Right Wing Blogger Punked by Harry Reid Hoaxer, Hilariously Refuses to Admit It

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As reported yesterday by LGF contributor Philosophus Invidius, a Las Vegas man named Larry Pfeifer pulled quite a prank on right wing blogs, by claiming to have seen Harry Reid’s brother at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where he said he’d beaten up a relative — implying that the relative was his brother, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

For the past month the wingnut crowd has been hyperventilating over Harry Reid’s recent facial injuries, even concocting and circulating stories that it was due to a beating by mobsters. They refuse to believe it was caused by an exercise band accident as Reid said, mocking the idea that this kind of accident could cause such severe injuries.

So Pfeifer’s hoax was cleverly designed to play into this conspiracy theory, by giving them a slightly more believable story. And sure enough, it immediately spread throughout the right wing echo chamber, even making it onto the radio shows of Laura Ingraham and Rush Limbaugh.

You can imagine the damaged egos that resulted when Pfeifer revealed his hoax to the Las Vegas Sun, and no ego is more damaged than Powerline blogger John Hinderaker’s; he posted a rather hilarious attempt to make excuses for falling for the hoax: What Really Happened to Harry Reid? Part 5 [Updated].

Yes, this is is Hinderaker’s FIFTH post on this crazed right wing delusion.

Hinderaker’s post boils down to a rant about Larry Pfeifer being a “liar,” which of course is self-evident. It was a hoax, after all. And it’s incredibly revealing that Hinderaker and practically every right wing blogger on the web just went for it without suspecting it might be false (as if the name Pfeifer used, “Easton Elliot,” wasn’t a dead giveaway by itself) — because these people are so deranged and irrational at this point that they’ll basically fall for anything negative about one of their perceived enemies.

I won’t bother going through Hinderaker’s self-aggrandizing rant line by line; it’s not worth the effort. Instead of admitting he got played, apologizing and retracting his post, he goes on the attack against the guy who punked him. But his opening paragraph shows how ridiculous he is on this subject:

I have written about the severe injuries that Harry Reid mysteriously sustained on New Year’s Eve or New Years Day on five occasions: here, here, here here and here. In each of those posts, I expressed skepticism that Reid’s injuries, including the loss of sight in his right eye, broken facial bones, severe bruising down his right jaw, a concussion and multiple broken ribs, were the result of a breaking elastic exercise band-or, as Reid later changed his story to claim, a slipping exercise band. My constant theme has been to call for an investigation of what appear to be obviously suspicious circumstances, along with contradictory accounts coming from Harry Reid and his office.

Yes, he’s written over and over and over about Harry Reid’s facial injuries, and his “skepticism” that they could possibly have been caused by an exercise band injury — apparently without ever Googling “exercise band injuries” to see if there are any other accounts of similar injuries.

Which, of course, there are; for example:

Woman Injured at Manhattan Gym, Sues for $1M.

A woman has slapped her Manhattan health club with a $1 million lawsuit after leaving a fitness class in far worse shape than she started.

Elizabeth Lapp claims she suffered severe injuries, including permanent loss of vision, when an exercise resistance band snapped loose from her foot and “abruptly and violently” hit her in both eyes.

Sounds a lot like what happened to Harry Reid, doesn’t it?

These kinds of injuries are unfortunately rather common, and this is far from the only report; Google it for yourself and see. And then you’ll have done more research than John Hinderaker.

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105 comments

1 Nyet  Apr 27, 2015 11:44:23am

Hinderaker’s old internet nickname was Assrocket, but methinks he is just an asshole.

2 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 27, 2015 11:45:54am
Yes, this is is Hinderaker’s FIFTH post on this crazed right wing delusion.

Some real award-winning journalism there, Powerline.

3 Nyet  Apr 27, 2015 11:47:17am

In other news: Pu calls the Armenian genocide a genocide, Erdogan is seriously butthurt and criticizes him for the Crimea and Donbass. Two assholes, hope they both lose.

4 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 27, 2015 11:47:50am
I have written about the severe injuries that Harry Reid mysteriously sustained on New Year’s Eve or New Years Day on five occasions: here, here, here here and here.

Why hasn’t the mainstream media covered this what are they trying to hide?

5 Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2015 11:48:20am
6 Varek Raith  Apr 27, 2015 11:48:42am

It hurts when a normal rubber band breaks and hits you.
One of those things?
Fuck that.

