Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Truther Senate Candidate Suddenly Realizes that Nobody Supports Him

Less than 2 months after announcing his candidacy, and having accomplished absolutely nothing (which for a truther is appropriate) Richard Curtis announces he is dropping out of the race to unseat Washington State Senator Patty Murray.

I made a big mistake. It was an error in judgment and timing. I was asked to run for the U.S. Senate by progressives who want peace and social justice. I agreed to take up the charge and try to challenge the incumbent. I did this because I believed (incorrectly) that there was a historic moment at hand when people of good will would turn their backs on the two party system and flock to an alternative, even one they did not really know about. I also believed that progressive organizations would flock even more to a progressive alternative. After all we were promised change and instead we got a third Bush term with a new face. It is disgusting and I thought all of us were so disgusted we would act. It turns out that is not true. People are disgusted but they did not act – they are tired (see below).

Rich, we barely knew ya.

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At 18 May, 2010 17:32, Blogger ConsDemo said...

It turns out that is not true. People are disgusted but they did not act – they are tired (see below).

Yes, blame it on the voters because they don't buy your crackpot views!

Rand Paul's opponent tried to smear him with Alex Jones but it didn't appear to damage Paul. However, Paul has never endorsed twooferism, but he should no better than to speak to scum like Jones.

 
At 18 May, 2010 20:23, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I overreached myself and my evidence.... [I]t is a painful lesson in trying but not being able to try hard enough due to a mistaken analysis.

Well, it's at least encouraging to see a Troofer own up to mistakes in judgment. Think he'll apply the lesson to his nutbar 9/11 beliefs? Or will his miserable failure to change the world just be more proof of the evil Truthers are up against?

 
At 18 May, 2010 21:21, Anonymous paul w said...

"People are disgusted but they did not act – they are tired"

"Such organizations will not challenge the status quo because they live in and through the status quo"

"But Labor is like a battered wife, not ready to leave the relationship"

"Labor has no courage or power to its political convictions

"Democrats abuse Labor and Labor tolerates it"

"I thought people would, en masse, care enough to support an independent challenge to the two-party system and its wars. I was wrong."

"These days people I think of as decent and well meaning are hysterical over racist legislation in Arizona"

"Strauss believed that the population was not fit to govern itself and so the people with power had to use “gentlemen” who believe the lies the government tells, the myths of society and can repeat them with enthusiasm (clearly the incumbent and the Republican front-runner are ideal from the Straussian point of view)."

"These crises have tired people out"

"People are recognizing this but are too worn out to do much about it"

"We are a big country and it is amazing that they can do the most absurd things, put forth moronic policies, start wars with no reason, turn us into a torture state, bomb countries we are not at war with, and more all while convincing the American people to accept this as necessary or inevitable"

"People are tired"

"people are so profoundly tired"

"tired populations"





Yup, the usual superiority shtick; only truthers can save the tired, non-critical, dumbly accepting masses.

So, a small group of believers who think the people are like sheep and leadership (not to mention need of re-education).

Hmm, where have I heard that before…?

 
At 18 May, 2010 21:22, Anonymous paul w said...

"So, a small group of believers who think the people are like sheep and need leadership (not to mention need of re-education)"

 
At 19 May, 2010 02:06, Anonymous sackcloth and ashes said...

'Less than 2 months after announcing his candidacy, and having accomplished absolutely nothing (which for a truther is appropriate) Richard Curtis announces he is dropping out of the race to unseat Washington State Senator Patty Murray.'

His rom-coms are shit as well.

 
At 19 May, 2010 03:09, Anonymous Dylan Unsavery said...

Looking back at the comments under the post about his candidacy announcement, there was not one word from our resident twoofers in support of this Scholar for 9/11 Troof's run for office. All there is just one particularly dimwitted twoofer troll espousing twoof.

Could it be that the twoofers are wising up? Do they now realize that all such efforts are doomed to epic failure? Have they concluded that hitting that donate button rather than buying some extra weed is a bad idea?

 
At 19 May, 2010 04:26, Blogger Triterope said...

Yup, the usual superiority shtick; only truthers can save the tired, non-critical, dumbly accepting masses.

There's also the tone of self-entitlement and laziness. Apparently this guy thought the world should have just flocked to him without any effort on his part. His comments reveal that he had no clue how much hard work -- not to mention money -- it takes to win an election.

 
At 19 May, 2010 05:28, Anonymous Bikerman said...

HA! HA! HA! FAIL!!! *points and laughs*

Narcissistic moron. He sure loves himself!

 
At 19 May, 2010 09:56, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prediction: Troofers will try to glom onto Rand Paul as evidence their ideas are taken seriously.
Just like they claimed they 'started' the Tea Party.
......another great youtube troofer 'epic fail' is coming.

