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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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August 2019

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41Ben 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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29U.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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26Allnews 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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2620 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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20Washington 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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21Vox 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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31Donald 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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27 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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24Ohio congresswoman Candice Keller blames mass shootings on open borders, drag queen advocates, Obama, gay marriage, and more!
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31GOP 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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26Paul 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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32The 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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22Transphobic 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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31People 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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31The Jews are taking over Western civilization with transgender pr0n

June 2019

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23Why 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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38 Someone created a moderate right wiki that could be worse than Conservapedia. See, Atheism for an example.
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16Antiperspirants are a conspiracy of the patriarchy
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21The American Family Association supports Roy Moore's bid for the the United States Senate
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23According to the Trump administration, allowing undocumented children to go without soap is "safe and sanitary."
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33American 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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26Trump Spiritual Adviser Claims ‘Demonic Networks’ Oppose Trump Reelection
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17Apparently 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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41According to end-times wingnut Rick Wiles, eating veggie burgers will change your DNA, meaning you can't be born again.
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14Kenneth Copeland explains why he has a fleet of private jets: "It's a Biblical thing."
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25Matt Walsh wants to strip people of the right to vote if he considers them "ignorant" or "non-contributing."
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44From 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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30Allnews Pipeline: Satanic Democrats are planning to use the blood of aborted babies to achieve immortality.

May 2019

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15Ben 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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18George W. Bush, Kobe Bryant, Jordan Peterson Promote Shady Multilevel Marketing Company PHP Agency
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30Donald 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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51The Trump administration renames fossil fuels to "freedom gas." Cue jokes at America's expense.
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23United 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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18Jon 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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28“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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40Allnews 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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14The 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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44Ted Cruz wants a "Space Force" to prevent space pirates.
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35Arthur: "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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12Princess Märthe Louise of Norway announces relationship with American "shaman."
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38Conservatives 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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62William Shakespeare so eloquently depicted women, in so many different works, that Shakespeare must have been a dark-skinned Jewish woman!
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31Allnews Pipeline has exposed the Democrat Party's secret plan to take over America in the name of "Islamic techno-fascism"!