Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lunar Eclipses? Thanks Obama!!* (*Seriously, they are BLAMING him!)

Somewhere, there might exist a leftwing looney toon who subscribes to bat**** conspiracy theories. The difference? None of these loons are in Congress, or the Senate. None of their websites have credentials to cover Congress, and certainly no potential Dem presidential candidate would ever allow them to interview him or her.

WorldNetDaily (WND) is a rightwing rag with less credibility than a supermarket tabloid. For all of their endless articles blaming Obama for everything and questioning his time travel abilities concerning his citizenship, they have jumped the shark by even their absurdly low standards.

WND recently published an article featuring conservative pastor Mark Blitz. Turns out the recent lunar eclipse was the fault of one President Obama. This is, unfortunately, not the first time they tied a lunar eclipse to Obama.

The first article coincided with the April 15, 2014 lunar eclipse (also referred to as a "blood moon"). WND argued that the blood moon was actually a divine warning against Obama's evil executive actions.

Now, almost one year later, another WND article coincided with the April 4, 2015 blood moon. This time, the article stated that it was actually Obama's negotiation over Iran’s nuclear program that was “totally tied to these Blood Moons”.

As you can see, they can't make up their mind why Obama is to blame, just know that he is.

The conservative pastor they featured in the article also argued that the blood moons are coinciding pretty closely with major Jewish holidays. True, actually. If he had done even the smallest amount of research, he would know that is because the Jewish calendar is based on the LUNAR calendar rather than the 12-month solar calendar. But NO: a natural and predictable phenomenon that has occurred since our planet's birth is due to President Obama. That makes more sense.

Seriously. Article posits that the blood moons are actually divine warnings to the president because he is trying to promote peace in the Middle East. Science!:

“The moons are like flashing red warning lights at a heavenly intersection saying to Israel as well as the nations they will be crossing heavenly red lines, and if they do, they will understand as Pharaoh did on Passover night 3,500 years ago that the Creator backs up what He says.”

And yet, the GOP Congressmen treat WND as a legitimate news outlet. They are allowed to attend and ask stupid questions in presidential press conferences. Rand Paul sits down with them like any other news outlet and treats their conspiracy theories with merit. There are no standards of journalistic integrity with these people. But as long as they have millions of idiots who believe this nonsense, they will continue to believe they don't need any.

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