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Stop Listening to Idiots

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I offer this video as a classic example of delusional people behaving in ways which are sociopathic and which would be embarrassing if they had any sense of self-worth or common sense. To behave so irrationally and to then proudly trumpet your beliefs to the public in a video has to be some sort of […]

The Vaccine Fallacy

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

There’s a lot of hysteria over vaccines and the threat which they supposedly pose to the population because of some of the ingredients and the possibility of government mandated vaccinations against potential pandemics like Swine Flu (H1N!). While as a matter of principle the idea of forced vaccinations is an utterly unacceptable violation of individual […]

Could the “Birthers” Please Just Shut Up?

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I don't want to appear to be opposing absolute freedom of speech, but there comes a point when, as a personal favor to sane people everywhere and to reduce the level of national embarrassment, I just have to ask the rat-brained social deviants who think there's a great conspiracy to conceal President Obama's real place […]

Show Your Contempt in an Idiotwars.com T-Shirt

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

It’s stylish, it’s black, it’s full of anger and contempt. It’s quite a bit like the logo at the head of this page. It’s the official Idiotwars.com T-Shirt, featuring the site logo and the everpopular “Cracking the Nuts of the Lunatic Fringe” slogan. It’s a sure way to piss off truthers and Birchers at the […]

Hammering Some Truth

Monday, June 15th, 2009

An excellent article over at Rant and Rave takes aim at three of the outstanding features of conspiracy mania: Birchers, Truthers and Chemies, and makes some excellent points about the way these irrational beliefs develop and the lifecycle they go through. That’s just one of many interesting posts on the site. It’s well worth checking […]

The Myth of American Empire

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Again and again I run into people on the right and left sides of the political fringe who hold to the bizarre idea that the United States has some sort of international empire because we have troops deployed overseas. While I agree that we have far too many troops in other countries and could save […]

Aaaahnold for Fuhrer?

Friday, March 27th, 2009

When his popularity was running high, people were talking about amending the Constitution so that Arnold Schwarzenegger could run for president sometime in the future. With their current weakened status he might be the only hope for the Republicans in 2012, so a lot of speculation sill focuses on the muscular and thickly accented California […]

Explaining the Federal Reserve

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Many libertarians and others on the far right are concerned about the Federal Reserve and subscribe to the common conspiracy theory that it is a dangerous private monopoly operated by foreign bankers for their profit and to the detriment of the people of the United States. While I acknowledge that there are a lot of […]

Bad Medicine

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Late last night my eldest daughter came downstairs complaining of a great deal of pain from an earache that just would not let her sleep. I could tell right away that this wasn’t a trivial complaint, plus she’d been congested for a week, so it was reasonable to assume that some of the congestion had […]

Extremists Undermine State Sovereignty Movement

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

There was nothing else on the radio late last night so I found myself listening to George Noory on Coast to Coast AM while driving home in the fog. I was pleasantly surprised that he was discussing the state sovereignty movement and the efforts of states to assert their rights under the 10th Amendment to […]

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