Truthiness: “The quality of stating concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts.”
Slick literature opposed to the November ballot initiative regulating puppy mills has been hitting the streets. Paid for by a committee titled “Alliance for Truth”.
They left out “justice” and “the American way.”
From an “Alliance for Truth” palm card in opposition to Proposition B
…We celebrate pets, as well as wildlife and habitat protection. We are the nation’s most important advocate for local humane societies, providing shelter standards and evaluations, training programs, a national advertising campaign to promote pet adoption…
What is it about promoting pet adoption that would lead anyone to assert is a sign of “…attempting to abolish pet ownership…”? It’s either stupidity or wholesale contempt for Missouri voters, or both. Take your pick.
According to this “truthiness” propaganda one wonders what other groups would qualify for that label, having contributed to the effort to support passage of Proposition B? Try the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA):
CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION
C091304 MISSOURIANS FOR THE PROTECTION OF DOGS/YES! ON PROP B [pdf] 10/12/2010
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
New York, NY
That’s no typo. That’s $200,000.00. Radicals:
…Incorporated in 1866 by a special act of the New York State legislature, the ASPCA has a history rich in challenges and victories-from providing care and protection for the city’s working horses and transforming dog pounds into professionally run adoptions facilities to founding an animal hospital that is still running today…
Yeah, that’s certainly radical. Not.
The complete “truthiness” palm card:
…Only the most heartless would vote against a bill that would save a countless number of puppies from a life of cruelty…
The only proper response to this is, no shit, Sherlock.
And only in our current political environment can a fly by night campaign committee funded by the usual suspects label long standing institutions as “radical” and believe they can get away with it.
Have you kicked a puppy today? (September 24, 2010)
Three excellent reasons to support Prop. B and regulate “puppy mills” (October 5, 2010)
Alliance for Truthiness: dumbing down Proposition B (October 9, 2010)