We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
True � The statement is accurate and there�s nothing significant missing. Mostly True � The statement is accurate but needs clarification or additional information. Half True � The statement is accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context. Barely True � The statement contains some element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression. False � The statement is not accurate. Pants on Fire � The statement is not accurate and makes a ridiculous claim.
In the political world, there are all sorts of truth. In the real world, only one sort. In the real world, a half-truth is a lie.
I was amazed to get a flyer in the mail from a group called "Women's voices, Women's votes" that was full of twisted truth. For instance: they claim that Chellie Pingree's opponent wants to "raise the Federal tax to 28%".
Who wouldn't vote against that? (In fact: he favors the flat tax)
"Deceit" is an interesting variation --the artful withholding of pertinent information, while filling-in technically truthfully the area around it. the worst form of it imho is when you get in a bad situation due to it, and then call the deceiver on it, only to hear "But I DID tell you --you just forgot."
Once is all such a person gets to do that to me, now, in my less-entangled curmudgeonly years. Once, and that's all she wrote, pard --you 'n i is finished with our business.