Will liberals try to smear Rand Paul by tying in nutcase Troofers' love for his dad Ron Paul?

 
At 19 May, 2010 11:33, Anonymous troyfromwv said...

You can add Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt to list of former Alex Jones guests and disciples who have officially gone batshit crazy.

 
At 19 May, 2010 11:37, Blogger Billman said...

You can add Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt to list of former Alex Jones guests and disciples who have officially gone batshit crazy.

Though, I think they were that way BEFORE Alex Jones and 9/11 Truth...

 
At 19 May, 2010 11:42, Anonymous Bikerman said...

Hey James and Pat - get a load of this: http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2010/05/lnc-chair-candidate-hancock-addresses-911-on-his-radio-show/

 
At 19 May, 2010 14:19, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey James and Pat check this out.
http://www.forgoodreason.org/james_randi_a_skeptic_comes_out_at_81
The greatest debunker/skeptic comes out at 81, what a fucking coward. Just like the rest of you.

 
At 19 May, 2010 14:44, Blogger Billman said...

Anonymous, I am Bill Warren, www.myspace.com/jedibllman. There. Now you can contact me directly. How's that cowardly?

 
At 19 May, 2010 14:51, Blogger Billman said...

I guess they're just pissed that Troy has been exonerated, and now somehow expect that James Randi being gay somehow equals "Debunker King" is lying, therefore we are all are...

Is the "excitement" brewing in you, Anonymous? You must feel you lucked out trading up for Troy. So we're not all child abusers anymore, but now we're all gay, right? And this doesn't make you anti-gay either, right?

When you can prove that James Randi being gay somehow makes the WTC controlled demolition using thermite paint theory possible, then I will call myself a troofer.

But, you guys kept saying that Troy being a child abuser = inside jobby job, but then well, that was false and mistaken on your part.

Makes me "wonder what else" you've been false and mistaken on, hmmm?

(See what I did there?? Threw your argument back on you.)

 
At 19 May, 2010 14:57, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Show me where someone "says" twoy being a fucking nut has anything to do with 9/11. You cant. Smearing someones name is the game here. Isnt it?

 
At 19 May, 2010 15:02, Blogger Billman said...

Well, that's a good point. +1 internetz to you.

 
At 19 May, 2010 19:37, Anonymous paul w said...

There's also the tone of self-entitlement and laziness. Apparently this guy thought the world should have just flocked to him without any effort on his part. His comments reveal that he had no clue how much hard work -- not to mention money -- it takes to win an election
Triterope


Yes,the same quality they show in their 'research'.

 
At 20 May, 2010 02:05, Anonymous sackcloth and ashes said...

'I guess they're just pissed that Troy has been exonerated, and now somehow expect that James Randi being gay somehow equals "Debunker King" is lying, therefore we are all are...'

The phrase 'grasping at straws' springs to mind.

 
At 20 May, 2010 04:26, Blogger Triterope said...

Yes, the same quality they show in their 'research'.

Good point.

 
At 20 May, 2010 07:45, Anonymous sackcloth and ashes said...

This is an excerpt from the current issue of 'New Scientist', which is a special issue on denialism. This is how each is rated:


'Climate denial

In a nutshell: Global warming either (1) isn't real (2) isn't caused by humans or (3) doesn't matter
Origin: Corporate astroturfing in the early 1990s
Call themselves: Climate sceptics
Influence: *****


Evolution denial

In a nutshell: The theory of evolution is an atheist conspiracy to undermine religion
Origins: 19th century, though continually renewed
Call themselves: Creationists or intelligent design advocates
Influence: ****


Holocaust denial

In a nutshell: The systematic mass killing of European Jews by Nazi Germany is a fabrication, or at least a wild exaggeration
Origins: Late 1940s
Call themselves: Holocaust revisionists
Influence: *


AIDS denial

In a nutshell: HIV either (1) does not exist or (2) does not cause AIDS
Origins: 1987, when molecular biologist Peter Duesberg of the University of California questioned the link between HIV and AIDS in an academic paper
Call themselves: AIDS truthers
Influence: **


9/11 denial

In a nutshell: The US government either orchestrated or was complicit in the 9/11 attacks
Origins: Doubts about the official version of events were circulating within days of the attacks
Call themselves: 9/11 truth movement
Influence: *


Vaccine denial

In a nutshell: Umbrella term for a disparate movement claiming that certain vaccines either (1) do not work or (2) are harmful
Origins: Has been around for as long as vaccines
Influence: ***


Tobacco denial

In a nutshell: There is considerable uncertainty about the science linking tobacco smoke to lung cancer
Origin: 1970s, tobacco industry
Influence: *'

 
At 20 May, 2010 07:47, Anonymous sackcloth and ashes said...

