As horrific events are sorted out, here comes the instant website BostonMarathonConspiracy.com that was set up with its own message by one Jaimie Muehlhausen, a Californian who is weary of the sudden public din that erupts when there is not enough viable information to consider. Visitors to the site are greeted by one stark message: “I bought this domain to keep some conspiracy theory kook from owning it. Please keep the victims of this and their families in your thoughts.”
Mr. Muehlhausen has explained himself in an email, with a mention of both George W. Bush and President Obama:
“Sadly, one of my first thoughts was that it would only be a matter of hours before a certain group of people would begin to say it was a government conspiracy; an act of terror on our own people for political gain. It’s sickening, but take a look at the massive numbers of 9/11 conspiracy nuts people who think Bush and the gang took down the Twin Towers and ended the lives of nearly 3,000 people so we could go to war. The heartless and sick Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists who think the Obama administration killed kindergartners to bolster the gun control debate. And there are plenty of others. Well, I was wrong. It didn’t take hours. It took minutes.”
“I was first inspired by her leadership when she received me as a young Rhodes scholar in London, 58 years ago, and asked me about Indiana.”
Former Sen. Richard G. Lugar about Queen Elizabeth II, upon receiving an honorary knighthood at the British Embassy on Tuesday, bestowed on the Hoosier lawmaker and octogenarian by Ambassador Peter Westmacott.
POLL DU JOUR
• 80 percent of Americans “seek out green products”; 72 percent of Republicans and 84 percent of Democrats also do.
• 60 percent overall prefer environmentally friendly cleaning supplies: 49 percent of Republicans and 66 percent of Democrats feel the same.
• 59 percent overall think “organic” food labeling is just an excuse to charge more; 65 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of Democrats agree.
• 30 percent overall are willing to pay extra for green products; 20 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of Democrats feel the same.
• 23 percent overall say they are a conservationists; 17 percent of Republicans and 26 percent of Democrats say the same.
• 18 percent describe themselves as an environmentalists; 9 percent of Republicans and 23 percent of Democrats also do.
Source: A Harris Poll of 2,276 U.S. adults conducted March 13-18 and released Monday.
• Declarations, proclamations, expectations to jharper@ washingtontimes.com.