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Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

13 Responses to “Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory. . .”

  1. FS says:

    We would all be better off if liberals were better at creating jobs than diagrams/taking other people’s money.

  2. snapwizard says:

    Rent a scientist and teach the controversy. Love it!

  3. DeDude says:

    FS; it ain’t your money pall. “We the people” made the society that allowed all that wealth to be created and you to get a chunk of it into your pockets. If you don’t believe me go to Zimbabwe and try making it there Mr. Self-maid. So we the people have a right to demand that you pay your dues for participating in the greatest moneymaking nation on earth.

  4. VennData says:

    … on a related note:

    GOP pivots on ‘birther’ questions, blames Obama for media attention

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop_pivots_on_birther_questions_blames_obama_for_media_attention/2011/04/28/AFLrfs6E_story.html

  5. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    We’d all be better off if dickweeds would quit shooting us in the collective nuts with moronically wrong statements such as that uttered by FS, above.

    Republicans have run this country into the ground since the latter half of the 20th century. Here you go, shithead:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_during_U.S._presidential_terms

    We’d also be better off if “conservatives” would quit their ruinous borrow and spend ways:

    http://economyinperspective.com/debt

    And, finally: Liberalism made your grandaddy and daddy what they were. Now you’re trying to give it back to a once-suppressed ruling class — apparently because you are deluded enough to believe you are among their number.

    Your stupid hurts my head.

  6. red eye repub says:

    2 words: Trig Palin

    Anyone ever tell you people not to throw stones from your glass houses?

  7. Hugh says:

    Petey Wheatstraw Says: “Your stupid hurts my head.”

    Petey, lay off the drugs: they’re hurting what’s inside your head.

  8. mathman says:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/28/swipe-fees-interchange-banks-merchants_n_853574.html

    a quote from the above source let’s us in on the obvious – what government has become here in the USA:

    One frustrated moderate Democratic senator asks to remain anonymous so he can speak freely about his legislative education. “I’m surprised at how much of our time is spent trying to divide up the spoils between various economic interests. I had no idea. I thought we’d be focused on civil liberties, on education policy, energy policy and so on,” the senator says. “The fights down here can be put in two or three categories: The big greedy bastards against the big greedy bastards; the big greedy bastards against the little greedy bastards; and some cases even the other little greedy bastards against the other little greedy bastards.”

  9. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    Hugh:

    Good one!

    Oy.

  10. rip says:

    @mathman: good observation. Truth in a different way. “Divide up the spoils” spells it out pretty clearly.

  11. RW says:

    @red eye repub

    2 words: Non sequitur

    Anyone ever tell you people not to hawk loogies inside your closed boxes.

  12. ToddMPeters says:

    when in doubt, say “I inherited this mess from GW Bush and Dick Cheney” Works every time!

  13. DeDude says:

    ToddMPeters;

    or in other words: “the truth shall set you free”