GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is notorious for his zany followers, which makes sense, given that the man is slightly eccentric bat-sh!t crazy himself. I mean, you have to be a little off-balanced in order to support someone that believes a U.S. border fence would be built to keep Americans from leaving, or that that saving the Jews in World War II was a bad idea.
The conspiracy theorists love Ron Paul. Do you think that the Bilderbergers are plotting to take over the world? How about that Israel created Hamas? That the CIA perpetrates coups over the United States? Then Paul’s your man.
Go put on your tinfoil hats, because the latest bit of insanity to come out of the Ronulan camp is a doozy.
Do you know what contrails are? They are those streaky cloud-like trails in the sky left by airplanes. They’re totally harmless; just clouds created by the heat of the exhaust reacting with the coolness of the air at the high altitude.
Not according to some koo-koo-crazy people. They think that the government is conspiring to poison us with sunscreen or some such nonsense. But never fear! The Ron Paul supporting contingent of the chemtrail brigade has figured out how to combat the evil lines in the sky … with vinegar.
That’s right. Just fill up a household spray bottle with some vinegar, and shoot at will toward the sky when the poisonous chemtrails appear. Within ten minutes, or at least within half an hour, the vile clouds will completely disappear!
Or, you know, dissipate naturally into the atmosphere.
It’s one thing to look at the government suspiciously, but it’s another thing entirely to make stuff up about vicious chemicals in the sky, and then believe you can combat them by spraying your yard with vinegar. The only thing that will accomplish is killing all plant life in the vicinity of the spraying, because guess what? Vinegar is heavier than air and will fall back to the earth after being sprayed upwards, thanks to that popular law of gravity.
The real issue with these chemtrail slayers and Ron Paul is the fact that he won’t come out and denounce his insane supporters. Whether it’s issues of anti-Semitism or a need to squirt salad dressing at clouds, Ron Paul accepts with relish every fringe endorsement he can get. He might say that he disapproves of their activities and views, but says in the next breath, “ “If they want to endorse me, they’re endorsing what I do or say — it has nothing to do with endorsing what they say.”
At a certain point, if everyone that supports you is crazy, there’s a good chance you’re crazy too.
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