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Hashtags: Where Conspiracies Cross

For some time here at Irregular Times, we’ve followed what might delicately be termed “mysteries” and what might more coarsely called “conspiracy theories”: claims that secret evidence (seemingly always about-to-be-revealed) proves the existence of hidden realities or long-smouldering schemes or special dangers that They don’t want you to know about. In our Mysteries thread of […]

New Bonus Baloney added to the Obama Occidental Hoax Sandwich

The claim that Barack Obama registered at Occidental College as the Indonesian citizen “Barry Soetoro” was debunked well over a year ago. You probably know this. What you may not know is that American conservatives continue to circulate the story as if it were breaking news. As they move the hoax along, new bits are […]

Love Mail: He Forgot the Extraterrestrial Bit

What’s in the morning love mail? Why look! It’s an e-mail from “Barry Soetoro” himself! What an honor! “Barry” writes:

There is Zero evidence this guy can be President. He is no Natural Born. Both parents were not Americans. We can now see way the Founding Fathers felt this was so important. 1.3 Billion Muslims […]

Americans for Freedom of Information Website Appears

A few days ago, I said that the Americans for Freedom of Information — a supposed group claiming to have obtained a college transcript proving Barack Obama’s Indonesian citizenship as one “Barry Soetoro” — had no presence whatsoever on the world wide web. Now I stand corrected.

Interest in Obama Birth Certificate Conspiracy? All About the Nigger Jokes. Convincing?

A couple of days ago, we wrote an article assessing claims that Barack Obama registered at Occidental College as a foreigner under the name Barry Soetoro. The single largest source of internet traffic to that article?

A website devoted to “nigger” jokes.

Oh, yeah, this “investigation” is all about the cause of freeeedom! And I’m […]

Did Barack Obama Apply to Occidental College as a Foreigner Named Barry Soetero? Is New Jersey a Portal for the Flaxxian Alliance Starfleet?

There’s a real doozy of a “news story” making the rounds through e-mails and on right-wing websites. It claims that an Occidental College shows proof that Barack Obama registered there as an undergraduate under the name “Barry Soetoro,” and as a foreign student. Aha! Here is the smoking gun proof, the posts declare, that Barack […]