Category Archive: Conspiracy Theories

May 01

Conspiracy Theory: Military Takeover of Texas

  Texas residents were up in arms this week over a planned U.S. military training exercise that’s been portrayed in right-wing conspiracy theory circles as everything from a ploy to confiscate Americans’ guns to an excuse to abduct political dissidents. The speculation reached such a fever pitch that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Tuesday …

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Jan 17

Waiting for Alinsky

A picture of Saul Alinsky

Saul Alinsky has been a hot topic for the last decade or so. Freedomworks has had seminars on his tactics to stir up the Tea Party. Glenn Beck and other conservative spokes models have waxed eloquently about his devious left-wing philosophy and strategies. He pops up as a frequent topic on Right-wing blogs. And God …

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Nov 15

7 facts about conspiracy theories

Paranoid Donald Sutherland pointing

If you like to debate politics (and I use the word “debate” rather than “fight about” to seem more civilized than I am) as much as I do, you know that such conversations online are stuffed with claims of conspiracies. It doesn’t matter whether you are on the Right or the Left. Someone’s always spouting nonsense conspiracy …

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Mar 15

Tired old Pat Boone should stick to singing; a video

Pat Boode in Leather

To Neil Cavuto’s credit, he is trying to walk Boone away from his whacko view of the world. That Cavuto had him on at all is suspicious. Boone should stick to shuffling around his mansion and singing “Love Letters in the Sand” at county fairs. BTW: Tea Party teaching seminars also prescribe Alinsky’s methods for activism. BTW again, Mr. Cavuto: Balancing …

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