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This is RationalWiki's snarkilicious take on some of the more "WTF?" or egregious blog posts, editorials, videos and social media posts out there. The best can be found in Best of the clogosphere and older entries can be found in the archives.

Be wary of Poe's Law; if something seems too outrageous to be true, use {{poe}}. Except for stories about PETA.

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November 2019

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18Dinesh D'Souza: climate change isn't real because nuclear winter didn't happen in the 80's.
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14A pedophile on incels.co – Anti-lolicons are guilty for my problems
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29Ben Garrison draws a disturbingly detailed cartoon of Greta Thunberg being spanked by a busty blonde woman over her knee.
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34Bill Maher further demolished his own reputation by inviting conservative conspiracy theorist Dennis Prager and anti-vaxx leader Jay Gordon onto his HBO show so he could nod along and agree with both of them.

October 2019

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25Dave Rubin appeared on Tucker Carlson's show to blame the California wildfires on the state's "woke culture", diversity, and lack of "libertarian or conservative-minded people".
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17Leading Brexiteer MEP and columnist for the Daily Telegraph Daniel Hannan, who moans about how liberal the press and media are in Britain, says he was shocked about how liberal Canada’s is. Two points, the Telegraph in the past was owned by Canadian-Briton Conrad Black, and Hannan is a friend of Andrew Scheer.
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31Christian fascist Rick Wiles claims that if Trump is impeached, veterans, cowboys and "people who know how to fight" will hunt Democrats down.
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22Wall Street Journal editorial: Any president who is impeached and acquitted should be permitted to serve a third term. (yes, the thing is paywalled so just take its headline at face value)
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14Maniacal war criminal Narendra Modi has a coffee and lemonade party with fellow maniacal war criminals Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates and John Howard.
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22Paywalled WaPo column (reminder: newspaper is owned by the richest man in the world): Punitive taxes are just bad politics and economics by soaking and punishing the rich people and so it's just plain unfair and "moral calculus".
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19Prominent TERF Posie Parker teams up with French-Canadian white nationalist Jean-François Gariépy in a new 80-minute video which Mumsnet people are loving.
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15Letters from an Asshole Polemicist: Ben Shapiro announces that Neil deGrasse Tyson will be appearing with him on the Daily Wire.
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29 Loony Brexiteer Conservative MP Steve Baker quotes Satan to show how positive he and his rich white friends feel about the future.
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21Well, It's been like a week, so we have another Jacob Wohl thing. Will Sommer tweeted about it and here's some weird write up they handed out. How's it hurting Warren? She used it as a nice jump pad to talk about education. Way to go Jacob. Nailed it.
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22Jay Sekulow, one of the lawyers on Donald Trump's legal team, goes into full meltdown mode defending his client against an impeachment inquiry, regurgitating Deep State conspiracy theories in an opinion piece full of his trademark far-right pseudo-legal opinions and sensational language. "It is time for justice to roll like thunder. It is time to hold the Deep State accountable."
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26Extreme anti-abortionists are claiming that ectopic pregnancies (which are one of the biggest killers of pregnant women and are normally treated by removing the non-viable fetus) aren't a serious problem and can resolve themselves without intervention, or that the wrongly-implanted fetus can be saved by a magical surgical procedure (which all doctors who aren't fundamentalist Christians say doesn't exist).
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32Transphobic game developer puts game on sale with a dogwhistle discount meant to mock trans suicides.
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18Dawkins continues being a shit by promoting a bigoted Evangelical conference.

