Texas State Militia Recruiters: Jade Helm Conspiracies a "Great Opportunity"

Sam Biddle · 09/10/15 12:35PM

When Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Military Forces would “monitor” Jade Helm, a U.S. military training exercise taking place in Texas this summer, he didn’t just give an implicit thumbs up to the dumbest conspiracy kooks of the right—he also inspired those kooks to sign up for the Texas militia to defend their state.

Poll: 45 Percent of Voters Worried Obama's Army Is About to Take Over

Ashley Feinberg · 05/12/15 03:17PM

With every day that passes, it seems like yet another politician is jumping aboard the good, maniacal ship Jade Helm conspiracy theory. And according to a new poll from Rasmussen, these lovable lunatics we elected into office are not alone. Because 45 percent of voters “are concerned” that Jade Helm is just a cover for martial law in the American Southwest.

Rand Paul Vows to "Look Into" Insane Martial Law Conspiracy Theory

Ashley Feinberg · 05/01/15 03:11PM

The military is not about to take over the Southwestern United States. No one’s building underground tunnels to connect various Walmarts. Texas is not erecting a series of FEMA death camps. And we’re not about to enter the age of martial law in America. But! Just in case—Rand Paul is on it.

Jade Helm: The Pretend Invasion of Texas That's Driving the Web Crazy

Sam Biddle · 03/26/15 01:24PM

From July 15th to September 15th, over a thousand armed American soldiers will maneuver through the Southwest United States as part of a vast operation with a single motto: "Master the Human Domain." Internet conspiracy theorists wait their whole lives for a moment this rich.