Whenever I can’t think of any new fiction topics to write about in my books, all I have to do is check my e-mail, Facebook, or anything else on the internet. Rumor Control is always working hard to provide plenty of book ideas and blog fodder.
So what’s new lately? Let’s see; how about the wild tale that the Sandy Hook shooting was actually carried out by government hit men as part of a master plan to grab all of our guns? Or the one that the accused shooter Adam Lanza actually died the day before the massacre took place?
Or how about the one that FEMA is stockpiling two million coffins as part of yet another master plan? I heard this exact same crap years ago from the Democrats when George Bush got elected. And I got letters to the editor at my newspapers claiming the same thing when Reagan got elected. Same old myth, just updated.
Here’s an interesting one making the rounds; representatives of the Gay Coalition, whatever the heck that is, held a wild gay sex orgy that took up several floors at a Washington D.C. hotel to celebrate the strides they had made in legalizing gay marriage. When straight people staying at the hotel objected to seeing sexual acts happening in the elevators and hallways, the hotel management told them that the government was picking up the tab for the party and to go elsewhere if they didn’t like it. Police called to the scene told them to “Get used to it, you’ll be seeing it on street corners next week.” I know this must be true, I’ve received three or four e-mails about it in the last week.
How about this old favorite that has been revived in the last few weeks; if you are a veteran and go to a VA hospital for care, your doctor is required to ask if you ever feel depressed or angry, or feel like you want to hurt yourself or anybody else. This information is then passed on to Homeland Security, and the government will cancel your concealed weapons permit and confiscate your guns. Since there is no Federal concealed weapons permit, and since I have been in VA hospitals from Pennsylvania to Kentucky, South Dakota, and Arizona and have never been asked these questions, and because I have a basic amount of common sense, I don’t believe this rumor either.
I wonder if the nice folks at Homeland Security check on the gun thing before or after they call all of the GPS units we have in our vehicles to check our current position and track our travels every day.
I’d share a few more of these wild tales with you, but my tinfoil helmet is getting hot and making my head itchy, so I need to take if off for a while.
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