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  • Dick Morris: Bill Clinton Personally Orchestrated the 1993 Waco, Texas Tragedy

    04/20/2010 11:26:05 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 365 replies · 6,642+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | Fred Dardick
    It looks like somebody is going to have to update the Waco Siege page on Wikipedia. Apparently the whitewashed history that former President Bill Clinton would like us to believe regarding the 1993 federal assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, is missing important details regarding his own personal involvement. In response to Bill Clinton’s highly publicized linking of the Tea Party movement to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing in an op-ed piece for the New York Times, former Clinton adviser Dick Morris disclosed on Monday that it was Clinton himself, and not Attorney General Janet Reno, as...
  • GUNSHOTS ON THE POLISH PRESIDENT'S PLANE CRASHSITE (VIDEO!)

    04/13/2010 1:54:16 PM PDT · by lizol · 137 replies · 9,737+ views
    YouTube ^ | April 12, 2010
    An amateur video - looks like the author appeared at the crash site before the rescuers and security service. Take a look especially at 57 sec., and later. I can hear several gunhots, pretty clearly. WTF?????!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkEmHSIVDwE&feature=player_embedded
  • Mission Finally Accomplished - Matt Damon and his WMD of a movie 'Green Zone' confirm the big lie

    03/12/2010 10:37:06 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies · 871+ views
    Houston Press ^ | Thursday, Mar 11 2010 | By J. Hoberman
    Better late than never — a bang-bang pulse-pounder predicated on the Bush administration's deliberate fabrication of WMDs in Iraq. Paul Greengrass's expertly assembled Green Zone has evidently been parked for some time on Universal's shelf. Had the movie been released during the 2008 election season, it might have been something more than entertainment. Still, Green Zone, which could have more accurately been titled Told You So, Jerk-Off!, does gain some coincidental topicality for opening just days after the Iraqi elections and the release of Karl Rove's new book, Courage and Consequence, even if the zeitgeist has moved on, with the...
  • "Green Zone" Advances Liberal Narrative of Iraq War

    03/12/2010 10:30:24 AM PST · by AJKauf · 9 replies · 537+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 12 | Christian Toto
    The late Howard Zinn would be very proud of his protégé, Matt Damon. The actor has long admired the lefty historian, a man whose anti-American impulses were so profound he could cast the United States’ participation in World War II and its aftermath in an unflattering light. Damon’s latest film, Green Zone, rewrites history regarding the Iraq War in a way Zinn’s acolytes will cheer. Never mind the facts. Green Zone keeps the “Bush lied, people died” narrative front and center while creating an alternative reality as warped as that of Inglourious Basterds. But at least Quentin Tarantino fashioned his...
  • James Brown's body is 'missing from its crypt', alleges singer's daughter

    03/12/2010 8:42:44 AM PST · by Overtaxed Patriot · 70 replies · 1,371+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/12/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    James Brown's daughter has claimed the singer's body has gone missing from its crypt. LaRhonda Pettit, 48, alleges the body of Brown, who died in December 2006 aged 73, is being hidden to prevent a full autopsy being carried out. Ms Pettit said the official cause of death, which was said to be a heart attack brought by pneumonia, is not the real reason behind the Godfather of Soul's passing.
  • A leading Japanese politician espouses a 9/11 fantasy

    03/09/2010 4:22:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 290+ views
    WP ^ | 03/08/10
    A leading Japanese politician espouses a 9/11 fantasy Monday, March 8, 2010; A12 YUKIHISA FUJITA is an influential member of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan. As chief of the DPJ's international department and head of the Research Committee on Foreign Affairs in the upper house of Japan's parliament, to which he was elected in 2007, he is a Brahmin in the foreign policy establishment of Washington's most important East Asian ally. He also seems to think that America's rendering of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is a gigantic hoax. Mr. Fujita's ideas about the attack on the World...
  • Who are the real conspiracy theorists?

