Saturday, February 25, 2017

Perhaps the most fitting Carl Sagan quote for these times.

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” 

 Yes. it's legit.


  1. Anonymous3:01 AM

    Yes of course and with charlatans such as our so called liar prezidence, his Conway, our sara, pribus, bannon and all the rest of the deplorable evil clowns we have the MESS today. It is sad to witness this tragic crime and chapter in American history written with American blood and lifes. Those involved in the act and crime of this great bamboozle must be held accountable. Sadly trusted people, corporations, agencies, lousy actors, religious leaders and others aided and directly lied to the American people.

  2. Anonymous3:07 AM

    81% of white evangelicals brought us here(drumpf land)

  3. A. J. Billings4:14 AM

    I miss hearing Carl Sagan on TV or on NPR.

    He was a calm voice of reason in a world gone completely mad over religious wars, tribal allegiances, and political insanity.

    The post reminds me of a dialogue I had on Reddit/r/atheism with a CHristian who insisted that fear of death should be prompting me to believe in sky daddy.

    This person is in what I call the solipsistic faith bubble.

    All his arguments and logic were circular, and centered on believing in a god because of fear and death, backed up by a few verses from the bible.

    THe Bamboozle was strong in this one, and no appeal to logic, critical thinking, or fact based evidence about the origin of the bible would coax him out of the boozle

  4. Anonymous5:42 AM

    "It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken."
    I've been saying this all along. The three words hardest to utter: "I was wrong." I can't figure out if it's an inherent need to be right, or if they're too uneducated to realize what's going on here.

    I mean, c'mon, some people still idolize Palin. That's a WHOLE lot of stupid.

  5. Anonymous6:04 AM

    History has shown if you have incompetence in heading a gov't, it will fall. Guess who is waiting in the wings. Just look at those russian flags flying at cpac.

  6. Anonymous6:41 AM

    " Scottish from bombaze "perplex," related to bombast, or French embabouiner " to make a fool (literally 'baboon') of." Then add Alcohol=booze


  7. Anonymous7:59 AM

    Ha. How ironic. That Sagan quote applies directly to your blog. Want proof, wait for the responses.

    1. A. J. Billings8:35 AM

      Do you have some facts or evidence for your delusion, or are you just here to throw stones and be a Milo Troll?

      Why bother even posting?

      Do you realize how pathetically puerile, paltry, and void of reason your spewage sounds?

      Please migrate over to Alex Jones and indulge in some more lunacy

    2. Anonymous10:30 AM

      Told ya, check out goofball AJ Billings irrational response. Hahahahahahahaaa!

  8. Comey's days are numbered.

    "President Trump said the FBI is “totally unable” to crack down on U.S. government employees who plan to leak sensitive information to the media.

    On social media Friday morning, the commander in chief said the bureau couldn’t even halt leakers within its own organization. He described this supposed proliferation of leakers as a longtime problem that could have a devastating impact on the United States."

    Comey was useful in getting him elected but is now refusing to make the Russia mess go away. Hence, his usefulness is over. Time to get rid of him and replace him with a more "loyal" FBI director who will do everything Trump asks of him.


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