Conspiracy theories

Loony GOP conspiracy theory du jour

June 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

There are rational reasons to vote against T-SPLOST, Georgia’s Transportation Investment Act, but this ain’t one of them: The tax and the people behind it are part of a United Nations plot called Agenda 21. Laugh if you like. The topic [...]

Conservative conspiracy du jour

February 16, 2012 // 1 Comment

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Rush Limbaugh says Rick Santorum is the victim of a liberal conspiracy merely because Democrats are using the fundamentalist Christian’s words against him. “The whole point of this contraception stuff [that] started last week is to make sure [...]

Streisand to endorse Romney

February 7, 2012 // 1 Comment

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Clint Eastwood is such a passionate fiscal conservative that when he married his second wife, Dina Ruiz, in 1996, he included her finances in his own personal deficit-reduction campaign. “My wedding present to her was paying off her credit [...]

As lies mount, Cain’s hubris grows

November 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Herman Cain plays the victim card — didn’t see that coming. WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — His campaign rocked anew, a feisty Herman Cain claimed a “groundswell of positive support” from backers on Wednesday and accused critics [...]

1/3 of S.C. GOP voters are ignorant

September 20, 2011 // 6 Comments

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Ignorant being the most polite way to describe the “30 percent of self-identified S.C. Republicans and Republican-leaning voters [who] say Obama is a Muslim.” Another 36 percent say the president “probably” or [...]

An exception to my rule on conspiracy theories

July 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Ninety nine point nine percent of them are bullshit, but this one has teeth. Gov. Nathan Deal has taken a page from the political playbook of Sonny Perdue by appointing the spouse of the top federal prosecutor for North Georgia to a seat on a state [...]

One reason not to release OBL photos

May 12, 2011 // 3 Comments

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Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) saw them Wednesday and said that, while many were “pretty graphic,” at least some should be shared with the public to end conspiracy theories that bin Laden is still alive. Trying to appease conspiracy theorists is [...]

Conspiracy theorists all the same

May 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Left or right, they’re united by an eager mistrust that reveals a disturbing lack of curiosity. And they’re condescending as hell. Meet the “deathers”: Radio host Alex Jones, a powerful hub of anti-government sentiment and [...]

Un-American assholes

May 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

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The HEAD of Tea Party Nation is a conspiratorial jackass. That’s being polite. Obama is taking credit for this. He did give the order. Did he really have a choice? If word leaked out that he had solid intelligence on where Bin Laden was and [...]