One of the fun little outcomes of this recount is all the wacky ballots that are showing up. ComedyandPolitics first saw this one on Wonkette.
Now, being the naive blog that we are, we figured that this was an isolated incident of goofballery. Not so, as we learned from Jared last night. It's a full blown conspiracy theory. A quick google search for "lizard people conspiracy" yields an impressive 150,000 hits. But to be fair, "peanut pancake birthday surprise" yields 27,800 hits, so don't give the google number too much weight.
What the hell is the Lizard People conspiracy, you ask? The entry on the always reliable Wikipedia tells us the following:
According to writer David Icke, reptilian humanoids are the force behind a worldwide conspiracy directed at manipulation and control of humanity. He contends that most of the world's leaders are in fact related to 7-foot (2.1 m) tall, blood-drinking, reptilians from the star system Alpha Draconis, in the constellation Draco.
According to an interview with David Icke, Christine Fitzgerald claims that she was a confidante of Diana, Princess of Wales, and that Diana told her that the British Royal Family were reptilian aliens, and that they could shapeshift. Icke also claims that many presidents of the United States have been and are reptilian humanoids. In his view, United States foreign policy after September 11 is the product of a reptilian conspiracy to enslave humanity, with George W. Bush as a servant of the reptilians.
Icke draws connections between the reptilian aliens in his theories and the Annunaki depicted in Zecharia Sitchin's 12th Planet, which has led to other conspiracy theorists referring to reptilian humanoids as the "Annunaki"; however, Sitchin himself has always described his Annunaki as purely humanoid.
Isn't this a fun way to start the week? We're not sure why this "information" in online, but it is. Friend of the blog and wonderful comedian Ross Hyzer has a joke about Cryptozoology, and ComedyandPolitics had always been meaning to do some independent research on the subject. Luckily, Lizard People fall into that category.
Ok, so who is this David Icke fellow? Let's let raving madman (and possibly correct freedom fighter) Alex Jones introduce him.
There is, of course, more to say, but ComedyandPolitics thinks "turd in the punchbowl" is a good way to leave things for now.