September 2019

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20Climate change is a myth because God won't let it happen says Robert Jeffress.
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15Apparently concern about global warming and the environment equals paganism according to the Federalist Society.
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52Dinesh D'Souza: Greta Thunberg has her hair in braids, so she must be a Nazi.
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16Mark Taylor (not this one): Red Cross Needs Blood to Drink It for Baal
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21NaturalNews shits a brick over Amazon Whole Foods' proposed biometric checkout technology, calls it the "mark of the Beast".
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18The Washington Post manages to outdo itself by advocating eugenics for people with autism.
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12Unsurprisingly, a recent ad sent to Sean Hannity's email list promotes a variety of quack cures, claiming that they have been covered up by Democrats paid off by Big Pharma. While the bizarre, rambling and rather dull video (transcript) hints at treatments for aging-associated disorders from joint pain to Alzheimer's disease, it mostly focuses on supposed cancer cure "Corbisin". To find out what "Corbisin" is, please pay for a subscription for the "Insiders' Cures" newsletters, which is only $37 dollars for senior citizens! (Just kidding. From context it's obviously abscorbic acid, aka Vitamin C.)
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24According to a batshit cop apologist, holding law enforcement accountable will be the death of America. Welp.
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18Rapper Timati, known for his very strong support for the Kremlin, has pulled down his Youtube video for his latest rap «Москва» (“Moscow”) after being put up two days earlier. This is after the video received over a million dislikes compared to 62 000 likes, making it the 3rd highest dislike/like ratio video on Youtube. The rapper has responded saying that he doesn't want to “perpetuate this wave of negativity.”
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8Hear Margaret Thatcher's views on Brexit from the spirit world at an event in London
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36Kevin Sorbo (of God's Not Dead fame) and Eric Roberts (of every other bad film ever made), are starring in upcoming film The Reliant wherein Sorbo battles Antifa snipers and liberal protestors trying to take his guns away. But do not fear, there are lots of guns, as well as enough smoke to make the greenhouse effect more than just a lieberal conspiracy, and pickup trucks driving into atheists.
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43Apparently Bernie Sanders is the reincarnation of Trotsky, according to a batshit Israeli op-ed.

August 2019

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45Infowars' return to YouTube lasts less than a day.
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24How bad a source is Globalresearch? It just got added to the anti-spam blacklist on English Wikipedia.
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36Donald Trump on how to combat hurricanes: "I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them? They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?". For the sake of fairness note that there's no solid record of this statement, sources are unnamed and Donald Trump has denied saying it. While it would be both hilarious and in character for him to say it remain skeptical until better evidence comes forth.
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66Ben Shapiro to people who work multiple jobs to survive: "If you had to work more than one job to have a roof over your head or food on the table, you probably shouldn't have taken the job that's not paying you enough. That'd be a you problem."
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41U.S. Represenative Steve King's bizarre comment defending why he doesn't support abortions even in cases of rape or incest: If not for rape and incest, 'would there be any population left?
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34Allnews Pipeline weighs in on the El Paso tragedy: the shooter wasn't a white supremacist, he was brainwashed by the deep state's MKULTRA program!
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3520 year old white man faces charges of "making a terrorist threat in the second degree" after he decided it was a good idea to go walking into a Walmart five days after the El Paso shooting, carrying a loaded AR15-style rifle, over 100 rounds of ammo, a ballistic vest, and recording himself on his cell phone as he pushed a cart around the store. His explanation was "I wanted to know if that Walmart honored the 2nd Amendment". Best part, his wife warned him "it was not a smart idea".
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22Washington Post opinion piece by torture advocate Marc ThiessenWikipedia's W.svg: "There were no ‘safe spaces’ or ‘trigger warnings’ for young people fighting in the Warsaw Uprising."
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25Vox Day: The real reason behind the tragedies in Dayton and El Paso? An attempt to "interfere" with QAnon.
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17FOX Host: The Dayton Tragedy Occurred Because the Shooter Didn’t “Fear the Lord”. Brought to you by Mike Huckabee.
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35Donald Trump believes the Dayton mass shooting occurred in Toledo and and hops on the "blame it on video games" bandwagon by blaming "the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace" for mass shootings.
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28 Neil deGrasse Tyson applies logic whataboutism in the worst possible way to the weekend's mass shootings by pointing to more deaths from medical errors, the flu, suicide, car accidents, and homicide via handgun.
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27Ohio congresswoman Candice Keller blames mass shootings on open borders, drag queen advocates, Obama, gay marriage, and more!
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34GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick blame social media, violent video games and lack of school prayer for mass shootings. Because social media, violent video games, and a lack of school prayer don't exist in other countries

July 2019

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31Paul Joseph Watson thinks people should stop "traumatizing children" by teaching them about climate change. In other news, facts don't care about your feelings, snowflake.
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34The Zodiac Killer Ted Cruz introduces resolution in Senate calling Antifa "domestic terrorists." Great, when do Proud Boys and other Nazi thug groups get the same?
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24Transphobic Republican clown from North Carolina whom authored anti-trans bill compares himself to Oskar Schindler despite investing in an app widely used by Neo-Nazi scum.
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35People have been taking a little too seriously a joke Facebook event calling on people to storm Area 51, with 1.1m people saying they'll do it and the US Air Force responding.
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20CNN invites white supremacist Richard Spencer to talk about Trump’s racist tweets.
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22Donald Trump throws an undeniably racist temper tantrum on Twitter against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.
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36The Jews are taking over Western civilization with transgender pr0n

