeland Security spokesman, about 5,000 of those 6,000 gang member arrests/apprehensions happened somewhere besides the southern border. Only 1,019 were apprehended at the southern border, about a fifth of them at designated ports of entry.

The Post's Fact Checker found

In the 11-month period through August 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered 16,831 people convicted of crimes in the United States or abroad, but 63 percent of them showed up at ports of entry. That includes airport travelers, not just people “trying to get across the border.”

Another WaPo Fact Checker has observed

The president also simply invents faux facts. He repeatedly said U.S. Steel is building six to eight new steel plants, but that’s not true. He said that as president, Obama gave citizenship to 2,500 Iranians during the nuclear-deal negotiations, but that’s false. Over and over, Trump claimed that the Uzbekistan-born man who in 2017 was accused of killing eight people with a pickup truck in New York brought two dozen relatives to the United States through “chain migration.” The real number is zero.

Approximately 35 years ago, Steve Miller sang "Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah. Some people call me the gangster of love. Some people call me Maurice..." Some people call Donald Trump "crazy," some call him "stupid," some call him "impulsive."  There may be a little of each, but there is a lot of devious.

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