This Week in Conspiracy (26 Aug 2012)

I am reliably informed that another week has passed and that it is time for another dumpster dive into the week that was weak. Lots of stuff competed for the top spot on the list this time around. Let’s have at it.



An embarrassment of riches this week, really.

The Onion ‏@TheOnion
Conspiracy Theorist Convinces Neil Armstrong Moon Landing Was Faked  #InFocus

David Allen Green ‏@DavidAllenGreen
Already woo-woos are disputing both the shadows and flags of Neil Armstrong’s funeral service.

Tom Dullemond ‏@Cacotopos
Today it is every person’s solemn duty to punch a moon-landing-hoax conspiracist. #RIPNeilArmstrong

And then there was this guy:

Murad Merali ‏@OhSweetArabia
400+ died today in Syria but they get NO recognition. A man dies who supposedly went to the moon is everywhere. Our society is diabolical

The response to Mitt’s birther joke was swift on the Internet:

Mitt Romney: “I’m not racist for bringing up Obama’s birth certificate. I’m just PANDERING to racists. Totally different.” — Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat)

Mitt Romney: “No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They only do that to demean black people, which I am clearly not.” — Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat)

Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff)
Rush Limbaugh loved Mitt Romney’s birther joke. That’s like John Wayne Gacy raving about one of your clown paintings.

BREAKING: Tampa is reporting a serious shortage of tin foil. #p2 #uppers — Joseph J. Santorsa (@Marnus3)

Oh, what the hell. Let’s just make this the “All Jon Kay, All the Time” edition of the roundup.

“@JosephFarah: County plans no-church zone R we still living in USA?” Ha! this from guy who led Ground 0 mosque freakout — Jonathan Kay (@jonkay)

And that’s all for now. I’m going to go pick deer ticks off myself after my birdwatching romp in the woods this afternoon. Now that I don’t have to wear a “Live Strong” bracelet anymore, perhaps I should consider putting a flea and tick collar around my wrist?



2 Responses to This Week in Conspiracy (26 Aug 2012)

  1. Pacal says:

    Isn’t it amazing that Julian Assange who founded Wikileaks, that mass storehouse of embarassing information that so many governments and corporations don’t want you to read and also a powerful antidote to conspiracy thinking, would fall for this sort of crap thinking. At least in the sense of conventional conspiracy thinking of perfect conspiracies that work perfectly and leave no evidence. Instead what you get from Wikileaks is massive evidence of just how ham-fisted, the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing sort of goverment / corperation, (typical) bungling.

    Now it is abundantly clear that many US government officials are not happy with Julian Assange or Wikileaks, but it does indeed appear that the rape charge is not bogus and certainly it is not part of a government conspiracy to get at Julian Assange. Whether or not Julian is in fact guilty of rape is another question.

    I suspect that if the US government was absolutely determined to “get” Julian Assange he would have been gotten by now. Just why would they use such a convoluted “conspiracy” to get at him. It makes no sense.

    I’m not sure but I do suspect that all this conspiracy twaddle is likely nothing more than Julian Assange attempting to justify refusing to face the rape charges in Sweden.

    Of course given that US government officials have indicated that they don’t like Julian Assange / Wikileaks it could be that Julian’s fears although parnoid are not a put on to avoid the rape charges.

    I’m not convinced that Swedish authorities would allow, assuming the USA even tries too, Julian to be extradited to the USA even if he is convicted of the rape charges.

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