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May 2012[edit]

33Birther posts a YouTube video, claiming Obama should be publicly beheaded for treason. Then wonders why the Secret Service pay him a visit.
15Suddenly WND think carbon footprints are a bad thing to leave behind. Why? Because Obama.
13We want to be the first people on Mars. Our crew: a washed-up entrepreneur, physicist, graphics designer and marketing agent! And we have a Nobel Prize winner to announce us! Our funding: $0.
17The Animal Planet channel makes a viral video of two boys finding a computer generated mermaid washed up on the beach to promote a "what if" documentary on mermaids - yet the YouTube comments seem to suggest some people think it's real, while the Huffington Post (and its comments) can't figure out whether to be sucked in or just play along with the joke... Update: The lulz continues - try to enter the website from the end of the video. Conspiracy! Conspiracy!
18Man skydives through a chemtrail and lives!
14Westboro Baptist Church is caught using Photoshop to fake a protest of Whitney Houston's funeral. (Isn't lying a sin?)
13Astroturf tax protesting and bad evolutionary psychology hit head on, as the TaxdodgerPayer's Alliance suggest that those who oppose tax cuts suffer from sexual jealousy.Original tl;dr can be found here
21*Blank stare* American fundamentalists are dumber than possible. I... what? I mean... what?
18SPLC name their "30 New Activists Heading Up the Radical Right." Joseph Farah makes the list; he thinks this is a good thing to be one of the "30 most dangerous activists." Also on the list is David Duke, who somehow qualifies as "new" despite having been a neo-Nazi big-shot for 40 years.
-4Ah, the beauty of the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
29Watch some chemtrails break up due to spraying vinegar!
6OECD: You know, personal debt levels are reaching a dangerous 160%-la-la-la I CAN'T HEAR YOU.
16Roger Schlafly laments decline in white birthrate.
19Quick! Sign this petition to protect homeopathy from the "pseudo-scientific elites"!
13Shorter Roger Ebert: "Allow me to dress up my blatant sexism in the form of a compliment!" More: Ebert gets fisked.
28Honk! Honk! Here comes the Crazy Trailer!
21(Dis)InfoWars Special: OBAMA WAS BORN IN KENYA ACCORDING TO HIS OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHER! Peer into the flawedless logic of the extraordinarily stupid amazing mind of Alex Jones!
6Mark Steyn pens the foreword to Geert Wilders' new book. ($$Buy now from Regnery Press!$$)
18But I thought this was supposed to be RATIONALWiki! Drink!
23John Derbyshire doubles down: "White supremacy, in the sense of a society in which key decisions are made by white Europeans, is one of the better arrangements History has come up with."
-1Capitalism is akin to psychopathy, since free markets are predicated on immoral behavior. It is thus entirely unsurprising that when free markets were eliminated, morality increased a hundred-fold — oh, wait...
27Lincoln Nebraska proposed LGBT protection ordinance: Best In Show! (5 min video, the gold starts straight away)
20Have fun increasing your flow of energy with... this... erm, thing.
29Obama - Apparently one of the "Left's Founding Fathers," right along with that infamous "proto-communist," Plato.
33"Telling me to wear a seat-belt means I'm not truly free!"
10The Australian Vaccination Network launches "The Real Australian Sceptics" blog.
8"Political correctness gone mad!", cries WND, as "even the word 'blacklisted' is blacklisted." Except, as less than 10 seconds on Google would have revealed to "award-winning" journalist Drew Zahn, it isn't.
-12Come on, Beebs, do not consider the creator of the gaia hypothesis as having a legitimate opinion on anything.
14Birther-supreme, Jerome Corsi, has a new hobby: flogging Breitbart's corpse.
3Who are the real losers after Dubya's economic sanctions and a year of violence in Syria? Why, the video game developers of course!
69The Heartland Institute attacks climate change with some flawless logic: global warming doesn't exist because murderers. (Update: "Oh, it was just an experiment to provoke people!" - because that makes it perfectly valid and not the stupidest thing in the world ever.)
26Sodomy is responsible for "Freemasonic programming," because it "attacks the nerves at the base of the spine and causes something neurological to happen within the brain."
7GOP: "OH NOES! Teh Paulbots are taking us ovah with their crowds of 4000!"
53Are these the two stupidest people on the internet?
34It's an election year, so look out for more what-the-fuckery from artist Jon McNaughton.
13Chris Hedges: Most of the evil in the world today can be traced back to the replacement of mysticism with rationalism.