Time now for the 2009 preposterous statement tournament (not to be confused with the Common Man Dan Cole’s Preposterous Statement Tournament). You can follow the tournament by using the 20 Times Around the Block Preposterous Statement bracket. Make your pick for a winner! A complete list of the statements can be found here.
Which statement is more preposterous?
8. Our family has a history of heart conditions. My brother had a heart attack in his late 40’s, my step-dad died of a heart attack.—Roger Clemens
9. Violent and conspiratorial talk is not something limited to fringe low-wattage radio stations and secret publications; one only need tune in to Fox News’ Glenn Beck to hear the rhetoric and conspiracy theories that inspired Timothy McVeigh.”–DailyKos
The story of Roger Clemens’s defense from allegations of steroid use is one that is truly pathetic. One of his arguments in denying their use is that his family history with heart conditions would deter his use of the performance enhancing drugs. For evidence of this family history he cites his brother. Check. And his stepdad. How does that work again?
And Daily Kos, always good at serving up a hot plate of nonsense, gives us a masterpiece of preposterousness by engaging in some good old fashion “conspiratorial talk” by claiming that Fox News’s Glenn Beck spreads the same sort of conspiracies that lead Timothy McVeigh to bomb a government building in Oklahoma (where racism is taking root). Don’t be surprised if your local government center is reduced to ashes. Glenn Beck is on the air!