Lost in Space

The thing to understand is that 74,223,744 people voted for Donald Trump.

That’s almost 12 million more votes than last time.

Trump lost both votes, of course. He lost by almost 3 million four years ago, and by 7 million last November.

But still, he gained. Four years of this — four years of all this — and he improved. Substantially.

Thing is, these are real people. You probably know a few. If you’re unfortunate, you know a lot. You know where they come from. You know how they think.

You know the problem.

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“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion,” said Daniel Patrick Moynihan, “but not his own facts.”

No, wait. It was James Schlesinger. In 1973.

We looked it up.

That’s a thing we do, looking it up. You think you know something, but not really, you just heard it somewhere, and maybe you heard it wrong. And maybe sources today aren’t dependably authoritative the way they used to be, but you can use your judgment whether to accept the Wikiquote discussion as sufficient, or follow the links to see whether Schlesinger really was quoted saying that in a Senate Intelligence Committee document.

Ain’t that hard, really. Not if facts matter to you. Not if reality matters to you.

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“Soon after Charla McComic’s son lost his job, his health-insurance premium dropped from $567 per month to just $88, a ‘blessing from God’ that she believes was made possible by President Trump… The price change was actually thanks to a subsidy made possible by former president Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.” —Washington Post

  • Moronus
  • Dimwithea
  • Idiotia

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Bo gets a little sister…

Nom Nom Puppeh!

…and NASA declassifies Apollo 11 transcripts, including a discussion of which astronaut was responsible for the turd in space.

[White House, HuffPo]