Did I punk myself?
In an article published today, I quoted an earlier article that I had written, “Orly Taitz demands to be made Queen of the United States” that includes a quotation ostensibly from one of Taitz’s email broadsides saying “I am uniquely the person to exercise moral power above government, as in Queen of England.”
One of the issues with that referenced article is that it is dated April 1, 2010, and categorized “Wild & Wacky.” That’s a bad sign. Did I quote my own April Fool’s joke as a real story?
Taitz thinks so, writing on her own blog the same day an article [link to Taitz web site] titled:
New April 1 hoax. Last year it was a hoax, starting with the words “quietly eligibility case reaches Supreme Court” It still goes around, even there is no such case in the Supreme Court. Now Obots came up with 3 new ones: Orly Queen of england, Queen of America and Queen of US. Are those dumb Obots paid with our taxpayer money?”
And she was right (except for the paid part), so it turns out, as I wrote in a comment on that article I wrote:
Yes, this is an April Fool joke, as you have surmised. It has gotten a little bit of replication on other web sites that may not have gotten the memo.
My favorite comment was: “You might think this is an April Fools day joke, but it’s not.” http://www.the-peoples-forum.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=17730
I’m always a little uneasy about starting a rumor, even on April Fool’s Day, but ya gotta have a little fun now and then.
And in a later comment I confirmed that the specific quotation was a total fabrication. So here I am, hoist on me own petard.