It gives me great satisfaction to correct conservatives, who, as I said in a previous post, are more fact-challenged than liberals.
Someone left a comment on that post, after I noted that Pete Dominick had asked on his radio show: What's the weird unfactual stuff many liberals believe that is equivalent to conservative lunacies like Obama being a Muslim?
He offered up ten supposed answers to the question he phrased as, "What's the weird unfactual stuff many liberals believe?" I'm pleased to correct him on each.
1. that killing coyotes means more coyotes
(1) Yes, I said this in a blog post, and I'm a liberal. I supplied evidence to support this assertion, quoting from a "Living With Coyotes" factsheet distributed by the city of Tigard here in Oregon: For these reasons, eradication efforts frequently lead to increases in local coyote populations.
And coyote expert Robert Crabtree says: The common practice of reducing adult coyote populations on western rangelands is most likely ineffective and may even increase the number of lambs, fawns, and calves killed by coyotes. So killing coyotes often does mean more coyotes, as well as more livestock deaths.
2.that science proves man made global warming (because the facts do not back it up they send emails back and forth ploting to fake the data)
(2) This one is easy. Ninety-seven percent, 97%!!!, of climate experts consider that human-caused global warming is happening. Anyone who believes otherwise refuses to face the scientific facts.
3.that republicans are more racist and sexist than dems (while there are people that did not vote for obama because of race, there are many many more that did vote for him just for that reason alone. Most who did not and do not want him as POTUS came to that conclusion because of his failed policies)
(3) I don't know any liberals who call Republicans "racist" or "sexist." But I'm sure they exist. Question is, can that conclusion be justified by Republican actions? Not directly. However, the contraception and abortion debates show that Republicans don't believe women are capable of making decisions by themselves. Doonesbury nailed this in recent comic strips.
4.that the constitution of the USA has the words "seperation of church and state" anywhere in it
(4) I don't hear liberals claiming this. However, the First Amendment definitely implies that church and state are to be separated.
5. that it is ok to call women twat's and discuss what they would like to do female canidates it the bedroom just because they do not agree with them
(5) Many liberals believe this? Show me some evidence. Back up your assertion with facts. We're talking "many," not just a few people. Or a single person.
6.that radical terrorists can be negotiated with
(6) Poll, please? Where's the evidence that many or most liberals believe this? Obama was the president who oversaw the killing of Bin Laden, not Bush. Obama has killed more terrorist leaders than our previous Republican president did: In the process, the White House said, it has killed more officials of Al Qaeda in the last two and a half years than were eliminated during the entire Bush administration.
7.that guns kill people(best bumper sticker ever "guns kill people like a spoon made rosie odonell fat"
(7) In England and Wales, where gun ownership is severely limited, 8% of homicides are committed with firearms. In the United States, with a very high rate of gun ownership, 65% of homicides are committed with firearms. So, yes, guns kill people.
8.that people in this country illegally should be able to get public services, licenses, and vote in our elections
(8) This isn't a factual/unfactual assertion. I agree that more liberals than conservatives believe that undocumented immigrants to this country should be able to get public services, like health care. Also, that it is better to have them pass a driver's test, than to drive without a license. I've never heard of liberals saying that non-citizens should be able to vote.
9.that vetting a presidential candidate is great unless that canidate is a dem. then we should just believe whatever he or she says
(9) This also isn't a factual/unfactual asertion. I'll point out, though, that Obama was scrutinized extremely closely in the 2008 election. Everything about him was brought out into the open and discussed in excruciating detail.
10.that saying USA USA USA in USA is racist
(10) I have no idea where you get the idea that liberals believe this. Me, I consider that chanting "USA, USA, USA!" is stupid, unless, maybe, it's done at the Olympics. But even then, I'd say it's stupid. Regardless, stupid isn't racist.