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Conspiracy Theorists Hurt Ticket Sales

Speakers promoting controversial conspiracy theories may be hurting ticket sales, according to Tea Party Boise, which is making a late push to improve attendance. Steven Jones, a physicist who founded Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, will keynote "Awake and Arise America" set for Northwest Nazarene University's Brandt Center Friday and Saturday in Nampa. Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice says government and industry insiders had "foreknowledge of the time, place, and nature of the attack of September 11, 2001." The group questions whether airplanes could have destroyed the Twin Towers and suggests a cover up. The second keynote speaker is Jack Monnett, a historian and author of, "Awakening to our Awful Situation: Warnings from the Nephi Prophets"/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Will the kooky fringe ultimately bring down the Tea Party?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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