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Friday, August 15, 2008

They Might Even Get McCain a Blimp

posted by on August 15 at 16:00 PM

Yesterday I wrote about the Obama camp’s big ‘fuck you’ to Obama Nation author Jerome Corsi. One of their biggest arguments about Corsi is that he’s a 9/11 Truther.

Predictably, the Truthers are outraged. On We Are Change Seattle’s website, in a story titled Obama Fanatics Slam Author For Questioning 9/11, the opening paragraphs read:

An army of frenzied Barack Obama acolytes have been busy attempting to smear writer Jerome Corsi, author of Obama Nation, by citing his skepticism towards the official 9/11 story, seemingly ignorant of the fact that such doubts are shared by the majority of Americans.

The New York Times also got in on the act with a sneering attempt to validate the attack on Corsi, which is being supported by Obama’s own campaign staff.

The coordinated smear attempt is obviously born out of the concern that Corsi’s 2004 book, Unfit for Command, basically sank John Kerry’s presidential bid because it was the inspiration behind the Swift Boat Veteran’s For Truth campaign.

So it looks like Obama has officially lost the 9/11 Truth vote. They might even do for John McCain what they did for Ron Paul. I am cowering in fear at the possibility.

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Talk about the pot calling the kettle frenzied.

Or, uh, something.

Posted by Levislade | August 15, 2008 4:09 PM

9-11 Truthers?

Didn't they all enlist in the 5th McCain Zeppelin Strike Force?

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 15, 2008 4:10 PM

Wait a minute -- isn't the most popular conspiracy theory that the Bush administration carried out 9/11 to advance its own fascist agenda? So by what twisted logic would people who believe that become convinced to vote for his successor?

My head hurts.

Posted by flamingbanjo | August 15, 2008 4:29 PM

The 9/11 "truthers" remind me a lot of the folks who today claimed they had a body of bigfoot. There are likely a number of people who are both bigfoot truters and 9/11 truthers. They probably believe that the same people who cover up the existance of bigfoot also atre covering up the real 9/11 story.

Posted by Heather | August 15, 2008 4:39 PM

Corsi was on FOX Newds. He was bitching about death threats. Ad hominom, I believe he said. What a cry baby.

Posted by Vince | August 15, 2008 4:39 PM

#4: It's not so compicated. There's many different types of people who believe in a variety of different versions of what happened on 9/11 including the most absurd of all which is the official government endorsed conspiracy theory. Look up the raw data (from sources other than government officials) and judge for yourself.

Posted by skeptic | August 15, 2008 4:46 PM

I like bigfoot - he is cool in my book.

Um? oh, yeah, spineless no-bama we won't vote again, go hillary 2012!

Posted by clintonsarmy | August 15, 2008 4:52 PM

Here they come,
Walking down the street,
Gettin' the funniest looks from,
Ev'ryone they meet,
Hey hey, we're the Truthers!

Posted by Fnarf | August 15, 2008 4:56 PM

I hear McCain's head is being measured for a tinfoil helmet...

Posted by RainMan | August 15, 2008 7:47 PM

the last people id ever expect to put me in a box would be the staff of seattle's the stranger. i question the events of 9/11 and don't call myself a "truther", nor do i speculate on what alternative realities may have transpired on that day.

but, to see that this topic gets no serious conversation, no intellectual foundation-- and gets instead a divisive and sarcastic mention, and a few comments and poems meant to belittle others...

what the hell is happening to seattle?

Posted by mcbush | August 15, 2008 7:48 PM

What is happening to Seattle? You are keeping Seattle highly entertained, mcbush, that's what.

Posted by elenchos | August 15, 2008 10:27 PM

case and point...

Posted by mcbush | August 16, 2008 6:19 AM

Mcbush, nobody is taking you seriously because you ain't got shit. Deal with it.

Posted by Greg | August 16, 2008 9:28 AM

9/11 Truthers are like little children who have just learned their first word. That word is "no." You can take the time to patiently explain to them that yes, steel gets weaker when it heats up, even if it doesn't melt, or yes, pancaking buildings cause air to rush out from the sides, or yes, WTC-7 was burning for more than 10 hours before it fell down, but then they say "No!" and delight in thinking that by using this shiny new word they have contributed something.

Posted by Greg | August 16, 2008 1:20 PM

Well Greg, seems you too earlier emphasized my point by offering an insult, then decided to come back round and share your thoughts?

you are sold on what makes sense to your mind. that is fine and acceptable. i, to the contrary, am not sold and some things don't make sense to my mind....

now, why does my thought process either offend you or intimidate you- cause you to offer insults at me?

do you call gay dudes children because they say no to pussy?

do you call republicans children cuz they say no to bush?

in the end Greg, it is nice to see that you evaluated the arguments of the "truthers" and came to your own conclusion. maybe next time you could make your point without the front and the shit talk, eh?

Posted by mcbush | August 16, 2008 3:51 PM

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