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Posts Tagged ‘Rightwing Conspiracy Theories’

June 23rd, 2024 - 6:55 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Health, Politics, Republicans

GOPer demands Biden take drug test before debate

This is political theater, nothing more. It’s in the category of “believing something makes it true.” For example, “if Republicans believe elections are unfair, that makes them unfair.” The polite term for this is “logical fallacy;” the impolite term starts [...]

May 31st, 2024 - 8:17 pm § in Politics

“2000 Mules” conspiracy film pulled from circulation

2000 Mules, a debunked propaganda film falsely alleging ballot box stuffing in the 2020 election, has been pulled from circulation by its publisher and a companion book will not be published (read story here). Its creator, Dinesh D’Souza, is an ex-felon. He was convicted of making illegal camp[...]

May 24th, 2024 - 1:43 am § in Environment, Health, Law and Courts, Politics

RFK Jr. is lying about the pandemic

In his early days Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (photo, left) struggled with drugs and initially failed the New York bar exam, but then bootstrapped himself to a highly successful environmental law career, much of it working for nonprofits and teaching law students (read his bio here). I’ve attended e[...]

May 21st, 2024 - 1:02 am § in Law and Courts

Are you safe if the sheriff is crazy?

Calvin Hayden (photo, left) is a Kansas sheriff, the chief law enforcement officer of Johnson County. That county is no backwater. It’s part of the Kansas City metro area, and Kansas’ most heavily populated county. Its sheriff’s department employs nearly 500 deputies. But the sheri[...]

May 27th, 2023 - 9:26 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

How to rumor monger like an expert

Rep. James Comer (R-KY; photo, left), who chairs the House committee tasked with smearing President Biden, has no informants, no evidence, and no facts. He is fishing for an FBI document called an FD-1023 that is basically an agent writing down what someone told him or her. Comer went on Fox News an[...]

February 8th, 2023 - 1:59 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake blames election loss on CIA coup d’etat

It took a little pushing by a rightwing podcaster, but Kari Lake “absolutely” agreed she lost the Arizona governor’s race because of a CIA coup d’etat. Lake conceded “I haven’t looked at all the evidence” (she never does), but that’s immaterial because[...]

January 25th, 2023 - 6:58 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

America’s most partisan judge takes on anti-vaxxer lawsuit against media

Matthew J. Kacsmaryk (photo, left; bio here), 45, is a Trump-appointed federal judge in Texas. A Catholic (as are all 6 of the Supreme Court’s conservative justices), he graduated from a private, non-Catholic Bible college that was all-white until 1962 and prohibits same-sex dating by its empl[...]

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 21st, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Why the GOP has lost all credibility

Let’s skip their baseless election fraud claims, QAnon silliness, etc., and look at a concrete example of why nobody takes Republicans seriously anymore. CNN reported (here) on December 21, 2022, that “House Republicans on Wednesday released a report focused on security failures at the U[...]

December 7th, 2022 - 1:31 pm § in Politics, Republicans

The GOP’s latest straw-grasping election conspiracy theory

Arizona is a leading hotbed of GOP election conspiracy nuttery. Principal actors in this Theater of the Absurd include: Kari Lake, defeated 2022 GOP candidate for governor; Mark Finchem, defeated 2022 GOP candidate for secretary of state; and Kelli Ward, GOP state party chair and 2020 fake elector. [...]