Let the conspiracy theories begin.
Not one, not two but three conspiracies arrived this week. One's a long proven fraud, one is most likely nothing and the other is real and chilling.
Let's start with the fraud. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona held a press conference announcing the Obama birth certificate is a fake and he can prove it. Then his "evidence" appeared to be the long debunked nonsense about his birth certificate. It's like debating whether or not the Earth is flat or not or if gravity exists. Every single point they made was wrong. Without actually studying the physical document, it is IMPOSSIBLE to authenticate. All these armchair "experts" have deduced from their rigid look at a photocopy that's it a fake. Not possible, idiots. I would know as I have a degree in the subject of how to authenticate historical objects and the principles for that apply equally here. You don't have a leg to stand on if that's the best you've got.
It didn't help that also present at the press conference was author/conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, who wrote such treasures as "Where's the Birth Certificate?" and "Obama Nation." Arpaio wrote the forward to his latest novel recently released on Ebook. Plus, the Justice Department is looking into Arpaio for possible civil rights violations on the Latino Community. No motive there (sarcasm).
Then we have the sudden death of Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart at the age of 43. Immediately conspiracies arose as he was days away from releasing what he said was shocking footage of Obama as a young man palling around with known terrorists from the Weather Underground. Breitbart had a history of heart problems and there's nothing stopping others from putting out the same footage which I highly doubt is anywhere near as inflammatory as he made it out to be. Breitbart was very P.T. Barnum in how he released footage and has in past edited tapes to make things look far worse then they really were. He almost certainly was felled by God not poison. So Michael Savage, in clearly stating his belief that Obama had the man killed, should get a big heaping does of shut the f up syndrome. Schmuck.
Then we have the other news story receiving zero press. H.R Bill 347 or the Give Up Your Right To Protest Act (Not what it's really called but what it should be) now makes it illegal under federal law to protest near anybody protected by the secret service. It is now a felony to demonstrate near any president or presidential candidate, even if you don't know they are there. Events like The Super Bowl, The Oscars and both political conventions are included in this bill.
Should anyone being protesting near where Obama and Netanyahu are on Monday they could be arrested, should Obama sign it before then. As it passed 388-3 in the House, and cleared the Senate earlier, Obama is expected to sign it into law.
Where is the press in all of this? Where are our leaders? This is a definitive conspiracy theory. The question remains what should we do about it?