June 2019

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25Why be a square who takes their vitamins orally when you can have them administered via IV drip for lots of money in the middle of a shopping centre?
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18Creationist Ken Ham Claims Public Libraries Are ‘Dangerous Places’ For Children
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42 Someone created a moderate right wiki that could be worse than Conservapedia. See, Atheism for an example.
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19Antiperspirants are a conspiracy of the patriarchy
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23The American Family Association supports Roy Moore's bid for the the United States Senate
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27According to the Trump administration, allowing undocumented children to go without soap is "safe and sanitary."
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34American fundamentalist Christian organisation Return to Order, part of Foundation for a Christian Civilisation, petitions Netflix to cancel blasphemous TV show Good Omens... which is made by Amazon Prime.
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27Trump Spiritual Adviser Claims ‘Demonic Networks’ Oppose Trump Reelection
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18Apparently Yahweh killing off babies is a "good thing," because otherwise they'd end up in Hell.(Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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45According to end-times wingnut Rick Wiles, eating veggie burgers will change your DNA, meaning you can't be born again.
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16Kenneth Copeland explains why he has a fleet of private jets: "It's a Biblical thing."
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26Matt Walsh wants to strip people of the right to vote if he considers them "ignorant" or "non-contributing."
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46From Tucker Carlson's 5 June, 2019 program: "Is the metric system completely made up?" It includes amazing moments like "I'm an anti-metrite", "...keep fighting against the global tyranny of the metric system, and bless you for that.", "I'll accept the kilometer when we accept the Euro. Never."
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33Allnews Pipeline: Satanic Democrats are planning to use the blood of aborted babies to achieve immortality.

May 2019

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16Ben Shapiro's online tabloid The Daily Wire falsely claims that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 election, only citing a Washington Examiner editorial listing "one longtime Warren watcher" as a source.
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20George W. Bush, Kobe Bryant, Jordan Peterson Promote Shady Multilevel Marketing Company PHP Agency
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31Donald Trump says he "can't see the courts allowing" impeachment, despite the fact the judicial branch has nothing to do with the impeachment process (only Congress is involved.)
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54The Trump administration renames fossil fuels to "freedom gas." Cue jokes at America's expense.
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24United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas launches a bizarre attack on birth control, equating it with a eugenics conspiracy: "...use of abortion to achieve eugenic goals is not merely hypothetical."
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20Jon Voight releases two videos on Twitter praising Trump and calling him "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln". Trump thanks him by misspelling his name as "John" in a tweet.
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30“Firefighter Prophet” Mark Taylor says severe Missouri tornadoes were engineered by the Democrats in retaliation for the state's new strict anti-abortion legislation.
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43Allnews Pipeline: If Hillary Clinton had won the presidency, she would have imposed a communist dictatorship and converted shopping malls into concentration camps to lock up good patriotic Americans! Oh no!
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32Ben Carson can't tell the difference between the term REO (Real Estate Owned) and an Oreo (the cookie.)
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15The Federalist's David Harsanyi: Late night host, Seth MeyersWikipedia's W.svg, is a useful idiot protecting Ilhan Omar and Rashida TlaibWikipedia's W.svg's "antisemitism".
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48Ted Cruz wants a "Space Force" to prevent space pirates.
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41Arthur: "The anthropomorphic rat teacher in our cartoon for children is getting married to his husband."
Sebastian Gorka: "This is a WAR for our CULTURE!"
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13Princess Märthe Louise of Norway announces relationship with American "shaman."
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41Conservatives triggered by cookie commercial featuring a drag queen, vow to boycott company, blah blah, *snore*. Say, does anybody else remember that Gillette meltdown?.
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64William Shakespeare so eloquently depicted women, in so many different works, that Shakespeare must have been a dark-skinned Jewish woman!
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33Allnews Pipeline has exposed the Democrat Party's secret plan to take over America in the name of "Islamic techno-fascism"!