Two conspiracy theorists die and go to heaven. St. Peter tells them that Heaven is a place of all knowledge, so they can each ask him one question and he will reveal the answer to them. The first one says "Who killed John F. Kennedy?" St. Peter says "Lee Harvey Oswald." The other says "Who was he working with?" St. Peter says "He acted alone." The two of them look at each other and say "Wow! The coverup is bigger than we thought!" But seriously, what keeps this stuff going? Some would say the evidence. Other would say mental illness. I myself am unsure, and I have a hard time really focusing on this one as I didn't live through it. This article is pretty much a starting point for me and a note to self. Steve, debunk this one.
In a private meeting with a group of bloggers today, a White House staffer revealed that the Obama Administration is having difficulties reaching their supporters. "We are not concerned that they no longer stand behind us, as these are very loyal people" he said, yet attempts to reach them had revealed that many of them "are no longer able to pay their phone bills or afford internet service". He said that approximately 65% of their email list was no longer able to access the internet, and nearly 40% of their call list was "temporarily not in service due to non payment". He said that the President was "aware but not overly concerned" with this development.
According to one White House aid, the President had put together a crew to reach out to these supporters with communications they could still afford to receive, even if his policies continue to turn the economy for the worse. Some of the ideas they are considering include handing out flyers in unemployment lines, stapling brochures to park benches, and purchasing ad space on place-mats at soup kitchens. "Our supporters are out there", he said. "We just have to find a way of reaching them".