Conspiracy Thursday! (Because we all need a little drama in our lives)

Did Knights of the Templar hide holy relics in Long Beach?  Was the illuminati the architects of our original Boardwalk?  Did the Dread Pirate Roberts really hide millions of gold coin on or near coordinates 40.589330-73.666453?  Was 1930’s Mayor Edwards really a space alien sent to Long Beach to solve the future parking crisis? 

You know what that means: It’s Conspiracy Thursday

Long time readers of the blog might remember Conspiracy Thursday, my short-lived blog series where I questioned the weird and unexplained. Some past topics include the lack of pony rides in LB [link], if the LB Patch was manipulating the weather to bring hits to their website [link], and whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo brought the Holiday Lights back to Jones Beach to win some Long Island votes [link]. Well, the latest has to do with this blog itself!

With that  mean email I posted the other day came lots of speculation. Several readers (at least 10) seem to think that nasty email was a pre-emptive attack to discourage me from blogging again, saying it was timed right before the budget shortfall news. I received several messages like this:

Anthony, I’m pretty sure it’s the Long Beach puppeteers, the Democrat and Republican Party bosses, and their patronage dependents, who are trying to knock you out of the box.

They’re terrified that you are preparing to endorse candidates for the city council, who will ride the Bendo wave and put Long Beach on the right track.

The Long Beach DOMS welcome you back. We’re with you all the way!  – Richard Boodman

I don’t know.. it’s plausible, but I never know what to believe around here. I really don’t think anybody in the city would do that because it just seems so pathetic. There are a lot of angry grammar and writing folks out there. There are also plenty of people who don’t seem to understand what a blog is. Heck, to stroke my ego, that would be kinda cool if it was a political attack. It would make this blog legit. But probably not. What do you folks think?

Is the Long Beach Patch responsible for this bad weather? [Conspiracy Thursday]

It’s Conspiracy Thursday (pay no attention to the calendar).

I subscribe to the Long Beach Patch newsletter where they keep emailing me these horrid weather reports; sometimes I receive them multiple times a day. It’s as if there is nothing else going on in Long Beach, so they need bad weather to bring more hits to their website. I am starting to wonder if the LB Patch is somehow behind weather we’ve been experiencing lately. I don’t know how that’s even possible, but perhaps they have some secret deal with DARPA using weather controlling satellites or something.

The conspiracy: Is the Long Beach Patch controlling our weather to bring more hits to their website? Is bad weather the ultimate click bait? Discuss….

(A screenshot of my inbox)Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 9.40.58 AM


Holiday Lights Spectacular @ Jones Beach

I checked out the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones Beach last night. I’m really glad NY State decided to bring this back. It’s a fun activity and great for the kids! I’m just worried if it’s just this year because it’s election year and Cuomo was looking for some Long Island votes… Was this announced before the elections? (is it conspiracy thursday?).

There’s also a Holiday Village along the way with Santa, fire pits and hot chocolate. I took a bunch of photos, but definitely check it out in person by visiting Holiday Lights Spectacular 2014 for information and tickets.


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Are all these supposed chemtrails poisoning us? (Conspiracy Thursday)

According to the chemtrail conspiracy theory, long-lasting trails left in the sky by high-flying aircraft are chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed for sinister purposes undisclosed to the general public. [LINK]

Being that we are so close to JFK, is this something we should be concerned with? Or is it complete BS? Conspiracy theorists sound off. (Please note: I think this conspiracy is complete BS, but thought it would make for a fun topic to discuss.)

(‘Chemtrail’ or Contrail over Long Beach – October 8th, 2014)chemtrail2