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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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February 2020

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48Jamie Jeffries "The Pro-Life Wife" stopped a woman from having an abortion and made sure the baby was born but is outraged that the mother listed Jeffries as the next preferred placement for the child. Jeffries complains that she's too busy to take care of a child and that the burden would "destroy her marriage and physical health".
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28Deranged Christian mommy blogger Lori Alexander says that in order to turn your kids into good Christians, you must beat them and "make sure it hurts". Because "the pain of the discipline must be greater than the pleasure of the sin".
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20Rick Wiles: Jews rigged the Iowa caucus to help "homosexual mayor" Pete Buttigieg win.
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30Far-right pundit Dave Daubenmire thinks people should sue the NFL for endangering their eternal souls with the league's risque Superbowl halftime show.
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20Trump paused his State of the Union speech to award Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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45Neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer lays off staff members because nobody sent them donations.
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34A Montana state legislator claims that the United States Constitution says to either shoot socialists or put them in jail.

January 2020

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22Kobe Bryant was a witch. His death, a ritual sacrifice.
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38QAnon believers think that the coronavirus is being spread by the evil cabal and recommend drinking bleach to ward it off.
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30Gwyneth Paltrow's TV show the goop lab is out shortly on Netflix! SPOILER: it's not very good. "It’s so much worse than I expected and I can’t unsee it."
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50Encyclopedia Dramatica is down!! Why? The latest admin is in jail - the fourth ED admin to go to jail - and didn't give anyone else the passwords.
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33GOP state senator from Michigan in hot water after making creepy comments to a female reporter about her and some underage boys.
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21Weight loss/diet company Jenny Craig is spamming the airways advertising a "DNA Decoder Plan" with accompanying DNA testing kit that claims to reveal specific "weight loss insights" and recommend one of three custom diet plans based on an analysis of your DNA.
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60Daily Wire commentator gets passionately angry over the fact that Netflix's The Witcher features scenes of women using swords "like a man", calls it a "feminist statement".
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25When even Nick Griffin opposes war with Iran, you know you fucked up.

December 2019

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18Saudi teacher fired for replacing the word 'God' with 'devil' on exam paper for past few years
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28President Trump is unhappy that his cameo in Home Alone 2 was cut to make room for commercials by a Canadian broadcast channel. He apparently blames Justin Trudeau.
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8The neoliberal rag The New York Times publishes eugenicist trite again, this time focusing on the supposed "higher IQs of AshkenaziWikipedia's W.svg Jews," hint: one of the authors of the paper this is based on is a known Neo-Nazi shitbag.
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23The Vile Government Conspiracy to deny Incels the right to spread their Subhuman Genetic Material by refusing to fund free plastic surgery...wait, what?
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11Globalresearch.ca: GMOs are laced with poison!
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14Nick Fuentes decides to become pro-Palestinian, but only because Ben Shapiro called him out for his racism.
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14Rick Wiles: Come get your Jew Coup T-shirts!(Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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28Uri Geller claims he used a magic spoon to help Boris Johnson win the election.
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25 NaturalNews whines about "demonic possession" over a funny kid's book.
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18In more TERF news, Scottish nationalist hatemonger turned full-time transphobe Stuart Campbell (aka Wings Over Scotland) has been banned from Twitter after trans rights activists reported his tweets for hate speech about five million times.
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16Everybody's favourite Irish TERF Graham Linehan has set up a twitter-equivalent called Glindr so he can be as transphobic as he likes without getting kicked off Twitter by its team of "women-hating incels".
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13Fox News host Jeanine Pirro: People can say 'Merry Christmas' again thanks to the Trump family.
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25Katie Hopkins celebrates the Tories' win by going full Nazi.
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20Wingnut Joey Saladino for Congress: let's ban random stuff people enjoy.
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14Zionist groups defend Trump's vile antisemitic remarks, or at best offering half-hearted mild "criticism" of said remarks, showing that this is about Zionism, not Judaism.
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24Donald Trump has done the impossible: manage to make numerous anti-Semitic tropes while also using a racial slur against Native Americans. In the same fucking sentence.
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17Joe Biden just fucked up his voter base with environmentalists after saying that if you want to vote for a ban on fracking, vote for someone else.
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24British supermarket chain Waitrose is putting out to trial in two stores, testing kits that offer personal health advice based on the customer’s genetic profile. These kits which are similar to ancestry kits will use the customer’s DNA to say if certain items are healthy for them.
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-4Faux NewsCanadian woman arrested for not holding escalator handrail awarded $20,000 in damages

