No Right Wing Lie Ever Dies, Take 14,236,083

A lie told by a guest blogger at Jim Hoft’s blog was debunked pretty much immediately, but that hasn’t prevented others from repeating it. Barbara Simpson does so in her latest Worldnetdaily column, ignoring all the actual facts and even adding her own emotional details about how terribly it affected her.

There’s only one way to describe my immediate reaction a couple of weeks ago when it was announced that the feds were going to use an upscale resort in Weslaco, Texas, to house illegal aliens.

The announcement came with pictures of the intended illegal domicile. It looked like something a travel agent would use to entice you to book a reservation.

I looked at those pictures and felt as though someone had plunged a knife in my gut. I had never felt that way before. It was depressing.

I looked at those pictures and realized with horror and dejection that my country was lost and that the likes of Barack Obama and his ilk were destroying our borders forever, and they would continue, virtually unimpeded, to destroy the greatest nation this planet has ever known.

Such a wonderful little touch of melodrama. You were so overcome with emotion that your hands were frozen and you couldn’t take 30 seconds to Google it and see if it was true or not. And it isn’t. Not a word of it. The feds aren’t doing anything here, it was a private group. In fact, it was a private religious group, Baptist Child and Family Services, that was looking at buying the property. And far from being an “upscale resort,” it was a rundown former resort beset with bugs and mold that would have to be redone to make it suitable to house a few hundred refugee children.

Wait, a Christian group getting some federal money to do something good with? I’m sure Simpson is all for that kind of thing any other time. But this time it involves “illegal aliens” so it’s terrible and horrible and it gave her a case of the vapors. And she doesn’t care whether it’s all a lie or not.

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  • Chiroptera

    And besides, god forbid we house immigrant kids in anything better than a heavily soiled dog kennel.

  • Chiroptera

    Oh, an another thing:

    From the article: The resort had all the amenities that only people with a substantial income could afford if they were in the market for a wonderful vacation – green lawns, lighted tennis courts, three pools, a Jacuzzi, an exercise room, suites, concierge service and all the amenities, plus retail and meeting space on seven acres.

    As a graduate student on a graduate student stipend I was able to afford to share apartments in complexes with all those amenities. It doesn’t take any great wealth to get those.

    Well, maybe not “concierge services,” but I suspect that the “concierge services” would actually be “grown ups who are around to take care of the kids because, after all, they are kids.”

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    YES THIS STORY TURNED OUT NOT TO BE TRUE (TYPICAL LIBERAL MEDIA!!!) BUT DID YOU HEAR THAT OBAMAS OPENING A RESORT FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS?!!!

  • busterggi

    Just the latest permutation of the ‘welfare queen’ meme.

  • corwyn

    Ms. Simpson, that particular sin would be ‘envy’.

  • John Horstman

    @Modusoperandi #3: Hehe, you’ve gotten really good at this, MO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003633714042 m.j.kroner

    Weslaco is a torrid, stinking hole in South Texas. I have been there. This entire “luxury resort” story is a sick fantasy.

  • marcus

    I’ve heard from reliable sources that these children have been given food! It made me feel like I just had a fence-post shoved up my ass! I was so depressed (but I went out and kicked a puppy and felt better).

  • scienceavenger

    green lawns, lighted tennis courts, three pools, a Jacuzzi, an exercise room, suites, concierge service and all the amenities, plus retail and meeting space on seven acres.

    Oh, the rightwing obsession with these kids getting “lavish luxuries” goes way beyond that. I sat in disbelief as I watched Fox News go on and on about these kids staying at a hotel with “flatscreen TV’s, ping pong tables, and a weight room”, and another with “air-conditioned rooms, and soccer fields [otherwise known as grass]”. Anyone with teenagers at home knows the looks you’d get if you promises them a stay at a place with such “luxuries”. It’s also a dead giveaway at who Fox’s target audience is, because people under 50 have a name for “flatscreen TVs”: “TVs”. And to anyone under 30, “ping pong table” means “that thing you mess with when there isn’t any electricity”.

    This is record dumbth.

  • grendelsfather

    Yeah, seconding m.j. kroner, here. The giveaway was using ‘upscale’ and ‘Weslaco’ in the same sentence.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Any place in Texas – well, I could stop right there – with a “W” and an “aco” in its name sounds like trouble to me…

  • Electric Shaman

    @ scienceavenger

    Actually, most under 30s would google “ping pong table”, see a picture of one, and say to themselves “Ooooooh, they mean a beer pong table”

  • sugarfrosted

    @9, With the flatscreen TV thing, it’s gotten the point with me where TV means flatscreen TV and CRT or CRT-TV means the old ones. New CRTs on average now are more expensive than Flatscreen TVs, granted nowadays they’re luxury items that are only used in a small number of applications where low latency is required. This basically mirrors the development of amplifiers and radios. Originally the digital ones were the luxury item, now it’s the tube amps.

    Also those kids are so spoiled with AC, I mean imagine having the luxury of not dying in the Texas summer. Freeloaders.

    This reminds me about how in the past fox news was complaining about poor people owning microwaves, when the price of the cheapest microwave was $50 in Target. Imagine finding a stove for that price.

    @12 Or “Oh, that thing in that Will Ferrel movie”

  • zmidponk

    sugarfrosted:

    This reminds me about how in the past fox news was complaining about poor people owning microwaves, when the price of the cheapest microwave was $50 in Target.

    No, you see, if they were really poor, they would have to cook in their fireplace. Hang on, no, strike that, because if they can actually afford a place to live, they’re obviously not really poor.

  • http://www.clanfield.net janiceintoronto

    “As Head Concierge at the aforementioned resort in Weslaco, I for one do not want any refugee children here in our elegant facilities.

    They are notoriously bad tippers and a nuisance for waitstaff.”

  • samgardner

    One comment on the article…

    A simple proof … Biblical Baptist organizations provide Bibles and the Gospel message of salvation and BCFS does not!!!

    [meaningless text here]

    Their funding founders may have been very Godly and pillars of faith, but it has been hijacked by non-Biblical women managers and organizers that do not appear to follow exemplary Biblical lifestyles.

    Because, obviously… women can’t be managers.

  • dingojack

    janiceintoronto – don’t worry about it, I hear that Cliveden Bundy is getting the band back together – he’s on a mission from Gawd.

    :) Dingo

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I looked at those pictures and felt as though someone had plunged a knife in my gut. I had never felt that way before. It was depressing.

    She was this distraught by pictures of a nice place and the thought that some kids might stay there and enjoy it?

    This is just more evidence that conservatives can’t feel good about themselves unless other people suffer.

  • freehand

    Area Man This is just more evidence that conservatives can’t feel good about themselves unless other people suffer.

    .

    So… RR neocons not only see economics as a zero sum game, but also dignity, health, and happiness.