Tag Archive for election

Nostradamus was full of crap

I totally do not have the energy to waste on the ever-absurd Nostradamus predictions. Yet, here it is. I hate them, they are stupid, wrong, and they continue to come up after every large world event. Here is the latest: Michel de Nostredame, kick-ass astrologer, predicted the rise of The Donald – The great shameless, audacious bawler –…

Episode 2: Rather Rigged

Stopping by at 15 Credibility Street this week are our pals Bob Blaskiewicz and Karl Mamer. Because, they rock. But first, since this is Halloween, I mention ghosts. The hot news this week was not that ghosts are any more plausible or better documented than in the last 300 years but that the guy who makes…

Not news: An astrologer fails

Many favorite astrologers (and psychics, same thing) simply tell their clients what they want to hear to keep in good favor. That will eventually backfire. ‘Not all of Nostradamus’ predictions came true either’: Sri Lanka ex-president’s seer jobless | SBS News. As a defeated Mahinda Rajapaksa slunk out of Sri Lanka’s presidential palace, the astrologer…

A cursed coconut!? Run away!

This is just nuts. Maldives vote-rigging row after 'black magic coconut' is found near polling booth – Asia – World – The Independent. A vote-rigging row has erupted in the Maldives ahead of Saturday’s presidential election amid suspicions that one party is using cursed coconuts imbued with black magic spells to sway voters’ political allegiances.…

The majority of Americans believe in SOME conspiracy theories, poll shows

Fascinating and appalling at the same time. Fairleigh Dickinson poll on conspiracy theories. Sixty-three percent of registered voters in the U.S. buy into at least one political conspiracy theory, according to results from a recent Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMindPoll. The nationwide survey of registered voters asked Americans to evaluate four different political conspiracy theories: 56…

I call your secession and raise you a deportation.

Ah, elections and the aftermath… States petition to secede from union As the dust settles in the wake of President Obama’s decisive reelection last Tuesday, the White House petition website has been flooded by a series of secession requests, with malcontents from New Jersey to North Dakota submitting petitions to allow their states to withdraw…

Romney Mega Prayer event hyped by gross misunderstanding of science (Update: FAKE!)

See UPDATE below. Example of Poe’s Law in action. The night before Election Day, you can participate in a giant prayer event to get Romney elected. The promoters say “It’s Scientific!” Practical Christians Develop New Game Plan: Pray for Romney Because of Science […] one very rational Christian (with a flair for website design) who…