    03/01/2010 3:51:30 AM PST · by patlin · 521 replies · 5,798+ views
    WND ^ | 3/1/2010 | Joseph Farrah
    There are many in the press today caricaturing me as a "conspiracy theorist" simply because I, like millions of other Americans, insist on actually seeing proof of Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility. I've never alleged a conspiracy. Obama was given a free pass by an opponent who had his own eligibility issues. Not much of a conspiracy necessary – especially with Obama accountable only to a fawning press and scared-of-their-shadows Republicans. But "conspiracy theorist" is an easy epithet to hurl. One good question to ask, the next time you hear someone call me that name, is this: "Who is Joseph Farah...
  • Farrakhan Says "White Right" wants Obama killed (also says Christians praying for president's death)

    03/01/2010 7:11:33 AM PST · by meandog · 112 replies · 2,464+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 1, 2010 | BY KIM JANSSEN Staff Reporter
    Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan claims the "white right" is trying to make Barack Obama a one-term president. Speaking to an estimated 20,000 followers of the black nationalist movement at the United Center on Sunday, the 76-year-old Farrakhan said, "The white right is trying to set Barack up to be assassinated." Referring to a Southern Baptist preacher's recent prayer that the president die, Farrakhan said, "There are Christians praying for God to kill Obama." Obama distanced himself from Farrakhan before the presidential election because of Farrakhan's long history of anti-Semitic remarks. But in a 3½-hour Saviours' Day speech Sunday,...
  • Farah calls Newsweek on 'lie'

    02/15/2010 7:32:03 AM PST · by urtax$@work · 56 replies · 1,120+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 15, 2010 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah today publicly called on Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham for a retraction of a statement in the magazine falsely claiming Farah is a proponent of a "conspiracy theory" that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. "It's just a bald-faced lie and misrepresentation of anything and everything I have written and said about the eligibility issue," Farah said. Farah is issuing the retraction demand,........
  • Medina refuses to disavow conspiracy theory that U.S. government was behind 9/11 attacks

    02/11/2010 11:41:32 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 139 replies · 1,897+ views
    In a startling statement today, Republican candidate for governor Debra Medina refused to disavow the allegation that the U.S. government was somehow involved in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Medina made the statement during an interview on the Glenn Beck radio program
  • Black Helicopters Over Nashville: Never mind Palin, tea-party dominated by conspiracist kooks

    02/09/2010 5:19:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 2,404+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 9, 2010 | Jonathan Kay
    The tea-party movement has no leader. But it does have a face: William Temple of Brunswick, Ga. For months, the amiable middle-aged activist has been criss-crossing America, appearing at tea-party events dressed in his trademark three-cornered hat and Revolutionary garb. When journalists interview him (which is often—his outfit draws them in like a magnet), he presents himself as a human bridge between the founders' era and our own. "We fought the British over a 3 percent tea tax. We might as well bring the British back," he told NPR during a recent protest outside the Capitol. It's a charming act,...
  • Oliver Stone: US in denial over JFK assassination(peddles conspiracy theory to Thai students)

    01/25/2010 6:02:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 725+ views
    NYPost ^ | 01/25/10
    Oliver Stone: US in denial over JFK assassination Says there's 'possibility that he was killed by someone other than Lee Harvey Oswald' ASSOCIATED PRESS Last Updated: 8:07 AM, January 25, 2010 BANGKOK — Hollywood filmmaker Oliver Stone said Monday the United States remains in denial over the possibility that someone other than Lee Harvey Oswald could have assassinated John F. Kennedy, calling it a “national fairy tale.” Speaking to 300 high school students in the Thai capital, Bangkok, Stone said exploring alternative theories over the JFK assassination remains too sensitive for those in the media or academia who “would be...
  • Bill On Candidates' Citizenship Is Laughable

    01/19/2010 11:50:04 AM PST · by steve-b · 42 replies · 1,564+ views
    A proposal to compel the Arizona secretary of state to independently verify the eligibility of every presidential candidate is downright laughable, considering just how little the state has cared about this issue in the past. Capitol Media Services reported earlier this week that Rep. Judy Burges, R-Skull Valley, wants to require any presidential candidate to prove he or she is a "natural born citizen," as outlined in the Constitution. Even more, the secretary of state would have to certify with independent research that each candidate is eligible, or refuse to add their names to election ballots.... Burges isn't motivated by...
  • The New Truthers: MSNBC Embraces Crackpot Underwear Bomber Conspiracy.

