Nothing related to conspiracy theories happened all week. Well, except that I have been receiving messages from the New World Order through old Monty Python episodes. Other than that, nothing conspiracy related has happened. Except that Obama released the birth certificate.
- John Stewart covered the coverage of the release of the birth certificate, so, that means that I am covering the coverage of the coverage of the release of the birth certificate. Woah. Stewart also raised the issue of racism and the birth certificate.
- Joseph Farah, according to one Twitteur, will not stop until Obama releases certification that he is white.
- Fox pundit claims Obama is actually a bastard.
- Some person says something about the role of religion in the Birther story.
- The Klan (played by Donald Trump) reminds black people that they can actually never really be American, no matter what their birth certificates say.
- The Onion reports that Trump is unable to produce documentation that prove he is not “a festering pile of shit.”
- Mere milliseconds after the birth certificate was released, the inevitable forgery accusations flew.
- Shh! If you look closely, you can see the peculiar mating behavior of the Red Blooded American Idiot. It begins with an unusual call-and-reply.
- Bob Garfield of On the Media did an admirable job covering the Birther
- A close analysis of the birth certificate reveals idiots. And more idiots.
- Is the birther spectacle a…wait for it…White House ploy?
- Ronald Lindsay, from Skeptical Inquirer/CSI, was busy this week. He was mentioned in the Washington Post and on NPR. Woohoo!
- David Aaronovich probes the Birther phenomenon.
- The Skepchick with a…thingy…Sam Odgen finds the real birth certificate.
- I’ll let Stephen Colbert have the last word on the birth certificate, which is spoken like a true Birther: “That birth certificate is a total fake! How could the paper be green? I’m pretty sure everything was in black & white back then.”
In other not-news:
- Chuck Norris, keeping America safe from Sharia.
- Oh, a new face on Mars was discovered. Actually, it looks like FDR on the dime.
- Ever wonder why stoners don’t get cancer? Me neither. The government has apparently known for decades.
- Mother Jones came out with an amusing flowchart for getting your goofy conspiracies into the mainstream.
- Looks like Superman is in on the New World Order. He’s renouncing his American citizenship, and Vigilant Citizen takes it seriously.
- Planned Parenthood gives out defective condoms to “meet their abortion quota.”
- A few weeks ago, I received a little bit of criticism for linking conspiratorial thought to 2nd Amendment activists. Of course, the link was already there.
- Sirhan Sirhan, who previously said he can’t remember anything about shooting Bobby Kennedy, under hypnosis (sigh), remembers all the conspiracy theories that sprang up around him. I don’t know why his lawyers are doing this, since evidence retrieved under hypnosis is not admissible in court. Of course, the wackosphere takes this as evidence of mind control.
- A new 30-part youtube documentary finally identifies the REAL 9/11 terrorists. Jews. If you have 3 hours and hate yourself, I strongly recommend it.
- Surely nothing as happy as the royal wedding this week could be tainted by conspiracy. I mean it is not as if it is all a part of the House of Windsor’s thirst for total power.
- A week without a Jesuit/Masonic/Illuminati New World Order conspiracy is like a week without sun, really.
- One journalist spent two years, presumably disguised as a squirrel, reporting on 9/11 Truthers.
- The militarization of the volatile US-Canada border continued apace this week!
- Josh Whedon’s Dollhouse was actually a documentary.
- Breaking news from the 1950’s: Robert Welch, the John Birch Society guy, explains the Illuminati.
- Richard Gage appeared on a Fox affiliate.
- And a twoofer now claims that the Murrah Building bombing was an inside job. These people can shit on anyone’s grief.
- 9/11 Truth convention in Hartford, Connecticut. Wonder why they did not have it in New York?
Conspiracy Theory of the Week:
- The funniest 9/11 conspiracies were compiled at the JREF this week. My favorite, by a factor of at least 20, was the pterodactyl sighted at the WTC.
That’s all, folks. Only 3 more weeks to the rapture, so make sure to wrap up warmly.
Thanks for the refreshing sarcasm – I’m cured. Now I realize all the truth you need is right out there in what the news and textbooks tell us. May I join the community of smug internet intellectuals now?
Well, smugness is optional, but yeah, hop on board. And I never said that everything is in textbooks or that textbooks are perfect. They get revised. But I don’t default to distrust. I verify on my own. I follow up on sources. You should too.