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Marianne Williamson Fires Staff, Shifts Campaign to Astral Plane

January 3, 2020
Marianne Williamson Fires Staff, Shifts Campaign to Astral Plane

Williamson 2020 Campaign HQ

Presidential candidate, spiritual guru, and professional inspirational speaker Marianne Williamson has dismissed her entire campaign staff, apparently retreating into her power pyramid with some favorite crystals. A sententiousself-centered New Age Donald Trump, she had previously espoused alarming views on vaccination, depression, and AIDS. Even so, she qualified for the first few Democratic debates in 2019.

More:

“Marianne Williamson lays off 2020 campaign staff nationwide,” Hunter Woodall and Alexandra Jaffe, AP, via Washington Post

Related:

“The Iowa Town Where Marianne Williamson Is Already President,” Adam Wren, Politico

Update:

“Marianne Williamson drops out of Democratic presidential race,” Amy B Wang, Washington Post

“Why Marianne Williamson’s Unconventional Presidential Bid Didn’t Catch On,” Nathaniel Rakich, FiveThirtyEight

“Marianne Williamson Has Mindfully Dropped Out,” Bridget Read, The Cut

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Marianne Williamson’s Creepy, Cosmic Campaign

August 1, 2019

Marianne Williamson's Cosmic Campaign

Professional inspirational speaker Marianne Williamson is being praised for praticing her profession at the Democratic Presidential Debates, where she clearly does not belong. She spouts empty sound bites like a sententious, self-centered New Age Donald Trump, and has espoused dangerous views on vaccination, depression, and AIDS.  Ms. Williamson got rich as a spritual guru, so if you feel the urge to give her campaign $5, please burn some sage and gaze into a crystal instead.

More:

“Marianne Williamson isn’t funny. She’s scary.” Zack Beauchamp, Vox

“Marianne Williamson won the debate and we’re probably all doomed,” Brian Boyle, Los Angeles Times

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Marianne Williamson’s Aura Pervades Democratic Debate

June 28, 2019
Marianne Williamson Aura Pervades Debate

Marianne Williamson Campaign Headquarters, Washington DC

On NBC’s live Democratic debate telecast last night, only Marianne Williamson had the vision to say the country doesn’t need any stinking plans, it needs a better bumper sticker.

“I tell you one thing, it’s nice if we have all these plans, but if you think we beat Donald Trump by having all these plans. He didn’t win by having a plan. He just said ‘Make America Great Again.'”

More:

“Marianne Williamson Went Full Goop at the Democratic Debate,” Esther Wang, Jezebel

“The 4 Kookiest Marianne Williamson Moments From The Debate,” Caitlin MacNeal, TalkingPointsMemo

“Marianne Williamson’s Weirdest, Most Wonderful Debate Moments,” Matt Stieb, New York Magazine

“Marianne Williamson’s ‘girlfriend’ call to New Zealand and her other best moments in the debates,” Emily Stewart, Vox

“Marianne Williamson brings love, peace and a distaste for ‘plans’ to the debate stage,” Caitlin Oprysko, Politico

“‘Has anyone tried fixing America with crystals and bee pollen?’: Late-night hosts tackle Marianne Williamson’s surprising debate performance,” Allyson Chiu, Washington Post

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President Hillary Will Release the Files — the X-Files

May 17, 2016

President Hillary Will Release the Files -- the X-Files

“When Jimmy Kimmel asked Hillary Clinton in a late-night TV interview about U.F.O.s, she quickly corrected his terminology.

‘You know, there’s a new name,’ Mrs. Clinton said in the March appearance. ‘It’s unexplained aerial phenomenon,’ she said. ‘U.A.P. That’s the latest nomenclature.’

Known for her grasp of policy, Mrs. Clinton has spoken at length in her presidential campaign on topics as diverse as Alzheimer’s research and military tensions in the South China Sea. But it is her unusual knowledge about extraterrestrials that has struck a small but committed cohort of voters.

Mrs. Clinton has vowed that barring any threats to national security, she would open up government files on the subject, a shift from President Obama, who typically dismisses the topic as a joke. Her position has elated U.F.O. enthusiasts, who have declared Mrs. Clinton the first ‘E.T. candidate.’”

–“Hillary Clinton Gives U.F.O. Buffs Hope She Will Open the X-Files,” Amy Chozick, New York Times

“Hillary Clinton’s UFO investigation plans unlikely to achieve liftoff, experts say,” Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian

“What Hillary Clinton Says About Aliens Is Totally Misguided,” Nadia Drake, National Geographic Phenomena

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Hillary will Release All Secret Files — on UFOs

March 9, 2016

Hillary Will Release All Secret Files -- on UFOs
Clinton 2016 Campaign Chairman John Podesta told a Las Vegas interviewer that he has urged Hillary Clinton to declassify all government UFO files if elected, and the candidate is considering it. In fact, back in January Secretary Clinton herself told a New Hampshire reporter that Mr. Podesta “has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out. One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.” Extraterrestrials: we want them accounted for.

Why do otherwise serious politicos care about UFO sightings? The most-viewed declassified FBI document is the “Hottel Memo” about flying saucers.

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Whole Foods Snake Oil

March 30, 2014

Whole Foods Snake Oil

“When confronted by Big Picture Science about their decision to sell homeopathic products, Whole Foods responded that, ‘because homeopathic remedies are safe and believed by many to be effective, we will continue to carry them in our stores.’ In other words, as long as homeopathic remedies are effective in separating people from their money, they will continue to be sold. Despite the overwhelming preponderance of evidence, Whole Foods cherry picks the record to suggest that there is ‘disagreement in the scientific community’ regarding homeopathy and that, of course, ‘there is a clear need for further research in this area.’ ‘Where have we heard that before?”

— “Hey, Whole Foods: Stop Selling Snake Oil,” Paul SanGiorgio, Triple Pundit

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