    01/16/2010 7:28:55 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 33 replies · 1,433+ views
    The Urban Dictionary defines a ‘truther’ as, “A crazy person who believes the US government committed 9/11.” It then offers this imaginary conversation to illustrate the point: Truther: 9/11 was an inside job! Sane person: Prove it. Truther: There was no plane at the Pentagon, only a missile! Sane person: There’s dozens of witnesses and plane debris was found all over the place. Truther: …Well the WTC was a controlled demolition! Sane person: Why did both buildings collapse from the point of impact then? Pretty crazy the explosives were in the exact spot the plane hit and didn’t explode upon...
  • Top Obama czar: Infiltrate all 'conspiracy theorists'

    01/14/2010 3:25:56 AM PST · by Man50D · 107 replies · 3,061+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 14, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    In a lengthy academic paper , President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban "conspiracy theorizing." Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud. Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate "extremists who supply conspiracy theories" to disrupt the efforts of the "extremists" to propagate their theories. In a 2008 Harvard law paper, "Conspiracy Theories," Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule, a Harvard law professor, ask, "What can government do about conspiracy theories?" "We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might...
  • Top Obama czar: Infiltrate all ‘conspiracy theorists’

    01/15/2010 2:57:24 PM PST · by IbJensen · 20 replies · 984+ views
    G;obal Climate Scam ^ | 1/14/2010 | Aaron Kline
    In a lengthy academic paper, President Obama’s regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban “conspiracy theorizing.” Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud. Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate “extremists who supply conspiracy theories” to disrupt the efforts of the “extremists” to propagate their theories. In a 2008 Harvard law paper, “Conspiracy Theories,” Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule, a Harvard law professor, ask, “What can government do about conspiracy theories?” “We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might ban...
  • Norway Time Hole “Leak” Plunges Northern Hemisphere Into Chaos

    01/15/2010 12:36:22 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 100 replies · 3,290+ views
    Pakistan Daily ^ | Jan 8, 2010 | Pakistan Daily
    Russian scientists are reporting to Prime Minister Putin today that the high-energy beam fired into the upper heavens from the United States High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) radar facility in Ramfjordmoen, Norway this past month has resulted in a “catastrophic puncturing” of our Plant’s thermosphere thus allowing into the troposphere an “unimpeded thermal inversion” of the exosphere, which is the outermost layer of Earth’s atmosphere. To the West’s firing of this ‘quantum’ high-energy beam we had previously reported on in our December 10, 2009 report titled “Attack On Gods ‘Heaven’ Lights Up Norwegian Sky”. To how catastrophic for...
  • Pastor James Manning accuses Columbia University of treason. Obama never went to the school.

    01/11/2010 5:35:53 PM PST · by Mozilla · 169 replies · 8,377+ views
    youtube ^ | 1/11/09 | Mozilla
    Pastor James David Manning, one of President Obama’s most vocal and outspoken critics, has just released a video yesterday in which he is charging Columbia University with treason and is taking them to court. Pastor Manning alleges that Obama never went to the school and that he actually bought the degree. Pastor Manning states that Obama was instead in Afghanistan during the period of time from 1981 to 1983, working for Al Qaeda, when Obama was supposedly attending Columbia. Most of what we know about Barack Obama comes from Chicago corruption trial transcripts, Illinois records such as the IL bar,...
  • Fraud suspect spins tale of Obama overthrow plot

