The Bird poops on a crowd of 9/11 deniers and reports on the latest symbolic protest of Joe Arpaio

CRACKPOT KAREN

Like Larry King or the species of common cockroach, the 9/11 "troof" crowd will never completely croak.

Just when you think these cretinous mental cousins of Holocaust deniers have been obliterated by intellectual neutron bombs debunking their moon-howling inanities — like last year's two-hour documentary 9/11 Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction from the History Channel, or the 2006 Popular Mechanics book Debunking 9/11 Myths — the troofers re-emerge, clinging to such tinfoil-hat notions as: There was no plane at the Pentagon (they claim it was a missile), there were no bodies from Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania (despite coroner's statements to the contrary), and the Twin Towers and World Trade Center Seven fell in controlled demolitions.

So what if the troofers have no proof to back up their crackpot contentions? They make it up, pretend it exists when it doesn't, or just outright lie. What do they get out of strapping themselves into their straitjackets? The creepy, cult-like assurance that they are 100 percent right and the world is 100 percent wrong.

Enter Republiloon Karen Johnson, state senator from Mesa, who, to cadge a phrase from the Bird's debunking pal Pat Curley of the blog Screw Loose Change, went full woo last month with two error-riddled op-eds — one in the Arizona Republic, the other in the East Valley Tribune. This crazy old bag, who's retiring from the Arizona Senate this year to let anti-Hispanic a-hole Russell Pearce run for her seat, barfed forth more whoppers in those two pieces than a bulimic at Burger King.

In her "My Turn" column in the May 3 Republic, Johnson stated, "A Zogby poll reported that 51 percent of Americans want Congress to investigate further." Johnson was referring to a 2007 poll commissioned by the troofer site 911truth.org. What Johnson doesn't tell you is that, to the conspiratards' chagrin, the poll found that nearly 64 percent of respondents believed the official story of what happened on 9/11.

A mere 4.6 percent swallowed the bullhockey that the government "Made It Happen on Purpose"; i.e., that "certain U.S. government elements actively planned or assisted some aspects of the attacks." This theory, known as MIHOP, is the primary credo for all true-blue troofers. In the 2007 troofer poll, MIHOP lost out to "not sure," which pulled 5.4 percent.

In another example of blatant truth-twisting, Johnson observed inaccurately in her unchallenged Republic rant, "Tests corroborate the presence of thermite, an explosive used in building demolitions, at the site of the Twin Towers and [World Trade Center] Building 7."

Thermite's actually an incendiary compound, not an explosive, but, hey, who needs facts when you're jawboning about 9/11? The "tests" Johnson refers to were done by former physics professor Steven Jones, who, like her, is a complete wack-job. Jones' tests were done on dubiously collected dust samples, making the results irrelevant to all but his fellow troofers.

The bogus theory that thermite was used to bring down the Twin Towers and the nearby World Trade Center 7, which also collapsed on 9/11, is made mincemeat of by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, the federal agency that issued a massive report on the collapse of WTC Buildings One and Two. "Many thousands of pounds of thermite would need to have been placed inconspicuously ahead of time, remotely ignited, and somehow held in direct contact with the surface of hundreds of massive structural components" to weaken one of the buildings, NIST points out,

"This makes [thermite] an unlikely substance for achieving a controlled demolition," NIST concludes.

There's never been any evidence of thermite or collapse-inducing explosives at WTC ground zero. Nor has anybody ever located any of the ignition devices that would've been necessary to set off the thermite. Johnson and her fellow kooks have nothing but their own tired, twisted fantasies to prop up these lunatic arguments.

Another sick delusion involves the collapse of WTC 7, a lodestone for 9/11 nutbars. In Johnson's Republic piece, she stated, "The building collapsed suddenly, straight down, at nearly freefall speed."

There was nothing sudden about the collapse of WTC 7. The building had been burning nonstop all day long and had been severely damaged that a.m. by tons of falling debris from the North Tower. By the end of the day, the Fire Department of New York was keeping people away from the building because they knew it was going to collapse.

Does Johnson actually believe that the firemen, the heroes of 9/11, were in on the conspiracy to flatten WTC 7? If so, The Bird would like to hang a placard announcing that contention around Karen's neck and run her through the streets of Manhattan to see how long it would take before she's tarred and feathered.

WTC 7 didn't come down at "nearly freefall speed." Troofers say it took about 6.6 seconds. But they begin their count 10 seconds too late. Actual collapse time: closer to 16 seconds. Don't believe this bilious blue jay? Check out the online documentaries of Truth Be Told Productions on YouTube.

