Lies, and damned lies.

I have always hated a liar. I am not talking about someone who is good at BS’ing, but a liar. I always said, I hate a liar worse than a thief. At least with a thief you know they are going to try and steal from you. But you never know if a liar is lying until you catch them in one. And I live by that old motto, “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me”. So when I catch someone in a lie I never trust them again.

I have had several pretty good arguments with people who say that when I have found out someone was lying, that they weren’t really lying. They were just not aware. BS! If they were just not aware they should say so. But they never do until that appendage under their shirt pocket is caught in the wringer.

It irks me when I watch a movie or TV show where they tell obvious lies. I am sure they can rationalize and say that no one will know or that it really doesn’t matter.

I watch most any western movie or TV show and see all the blatant lies they tell. And of course they and we rationalize it by telling ourselves that most really won’t know and it really doesn’t matter. But it can. When they show people riding the same horse from Texas to Montana  while trailing a herd, those of us who live the life know it is bunk. Same as when they show someone loping their horses everywhere they go. Nope, it don’t work that way. Especially when the horses show no sweat.

I used to watch things on the Discovery channel. I even took part in a show they made about the Comancheros, back in 2005. I thought it was pretty cool that they tried to get things as close to history as they could. But in the end, it wasn’t all true. And I have seen other shows they purport as being historically accurate, and I know better. It was on a subject I am well versed in. So now I doubt anything they say. Kind of like the little boy who cried wolf.

Guns and how they use them on TV and movies drive me crazy. They are always showing people shooting pistols and rifles and there is no kick. Sure with a lighter caliber but as someone who has put many rounds thru’ 9 mm, 357 and 45  caliber pistols, both wheel guns and auto, I know different. 

Ever notice how they are always shooting someone in a car or other close space? And they show no effects from the sound. Believe me, if you do such a thing with out protective gear for your ears, it ain’t so. Go ahead, ask me why I now wear hearing aids!

Yup, lies and damned lies. Too many do it and we allow it. 

Maybe that is why so many things in this country are the way they are. Because we allow it.

Sorry for the rant, didn’t mean to be when I started this writing . I guess we need to all remember another old adage, “only believe half of what you see and nothing you hear.”

4 thoughts on “Lies, and damned lies.

  1. I agree with you totally, thats the reason I don’t trust the media any more. The gun handling in the movies, which I hardly ever watch anymore, is pathetic. I really enjoy reading your blog, thanks.

  2. Another good post. Sure does relate to what was on the tube last night. Like what is laying out in your bull pasture

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