7 Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2015 11:51:27am

re: #4 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Why hasn’t the mainstream media covered this what are they trying to hide?

Oh, according to John, the “liberal media” is covering for Reid by swallowing the “false” story about the exercise band, when he and every other wingnut out there “knows” that the story doesn’t add up. So when a source comes forward with a story that fits their bias, of Reid getting into a fight with a drunken relative and covering it up with a lie about an exercise injury, they acted as if it was manna from heaven.

8 Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2015 11:53:28am

Idiots…..

9 Charles Johnson  Apr 27, 2015 11:54:29am
10 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2015 11:56:01am

re: #8 Dave In Austin

The Kentucky bag also realizes the importance of proper hydration…must not forget the bourbon (which also doubles as post-invasion currency).

11 #FergusonFireside  Apr 27, 2015 12:00:30pm

OT Very interesting blow by blow from @GlobeCullen - Kevin Cullen of the Boston Globe of Tamerlan’s mother in law on the witness stand.

12 wrenchwench  Apr 27, 2015 12:04:38pm
13 Charles Johnson  Apr 27, 2015 12:04:47pm

Meanwhile, Chuck’s SECRET OPPO PROJECT CLINTON is still stalled at $1055 after 10 days. At this rate, he’s got nearly 400 days left to reach his target.

14 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2015 12:04:51pm

This is the tweet that Dave and I are commenting on.
Unbelievably stupid list of crap to pack into a bugout bag (not to mention the reason why “Lou” believes everyone needs one right now):

15 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2015 12:05:44pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, Chuck’s SECRET OPPO PROJECT CLINTON is still stalled at $1055 after 10 days. At this rate, he’s got nearly 400 days left to reach his target.

But it only “officially began” today!!11!!

16 Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2015 12:06:42pm

Idiots… But I think I’ll keep his meme.

17 HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2015 12:07:38pm

re: #12 wrenchwench

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But how can that be WW, Nazis are liberal. Jonah Goldberg told me so and Jonah Goldberg and the douchebag NRO would never steer me wrong.

18 Shiplord Kirel  Apr 27, 2015 12:08:45pm

This has been a pathetic spectacle even for the wingnut blogosphere.

The right wing’s politicians, media, and other hucksters and subversives are becoming more desperate by the hour.

The base is literally dying. Without an infusion of ignorant, gullible yahoos to exploit, the right wing will soon collapse and disappear.

Reversing this trend is the obvious objective of their all-out assault on science and education.

19 Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2015 12:10:34pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is the tweet that Dave and I are commenting on.
Unbelievably stupid list of crap to pack into a bugout bag (not to mention the reason why “Lou” believes everyone needs one right now):

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Because whenever the federal government decides to declare martial law, they really care if you have your hunting license with you.

20 Lidane  Apr 27, 2015 12:10:38pm

Taking flouncing to a whole new level:

21 HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2015 12:10:55pm

re: #18 Shiplord Kirel

This has been a pathetic spectacle even for the wingnut blogosphere.

The right wing’s politicians, media, and other hucksters and subversives are becoming more desperate by the hour.

The base is literally dying. Without an infusion of ignorant, gullible yahoos to exploit, the right wing will soon collapse and disappear.

Reversing this trend is the obvious objective of their all-out assault on science and education.

Their only gains have been in areas and demographics that are declining. They know this and this to go with what you say is actually why they oppose immigration reform. They even admit it though they make bs claims that immigration reform is Obama making naturalized immigrants and their descendants permanent Democrats but they’re basically admtiting that their bigotry towards immigrants is why those immigrants and their families are going to avoid the GOP like the plague.

22 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 27, 2015 12:11:12pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is the tweet that Dave and I are commenting on.
Unbelievably stupid list of crap to pack into a bugout bag (not to mention the reason why “Lou” believes everyone needs one right now):

Thanks, but when martial law is declared I’m just going to stay inside and watch TV.

/////

23 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2015 12:12:09pm

re: #22 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Thanks, but when martial law is declared I’m just going to stay inside and watch TV.

