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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Brainers" Claim Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Was a Hoax

Posted by on Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Make way, Truthers. Step aside Birthers. Just when you thought conspiracy theories couldn't get any stupider, meet the "Brainer" movement:

Some conspiracy Web sites are claiming that the shootings that nearly killed Representative Gabrielle Giffords and did end the lives of a federal judge, a 9-year-old girl and four others never actually took place. One particularly bizarre site, run by a Texas man, says it was all a government hoax that used actors.

You know, just like they faked the moon landing, only without shooting Neil Armstrong in the head.


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Well, actors ARE a dime a dozen, so it's not like a few would be missed (he said, donning his Nomex suit...)

But seriously, just when you thought the nut-jobs couldn't get any nuttier...
Posted by COMTE on May 25, 2011 at 12:38 PM · Report this
Last of the Time Lords 2
Can we start a petition drive to kick a state out of the union? I really think America would be better off without Texas.
Posted by Last of the Time Lords on May 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM · Report this
zombie eyes 3
Mother Mary and Joseph! I wish they'd all go away.
Posted by zombie eyes on May 25, 2011 at 12:43 PM · Report this
samktg 4
What? What! Really?!? This is the most absurd thing I have recently read.
Posted by samktg on May 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 5
And this just in, Loughner was ruled incompetent to stand trial. I'm sure that will only add fuel to the fire.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on May 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM · Report this
Fnarf 6
Giffords wasn't shot! She was eaten by a tiger! All else is propaganda!
Posted by Fnarf on May 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM · Report this
that's pretty fantastic, imo.
Posted by philosophy school dropout on May 25, 2011 at 1:04 PM · Report this
Banna 8
@6: A tiger!? He probably did it as a lark; part of a spree! Or he's completely mad.
Posted by Banna on May 25, 2011 at 1:04 PM · Report this
Goldy left out the worst part: they've been going to the home of the little girl who died and demanding that her parents prove she existed.
Posted by SoSea Resident on May 25, 2011 at 1:04 PM · Report this
OuterCow 10
I expect these people to start yelling about how we're all stuck in The Matrix next.
Posted by OuterCow on May 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM · Report this
JonnoN 11
Good thing we have the modern media to give a voice to nut jobs ...
Posted by JonnoN on May 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM · Report this
Todd Mecklem 12
Also, that nice John Wilkes Booth was a patsy! Old Dishonest Abe retired to a Caribbean island, and later invented coconut-flavored rum. PROVE HE DIDN'T!
Posted by Todd Mecklem on May 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 13
@9, Eewww. That is really vile.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on May 25, 2011 at 1:13 PM · Report this
Vince 14
I wonder if it's every country that has so many lunatics or are we especially loaded with them because of our extreme religions. Because I really believe that religion damages peoples brains and this kind of thing is the result.
Posted by Vince on May 25, 2011 at 1:24 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 15
Vince, we're the third most populous country in the world. Of course we have more crazies than some places.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on May 25, 2011 at 1:31 PM · Report this
venomlash 16
@15: I think he may have meant crazies per capita.
Posted by venomlash on May 25, 2011 at 1:39 PM · Report this
Stiny 17
More like no-brainers.
Posted by Stiny on May 25, 2011 at 2:07 PM · Report this
There must be a heuristic that claims up to 20% of a population is going to perversely believe the contrary of what is actual fact: like 20% believe the world is flat, the Canucks wouldn't win the Western Conference, that Sarah Palin is an adequate/competent presidential candidate, that the day of the week this thread originated was anything but Wednesday in North America.
Posted by why is it 20% though? Any sociologists/mathematicians know? on May 25, 2011 at 2:07 PM · Report this
Armstrong WAS shot in the head, on the set. Horrific, really.
Posted by STJA on May 25, 2011 at 3:07 PM · Report this
OuterCow 20
@17 ...
Posted by OuterCow on May 25, 2011 at 3:24 PM · Report this
You know what really was a hoax? Obama's campaign. You fuckers thought he was on your side. Most of your still do. What a fucking joke you are to democracy.
Posted by Zepol on May 25, 2011 at 3:37 PM · Report this
Simone 22
Fuck a Duck!

I miss the old days of UFOs and alien/military conspiracies.
Posted by Simone on May 25, 2011 at 4:32 PM · Report this
Rhoda Skidmark 23
I'm a little disappointed. I've been waiting for weeks for some conspiracy theorist to link Gabrielle Giffords and Osama bin Laden both being shot in/around the left eye. Maybe bin Laden got a sex change and has been living as Giffords. Maybe Giffords was the head of Al Qaeda all along. Maybe Giffords was shot so that bin Laden could take her place. I don't care what, but I demand conspiracy!
Posted by Rhoda Skidmark on May 25, 2011 at 6:19 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 24
@21 - Skillful segue.
Posted by Free Lunch on May 25, 2011 at 6:21 PM · Report this
Posted by anal smith on May 25, 2011 at 7:29 PM · Report this
you might need to see the videos showing that since 2008 giffords had her own youtube page and she was subb'd to only 2 people. Skelton and Loughner. After the shooting someone erased loughner. Her doctors bio was put up 3 days after the shooting by jGelleram

It's FAKE. Deal with it.

Tragedy In Tucson Exposed
Posted by Sherrie on June 26, 2011 at 8:18 PM · Report this
Why do you all trust your government and the media so much?!?! What reason do you have to trust them? Why not find out the truth for yourselves instead of relying on media and govt that do not have your interests in mind?
Posted by cbrian17 on November 4, 2011 at 11:18 AM · Report this

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