As tempting as it is to want to block out the antics of the FOX cult nation, it’s terribly important that we all continue to keep an eye on them. Remember: tea baggers are like rabid chihuahuas. They may look too ridiculous to be dangerous with foam dripping from their tiny, yapping jaws, but don’t let appearances lull you into complacency. No matter how silly they may appear, large numbers of any kind of irrational, blood thirsty, dim witted animals are dangerous.
With this in mind I created Logical Fallacy Bingo! Monitoring coverage of our delusional and/or propaganda poisoned fellow ‘Mericans is scary and sad, to say the least. Logical Fallacy Bingo makes it into a lively game the whole delinquent intellectual family can enjoy. Now you can “know thy enemy,” brush up on your debate skillz and have fun all at the same time!
This link goes to the Google doc, but you should feel free to make your own cards so the entire gang can participate. I picked some of the most common fallacies for my example card, but there are plenty more to choose from. LogicalFallacies.info has a good list with clear examples, or a book that I really enjoy and reference regularly* is How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic by logician and philosopher Dr. Madsen Pirie.
* The only problem I have with this book is that many of the author is British and many of the examples are drawn from real incidents in England’s recent political history. Unless you’re a politically obsessed Anglophile you’ll have to look some things up.