Right Wingers Don’t Have a Monopoly on Conspiracy Theories

The Dog ConspiracyRight wingers don’t have a monopoly on conspiracy theories. Even chock-a-block with Kenyan Kommunists, fluoride brainwashing, and death panels, their opponents on the left can sometimes be just as single-minded in their demonstrably proven backasswards beliefs.

In July, two QF-4 drones crashed near Tyndall AFB, FL. The F-4s were retired aircraft of Vietnam War vintage, far beyond their usefulness as fighters and sitting in the hot desert at a boneyard outside Tuscon, AZ. Needing real life airplanes to test weapons, the Air Force converted the old aircraft to remotely piloted drones at much lower cost than building brand new ones. There is nothing new in this. The U.S. and many other countries have done the same thing since shortly after WWII. Better drone. Way cheaper. No brainer, right?

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Louie Gohmert Isn’t a Wingnut

Louie Gohmert is Like Forest GumpLouie Gohmert (R-WTFistan) isn’t a wingnut. He is the nut, bolt, and the entire clown car to which they are attached. He is famous for his conspiracy theories, bronze age technical/medical “knowledge”, and his creative lunacy of impeccable quality. In short, he isn’t from around here. He is from a different ZIP code.

Conventional wisdom says there is a civil war over the heart of the Republican Party. That is true, but the armies fighting the war aren’t the same ones everyone thinks.

Democrats have their share of firebrands, but there is usually a small kernel of truth in their ideological positions. Some statistic, some verifiable statement, some basic understanding of gravity may make their position a stretch, but rarely a total negation of the world as we know it.

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Obamacare Haters Gonna Hate, Or Do They?

Most popular Obamacare provisionsObamacare haters gonna hate…or do they? Well, it depends on what hate is.

Overall, Americans are more divided and Obamacare less popular since being introduced — not so surprising since Republicans have tried to repeal it 40 times and are running ads featuring an Uncle Sam with all the creepy charm of the plastic-headed Burger King. Sam is all up in a woman’s vagina like abortion foes that want to stick transvaginal probes up there. But is it apparently OK if a plastic-headed Koch brother wields a speculum.

But the dirty truth about Americans “hating” Obamacare is this: if you separate out the individual portions of the legislation Americans actually like it very much. So much, that many Republicans legislators embrace parts of it, at least until there is another Hail Mary to kill it as part of the debt ceiling debate.

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