Posts Tagged ‘Conspiracy Theories’

October 16th, 2021 - 12:42 pm § in Health, Politics, Schools & Colleges

GOP congressman visits school and tells kids to defy mask policy

A Republican congressman from Virginia is telling high school students to disobey their school’s mask policy and refuse to wear masks. Rep. Bob Good (bio here, photo below), who represents a mostly rural district abutting West Virginia, spoke to a high school government class on Thursday, October [...]

October 15th, 2021 - 7:03 pm § in Misc.

The Un-News: What didn’t happen this week

The IRS didn’t begin monitoring all transactions involving bank accounts of more than $600. Denver airport restaurant employees didn’t strike, and the restaurants didn’t close. A recently vaccinated Delta Airlines pilot didn’t die during a flight. A 2018 study didn’t co[...]

October 15th, 2021 - 4:01 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Idaho recounts debunk fraud claims

“A hand recount of Bonner County’s 2020 ballots found eight more votes for former President Donald Trump and one more for President Joe Biden,” a Spokane newspaper reported on October 2, 2021. “The Idaho Secretary of State’s Office said … the nine ballots were attributed [...]

October 1st, 2021 - 12:15 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Idaho’s smackdown of an election conspiracy theory

The election conspiracies are absurd, and the people promoting them are crazy. It’s time to say so. Take, for example, Idaho, a deep-red state that voted 2-to-1 for Trump. That didn’t stop conspiracy promoters from claiming the vote tallies in all 44 counties were electronically manipula[...]

September 23rd, 2021 - 3:15 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump demands Texas vote “audit”

He’s claiming that “fraud” and “irregularities” occurred in a state he easily won. (Read story here.) Really? Yes. “Despite my big win in Texas, I hear Texans want an election audit! You know your fellow Texans have big questions about the November 2020 Election,” T[...]

September 23rd, 2021 - 1:26 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Health, Politics

The stupid stuff Trumpers believe

Better skip the salad dressing at your next outing in a no-masks-allowed restaurant. The government is sneaking vaccine into it. At least, that’s what rightwing conspiracy-mongers like Mike Flynn are saying now. Allow me to let you in on a closely-guarded liberal secret. If we’re going t[...]

September 14th, 2021 - 11:04 am § in Biden, Politics

“It’s been widely reported”

… in rightwing media that someone in the White House has a mute button to turn Biden off when he begins sounding senile. And a United States Senator was determined to get to the bottom of it. So he grilled Biden’s secretary of state about it in a Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Sen.[...]

August 28th, 2021 - 8:31 pm § in Health, Politics

He died for freedom

Not in Kabul. In Texas, a far deadlier place for Americans than Afghanistan ever was, or ever will be. According to Johns Hopkins University’s Covid Tracker data base (here), Covid-19 has infected over 3.5 million Texans, and killed 56,577 of them. That’s approaching, and likely will soo[...]

August 24th, 2021 - 2:02 pm § in Politics

Republicans continue to peddle election mistrust

“The top Republican in the Pennsylvania state Senate said Monday he would kick off hearings into the results of the 2020 presidential election, the latest Republican-led investigation into an election that President Biden won handily,” The Hill reported on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Read [...]

August 23rd, 2021 - 1:35 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

August 13 is postponed

PillowGuy Mike Lindell told his credulous followers that Trump would be “reinstated” on August 13. That date came and went. Biden is still president. Trump is a private citizen. How does he explain that? Just a minor technical hitch. Trump will reassume the presidency “before the e[...]