My good buddy Gary sent over a link to a great little book by Ali Almosawwi that is available for free online: The Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments. Here’s a peek at a few of the entries.
You might remember this one being used by Bush in the selling of the Iraq war.
Appeal to Fear
There would not be a Fox News or conservative hate radio without use of Appeal to Fear. Almost every argument used by the right to rail against the policies of President Obama makes use of some form of this logical fallacy. (e.g. Obamacare’s death panels!!!)
This fallacy (along with just about every other logical fallacy known to man) is a favorite used by creationists to argue against evolution.
There’s a whole bunch more – check them out here and get ready for that Thanksgiving dinner when your Uncle Wingnut starts unloading his Limbaugh/Fox-inspired load of crap.