/////

I’ll watch the martial law on teh twitters…

24 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2015 12:12:30pm

Apparently, Baltimore is in ruins:

25 Zamb  Apr 27, 2015 12:12:43pm

Do you have any evidence that it was any one of the myriad of things you are speculating on? No? Then shut the fuck up. Just because you can conceive of someone escaping the snapping of an exercise band with less damage doesn’t mean the mob was involved. You don’t get to hold Harry Reid, or anyone else, to a higher standard of truth than you do for yourself.

26 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 27, 2015 12:12:58pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

Apparently, Baltimore is in ruins:

CCJ has people everywhere.

/

27 HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2015 12:13:08pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

Apparently, Baltimore is in ruins:

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Of course, he has a cousin in Baltimore.

28 HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2015 12:13:26pm

re: #26 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

CCJ has people everywhere.

/

My man on the moon says that we didn’t really land there.///

29 calochortus  Apr 27, 2015 12:13:30pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is the tweet that Dave and I are commenting on.
Unbelievably stupid list of crap to pack into a bugout bag (not to mention the reason why “Lou” believes everyone needs one right now):

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Um, yeah. He’s going to carry all that somewhere? At my house we call that staying in the house. Food, water, shelter, medications, etc.*

*We do have emergency supplies in case of an earthquake, being here in the SF Bay Area.

30 freetoken  Apr 27, 2015 12:14:56pm

Isn’t this part of the disinformation campaign being done by Jade Helm?

31 Charles Johnson  Apr 27, 2015 12:15:07pm

When you Google “exercise band injuries,” many of the results link to law firms soliciting clients for lawsuits related to these kinds of injuries — that’s how common they are.

32 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 27, 2015 12:15:22pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

Apparently, Baltimore is in ruins:

I thought CCJ and his legions were going to burn down the Establishment anyway. So I’d think Bmore riots would be good news for CCJ.

/

33 Nyet  Apr 27, 2015 12:15:28pm

re: #12 wrenchwench

OK, so why the fuck did you let him in?

34 wrenchwench  Apr 27, 2015 12:16:32pm

re: #20 Lidane

Taking flouncing to a whole new level:

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I’d love to take a class of rude morons with me when I flounce. (No plans at the moment.)

35 wrenchwench  Apr 27, 2015 12:17:13pm

re: #33 Nyet

OK, so why the fuck did you let him in?

Obviously I was not on the gate that day.

36 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2015 12:17:26pm

re: #31 Charles Johnson

When you Google “exercise band injuries,” many of the results link to law firms soliciting clients for lawsuits related to these kinds of injuries — that’s how common they are.

Those things used to be made of heavy-duty metal springs with no plastic covers on them. I knew a very furry guy back in the day who had to wear a shirt because he kept getting his chest hairs caught in them.

37 Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2015 12:19:22pm

Oh Look!!! I think he lost his fucks!!

38 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2015 12:20:23pm

re: #37 Dave In Austin

Oh Look!!! I think he lost his fucks!!

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One less thing to load down the bugout bag…

39 Charles Johnson  Apr 27, 2015 12:26:58pm

I tweet this:

And get immediately followed by this:

@JadeHelm15

40 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 27, 2015 12:27:42pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is the tweet that Dave and I are commenting on.
Unbelievably stupid list of crap to pack into a bugout bag (not to mention the reason why “Lou” believes everyone needs one right now):

[Embedded content]

What about nylons, chocolate & Lucky Strikes?

41 Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2015 12:29:21pm

re: #40 Lord Of The Pies

What about nylons, chocolate & Lucky Strikes?

A fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

//

42 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2015 12:29:22pm

re: #39 Charles Johnson

I tweet this:

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And get immediately followed by this:

@JadeHelm15

prepare for incoming:

43 CuriousLurker  Apr 27, 2015 12:30:19pm

Video: abc7.com

44 Justanotherhuman  Apr 27, 2015 12:30:54pm

Wingnut “comfort food”: Boxes of Kraft Mac n Cheese that was recalled for metal pieces they picked up at Bob’s Discount Foods, along with boxed instant potatoes and dried milk that had been sitting in their “prepper” stash for the last 6 yrs.

45 WhatEVs  Apr 27, 2015 12:32:00pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

46 wrenchwench  Apr 27, 2015 12:32:53pm

re: #45 WhatEVs

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47 Nyet  Apr 27, 2015 12:33:04pm

re: #43 CuriousLurker

Wow!

48 HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2015 12:33:22pm

re: #46 wrenchwench

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Hahaha that poodle’s face.