    01/08/2010 2:49:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,415+ views
    KSL-TV / The Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2009 | Holbrook Mohr
    JACKSON, Miss. -- If Ronnie Lee Owen is telling the truth, he can save President Barack Obama from a racist plot and stop an armed revolution by Mormon extremists, if police would just let him out of jail. Authorities haven't let him out of jail. Instead, he goes on trial next week in Gulfport, Miss., on federal fraud charges for having three fake driver's licenses and issuing phony checks. Owen, a 41-year-old fugitive wanted in eight states, is accused of writing fake checks across the country for thousands of dollars in goods, according to court records. When he was arrested...
  • MS-NBC: Intelligence Failure a 'Conspiracy' against Obama? (Sit down before reading)

    01/08/2010 10:12:30 AM PST · by SE Mom · 86 replies · 2,979+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8 January 2010 | William Tate
    ...MS-NBC spent much of its Monday prime-time promoting the spurious contention that intelligence agencies may have deliberately allowed the attempted Christmas Day plane bombing to proceed in order to make Obama look bad. This contemptible idea was floated during the "Countdown" comedy hour when The Sportscaster reported "Breaking News" that White House sources believe the intelligence community's failure to stop the plot "might have been intentional and not accidental." Further, "the information was in some way deliberately withheld from some higher or broader authority to make someone look bad," leaving little doubt that the victim of this new, vast right-wing...
  • Liberal talk radio host: GOP behind Christmas day terror plot

    01/06/2010 7:57:58 PM PST · by paltz · 16 replies · 842+ views
    Radio Equalizer's Brian Maloney has posted the most incredible clip and transcript of liberal talk radio host Mike Malloy, where the radio host is accusing the GOP for being behind the attempted Christmas day bombing of Northwest flight 253. Mr. Malloy went on this outrageous conspiracy rant on his Monday show. This is the same guy, by the way, who accused "birthers", an NRA board member, and somebody who works for Senator Inhofe (R -OK) of committing arson in Los Angles fire back in September of 2009.
  • Talk host : GOP plotted Christmas bombing

    01/06/2010 5:39:29 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 53 replies · 1,798+ views
    worldNetDaily ^ | January 05, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    Left-leaning talk-radio host Mike Malloy is accusing Republicans of plotting the Christmas Day attempted bombing of a flight to Detroit – possibly planning to kill 200 to 300 people – simply to "embarrass" the Obama administration. During his syndicated program Jan. 5, Malloy said, "Now, the inquiry, the questions are being raised as to whether or not this is not a deliberate attempt to embarrass – ah, that's not quite a strong enough word, but let's start there – embarrass the Obama administration." The following is a short clip of several similar statements he made on the topic:
  • Glenn Beck versus the Birthers

    01/06/2010 11:08:51 AM PST · by steve-b · 53 replies · 1,707+ views
    The Boston Phoenix ^ | 1/5/10 | Adam Reilly
    Say what you will about Glenn Beck's faith-based paranoid millenarianism--if you're pissing off World Net Daily, you're doing something right. And btw, Beck is absolutely right (!?!): Birther zaniness devalues other, more legit critiques of the Obama Administration, and imperils potential GOP pickups in the midterm elections and beyond.
  • Birth Certificate Controversy–Should We Care? [POLL]

    01/06/2010 11:00:39 AM PST · by DecoyJames · 5 replies · 575+ views
    No, It is just a Joke. - 2% - 4 Votes Yes, It is our duty. - 56% - 95 Votes Meh. - 0% - 0 Votes Just show the damn thing. - 41% - 70 Votes
  • Columbia Univ. Complicit In Coverup Of Obama ( Rev. Manning video )

    12/31/2009 6:39:26 AM PST · by sushiman · 33 replies · 2,274+ views
    ATLAH ^ | 12/30/09 | James D. Manning
    James David Manning questions whether or not Obama ever attended Columbia. Heavy stuff .
  • Christmas conspiracy theories

