Saturday, March 17, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell: idiot, "truther"

Rosie O'Donnell has been an embarrassment to human beings for quite awhile, but her recent antics on The View, as a desperate attempt to get ratings for the show, have trumped any of her past insane remarks.

Let's not forget her mockery of Chinese people, her concerns about the mastermind of 9/11 being "tortured", and her belief that "radical Christianity" is just as dangerous as radical Islam. Now we've moved into the purview of complete nonsense - it turns out that Rosie is a truther.

For those of you who don't know what "truthers" are, they are insane individuals among us that believe the terrorists attacks of 9/11 were a government (a.k.a George W. Bush) orchestrated conspiracy to instill fear, make war, etc. Not only do truthers insult the memories of those who died on 9/11, but they exist in a world where facts and reality are irrelevant. Rosie, on her blog this week, claims that the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 on 9/11 was a government plot. Yes, she apparently was serious.

The best and easiest way to annihilate 9/11 conspiracy theories is to read Popular Mechanics, or simply to watch the History Channel. This particular show describes why WTC7 collapsed on 9/11 hours after the twin towers did. Not only was the building on fire for over 7 hours, it was built as a cantilever over an electricity substation and diesel fuel tanks. After burning for hours, the cantilever structure gave way and the building collapsed. No controlled demolition; no conspiracy; no "truth" that is missing.

The other problem with truthers is that facts and reality are, again, not really important. What's important is that the government is out to get you.

Which brings to light the question that if the government had orchestrated the largest conspiracy of all time, why do they allow people to point it out?

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