The media’s legitimization of fringe lunatic Terry Jones last week, the man with a history of actions only people sympathetic to the Westboro Baptist Church would support, had one effect that Democrats can be thankful for: it pushed aside talk of an “enthusiasm gap” between the Republican base and the Democratic base, which many think will produce big wins for the GOP in November. At least, that’s the conventional wisdom or meme the media is promoting.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday September 13, 2010 9:44 am|
|By: Chuckie Corra Thursday September 2, 2010 2:38 am|
I’d love to be guaranteed good healthcare, a decent paying job, and a roof over my head. If only it were a possibility in this United States of America…
|By: Chuckie Corra Monday August 23, 2010 1:15 pm|
The POTUS’s religion comes into question yet again, and this time the White House tries to set things straight. Massey Energy is hit with federal fines totaling roughly $4 Million in 2nd quarter 2010, but will either of these efforts make an impact on their respective current situations?
|By: Scarecrow Friday August 20, 2010 7:58 pm|
Franklin Graham, son of the Reverend Billy Graham, tells us how to evaluate Barack Obama’s claims of being a Christian. Although Barack was, according to Graham, born a Muslim, because he got that “seed” from Dad, we can’t question when Barack says he’s a Christian. Phew!
|By: Bill Egnor Tuesday May 18, 2010 7:00 am|
When a person becomes convinced of a conspiracy, it is often impossible, short of total confirmation of the theory, to get them to give up on it. This is due to the nature of conspiracy theories. They are often based on the idea that all the facts are actually facts and are know able. Any trial lawyer will tell you that the facts are not always knowable, that even the most sober of people will edit their memories in the way that is favorable to their point of view. Sadly reality is not as neat and tight as we would like to pretend.
The fact that Hawaii is invoking the Act 100 clause of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) combined with the Republican Governor of that state saying that she has viewed the presidents birth certificate would be enough to kill the beast that is Birtherism. Sadly Birtherism is a hydra, when you cut off one head, two more grow back.
"Originally posted at Squarestate.net"
|By: Bill Egnor Thursday May 6, 2010 3:00 pm|
The flat out wackiness of wingnut’s knows no boundaries. The just as there was an underground conspiracy theory that insisted that the Clintons were somehow involved in drug smuggling along with Bush 41, there is the animating conspiracy of the Obama years, namely that he is not a natural born citizen of the United States.
We have all watched with reasonable schadenfreude as the queen of the Birthers Orly Taitz has been slapped down like an over-active cocker spaniel by federal court rulings. Still the fact that she has been fined $20,000 (a huge amount for a fine) by a District Court Judge has not prevented her from carrying on like the energizer bunny.
The thing is that she is not the only person totally unhinged by this bit of race-baiting conspiracy theory. There is a group called the American Grand Jury. They are the real deal when it comes to wingnuts (accept no substitutes!).
Lest you think that I am exaggerating the wackiness of this group let me just give you the title of one of the posts on their home page:
US Orders Blackout Over North Korean Torpedoing Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig
To be fair they didn’t write the article, they just scooped it up from a website called the European Unions Times. However that did not stop the folks at AGJ from starting their commentary with:
Some people are saying this story is a hoax. We have no way of really knowing as the media has done absolutely NO investigative reporting on the explosion itself.. all they talk about is the spill.. Obama and Homeland Security are hiding something.. why won’t the administration be more transparent on this?
|By: Jim Moss Tuesday April 20, 2010 7:00 pm|
Just a few days after Arizona lawmakers passed an immigration law that will essentially require anyone who is or looks like an immigrant to carry their proof of residency at all times, the Arizona House voted for a provision that would require President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate and prove his own citizenship status.
|By: dakine01 Wednesday April 14, 2010 10:57 am|
Discussion of MoH recipient Col Gordon Roberts and birther Lt Col Terry Lakin
|By: ubetchaiam Thursday September 24, 2009 11:32 am|
An exposition on the need to re-think action
|By: GregoriusU Monday September 14, 2009 6:46 am|
Did Joe Wilson forget he voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which provides reimbursements to hospitals providing treatment to uninsured illegal aliens? Oh, wait, that was a Republican bill…