From the same journal - how denialists work:

'1. Allege that there's a conspiracy. Claim that scientific consensus has arisen through collusion rather than the accumulation of evidence.

2. Use fake experts to support your story. "Denial always starts with a cadre of pseudo-experts with some credentials that create a facade of credibility," says Seth Kalichman of the University of Connecticut.

3. Cherry-pick the evidence: trumpet whatever appears to support your case and ignore or rubbish the rest. Carry on trotting out supportive evidence even after it has been discredited.

4. Create impossible standards for your opponents. Claim that the existing evidence is not good enough and demand more. If your opponent comes up with evidence you have demanded, move the goalposts.

5. Use logical fallacies. Hitler opposed smoking, so anti-smoking measures are Nazi. Deliberately misrepresent the scientific consensus and then knock down your straw man.

6. Manufacture doubt. Falsely portray scientists as so divided that basing policy on their advice would be premature. Insist "both sides" must be heard and cry censorship when "dissenting" arguments or experts are rejected.'

All of these apply to the troofers.

 
At 20 May, 2010 09:40, Anonymous Arhoolie said...

Sackdoily and the Debunker Cult's latest deranged and paranoid theorem (complete with a link,how special!):it's all a sophisticated conspiracy to get people to question the received wisdom or clumsy,oafish government coverups.There's nothing quite like you,Professor Archie Snide!!Get away from the trees,there's a forest out here for you to enjoy!!

 
At 20 May, 2010 13:32, Blogger GuitarBill said...

sackcloth and ashes wrote, "...From the same journal - how denialists work:..."

Nice post, S & A. I'd just like to add the following to the list:

And, last but certainly not least, [7] compare yourself to Galileo.

%^)

 
At 20 May, 2010 14:56, Anonymous sackcloth and ashes said...

Walt, remember you said you'd lived in the UK for three years?

Well isn't it a fucking shame for you you don't even remember the faintest fucking detail of your time there, you lying little cunt:

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=27396589&postID=5971462750759912988&page=1&token=1274392183760_AIe9_BHiNymD3_kblnhC8Xiv9cr_F44oGU6jw2YvL45khEyc_0aCyPydfKlqm5hDZy3t3g7Aywkvz8tlG4N9CvxiVUiIXJ75TOK38W4tmXNtjSl8tLyantvrVLqs7o7V_fMe79zN5kl6QQskMgqS73nld79GOeCqUvuQHvYmB8V3p_zUqHXcAOpfdtVvlj4HLrcU2yaUMf4CVgFVW626yHErXrdxVeTGBz6Jy-T18-2IvqTJlFcAhlgoP9Os63z_LvF8g9vC6xXA

I mean, the idea that you had a girlfriend in London - let alone one that would let you stay rent-free without paying a penny for the favour - is about as plausible as your claim to have served 36 months in Iraq.

You screwed up with your 3 year tour in Iraq claim. You screwed up by trying to claim that you lived in New Cross with someone who was brought up in South-East London. And you screwed up with your 'English and Liverpudlian' comment.

You're a fucking liar and a fantasist, Walt. It's no wonder that you're a troofer.

 
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At 21 May, 2010 11:52, Anonymous Arhoolie said...

Oh well,English Sackmuffin wins,he's crazier than anyone else!! What can you say about a goofy lager lout that hasn't already been illustrated by the pretentious twit?!

 
At 21 May, 2010 15:41, Anonymous sackcloth and ashes said...

'Oh well,English Sackmuffin wins,he's crazier than anyone else!! What can you say about a goofy lager lout that hasn't already been illustrated by the pretentious twit?!'

Are you now admitting that you were lying through your teeth, Walt?

 
At 24 May, 2010 16:46, Anonymous Arhoolie said...

No,you dumb fuck,I'm saying that you're a crazy dipsomaniac.You think you're hiding it?

 
At 25 May, 2010 12:58, Anonymous sackcloth and ashes said...

'No,you dumb fuck,I'm saying that you're a crazy dipsomaniac.You think you're hiding it?'

Any more than you're hiding the fact that you've never lived in my country, you've never fathered a child over here (or anywhere else - unless a date-rape drug was involved), and you never had a girlfriend who lived in New Cross (let alone anywhere else - see the above reasons).

You make up stupid lies, Walt. And you make yourself look even more of a mong when you try to defend them. This one goes in the file alongside 'A Real Veteran' and his 'three year tour' with US Special Forces on OIF.

You're not special forces. You're special needs.

Incidentally, three months and counting - I'm still waiting for all that evidence the Iranian regime said it had on Rigi and the CIA.

 
At 26 May, 2010 16:24, Blogger Triterope said...

You're not special forces. You're special needs.

Ouch.

 
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