Another Winner From TwiceRight.

These guys are just geniuses.  I love them.  No other blog seems to make itself so apparently attractive to me with its fill of misinformation and utter nonsense.  I’m sure there are far, far worse out there, but this one, I guess since they followed me on Twitter and I wound up checking out who they were, just draws me in. 

I read the blog mainly to shake my head in sheer shock of how stupid some people are.  It’s kind of like the description of an Army officer in a performance appraisal I read one – “his men would follow him anywhere – but only to see what he’d do next!”  Anyhow, here’s the piece I’m most staggered by.  President Sarkozy claiming that President Obama is insane.  Why, wonders Alex, hasn’t the left media picked up on this?   (As an aside, what’s this “left media” anyhow?).

Well, the short answer is that it’s probably not even remotely true.  Let’s take a look at the source of this claim.  It may look familiar as I’ve blogged about it before.  It’s the “European Union Times”.  If you’re an ignorant right winger it might sound like some sort of newspaper, a legitimate news source about the European Union.  You would, of course, be totally wrong.  This is the blog that also reported in an article titled “Prepare For Rebellion, Obama Orders US-Canadian Troops” that President Obama had asked for and NATO had “authorized an ‘emergency request’ from President Obama to utilize American and Canadian NATO troops to put down what is expected to be a “rebellion” after the expected January, 2010 ‘declaration of bankruptcy’ by the State of California.”  The article goes on to cite reports from major outlets like the Pembroke Daily Observer(!), noting “confirming the mass movement of military supplies and thousands of Canadian Special Forces Troops to California from the Canadian Forces Base of Petawawa to join their American military counterparts”.

These “thousands” weren’t special forces – they were the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, headed to Fort Irwin to conduct workup training for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.  How 2800 Canadian soldiers, over whom President Obama has no authority, would put down a rebellion that wasn’t actually remotely likely in a state of 30 million or so people is left to the imagination of the reader, who judging by the content of the blog is probably a survivalist white supremacist who’s more than a little paranoid to begin with.  Your clues to this is the “European Pride” links on the blog and the “survival” part.  White supremacists tend to use pride in their “nordic” or “northern European” heritage as a way to soften what they are.

Now, to their credit, the last paragraph of the article concedes the apparently silliness of the very post, when Alex says, “If what the site is saying is true (it’s said some weird stuff in the past)…”  He rants about his hatred of liberals but that’s immaterial to the point I have.  When you realize that your source is probably not even remotely credible, you probably should realize that publishing the entry probably isn’t necessary.  Like the previous post of theirs I attacked, it probably should have just been deleted rather than sent out into the intertubes.


1 comment so far

  1. Evan on

    I don’t get it. I mean, ya, I don’t agree with his post but he clearly states the site has said some crazy things in the past and that it could very well not be true. I also don’t see him “rant about his hatred of liberals” like you said.

    Sorry gonna have to disagree with you on this one, and I normally agree with you. It appears you lost your cool on this one.

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