I have a Bloglines folder labeled “Morons,” which contains exactly two blogs. I almost never link either, but this time I can’t resist.
I am going to quote the silly post and comments in full, in case they are later altered:
July 28, 2005 Bush gives the finger to Boy Scouts, too
Fails to show up for Boy Scouts waiting for hours in blistering heat:
The Boy Scouts marched onto the field singing, plopping down in the grass to wait for President Bush. But hours later, the news that Bush couldn’t make it was drowned out by sirens and shouts as hundreds fell ill because of the blistering heat.
About 300 people, most of them Scouts, suffered from dehydration, fatigue and lightheadedness Wednesday — just days after four Scout leaders were killed at the national Jamboree while pitching a tent beneath a power line.
No word yet on whether Bush blew off the Boy Scouts because he was reading The Pet Goat, riding his trike, or flipping off the press.
Update: Reader SoCal Lawyer cuts thru my snark and notes that the article states that Bush blamed thunderstorms and high winds for Bush
blowing offpostponing the event. No doubt the heavy rain and wind accounted for the stifling heat and dehydration suffered by the waiting scouts. We all know how hot wind and dry rain can be.
God damn lawyers — can’t sneak anything past ’em.
SoCal Lawyer wrote:
Or, perhaps it was bad weather and it was unsafe to land his helicopter?July 29, 2005, 17:24:10
No doubt it was those same high winds and thunderstorms which accounted for the blistering heat and dehydration of the scouts.
Got that? Moron twin Alex claims that Bush made up the high winds and thunderstorm, which Alex knows because the scouts were suffering from blistering heat and dehydration.
Here’s where it gets funny. Alex omits the fact that the story itself reports the thunderstorms and high winds as fact:
Soldiers carried Scouts on stretchers to the base hospital, located about three miles from the arena stage. Others were airlifted from the event while Jamboree officials called for emergency help from surrounding areas to transport Scouts during the storm, which brought high winds and lightning.
I’m sure that this is just another example of the vast right-wing conspiracy (today’s featured conspirator: MSNBC) making up facts to cover Bush’s behind. Right, Alex?
UPDATE: It gets better, as Joseph half-heartedly tries to explain his moron twin’s fumbling sarcasm as utter sincerity. Meanwhile, Alex rages impotently.
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