November 2019

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16Foundation for Economic Education: Thanksgiving was a triumph of capitalism over collectivism
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24A poll conducted by YouGov and the Economist found that a 53% majority of Republicans believe Donald Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln.
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22Fundies write Pennsylvania bill that would require fertilized eggs to have death certificates
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32Trump Jr. wants his dad's supporters to film themselves "triggering" their liberal friends and family at Thanksgiving dinner, offers MAGA hat and signed copy of his book Triggered as prizes for the video he likes most.
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39US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in an interview with 'Fox & Friends' that he believes Trump is the "chosen one" and was "sent by God to do great things".
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10The bad boy of Brexit Arron Banks, has had his Twitter account hacked and personal messages have been spilt all over social media, under the hashtag #arronbanksleaks.
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20God is punishing Australia with catastrophic bushfires for allowing same-sex marriage and abortion. At least, that's what former rugby star Israel Folau says.
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56Dinesh D'Souza: climate change isn't real because nuclear winter didn't happen in the 80's.
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25A pedophile on incels.co – Anti-lolicons are guilty for my problems
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53Ben Garrison draws a disturbingly detailed cartoon of Greta Thunberg being spanked by a busty blonde woman over her knee.
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57Bill Maher further demolished his own reputation by inviting conservative conspiracy theorist Dennis Prager and anti-vaxx leader Jay Gordon onto his HBO show so he could nod along and agree with both of them.

October 2019

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37Dave Rubin appeared on Tucker Carlson's show to blame the California wildfires on the state's "woke culture", diversity, and lack of "libertarian or conservative-minded people".
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17Leading Brexiteer MEP and columnist for the Daily Telegraph Daniel Hannan, who moans about how liberal the press and media are in Britain, says he was shocked about how liberal Canada’s is. Two points, the Telegraph in the past was owned by Canadian-Briton Conrad Black, and Hannan is a friend of Andrew Scheer.
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44Christian fascist Rick Wiles claims that if Trump is impeached, veterans, cowboys and "people who know how to fight" will hunt Democrats down.
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22Wall Street Journal editorial: Any president who is impeached and acquitted should be permitted to serve a third term. (yes, the thing is paywalled so just take its headline at face value)
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15Maniacal war criminal Narendra Modi has a coffee and lemonade party with fellow maniacal war criminals Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates and John Howard.
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24Paywalled WaPo column (reminder: newspaper is owned by the richest man in the world): Punitive taxes are just bad politics and economics by soaking and punishing the rich people and so it's just plain unfair and "moral calculus".
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21Prominent TERF Posie Parker teams up with French-Canadian white nationalist Jean-François Gariépy in a new 80-minute video which Mumsnet people are loving.
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16Letters from an Asshole Polemicist: Ben Shapiro announces that Neil deGrasse Tyson will be appearing with him on the Daily Wire.
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33 Loony Brexiteer Conservative MP Steve Baker quotes Satan to show how positive he and his rich white friends feel about the future.
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23Well, It's been like a week, so we have another Jacob Wohl thing. Will Sommer tweeted about it and here's some weird write up they handed out. How's it hurting Warren? She used it as a nice jump pad to talk about education. Way to go Jacob. Nailed it.
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25Jay Sekulow, one of the lawyers on Donald Trump's legal team, goes into full meltdown mode defending his client against an impeachment inquiry, regurgitating Deep State conspiracy theories in an opinion piece full of his trademark far-right pseudo-legal opinions and sensational language. "It is time for justice to roll like thunder. It is time to hold the Deep State accountable."
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30Extreme anti-abortionists are claiming that ectopic pregnancies (which are one of the biggest killers of pregnant women and are normally treated by removing the non-viable fetus) aren't a serious problem and can resolve themselves without intervention, or that the wrongly-implanted fetus can be saved by a magical surgical procedure (which all doctors who aren't fundamentalist Christians say doesn't exist).
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35Transphobic game developer puts game on sale with a dogwhistle discount meant to mock trans suicides.
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22Dawkins continues being a shit by promoting a bigoted Evangelical conference.