See how easy it is for some moonbat like Johnson to spew one-line lies that take a few paragraphs apiece to debunk? And the Bird's talons have only scratched the surface here. Not that anything this feathered fiend could say would convince Johnson or other conspiracy-minded true believers.

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See4Yourself
See4Yourself

Typical reactions I'm afraid.If you don't like the questions insult the person asking!

In all this diatribe there is only one point that actually responds to a troofer question with any substance and that is the speed of the WTC7 building collapse.

Well, if you want to know the troof, watch a video of the collapse for yourself and measure the rate the roofline drops over the distance that you can see.

Todd Stallion
Todd Stallion

"Is Stephen Lemons paid to write this nonsense?"

The better question is WHO pays Stephen Lemons to write this nonsense

Allen
Allen

Have you seen the Aaron Russo interview on youtube?If not here a little exerpt....

Maybe Aaron is just making up stories for his own gain, no wait, he's dead now, R.I.P.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Mikey
Mikey

The only thing odd about the whole situation is that, as far as I know, there has never been a (completed)skyscraper that collapsed due to fire before or since, and we have 3 on one day...I don't beleive the gov't was n on it, but it DOES make for interesting questions...

Investigate
Investigate

Haha, the author practically proves that the official account of the towers fall is false. Here is his error:He quotes that thousands of bombs/thermate would be needed to destroy those buildings, and thats why it couldn't have been a demolition... Because a demolition would require thousands of bombs/cutter charges. THOUSANDS.But then he falls right into the trap. He insists that it was fire and damage 85 floors up which totally annihilated the towers into dust. Wait a moment? If that were the case, why would any demolition team need any explosives? Why, you could just set one floor on fire, and destroy the columns on two or three floors, and the entire skyscraper will turn to dust at near- free fall speed. Wow! I should start a demolition business then! I'll save millions!By saying that thousands of bombs/thermate would be necessary, these debunkers actually disprove the fire/airplane method of annihilation.

John
John

Is Stephen Lemons paid to write this nonsense? Frankly, I'm surprised he can write. He has clearly never read anything.

Walter Ego
Walter Ego

I think McCain would rather be tortured by the North Vietnamese again than spend two hours with the 9/11 truthers.

The History Channel's 9/11 Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction documentary can be view on my blog:

http://911vids.blogspot.com/20...

James Bailey
James Bailey

It would make common sense to pre-wire a tall building that had been previously attacked by terrorists in an attempt to minimize damage should the same thing happen again. No sense in having a building like the Towers fall over sideways and take out ten city blocks of buildings when a fall into itself would minimize damage (and lawsuits) from the building. I mean, knowing that your building was attacked previously in an attempt to get it to collapse, wouldn't the question be asked "Could this happen again?" If the answer were yes, then making provisions for a future attack (i.e., pre-wiring a building so one could "pull" it in the case it poses a danger to other buildings around it) would make ultimate sense. The owner of the buildings might have decided to do this on his own, covertly, with a small crew demo experts (from a foreign country) over the period from the time of the first terrorist attack on the Towers (February 26, 1993). That's a period of approx. 7 years that this task may have been accomplished. Plenty of time to do in secret without a lot of people knowing what was going on.

I don't have any doubt that the planes flew into the towers, I just think that the building may have been "pulled" to prevent a larger amount of damage due to it falling sideways if it were to fall. The other more cynical thought is that the owner "pulled" the building because he wanted to be able to collect insurance proceeds from a complete collapse rather than have to try to rebuild a damaged building.

BTW - I don't think reasonable people who have doubts and want answers should be called names. It unprofessional for a journalist (or even a columnist) to act in such a manner.

ShawnB
ShawnB

cretinous mental cousins of Holocaust deniers, moon-howling inanities, tinfoil-hat notions, crackpot, cult-like, straightjackets, republiloon, crazy old bag, conspiritards, bullhockey, wack-job, twisted fantasies, lunatic, sick delusion, nutbars, moonbat, freaks, fruitcakes, conspiracy kookiness, fruit loop-iest, dingbats, 9/11 denial movement, pathetic pony-tailed pinhead, insanity, troofers...

This is a strange, almost hysterical reaction to American citizens demanding answers from their elected officials.

Coz
Coz

NORBERG'S GHOST

Let'smake sure Norbergs Ghost haunts Arpaio for the rest of his life.

 
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