49 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2015 12:33:48pm
50 Nyet  Apr 27, 2015 12:35:17pm

re: #43 CuriousLurker

abc7.com

51 lawhawk  Apr 27, 2015 12:35:20pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

Having a go bag isn’t a bad idea per se. If you’re living in quake country (which besides from CA includes around New Madrid MO, Charleston, and even up into New England and Mid Atlantic, you’ve got forecasted threats like hurricanes and blizzards that can result in life threatening events.

But to have one specifically for the military conducting a pre-planned exercise? Seriously? These are the same people who complain that the US military is being gutted by Obama despite the US spending more than the next 8-10 countries combined each year (albeit most of that going to programs that should be shuttered all while personnel still get less than what they should).

52 Zamb  Apr 27, 2015 12:36:14pm

I feel like Jade Helm was the name of an item in WoW.

53 HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2015 12:36:56pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I just saw that. That’s my favorite baseball team. His father the owner made his reputation representing workers exposed to asbestos. The Angelos clan takes some grief from the fans about how committed to winning they are but they really do have a genuine commitment to the people of Baltimore.

54 CuriousLurker  Apr 27, 2015 12:38:46pm

re: #50 Nyet

abc7.com

GMTA—I was just watching that exact video and came back to give you the link.

55 Nyet  Apr 27, 2015 12:40:03pm

re: #54 CuriousLurker

Must be an amazing feeling for that cop.

56 CuriousLurker  Apr 27, 2015 12:42:21pm

re: #55 Nyet

Must be an amazing feeling for that cop.

Indeed. It’s a good reminder that not all of them are assholes.

57 Joe Bacon  Apr 27, 2015 12:42:25pm

Jade Helm sounds like the name of a washed up porn star.

58 Frenchy  Apr 27, 2015 12:43:21pm

re: #43 CuriousLurker

Man, what an incredible story.

59 WhatEVs  Apr 27, 2015 12:43:28pm

re: #36 Backwoods_Sleuth

Those things used to be made of heavy-duty metal springs with no plastic covers on them. I knew a very furry guy back in the day who had to wear a shirt because he kept getting his chest hairs caught in them.

Image: cg501b0e0dbfeae.jpg

60 Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2015 12:44:46pm

re: #48 HappyWarrior

Hahaha that poodle’s face.

Come on Frenchie, Snap it!!

61 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 27, 2015 12:44:46pm

re: #52 Zamb

I feel like Jade Helm was the name of an item in WoW.

I initially thought it was Matt Helm’s sister.
///

62 Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 27, 2015 12:45:55pm

re: #61 Feline Fearless Leader

I initially thought it was Matt Helm’s sister.
///

His Asian half-sister

63 CuriousLurker  Apr 27, 2015 12:48:44pm

Okay, back to the salt mines for me…. //

BBL

64 leftynyc  Apr 27, 2015 12:49:26pm

I think we’ve found the death panels Sarah was warning us about:

rawstory.com

A high school senior who was rejected by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s (R) reformed for-profit state Medicaid system said that he was just days away from dying when he fled the state and found treatment at a hospital in Tennessee.

Just last week, 18-year-old Levi Ross told KMBC that it had been a month since doctor’s discovered that he had a type of spinal cancer called epitheliod sarcoma and already the tumor had doubled in size.

65 Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2015 12:49:36pm
66 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 27, 2015 12:52:50pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ll watch the martial law on teh twitters…

The Revolution will be Twitterized

RBS

67 Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2015 12:54:21pm

re: #52 Zamb

I feel like Jade Helm was the name of an item in WoW.

I was thinking Diablo I or II, but, yeah, any of them.

68 sagehen  Apr 27, 2015 12:55:07pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is the tweet that Dave and I are commenting on.
Unbelievably stupid list of crap to pack into a bugout bag (not to mention the reason why “Lou” believes everyone needs one right now):

What they call a “bugout bag”, looks to me very much like an earthquake preparedness kit. Except they forgot to include medications.

69 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 27, 2015 12:55:58pm

re: #52 Zamb

I feel like Jade Helm was the name of an item in WoW.

Am I bad person because the first thing I thought of was “Cool Porn Name”

RBS

70 HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2015 12:57:50pm

Wait, Jade isn’t Jesse’s exotic dancer great niece who dropped the s to avoid being associated with her bigoted uncle?

