…then why do you have to lie?

You’re right and I’m wrong. You’re good and I’m bad. You’re ‘sensible’ and I’m a pathetic, fear-addled, penis-substituting rube. Got it.

But then why can’t you ever just tell the truth? Why do you always have to lie to get your way? It’s almost as if you know you’re, I dunno…wrong?

Via Charles Cooke, here’s MDA spokesmom Kelly Burke lying her righteous ass off about something that’s a clear matter of public record.

The ‘locked-down data set’ in question, the one she says nobody is allowed to look at, is published in full right here. Texas DPS violent crime conviction rates for 1996-2012 broken down by general population vs. CHL holders. Unlike most government reports this one is very simple and unambiguous. Go ahead and look for yourself, the 2012 record is only 3 pages long and there’s nothing confusing about it. You’re as likely to get struck by lightning twice in Texas as to be violently harmed by a CHL holder.

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Would you like to amend your comments, Ms. Burke? Or can we get straight to the perjury hearing?

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6 Responses to …then why do you have to lie?

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    Good luck finding a jury that would convict her, regardless of the evidence provided. sigh

  2. Robert says:

    Darn acronyms. I was momentarily puzzled why the Muscular Dystrophy Association would lie.

  3. czechsix says:

    Why do they have to lie? Honestly, I think it’s SOP for them. It’s become such an ingrained habit that it would take effort to unlearn it.

  4. Kentucky says:

    Why must they lie??? Because the truth puts the lie to their position.

  5. Anonymous says:

    “What is truth?” asks the smirking politician.

  6. Kevin Baker says:

    I am an expert witness because I say I am
    And I said “Gentlemen, and I use that world loosely,
    I will testify for you. I’m a gun for hire, I’m a saint, I’m a liar
    Because there are no facts, there is no truth
    Just data to be manipulated.
    I can get you any result you like.
    What’s it worth to you?
    Because there is no wrong, there is no right,
    And I sleep very well at night
    No shame, no solution, no remorse, no retribution.
    Just people selling t-shirts.
    Just opportunity to participate in the pathetic little circus,
    And winning, winning, winning.”

    Don Henley, In the Garden of Allah

To the stake with the heretic!