    12/24/2009 3:41:26 PM PST · by delacoert · 3 replies · 369+ views
    My Sinchew ^ | 2009-12-22 | BOB TEOH
    For those fond of conspiracy theories, here's one hatched at the first Christmas where God unveiled his plan for a new global society. He sent Jesus, his son, as the peacemaker and saviour so that the world can live in peace and harmony as it was meant to be before the original plan was marred by our refusal to fit into God's road map. Those in the Jewish political and religious establishment in those days knew about this plan for it has been already announced by prophets like Isaiah more than seven centuries earlier. As it came to pass, Jesus...
  • Birtherism In The GOP

    12/15/2009 1:57:39 PM PST · by steve-b · 92 replies · 2,520+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 12/14/09 | David Weigel
    Ben Smith has a great catch – the North Dakota Republican Party fronting its website with a joke about the White House party crashers demanding President Obama’s birth certificate. The news here is the steady mainstream Republican acceptance of a deeply nutty and quasi-treasonous conspiracy theory about whether the president of the United States is really an American citizen. Yes, it’s just a joke here. But when’s the last time a Democratic Party web site fronted a joke about, say, whether Sarah Palin is the real mother of Trig Palin? (She is, by the way.)
  • The Truth About Pearl Harbor: A Debate [Did FDR know about Japan's plans in advance?]

    12/07/2009 7:25:33 AM PST · by oblomov · 270 replies · 5,342+ views
    The Independent Institute ^ | 30 January 2003 | Robert B. Stinnett, Stephen Budiansky
    Introductory Remarks: On December 7, 1941, U.S. military installations at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii were attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy. Could this tragic event that resulted in over 3,000 Americans killed and injured in a single two-hour attack have been averted? After 16 years of uncovering documents through the Freedom of Information Act, journalist and historian Robert Stinnett charges in his book, Day of Deceit, that U.S. government leaders at the highest level not only knew that a Japanese attack was imminent, but that they had deliberately engaged in policies intended to provoke the attack, in order to draw...
  • Afghan War a Subset of U.S. Efforts to Secure Central Asian Energy Riches

    12/10/2009 12:36:27 PM PST · by staffjam · 11 replies · 597+ views
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01/10/2009 | John CK Daly
    Operation Enduring Freedom, on Oct. 7 will begin its ninth year. At $4 billion per month, a National Priorities Project has determined that the total cost of military operations in Afghanistan by the end of the year will be almost $200 billion. Thoughtful American taxpayers may ask why the Obama administration has not only embraced the Central Asian ground war that it inherited from Bush, but is seeking to expand not only the U.S. military footprint, but subject its NATO allies to contribute more troops and funding as well. Shorn of post 9/11 patriotic and fervor against the perpetrators of...
  • The Evolution Of The Flat-Earthers

    12/09/2009 12:06:32 PM PST · by steve-b · 46 replies · 1,491+ views
    Idaho Mountain Express ^ | 12/9/09 | Dick Dorworth
    "As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities." --Voltaire "Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true." --Demosthenes A long, long, long time ago, many people believed the Earth was flat, but for more than the last 2,000 years few educated people have subscribed to this delusion. The story (included in some textbooks used in American schools) that Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage was the first proof that the Earth is round and not flat is deceitful historical revisionism, nothing more. For (literally) thousands of years, people...
  • Palin, Birtherism And National Review

    12/07/2009 12:34:01 PM PST · by steve-b · 25 replies · 1,538+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/5/09 | Andrew Sullivan Of No Party Or Clique
    To its credit, National Review once attacked those who refused to accept the prima facie evidence of Barack Obama's birth certificate as proof of his eligibility to be president of the United States. The hallmark of a conspiracy theory is that a lack of evidence for the theory is taken as yet more evidence for the theory. Indeed, the maddening thing about dealing with conspiracy hobbyists of this or any sort is the ever-shifting nature of their argument and their alleged evidence: Never mind the birth certificate, his step-grandmother said he was born in Kenya! (No, she didn't.) Now examine...
  • Climate e-mails were hijacked 'to sabotage summit'

