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Several years ago I attended a lecture on climate taught by a local TV meteorologist. This weather “expert” made the statement, “central Georgia averages 120 days of below freezing temperatures.” That statement was 300% incorrect. Macon only averages 41 days of freezing temperatures. Among an audience of college educated people, I was the only one who called B.S. to his 120 days. Not that I’m smarter than the other 50 people, but I think critically and know that Macon does not get freezing temperatures, every day, for three straight months. How was it that I was the only one able to detect the lie told by an “expert?”


The inability of people to perform any type of critical analysis is proof of the failure of our education system. Americans simply don’t know when they’re being lied to. In other words, we’re easily BS’d. Daily, we are lied to. Even worse, people have no idea (and don’t seem to care) they’re being lied to, leading them to accept almost anything – a man is a woman, a woman is a man, President Trump colluded with Russians to steal the 2016 election, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan (last August) was smooth and orderly, $3 trillion in additional government spending won’t create inflation (told by Biden), masks work, Covid vaccines work, the 500+ riots of 2020 were “mostly peaceful” (said while buildings burned in the background), Joe Biden received 80 million votes, and January 6th was an insurrection. Anyone with any critical thinking skills realizes those are complete lies.


Each example above is untrue, yet each one is completely accepted by every Dem, regurgitated by the entire media but easily refuted with a modicum of critical thinking. I say accepted by Democrats because not one Dem refutes those lies - ever. Instead we see Dems accepting the lie that a man can be a woman or a woman can be a man by simply declaring it so. Biology is straight forward about the male and female of a species. They aren’t interchangeable. Last week we had another example of the media trying to force the gender lie onto society with the headline, “Amy Schneider - First woman to win $1 million on Jeopardy.” Fox News went on to state that she holds the record for most wins by a woman. Problem is that Amy is a man, not a woman.


Look, if he wants to pretend he’s a woman, call himself Amy, and wear dresses, who cares? But calling himself a woman does not make him a woman. He’s a man, science is science, and facts are facts. I don’t understand how or why women are allowing men to steal their accomplishments. But it’s happening in the swimming pool, on the track, academically, and now on game shows. Question for you women, when will you start pushing back? When will you finally say enough is enough? What about you Dems, when will Warnock, Ossoff or Stacey Abrams stand up for women and call B.S. to men stealing women’s accomplishments? Not only are Dems refusing to stand up for women, it’s Dems who advance the lies against women.


Democrats tell lies and accept those lies even when there’s video evidence to prove otherwise. Last July, Biden told us the Taliban would not take over Afghanistan. In August they did, yet Biden (and the Pentagon) insisted that our Afghanistan surrender was, in fact, well planned, orderly, and successful. Biden expected us to believe his lie despite videos showing complete chaos and Afghans so desperate to flee the country that they clung to the outside of departing aircraft and plunged hundreds of feet to their deaths. Even after a suicide bomber killed 13 Marines, the Pentagon insisted the disaster was going exactly as planned. Amazingly, Dems proved they are unable to discern a lie even when given video evidence showing the lie. 


Or take the entire Coronavirus fiasco. Everything about it screams “Lie.” Biden and Fauci say, “Covid-19 originated in a “wet market” in Wuhan, China.” The wet market is one mile from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) – a Level 4 research laboratory doing experiments on coronaviruses. Any logical person would ask questions about why Fauci authorized money to the WIV for “gain-of-function” research on coronaviruses. However, if you ask such questions, the Fauci, Biden, and media cabal accuses you of telling lies. If you think the virus could have originated at the WIV, you’re called a conspiracy theorist and will be mocked. The same Fauci/Biden cabal scream “wear a mask” to stop the spread, insisting that masks work. They never explain, if masks work so well, then why don’t masks work? Why do mandatory masked-up states (New York) have more China virus cases than unmasked states?


The Biden cabal makes the same claim about the vaccines. The Biden insists there are two, and only two, methods to stop the spread of the WuFlu – mandatory masks and mandatory vaccines. They demand you believe that masks work and that vaccines work. First off, masks don’t work because the virus is thousands of times smaller than the pores in the mask. Second, it’s a lie to call the Covid shots a vaccine. Vaccines prevent someone from getting a disease or from spreading the disease. Think smallpox and polio vaccines which, once taken, prevent the person from getting or transmitting the disease. The Covid vaccines do neither. People who have received both injections and booster shots are still getting sick and are transmitting the virus, such as AOC (D-NY) last week. Despite that fact, Biden’s only response is wear a mask and get the vaccine.


Another lie currently being told - Joe Biden is cognizant and knows his surroundings. Sometimes he does, often times he doesn’t. Last week, Joe claimed it was year 2020.


Final Thought: Be skeptical of everything you read or hear, including my articles. Do your own research and you’ll quickly discover that public education has failed America. The proof is our inability to conduct critical thinking.


A retired Army officer, Sloan Oliver of Bolingbroke is a columnist for the Reporter.  Email him at