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Far out: U.N.'s space invaders; Obama's hypnotized Jews; Jerry Brown's coy spirituality

It was the most disturbing news since the discovery that bicycle sharing is a plot by the United Nations to establish One World Government.

This past weekend, Rupert Murdoch's Sunday Times of London reported that the U.N. had plans to set up an "alien ambassador" to represent humans to Martians and other alien life forms.

The extraterrestrial news bounced across the globe, as outlets reported another case of U.N. excess. Murdoch's New York Post claimed "an obscure Malaysian scientist... will be named as the Earth's official alien-spacecraft greeter." Numerous other outlets picked up the story. Alas, it turns out the original Times report was based on other worldly sourcing. Authorities here on Planet Earth denied it.


Kentucky's GOP Senate candidate, Ron Paul, has for 20 years been a member of a group that claims President Obama won office by hypnotizing Jewish voters, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a group of conservative doctors, has raised doubts about a connection between HIV and AIDS. The group, which also counts as members Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Paul Broun (R-Ga), put a 2008 article on its Web site suggesting that Obama uses "covert hypnosis intended only for licensed therapists on consenting patients." The technique, allegedly used to convince Jews to support "a candidate who is endorsed by Hamas," is enhanced by Obama's "O" logo, which "resembles a crystal ball, a favorite of hypnotists."

Research has yet to determine whether the technique will work on space invaders.


News of alien life and hypnosis brings us logically to California's Demcoratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown. Moon Beam, a former Jesuit seminarian, was asked twice whether he still meditates. "That's not something I care to discuss," he told reporters.

Of course, Obama already knew Brown would say exactly that.

By Dana Milbank  | September 27, 2010; 9:37 PM ET
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