    12/06/2009 5:48:04 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1,485+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | Dec.7, 2009 | Ben Webster
    UN officials have likened the theft of e-mails from university climate researchers to the Watergate scandal, after claiming computer hackers were probably paid by people intent on undermining the Copenhagen summit. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, a vice-chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that the theft from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was not the work of amateur climate sceptics, but was a sophisticated and well-funded attempt to destroy public confidence in the science of man-made climate change. He said the fact that the e-mails were first uploaded to a sceptic website from a...
  • (Jesse)Ventura says MSNBC nixed his show for not supporting Iraq War

    11/30/2009 4:44:32 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies · 1,145+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/30/09 | Eric Roper
    Conspiracy theorists awaiting Wednesday night's premiere of "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura" might take interest in a curious comment Ventura made in the Los Angeles Times this weekend. Ventura, who has been doing the media rounds promoting his new venture on TruTV, told the paper that MSNBC cancelled his show "Jesse Ventura's America" in 2003 because he did not support the Iraq War. He said the network "in essence" paid him to be silent, which allowed him to purchase a house in Mexico. This is not your first venture into TV hosting since leaving the governorship. What happened to "Jesse...
  • Sarah Palin: Birther

    12/04/2009 8:10:44 AM PST · by steve-b · 47 replies · 1,760+ views
    Cup O'Joel ^ | 12/4/09 | Joel Mathis
    Here's another reason "liberal elites" look down on Sarah Palin: "Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?" she was asked (around 9 minutes into the video above). "I think the public rightfully is still making it an issue. I don't have a problem with that. I don't know if I would have to bother to make it an issue, because I think that members of the electorate still want answers," she replied. "Do you think it's a fair question to be looking at?" Humphries persisted. "I think it's a fair question, just like I think past...
  • Palin: Obama’s birth certificate is fair game (video)

    12/03/2009 7:49:38 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 166 replies · 5,176+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Dec.3, 2009 | Allahpundit
    At 7:45, your quote of the day. Something for (almost) everyone here: For the left, smoking-gun proof that she’s a fringe character, and for Birthers, smoking-gun proof that their concerns are mainstream. As for righties like me and Ed (and Glenn Beck) who think this particular science is well settled, tomorrow should be a fun media day. I wonder if she realized when she said this that it’ll follow her around from now on.
  • The Birther Madness (FreeRepublic mentioned)

    12/03/2009 7:11:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 2,598+ views
    The Claremont McKenna College Forum ^ | December 3, 2009 | Charlie Sprague
    The Birther movement is convinced that President Obama is not a natural-born citizen and hence is constitutionally prohibited from being President. Most Birthers claim that Obama was born in Kenya, while others think his birth occurred in Indonesia. Even though Obama has released a copy of his birth certificate showing that he was born on Oahu, these conspiracy theories continue to animate the fanatical right. What is most surprising about these conspiracy theories is the number of relatively mainstream people willing to associate themselves with the Birthers or at least recognize the issue as a legitimate controversy. One of CNN’s...
  • Birthers Return, Compare Obama To An Ape

    12/02/2009 8:02:22 AM PST · by steve-b · 69 replies · 2,354+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12/1/09 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Never fear conspiracy theorists of the world! The Birthers are alive and well and advertising in the pages of the Washington Times. And what an advertisement it is. It's unclear what is more offensive here: the accusation that President Obama is not an American citizen, or the ape imagery. The former, of course, is utterly ridiculous. The latter is not. Also, now Obama is British. Ape imagery has well-documented racist undertones, making it fairly difficult to miss the subtle message here. Earlier this year the New York Post got in some very hot water for publishing a cartoon depicting policemen...
  • Beck to Media on White House 'Party Crashers': Do Your Job or Face Conspiracy Theories

    12/02/2009 7:46:04 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies · 1,107+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 2, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    It's perhaps indicative of the culture, but there has been a media obsession with the scandalous aspects of Michaele and Tareq Salahi crashing a White House State Dinner on Nov. 24. However, the incident also demonstrated how vulnerable President Barack Obama could be to outside intruders, and that isn't getting the lion's share of the attention. Instead, coverage like that from NBC's "Today" show has been about reality TV and exclusive interviews. This soft focus, argued Fox News host Glenn Beck on his Dec. 1 broadcast, could have repercussions. "Let me ask you, what's more reasonable: people walking by the...
  • Dem congressman : Hey, maybe Bush let Osama get away on purpose to justify the Iraq war