71 Justanotherhuman  Apr 27, 2015 12:59:52pm

re: #65 Dave In Austin

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I’m waiting for the Yellowstone Caldera.

72 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 27, 2015 1:01:26pm

re: #68 sagehen

What they call a “bugout bag”, looks to me very much like an earthquake preparedness kit. Except they forgot to include medications.

sadly, it also looks like the back seat of my car. (except for weapons).

RBS

73 Jenner7  Apr 27, 2015 1:03:17pm
74 makeitstop  Apr 27, 2015 1:03:24pm

re: #68 sagehen

What they call a “bugout bag”, looks to me very much like an earthquake preparedness kit. Except they forgot to include medications.

They actually did include a first aid kit and ‘any needed prescriptions.’

Doesn’t make it any less derpy, though.

75 Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2015 1:03:44pm

re: #68 sagehen

Except they forgot to include medications.

We don’t need no government thought control!!1!

76 wrenchwench  Apr 27, 2015 1:04:56pm

Long, but well done. If you’re interested in cultural appropriation:

77 b_sharp  Apr 27, 2015 1:05:19pm

I thought of something to say and it went away when I started typing.

78 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2015 1:05:53pm
79 Justanotherhuman  Apr 27, 2015 1:06:57pm

re: #43 CuriousLurker

Both of them sound like wonderful people, as well as Barton’s adoptive parents. It does restore hope in humanity when you read those kinds of stories. Hopefully, Barton can meet his bio parents and establish some kind of relationship w/them.

80 wrenchwench  Apr 27, 2015 1:06:57pm

re: #77 b_sharp

I thought of something to say and it went away when I started typing.

That happens to me when I’m talking, these days.

81 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Apr 27, 2015 1:07:04pm

re: #77 b_sharp

I thought of something to say and it went away when I started typing.

“in xanadu did kublai khan a stately pleasure dome decree…”

82 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2015 1:08:18pm
83 Kragar  Apr 27, 2015 1:08:51pm

re: #77 b_sharp

I thought of something to say and it went away when I started typing.

“Call me Ishmael.”

84 missliberties  Apr 27, 2015 1:09:39pm

Thank you Charles for staying on this.

John Hinderacker’s capacity to take personal responsibility has gone missing.

Powerline is a right wing propaganda factory.

85 b_sharp  Apr 27, 2015 1:10:30pm

re: #81 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

“in xanadu did kublai khan a stately pleasure dome decree…”

Yah, that was it. You read my mind.

86 b_sharp  Apr 27, 2015 1:10:56pm

re: #80 wrenchwench

That happens to me when I’m talking, these days.

I lose words.

87 b_sharp  Apr 27, 2015 1:11:17pm

re: #83 Kragar

“Call me Ishmael.”

Nope. That’s not it. It had more letters.

88 lawhawk  Apr 27, 2015 1:11:50pm

re: #81 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

89 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Apr 27, 2015 1:12:04pm

re: #86 b_sharp

I lose words.

yah that’s a condition called um something somethingitis or something like that

90 wrenchwench  Apr 27, 2015 1:12:08pm

re: #86 b_sharp

I lose words.

The words I lose most often are people’s names.

91 Nyet  Apr 27, 2015 1:13:30pm

re: #90 wrenchwench

The words I lose most often are people’s names.

en.wikipedia.org ?

92 lawhawk  Apr 27, 2015 1:14:05pm

This is escalating quickly, and I fear for the lives of both cops and protesters - except the protesters are outgunned and outmanned. Time and again law enforcement has shown itself to use deadly force when circumstances don’t warrant.

And the current protests are the result of yet another suspect dying in police custody under suspicious circumstances.

93 Kragar  Apr 27, 2015 1:14:08pm

re: #87 b_sharp

Nope. That’s not it. It had more letters.

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar.”

94 sagehen  Apr 27, 2015 1:14:18pm

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

So where’s all the right-wingers demanding “second amendment solutions” to this government oppression?

//

(sorry, I forgot for a minute that only white people get a 2nd amendment)

95 HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2015 1:14:54pm

re: #94 sagehen

So where’s all the right-wingers demanding “second amendment solutions” to this government oppression?

