Posts Tagged ‘Conspiracy Theories’

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[...]

March 17th, 2022 - 5:10 pm § in Politics

GOP voter “audit” in New Mexico investigated for intimidation

A House committee is investigating a GOP “audit” of the 2020 election in a New Mexico county after receiving reports a private company is using volunteers knocking on voters’ doors to create “a list of suspects for criminal prosecution,” The Hill reported on Thursday, M[...]

March 5th, 2022 - 4:48 am § in Politics

Wisconsin GOP’s election “audit” is a debacle, too

“For months, far-right conspiracy theorists have not only argued that Donald Trump won Wisconsin in 2020 — even after a count, recount, and an audit proved otherwise — they also insisted that state officials could undo the certification of Wisconsin’s election results,” MSNBC repor[...]

February 26th, 2022 - 9:40 pm § in China, Health, Science

More coffin nails in “lab leak” theory

Two new studies “offer further evidence that the coronavirus originated in animals and spread to humans in late 2019 at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China,” CNN reported on Saturday, February 26, 2022 (read story here). These are preprint studies, not yet peer-reviewed or publishe[...]

February 12th, 2022 - 12:27 pm § in Politics

Election officials under siege by snipe hunters

You know what a “snipe hunt” is, right? If not, Wikipedia is there to help (here): “A snipe hunt is a type of practical joke or fool’s errand … in which an unsuspecting newcomer is duped into trying to catch a nonexistent animal called a snipe ... a snipe hunt is[...]

February 3rd, 2022 - 7:32 pm § in Politics

Why is Michael Flynn crazy?

Does anyone know? Veteran Washington D.C. journalist David Corn needs our help. “I need your help,” he says here. “I am puzzled. I would like to understand what made Michael Flynn go batcrap crazy.” He proceeds to offer specific examples of Flynn’s detachment from reali[...]

January 31st, 2022 - 3:58 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Jews, Politics, Science

This is what happens when you don’t fact-check

First, some background: “Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, has been a vocal critic of Dr. Anthony Fauci.” (Per CNN story here.) So it’s not surprising he went off half-cocked, but this one is a doozy. (Also relevant to this story, while Massie is an MIT grad in electrical[...]