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“I hit 10,000 lies! Huge!”

❝ Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler on Monday said that President Trump has now eclipsed the 10,000 lie mark during his tenure in the White House.

He’s now hit 10,000,” Kessler said Monday in an appearance on CNN. “That’s an average of about 23 false or misleading claims a day in the last seven months…”

❝ Kessler noted that Trump’s rate of saying false or misleading statements has picked up recently, alleging the president had made 171 such statements in the previous three days.

“The President continues to say false or misleading statements at an unbelievable pace…”

Meanwhile, American voters continue to deny they voted for Trump at a pretty amazing pace, as well. Who wants to admit they voted for such a scumbag?

New rules for UFO sightings start [of course] by calling them something else

The U.S. Navy is drafting new guidelines for pilots and other personnel to report encounters with “unidentified aircraft,” a significant new step in creating a formal process to collect and analyze the unexplained sightings — and destigmatize them.

The previously unreported move is in response to a series of sightings of unknown, highly advanced aircraft intruding on Navy strike groups and other sensitive military formations and facilities…

To be clear, the Navy isn’t endorsing the idea that its sailors have encountered alien spacecraft. But it is acknowledging there have been enough strange aerial sightings by credible and highly trained military personnel that they need to be recorded in the official record and studied — rather than dismissed as some kooky phenomena from the realm of science-fiction…

Luis Elizondo, the former Pentagon official who ran the so-called AATIP [Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program] office, complained after he retired from government service that the Pentagon’s approach to these unidentified aircraft has been far too blasé.

“If you are in a busy airport and see something you are supposed to say something,” Elizondo said. “With our own military members it is kind of the opposite: ‘If you do see something, don’t say something.'”

Tales of American Military bureaucracy still seem to echo the worst of history’s examples. You’d think that with a budget guaranteed larger than any other significant combination of nations a bit of confidence might temper the character of our own Colonel Blimps. Or Admiral Blimps.