It’s been a sporadically busy week, moments of frantic activity followed by stretches of soul crushing boredom that would kill weaker bloggers. I should have something coming up at the Swift Blog in the next few days, and Eve and I filmed the first episode of a new online video series for the Independent Investigations Group–Atlanta and Doubtful News called, The Week in Woo, which is a survey of goofy news. The “pilot” is very brief, and I do not expect to be able to keep working on it once we move to Wisconsin, but we’d like to bequeath the show to IIG-Atlanta. Here’s a brief, quick-and-dirty clip that basically shows off our virtual set, made by Mark Distler of Abrupt Media.
But all the digital wizardry in the world can’t stop the never-ending, crushing torrent of conspiracy theory. So let’s have at it:
- Zen Gardner sees the word “1000” in a couple of speeches a few decades apart, and says: “SEE! ILLUMINATI PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE!”
- Not only are conspiracy theorists writing new pledges, but they are authoring 10 New Anti-Truther Commandments, which in no way makes them sound like “nut jobs, cranks, and paranoid schizophrenics.” No way.
- Turns out that Greg Laden is the Masonic Harvard Antichrist, just as we suspected all along.
- “Is 2013 the Real 2012?” (head-desk)
- Here’s a video full of fail: Anonymous declares war on the Matrix.
- Chrononaut confirms President hyper-jumped to Mars. Robert Schaeffer, who told me about the exopolitics site, has an article about the possible motivations behind the site owner. Stunningly, it’s not unfettered mental illness! Do these chrononauts jump using HAARP, which now manipulates time with photoshop?
- Eric Jon Phelps needs to voluntarily limit himself to one modifier per noun:
“First is the pope’s “Holy Roman” 14th Amendment, cartel-corporate, socialist-fascist, socialist-communist, de facto American Empire, the de jure government of the 14th Amendment American “National” Republic founded in 1868 having been cleverly replaced with a de facto Emergency War Powers government by an executive order of that wicked Masonic president, Commander-in-Chief FDR, on March 6, 1933.”
- Too-mentally-ill-to-assist-in-her-own-defense-during-her-espionage-trial, Susan Lindauer talks about the mass roundup of Americans and the plans of the Dungeon Masters. When did Gary Gygax become evil?
- Dear Occupy Movement (or people who think they represent the Occupy Movement), never associate yourselves with people who want to blow up bridges, OK? And don’t claim those people as your own. Ever.
- Kansas. The Worst State, also known as the “Fuck Muslims State.”
- Run away! Spicy Mexican Jihad!
- Iron Sky premiered in Germany.
- Is Israel (sigh) training birds to spy on Turkish farmers? Or are banded birds migrating?
- A bit about the hideous rehabilitation of the John Birch Society.
- What is your US Internment Camp Classification? I’m “Dead Sexy Displaced Person.” And why are the FEMA camps on Russian islands?
- Eating organic foods is linked to moral depravity–a study proves what I’ve always thought about that nut Mike Adams!
- The Southern Poverty Law Center released a list of the most dangerous wingnuts, and I got to tell you, I’ve followed a lot of these people for years. 4 of them are associated with WorldNetDaily, which is considerate of them, making my research that much easier.
- The Atlantic profiles the worthless Donald Trump and his birtherism.
- NASA asks international agencies to keep the US moon landing sites intact by avoiding them. Conspiracy theorists claim that this is proof we never went to the moon. I claim that it is evidence that most conspiracy theorists are already there.
- A list of words that are likely to get you snooped on by Homeland Security was recently released. It indicates that the phrase: “A standoff between fundamentalist Pakistani Hazmat teams and ebola-plagued North Korean hostages in Ciudad Juarez has been cancelled because the Tsunami Warning Center received a denial of service attack from Cyber Command,” will bring my website lots of extra hits from the Feds. Hi, guys!
- Here’s a sentence that ought to get you followed by the Feds: “Orly Taitz promotes Alex Jones’s interview with Jerome Corsi.”
- Here’s a highly suspicious report of an assassination plot agianst the Dalai Lama. The Chinese response? “Isn’t it foolish to take action against Dalai at such an old age?”
- David Icke reports that Miami Beach Police deny having arrest quotas for Memorial Day weekend. In another story, he gets something right: the “tradition” of the Olympic torch was established during Hitler’s games in Berlin. What he gets wrong is that people are worshipping the Olympic torch. He, like these people, sees the Olympics as something religious.
- Who wants a little vaccine-denialist rock? Me neither!
- But when you visit these musically-damaged antivaxxers, check out the hate they are spewing on David Gorski! Keep it up, Dr. Gorski!
- This week in irony, “North Korean Film Exposes Western Propaganda.”
- The Attorney General of Arizona for bringing more shame on the already shameful state of Arizona. In front of the whole world.
- This one made me stop and think, even though it came from HuffPo, where ideas go to be stillborn. White Supremacists and the War on Women.
Twit of the Week:
ben goldacre (@bengoldacre)
Conspiracy theory of the week:
- The staggering inanity of this headline wins hands-down this week: “Greece dead center of earthquake fault whirlpool vortex. Lines up with Whirlpool Galaxy M51.”
- “Stephen King Shot John Lennon” wins second prize.
That’s it for now. As always, I have a couple of irons in the fire, so stay tuned!