    11/30/2009 7:59:40 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 12 replies · 1,129+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 29, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    No no, just kidding: There’s no “maybe” here. On the contrary, he blithely asserts that “there’s no question about it,” which precipitates the first and likely last defense of George W. Bush ever mounted by David Shuster. But then, this is the same guy who once claimed that Karl Rove planted the phony memos that destroyed Dan Rather’s career, who called for nationalizing America’s oil industry, and who thought it’d be super-keen to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine. Chock full o’ good ideas, he is; it was only a matter of time before he stumbled across this one.
  • Dem Rep. Says Bush Admin. "Intentionally Let Bin Laden Get Away" to Justify War - Video

    11/30/2009 4:15:27 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 967+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 30, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Democratic Rep. Maurice Hinchey accusing the Bush administration of intentionally letting Osama Bin Laden "get away." Rep. Hinchey said "we apparently intentionally let Bin Laden get away." Hinchey said the Bush admin. let Bin Laden get away because "they knew very well if they captured Al-Qaeda there would be no justification for an invasion in Iraq." (Video)
  • Whither the 'Obama Orders 1 Million US Troops To “Prepare For Civil War' Thread? (FR censorship?)

    11/29/2009 7:03:50 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 93 replies · 4,444+ views
    Self ^ | 11/29/2009 | Self
    Originally I just saw a "thread pulled" message, but now it has: "Site has links to trutherism, don’t post it here again" So now content is banned because the site *links* to objectionable content? I'd suggest that's true of most major news outlets for one thing. "Free"republic should support "free speech", it's one of the cornerstones and strengths of our system. Censorship is the antithesis of the American system.
  • Report: Rage Grows In America Conspiracy Theories Fuel Anti-Government Fervor

    11/17/2009 9:11:35 AM PST · by Pope Pius XII · 53 replies · 1,463+ views
    ADL ^ | November 16, 2009
    Rumors about gun confiscations. Angry protests about the government's tax policies, replete with Nazi comparisons. A resurgent militia movement. Rage at the election of a president deemed to be illegitimate and threatening. Distrust and anger toward the government fueled by paranoia and conspiracy theories. They are among the crosscurrents of anger and hostility that have swept certain sectors of the country since President Barack Obama took office nearly a year ago. And they are contributing to "a toxic atmosphere of rage in America," according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which today issued a report looking at the various sources that...
  • Hawaii Update: DoH Confirms They Maintain A Birth Record For Obama Dated From August 1961.

    11/05/2009 10:28:00 AM PST · by circumbendibus · 45 replies · 2,659+ views
    Natural Born Citizen ^ | 11/5/2009 | Leo C. Donofrio
    After various responses from the DoH giving unclear answers to UIPA requests which exclusively pertained to birth documents for Obama dating back to August 1961 – specifically documents which caused his birth to have been “Filed by Registrar August 8, 1961″ – I requested assistance from the OIP. Their interpretation of the DoH response was that of a denial of access. But the OIP also issued guidance as to how I could properly refine my request. I took the OIP advice and issued a 6th UIPA request asking for the same documents and limiting any possible wiggle room. And to...
  • Orly Taitz, Birther Queen, Rejected Again

    11/03/2009 3:22:08 PM PST · by steve-b · 12 replies · 1,428+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 10/30/09 | Michael Stone
    Orly Taitz, Birther Queen, has been rejected again. US District Judge David O. Carter threw out a lawsuit questioning Barack Obama's eligibility to hold the office based on his "natural born" citizenship status Thursday, saying the courtroom is not the proper arena to "challenge a president’s election." Judge Carter dismissed Barnett et al v. Obama et al. This had been Taitz's most successful lawsuit to date, which is not saying much. However, it is the one that got the furthest through the legal system....
  • Castro: U.S. Infecting Cuba With Swine Flu

