Saturday, November 7, 2015

Today In Lies & Lying Liars

Apparently Carly Fiorina is as congenital a liar as Hilarity ClantonHillary Clinton. [Damn auto-spell.] No, really, is anything she's said on the campaign trail true? Lookit this sample, from the Times of New York:
At Hewlett-Packard in 2000, Mrs. Fiorina told a tale familiar to many of her employees: the relationship between HP and Disney, which she called the company’s “first customer.”

“One day, two young men named Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard went to visit Walt Disney, and they listened to his dream,” she said, according to a transcript obtained by The New York Times. After the trip, she said, HP’s founders “went away to their garage and they invented a product, and that product was called the audio oscillator.”

Each of those statements is incorrect, according to a corporate history, “The HP Way,” and interviews with a company archivist, Karen Lewis, and a longtime spokesman, Roy Verley. The audio oscillator, they said, was not created in response to a request from Walt Disney. It already existed before the company showed any interest. Disney never met with both Mr. Hewlett and Mr. Packard. And Disney was not HP’s first customer.

“It’s inaccurate on three levels,” said Ms. Lewis, who helped Mr. Packard write “The HP Way,” a definitive history of the company. A spokeswoman for Mrs. Fiorina, Sarah Isgur Flores, pointed to Mrs. Fiorina’s public relations staff at HP. “I assume it was written by the speechwriting team,” she said.

Reached Saturday, Mrs. Fiorina’s campaign aides seemed unperturbed by the discrepancies and declined to make the candidate available for comment.
Ha ha, I'm so old (& wretched, yes) I remember when the talk-radio scum bunnies & FOXNews were the designated lying liars on the fascist side of the aisle. Now the disease has spread everywhere in the reactionary camp. I hope that Trump's & Carson's Secret Service details earn their fucking money, if you know what I mean, & I mean assassination & murder, as The Big Fucking Killer In The Sky seems to have stopped directly enforcing that pesky "no bearing false witness" part of the Ten Commandments. That pretty much leaves it to us, right?
Does the spell work if the bar isn't over what it forbids?

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