Drones Are the New Black Helicopters

By Jeffrey Goldberg

For your daily dose of crazy, how about this -- the conspiracy king of the Internet, Alex Jones, interviewing the Birther-in-chief, Joseph Farah, about those mysterious flying machines spying on opponents of President Obama:

"By the way Alex, remember when you were in my office in Virginia, one of my crew asked if you'd ever seen a drone, and you answered no you hadn't," he said. "I get home and within a week or two of that conversation, I'm taking my dog for a walk, and guess what I see right over the tree line?  Right above my head is a drone."

The "confirmation," Farah said, came from online images of drones that "resemble what I saw."

Farah, who lives in a Virginia suburb about 20 miles outside of the nation's capital, could think of only one reason why a drone (if that is really what he saw) would be monitoring the area.

"There could only be one thing that this drone was spying on, and that would be me," he said. "That would be my property."

Jones lapped it up. "It was obviously looking for something on your property, probably harassment," he fumed. "You have to ask the police, I mean, if that scenario happened, and like a Simpsons episode, and a giant green lizard was at the podium, would you submit to them? This is an outside globalist takeover."

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