Daily Archives: March 10, 2010

Jesse Ventura article censored by HuffPo: Why the rush to condemn conspiracy theorists?

Jesse wrote an article about how some want another investigation into 9/11 and what caused the Twin Towers and “Building 7” to crash.  The shit heads at HuffPo banned it.  You can see the article here

Hell, for years America had a cottage industry out of the JFK assassination.  It was interesting, entertaining, and good people could be on either side of the debate and not have their political careers tainted by being called “a Truther” or “a Birther.”  Before my time, but there was debate over whether Marilyn Monroe was murdered, and whether FDR deliberately allowed the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in order to shock America into WWII. Many claim that the U.S. government has/had the bodies of space aliens in “Area 51.”  I’m sure I’m missing some more even important “conspiracy theories.” 

Idiots such as “Below the Beltway’s” Doug Mataconis go to great lengths to silence any dissent to popular wisdom.  Like the little internet thought Nazi that he is, he runs around screaming “NO CONSPIRACY THEORIES FOR YOU!”  And certainly no looking into the issue of Obama’s birth certificate!

I love to hear alternative theories.  I’m not afraid of the truth winning out when kooks are exposed. And we all know that there are some “theories” that really are the truth.  We already have the government keeping secrets from us, we don’t need to preemptively silence what may or may not be the truth because it is contrary to prevailing opinion.  I want to hear what “the kooks” have to say, not shut them up. 

Who hasn’t wondered whether something strange happened in “Building 7” to bring it down, hours later, far from the Twin Towers? I looked into the claims that The Pentagon was hit by a cruise missile, and found them not persuasive.  But I did not believe that they were kooks behind the theory, just misguided.

And remember while G.W. Bush was President? There was not universal condemnation of “9/11 truthers.”  Polls show that many do not believe that the first 9/11 commission got to the bottom of things and supported another commission.  Another poll found: “Thirty-six percent of respondents overall said it is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that federal officials either participated in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon or took no action to stop them “because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East.” 

So why now?  Why this rush to silence conspiracy theories?  I have two theories, and no proof of either.  Either Political Correctness run amok, or silence all conspiracy theories to keep “the birthers” silent.  (He he.  A conspiracy theory to explain the attacks on conspiracy theorists!)

I seriously cannot think of any other possibilities.  What, are we all children who must be sheltered from ideas that might well be wrong, even down right kooky?  Do we need the grown ups to decide for us what is and what isn’t worthy of reading for ourselves and making up our own minds? I want the truth! 

Jesse dear, you may post your articles here on Smash Mouth Politics.  We. Don’t.  Censor.

Photo from here.

I remember President Reagan. Mr. Obama, you are no President Reagan!

Mark S. Mellman wrote an article for “The Hill” –“Some quick to write off Obama.”   His basic point was that it is too early to write off  The One because at this point in Reagan’s first term he was even more unpopular, and he lost many seats in the first House elections.  He claims that both Reagan then and Obama now lost popularity due to the terrible economies both inherited.  Reagan’s economy roared back, his popularity soared, and he was re-elected in a landslide.  There are many problems with his juvenile analysis, but I’ll just block and paste some of the responses from his readers.   His readers say it best.

“The author makes an elementary mistake by failing to grasp the fundamental distinction between Reagan and Obama. The former bet his political future on the power of (relatively) unfettered capitalism to lift all economic boats, while the latter is staking his future on big government solutions to all our social problems. Good luck with that, Mr. President.”

“Ooo… I hope that all the Democrats believe this! Don’t worry. Be Happy. Don’t change course – keep doing the same things. Take over the auto business. Kowtow to Wall Street and foreign leaders. Ignore Iran’s nuclear plans. Dither in Afghanistan. Ignore the economy. Push an unpopular health plan. Deficits don’t matter. Raise taxes. Yep. Nothing to worry about. It is just a phase the public is going through. They will forget everything and re-elect Pelosi, Reid, and Obama for sure.”

“The continuing hope that Obama’s popularity and fortunes will rise from the ashes like Reagan’s are laughable. What should be continuing are apologies to Reagan that his name is mentioned in the same sentence as Obama’s, The differences between the two are many. First, Obama is a serial liar, whereas you could generally rely on Reagan to tell the truth. Two, Reagan was smart and had an ear for the people, whereas you are hard pressed to find one smart thing Obama has done since taking office; and Obama is about to cram health care down the throats of the majority of Americans who have health care who will see their coverage change for the worse for the benefit of a few when less intrusive solutions will clearly achieve much the same result. Lastly, the continuing polls that always show Obama is personally popular with the majority of the American people while his policies are not, are a joke. Its doubly funny that the media keeps pointing this out as a sign Obama is tight with the American people. How dumb this continues to be! Give people more credit than that. A good number of people do not give the answer they truly believe to these pollsters—that Obama is a total disaster—because they do not want to be accused to be racists. Here is the real answer…Obama is despised as much as his programs, and the American people cannot wait to dismantle his support structure in 2010, before voting him out in 2012.”

“Reagan was a conservative President of a center-right nation. Obama is a bait-and-switch Liberal. Reagan was a scrapper who faced a hostile Dem congress, yet prevailed. Obama can’t pass his own bills with an 80 seat majority in the House and a super majority in the Senate. Obama is no Reagan.”

And many more just like these.  Mr. Mellman, meet your new asshole.  They just tore you a new one.