    10/31/2009 12:07:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,295+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 31, 2009
    Fidel Castro has found something to sneeze at in Washington's decision to ease visits by Cuban-Americans to his island: He says more Americans mean more swine flu. The 83-year-old ex-president wrote in state-controlled newspapers on Saturday that many of Cuba's early cases of the virus were visitors from the United States and he used the occasion to take a jab at the U.S. embargo. "We had the strange case where the United States on one hand authorized more trips for a large number of people carrying the virus, and on the other prohibited us from obtaining equipment and medicine to...
  • News of the Weird: The mainstream evolution-theory scholar who fell in love and now believes that...

    10/28/2009 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies · 1,586+ views
    News of the Weird via Yahoo! News ^ | 10/18/09 | Chuck Shepherd
    Love Can Mess You Up: Before Arthur David Horn met his future bride Lynette (a "metaphysical healer") in 1988, he was a tenured professor at Colorado State, with a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale, teaching a mainstream course in human evolution. With Lynette's guidance (after a revelatory week with her in California's Trinity Mountains, searching for Bigfoot), Horn evolved, himself, resigning from Colorado State and seeking to remedy his inadequate Ivy League education. At a conference in Denver in September, Horn said he now realizes that humans come from an alien race of shape-shifting reptilians that continue to control civilization...
  • How Crazy are those “Birthers?”

    10/21/2009 2:53:45 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 196 replies · 5,032+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, October 15, 2009 | By JB Williams
    ...after the terror attacks of 9/11/01, there were indeed a few Americans who honestly believed that the federal government was so corrupt that it was behind and responsible for the events of September 11th. Even though we all watched in shock, as hijacked planes flew into the twin towers, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, these folks imagined that someone in Washington DC might have blown up those buildings instead. These believers were labeled “truthers”—snip Most Americans passed these folks off as crackpots—mentally unstable individualssnip So when very normal people starting asking who this grand nobody from Chicago was, who...
  • From John Birchers to Birthers - The right's paranoid political style has gone mainstream

    10/20/2009 7:57:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 103 replies · 3,301+ views
    WSJ ^ | 10/20/09 | Thomas "don't call me Barney" Frank
    Next month will mark the 45th anniversary of the publication by Harper's Magazine of Richard Hofstadter's famous essay, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," a work that seems to grow more relevant by the day. I was not always a fan. When I first read it two decades ago, I thought Hofstadter was being needlessly insulting by equating political views with mental illness—despite his insistence that he wasn't using the word that way. Besides, I thought, who really cared about the strange notions that occurred to members of marginal groups like the John Birch Society? Joe McCarthy's day was long...
  • What's Wrong with Conspiracy Theories?

    10/21/2009 1:59:04 AM PDT · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 31 replies · 1,304+ views
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 10/21/09 | Michael Peabody
    By Michael Peabody The other day someone sent me a link to an “Antichrist Decoder” that has been posted online by an otherwise reputable Christian ministry. You can type in anybody’s name and the program will calculate the value of the name in Roman numerals. After checking my name to make sure that I was not the Antichrist I looked at the other names that people had plugged into the decoder and learned that Barack Obama is not the antichrist, neither is Barack Hussein Obama. Ronald Wilson Reagan’s name doesn’t add up to 666 even if you type in two...
  • Farrakhan suspicious of H1N1 vaccine

    10/20/2009 4:51:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 1,022+ views
    UPI ^ | Oct. 19, 2009
    MEMPHIS, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan told an audience in Memphis he believes the H1N1 flu vaccine was developed to kill people, a witness said. Farrakhan, 76, spoke for nearly three hours Sunday at a gathering to observe the religious group's Holy Day of Atonement, which also marked the 14th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal reported, citing a source who attended the speech. "The Earth can't take 6.5 billion people. We just can't feed that many. So what are you going to do? Kill as many as...