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Posts Tagged ‘Conspiracy Theories’

December 30th, 2022 - 12:46 pm § in Health

Research confirms GOPers were sucker-punched by anti-vaxxers

It’s true! Science denial kills! It shouldn’t be hard to figure out that if you jump off a cliff, you’re going to splatter, but lots of gullible Republicans did just that during the pandemic. Flipping off reality obviously is unhealthy, but people do it. Research confirms higher de[...]

December 1st, 2022 - 6:36 pm § in Law and Courts

Covid-19 widow suing Dr. Fauci has to prove her case

And that could be very difficult. Leann Dykes, of Kansas City, who lost her husband to Covid-19 in November 2020, before there were vaccines, is suing Dr. Anthony Fauci and the National Institutes of Health for wrongful death. To hold them liable for his death, she has to prove (a) they were neglige[...]

November 1st, 2022 - 12:50 am § in Law and Courts

Profit drives conspiracy theories

Why are there so many conspiracy theories? Because promoting them is a lucrative business. Here in the U.S., conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of “Infowars” made millions from calling the Sandy Hook massacre a hoax, and the victims’ families “crisis actors.” A jury decided[...]

October 3rd, 2022 - 8:51 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Why would a doctor say schools make kids pee in “litter boxes”?

Because he’s a candidate, that’s why. Scott Jensen (photo, left) isn’t a stupid man. He’s a man who wants to get elected governor of Minnesota, and because he’s running as a Republican, he thinks he has to say stupid things. Jensen, 67, grew up in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.[...]

September 4th, 2022 - 8:54 pm § in Misc., Politics

No, Rep. Greene didn’t audition for American Idol and flop

A rumor is circulating that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), a GOP clown posing as a legislator, auditioned for American Idol under an alias in 2002 and was rejected following an awful performance (see story here). The person in the audition video that recently surfaced (watch it below) certainly[...]

August 7th, 2022 - 10:31 pm § in Politics

What to say to someone being silly

“Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Saturday said ‘no one can convince’ her that the rioters behind the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol were not anti-fascist protesters.” Read story here. No one can convince me she isn’t a moon rock made of green cheese. Return to[...]

April 18th, 2022 - 6:19 pm § in Humor, Misc., Politics

How to launch a conspiracy theory

Ask Peter McIndoe, 23, a former psychology student. He’s an expert on this. Not intentionally. After the 2016 election, which Trump won, there were protests. During the Women’s March, McIndoe saw “counterprotesters, who were older, bigger white men” who he felt “had no busi[...]

April 15th, 2022 - 12:43 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Why Sen. Lee and Rep. Roy realized Trump’s coup attempt was illegal

Trying to understand Republicans is like an oceanographer peering at the water’s surface and trying to figure out what’s beneath it. I’ll give it a try. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is a hard-right conservative who represents a deep-red state. He’s also a lawyer, and former assistant[...]

April 1st, 2022 - 11:12 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Armed Capitol rioter gets 4 years

Lonnie Leroy Coffman, 72, of Falkville, Alabama (pop. 1,200), believed Trump’s “stolen election” lies. So he drove to Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021 to do something, he wasn’t sure what, about it. He took with him “a handgun, a rifle, a shotgun, hundreds of rounds of a[...]

March 31st, 2022 - 9:47 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, Politics

GOP candidate threatens doctors who refuse to prescribe ivermectin

A GOP candidate for Wisconsin attorney general says she’ll prosecute doctors for murder if they refuse to prescribe ivermectin to dying Covid-19 patients (read story here). Karen Mueller (photo, left), who runs a solo practice in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, also has brought lawsuits against mas[...]