Friday, August 12, 2016

480 Minutes - Dog Days of Dumb


This week I had a back-and-forth with a Right Wing Kool Aid-logged "conservative" who both wholeheartedly loves Trump and Jesus at the same time.  Somehow.  Based on a photo of POTUS golfing, said doofus stated that President Obama “spent nearly as much time on vacations and golfing as he did leading the country.”  I presented him with some cold, hard, facts which show that's not even remotely the case.  Donald Christ replied with a fact-checking article that says, "Q: Is it true that George W. Bush took more vacation days than Barack Obama?
A: Yes. Before his two-week trip to Martha’s Vineyard in August, Obama’s count was 125 full or partial days and Bush’s total at the same point in his presidency was 407."

Dude posted data proving my point, showing that Bush had taken far more vacation days than Obama, then acted like he'd proven that Obama took more vacation days.

People who have been swallowing Fox News disinformation for so long that they no longer have critical thinking skills are a real problem in a democracy, which cannot function without an informed electorate.  We are in a vicious downward spiral with these people who are immune to facts and reality voting in people like them, which leads to debates about climate change which include snowballs.

Anyway, we had another week of weak submissions, which is a two-sided coin: on the one side it sucks because we love to discover and debut new stuff for you, on the other side we get to dig out more classics and maybe even cobble together a theme set or two.  Ideas?

Today from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time BAGeL Radio presents an all-new, live-hosted edition of 480 Minutes featuring just a couple of new playlist additions.

The award-winning 480 Minutes program is rebroadcast on Friday evenings beginning at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 5 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Sundays at 1 a.m. ET.

Today's show will include a few new tunes after all, by Health&Beauty (Chicago, IL, @WealthandDuty), Hot Panda (Vancouver, Canada, @HotPanda), and The Limbos (Chicago, IL, @TheLimbos).

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