About those damned lies…

A brief, intelligent and dead-on essay by Mark Evanier on the lies of the Far Right. This is how it starts:

I used to have a friend who would jokingly quote the maxim, “A lie is as good as the truth if you can get anyone to believe it.” Funny how I keep thinking of that as I read about this whole “Death Panels” nonsense.

End-of-life Counselling is a very good idea, not only for the government but for the person whose life may be ending soon. If someone wants to make the case against things like Living Wills and Advanced Directives, I wish they’d speak up and make it honestly…but I don’t think anyone does.

One thought on “About those damned lies…

  1. Mark Twain: “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.”
    And I read yesterday that a Republican introduced the counseling measure into the health care legislation proposals, and the AMA supports it.
    It's all in the soundbite packaging intended for the Frankenstein mob advancing up the hill, torches blazing.


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