//

(sorry, I forgot for a minute that only white people get a 2nd amendment)

Nah second amendment solutions are only for health care reform.//

96 Decatur Deb  Apr 27, 2015 1:15:13pm

re: #51 lawhawk

Having a go bag isn’t a bad idea per se. If you’re living in quake country (which besides from CA includes around New Madrid MO, Charleston, and even up into New England and Mid Atlantic, you’ve got forecasted threats like hurricanes and blizzards that can result in life threatening events.

But to have one specifically for the military conducting a pre-planned exercise? Seriously? These are the same people who complain that the US military is being gutted by Obama despite the US spending more than the next 8-10 countries combined each year (albeit most of that going to programs that should be shuttered all while personnel still get less than what they should).

I’ve kept a ‘bail-out’ bag for decades, because I went places I might need to bail out of. Everything fits in an Army field medical kit. The crap shown is silly. Mine has things like iodine, dryer lint, and appropriate maps and dictionaries.

97 Kragar  Apr 27, 2015 1:15:20pm

re: #90 wrenchwench

The words I lose most often are people’s names.

There are people I’ve worked with for 10 years who I couldn’t name if you paid me.

98 Dr Lizardo  Apr 27, 2015 1:15:29pm

re: #88 lawhawk

I raise you:

99 wrenchwench  Apr 27, 2015 1:17:02pm

re: #91 Nyet

en.wikipedia.org ?

The way it’s been described to me is all my files have been dumped on the floor and my brain is busy refiling stuff. They say brains keep improving for 4 or 5 years. I figure when my hair is long enough to get tucked into my belt again, I’ll be all set.

100 b_sharp  Apr 27, 2015 1:18:10pm

re: #90 wrenchwench

The words I lose most often are people’s names.

Ah, that’s why you chose a man’s name. You forgot your own.

101 wrenchwench  Apr 27, 2015 1:18:23pm

re: #97 Kragar

There are people I’ve worked with for 10 years who I couldn’t name if you paid me.

I have two excuses now. Age and brain injury. Because this is nothing new for me.

102 Justanotherhuman  Apr 27, 2015 1:20:13pm

re: #77 b_sharp

I thought of something to say and it went away when I started typing.

Welcome to senility. ; )

103 b_sharp  Apr 27, 2015 1:21:52pm

re: #93 Kragar

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar.”

Missing a Q

104 b_sharp  Apr 27, 2015 1:23:19pm

re: #100 b_sharp

Ah, that’s why you chose a man’s name. You forgot your own.

See? I thought I was replying to Stanley Sea.

105 Shiplord Kirel  Apr 27, 2015 1:29:51pm

Would it surprise anyone to learn that World Nut Daily is one of the leaders in stirring up the Jade Helm hysteria? Didn’t think so.

Military ops on U.S. soil raise martial-law fears ( Jade Helm )
(freeper repost)

The response includes this gem:

Jade Helm is cover for the Reptilians from the Planet Nibiru. They’re being garrisoned in the closed Walmart stores in preparation for taking our precious bodily fluids.

More seriously, note the invited inference that “military ops on US soil” are something unusual or unprecedented. This is a common thread in almost all of the Jade Helm conspira-lies I have seen. As I alluded to earlier, otherwise fairly sane people can have huge, yawning gaps in their knowledge of the world and how it operates. “Common knowledge” is not common at all. In this case, the missing knowledge is that military exercises have been conducted on US soil since George Washington’s time. We saw his with the uproar over the training range near Lubbock. Some of the paranoids did not know there had ever been a major military base near Lubbock, even though it has been closed less than 20 years.

Hucksters like Alex Jones and WND have a talent for spotting these gaps in knowledge and exploiting them. At the same time, these gaps go unchallenged because nobody realizes they exist. Would you just assume, for example, that a RWNJ simply does not know that the government admits to possessing nuclear weapons and storing them in this country? Yet such RWNJs exist. Similarly, there are dupes out there who do not believe there is any evidence for the Moon landings other than the government’s word.

I hope the conspiracy industry has jumped the shark with this one. The hysteria has already spread to every corner of the right wing and spilled over into the weirder fringes of the left. There is no telling how big it will be by the time the exercise actually starts in July. Conspira-liars traditionally just ignore it when one of their dire predictions fails to pan out. They may have gone too far, and made it too big, to get away with that when Jade Helm ends in September with no martial law, no roundup, and no third term for Obama.


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