Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, December 5, 2016

Let's Hope That This Isn't a Typical Trumpista, or
Fake News Has Consequences

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in Northwest Washington carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said. The man told police he had come to the restaurant to “self-investigate” a false election-related conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton that spread online during her presidential campaign.
And this:
The restaurant’s owner and employees were threatened on social media in the days before the election after fake news stories circulated claiming that then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief were running a child sex ring from the restaurant’s backrooms. Even Michael Flynn, a retired general whom President-elect Donald Trump has tapped to advise him on national security, shared stories about another anti-Clinton conspiracy theory involving pedophilia. None of them were true. But the fake stories and threats persisted, some even aimed at children of Comet Ping Pong employees and patrons. The restaurant’s owner was forced to contact the FBI, local police, Facebook and other social-media platforms in an effort to remove the articles.
So this is where we are heading, people: An administration run by people who buy into conspiracy theory and fake news bullshit. Flynn has a reputation for believing in what his gut tells him and then ordering subordinates to come up with the proof to justify his feelings.

In other words, we're in for a lot more of the Bush-Cheney bullshit where wars are started because of what the people in charge feel is true, not what is actually true. They're the worst kind of grifter: One who believes his own con.

2 comments:

deadstick said...

Whenever someone tells me what his gut is telling him, I say "My gut is full of shit. How about yours?"

BadTux said...

WTF? "#Pizzagate" is a thing invented by the pranksters at 4chan to troll Trump supporters to see which ones of them would be gullible enough to believe it. It said that a pizza joint that a bunch of the Clinton staff ordered pizza from on a regular basis was actually part of a child sex abuse ring that had a torture dungeon under underneath -- the pizza joint doesn't even *have* a basement, it's built on a slab!

Turns out that the gullible Trump supporters were, err, most of them, including Alex Jones (!!!). And this dude. Who went into the restaurant with an AR-15 that he fired multiple shots from while inside the restaurant, demanding to be taken to the torture dungeon under the restaurant, and refusing to believe there wasn't one even after he was taken to every single door and opening in the restaurant and shown there was no basement.

Gah, the stupid, it burns, it burns! And it has guns. We are so frickin' screwed...