Yes, Minnesota Vikings, We Can

I can’t believe I’m late to this youtube party.

Alex Jones and Willie Nelson

Alex’s classic intro of Willie:

Part 2, Willie on the war and 9/11:

Part 3, Willie on the new world order and the possibility of a cancelled election:

G-g-g-g-get Down 911’s a Joke in Your Town

Rapper Mos Def’s take on Bin Laden and 9-11 on The Bill Maher Show.

Bridge Conspiracy Theories

Just got back from joining the downtown lunchtime bridge gawkers. Nobody can get closer than two blocks out. Pretty tight perimeter of cops and yellow tape. There is tape blocking off the Stone Arch Bridge so emergency personnel can cross back and forth, so hundreds of onlookers were congregating on the 3rd Ave. Bridge sidewalk, alongside the Mill Ruins, and on top of the tall mound in Gold Medal Park. The most popular vantage point was the Guthrie, with people waiting in line for the Endless Bridge, although the best spot was the large windows next to the entrance to the McGuire Proscenium Stage. Even from there, couldn’t see much with the tall trees obscuring most of the scene, just the crumpled green steel and the sheared off concrete on the East bank of the river.

I’m still an onlooker, listener, and watcher in this thing. We don’t even have an accurate death toll yet. None of my friends or family were drowned or crushed. But people that should know better are already pointing fingers and playing the blame game. Nick Coleman even took the opportunity to blame the Twins Stadium in his rushed out pop protest single, “No More Collapses.” Sure, it sounds a little familiar, but what did you expect from Nick? “Ohio”? Trust me, “No More Collapses” might strike some stale poses, but it’s a classic rock anthem with a chance to supplant Prince’s “Guitar” as the old guy on auto-pilot hit of the summer. Point is, I don’t want to fall behind; it’s time for Stephenhero to shake off the daze and put some odds up. Let’s really play the 35W bridge blame game, huh? Who has the most to lose? The most to win? Anyone need the action already? Pin the tail on the donkey, or the elephant, or the front office, or the news director, depending on how “media savvy” you are. And remember, if I’m a conspiracy theorist, you’re a coincidence theorist.

God 11/9
Republicans 7/2
Democrats 2/1
MNDOT 4/1
The Twins 10/1
Glen Taylor 40/1
MnSpeak 100/1
The City of Minneapolis 150/1
Star Tribune headline writers 200/1
Network news 1000/1
The Red Cross 10000/1
Homeland Security Breach 100000/1
ULF blast originating from Augsburg College 150,000/1
Kevin Garnett 1000000/1

Too Early for the Truth

So I just got back from 9/11 Press for Truth at the Riverview. Here’s the deal: it’s going to be hard for the people to lose that conspiracy theorist stigma when you have some skinny goateed guy with a fanny pack screaming “WE NEED ANOTHER NUREMBERG, MAN!!” at the Q and A following the film. I mean, it’s great that the polite, well-meaning liberals of South Minneapolis are passionate enough to get into their Paul Wellstone t-shirts for a 10:30 AM screening, but while caring so much about something so early may be noble, it’s just not very cool. I mean, the movie itself was great–a sober chicken-or-the-egg examination of the the the media’s sloppy coverage of 9/11 in our age of the 24-hour-newscycle and the obstructionist, obfuscating Bush Administration. But the QA session afterwards, moderated by 9/11 Truther and sometimes-Minnesota Daily columnist Adri Mehra quickly devolved into the usual kooksville talking points–and “devolved” is misleading, because the first question was on the dancing Israelis and that was followed by a shouting match over the missing Pentagon missile footage. I mean, I know all this stuff, and I’m actually with these people on some of it, but with this approach, it’s going to be hard to convince, uh, more “normal people.” If you’re new to this party, best case scenario is dealing with the same bewilderment that comes with renting a season of Lost on DVD and starting in the middle, and the worse case is feeling like you’re at a Scientology meeting. I subjected my chasingmills.com buddies JA and Cristina to the screening, and after watching the collection of sorta-well-organized victims slap themselves on the back for seeing Loose Change during the Q-and-A, well…Jesus. I don’t think I’m going to have any friends at the next one.

Anyway, I’m asking, who’s going to step up and be the Truth Movement’s Barack Obama? We need a star, a photogenic with a fluid delivery, and a sense of humor. And that criteria should already disqualify Michael Moore. I’m picturing a slimmer, more low-key, but just as funny Alex Jones. Because as it stands, this group isn’t ready for prime time. They’re exactly the type of pink-eyed activists you find holed up at a Democratic caucus in the Phillips neighborhood–ponytailed albino acid casualties, completely emasculated by society, railing about some bogeyman in the White House.

9/11 Press For Truth

Saturday, at 10:30 AM at Riverview Theater. Free screening of the Jersey Girls movie. According to my buddy Ross the goverment wouldn’t have even thrown a commission if it wasn’t for these chicks. Anyone want to meet me down there? Okay, maybe you’re asking: “What type of weirdo goes to a documentary about 9/11 that he could’ve watched on the internet for free?” I hear you. Probably me and a bunch of weird, grimy Truthers. But c’mon, it’ll be sweet. Wake and bake. And then I’ll review it for y’all by Sunday morning.

Who’s in?

9/11 Truth in MN Daily

Was reading Prison Planet today, and it linked to the a new series of articles in the Minnesota Daily by reporter Adri Mehra, on the topic of what Mehra calls his personal “9/11 Skepticism.” The first column used the board game Jenga as a rudimentary model for how the towers collapsed. Maybe not the best start for a serious journalistic examination of the fallacies of the 9/11 Commission Report, but crazy conspiracy theorists like myself have to bear in mind that most people haven’t seen Loose Change or 9/11 Mysteries. And it’s an encouraging sign that a daily publication with the largest college circulation in the country is devoting some ink to this topic. But to quote the Sports Guy quoting Mr. Wolf, let’s not start sucking each other’s dicks just yet. This isn’t a “mainstream” news outlet. It’s a college paper, for college kids, the same sort of people who think Lady Sovereign is worth listening to.