Archive for the ‘Weirdness’ Category

UFO in Texas

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Dennis Kucinich isn’t alone:

In this farming community where nightfall usually brings clear, starry skies, residents are abuzz over reported sightings of what many believe is a UFO.

Several dozen people — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — insist they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it.

“People wonder what in the world it is because this is the Bible Belt, and everyone is afraid it’s the end of times,” said Steve Allen, a freight company owner and pilot who said the object he saw last week was a mile long and half a mile wide. “It was positively, absolutely nothing from these parts.”

Bureaucracy at Work

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Well, this is reassuring:

A telephone company cut off an FBI international wiretap after the agency failed to pay its bill on time, according to a U.S. government audit released on Thursday.

Washington Times Reporters Can’t Do Math

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Apparently journalists aren’t required to pass math:

Among those like to vote in the GOP primary, Mr. Romney posted 29 percent, four percentage points ahead of Mr. McCain’s 24 percent.

It’s been a while since I took a math class, but 29-24=5, right?

End Illegal Immigration for only $17.95!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Wearing a cap can solve illegal immigration! So says Newsmax:

The magical cap is available here. But wait, there’s more! The same e-mail also promotes a Newsmax/Dick Morris investment seminar. Ah, Newsmax–your one stop shop for political commentary, shady financial advice and medical quackery!

Flip Flops Aren’t Always Bad

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

I don’t know what to say about this:

International House of Pancakes has called on 15 U.S. governors — including Gov. Phil Bredesen — to reschedule their states’ Feb. 5 presidential primary elections.

Why? It’s National Pancake Day.

No, seriously. The chain intends to hold a national charity fundraiser that day, giving away free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes to lure customers to open their wallets. This year’s efforts raised $650,000 and gave away more than 1 million pancakes.

“IHOP fears low voter turnout if the two events go head-to-head, as Americans may be tempted to forgo their patriotic privilege for the fluffy frenzy of free flapjacks,” the Glendale, Calif.-based company said in a statement Wednesday night.

How considerate of IHOP.

Kook Summit

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The fringes of both the Left and the Right have teamed up to destroy America. No really:

In an unlikely marriage of desire to secede from the United States, two advocacy groups from opposite political traditions – New England and the South – are sitting down to talk.

Tired of foreign wars and what they consider right-wing courts, the Middlebury Institute wants liberal states like Vermont to be able to secede peacefully.

That sounds just fine to the League of the South, a conservative group that refuses to give up on Southern independence.

“We believe that an independent South, or Hawaii, Alaska, or Vermont would be better able to serve the interest of everybody, regardless of race or ethnicity,” said Michael Hill of Killen, Ala., president of the League of the South.

How about this? I say we give the secessionists Baker Island, declare it independent, and let them start their little utopia there.

Is This Blasphemy?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

A Nebraska State Senator is suing God.

North American Union Nonsense

Friday, September 14th, 2007

John Hawkins debunks the “North American Union” conspiracy theory. Money quote:

Unfortunately, it’s difficult to logically prove to people who buy into the NAU (Try to stifle a giggle here) that George Bush isn’t going to merge the United States, Canada, and Mexico together to form one giant nation — because there’s no logic, consistency, or reasoning behind the theory. It’s nothing more than the worst sort of black helicopter paranoia combined with naked ignorance about how our government works — promoted by con men, nuts, and ignoramuses who think they’ll increase traffic to their websites, raise money, or sell more books by convincing people that the North American Union is actually going to happen.

Read the whole thing. Although I doubt it will have much impact on those who buy the theory – the facts rarely matter to “true believers.”

The North American Interplanetary Union

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Forget illegal aliens. It’s space aliens we need to be afraid of:

Extraterrestrial researchers in the field of “Exopolitics” like Dr. Michael Salla, have suggested that human minions are being influenced by Manipulative Extraterrestrials that seek to control Earth for its resources.

It is therefore plausible, that Earth is now being subjugated by such an Extraterrestrial group that is seeking to operate with maximized secrecy away from the probing enquires of humans like Mr. Carter, and with humans that are under the tutelage and “spell” of such Manipulative Extraterrestrials.

The secretive fora in which the SPP is being executed, would provide a positive environment for further alleged collaborations between an Earthbound elites (that prevail over a political-military-industrial complex) and the constituency of Manipulative Extraterrestrials (ETs) identified by Dr. Michael Salla.

I’ve always made fun of North American Union conspiracy theorists because they’re, well, nutcases. But now I think they’re on to something. That NAFTA superhighway isn’t just going to Mexico and Canada. Oh no, it’s going to be a superhighway to Mars! Forget illegal aliens.. it’s the space aliens (and their out-of-touch elite handlers) we need to deport.

Meanwhile, Jerome Corsi’s movement continues to garner mainstream credibility!

Giving Dayton a Bad Name

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Maybe I’m late to the party, but I just stumbled on the website of June Griffin, who is, to put it nicely, something of a crazy old bat (see examples here, here, here, and here; thanks to 10,000 Monkeys & a Camera). Lots of humor here, but the funniest part is her posing with a painting of Thomas Paine on the front page. Umm, didn’t Paine have a thing or two to say about mixing politics and religion?

Gays, Mexicans, and Darwinists beware! June Griffin is coming FOR YOU!