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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Atheists Sue To Remove Telephone Pole (SATIRE)

For the record: the following story is satire—pure fiction! But considering how atheists in the past have sued to remove Mother Teresa from postage stamps and crossbeams from Ground Zero, it wouldn’t surprise me the least if this was real.
ROCHESTER, NY–The secular advocacy group North American Atheists has filed suit against a telephone pole on the grounds that it “violates the separation of church and state.” NAA President David Goldman says, “It looks a Christian cross and it’s on government property. Case closed.”

When asked why the atheist group decided to sue the pole itself rather than the telephone company or the state, he replied, “Grrrr! It will pay!”

The pole has sparked controversy among area residents. Some see it as a clear violation of the separation of church and state. Others see it as a means to get phone wires to their houses. “It sort of looks like a cross,” says Jay Banworth. “And this country was not founded on Christian principles. It’s got to go.”

“It’s just a telephone pole,” says Banworth’s wife Marge. “I don’t think Jay understands that that’s where the wires come in.”

The NAA rose to national prominence last year when it sued a shrub, for accidentally catching fire on government property. “That was a clear allusion to the burning bush in the Book of Exodus–on government property,” says Goldman. “That bush is gone now.”

The suit was withdrawn as the bush quickly burned to the ground.

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Lot Of Work Ahead Of Me

I finally have an assignment this week (for the first time in a long while now), and my editor says I’ll be receiving more now that the school year has started. As such, I’m going to be posting less frequently on my blog and other accounts. But hey: as long as I’m making money, I can’t complain.

Demotivational Poster: Racism II

Racism II

Marco Rubio recently claimed that Medicare and Social Security have “weakened us as a people”; and as can be expected, the libtarded moonbat blogosphere was outraged, demonizing Rubio in blog posts as a heartless Scrooge figure who wants to kick Grandma and Grandpa to the curb and have them rot in their own feces.

I’m not going to comment on Rubio’s statement (though I think he had a somewhat valid point), or on the plethora of blog posts about him, but rather on a comment on one of those posts. If you scroll through the comment section of the Crooks and Liar article, wading through the guano common in most moonbat breeding grounds, you’ll come across a comment arguing how “Cubans are the most selfish people you will ever see,” followed by a reply adding “Plus they all look alike.”

Yup, you read that correctly: a supposedly “tolerant” and “open-minded” liberal making a generalization about race. Was it the worst example of racism? No. But could you imagine if someone right-of-center said something similar? Moonbats would be accusing him of burning crosses at KKK rallies!

Yet another example of libtarded moonbat hypocrisy: It’s only racist when right-wingers do it! That’s why it’s racist when Rush Limbaugh mocks the Chinese President with Chinese gobbledygook, but not when Jon Stewart mocks Herman Cain with an Amos and Andy voice. That’s why it’s racist to suggest that Obama may have bosses (as in “union bosses,” not “slave masters”), but not to suggest that Herman Cain may be “paid by rich white men” to run for President, or that Colin Powell is a “house Negro”, or that Clarence Thomas should be “sent back to the fields.”

That good ol' left-wing "okay if we do it, terrible if they do!" never fails!

Who's For Lynching Black People?

Union thugs wanted Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "sent back into the fields" and "strung up", yet it's the Tea Party that wants to lynch black people? Good grief!

Rick Perry slammed by Libertarian Director

With the mainstream media gushing over Rick Perry while ignoring Ron Paul, it seems as though Perry will inevitably be the next Republican presidential candidate (thus guaranteeing Obama a second term).

To hypocritical rhetoric-regurgitating Republicans, this is heaven; to libertarians who truly care about Constitutionally limited government, this is hell. Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict explains why:

Ron Paul Coverage Isn't FAIR

I don’t really care for Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting (“Fair” as in “overtly liberal” and “Accurate” as in “Whatever fits our far-left worldview”), but as the old saying goes, a broken clock tells the correct time twice a day. And they’re absolutely correct about the media’s neglect of Ron Paul.
There is little reason to care about what the polls say right now about who's leading in the Republican presidential nomination. But the media obviously think otherwise, hence this headline in the Washington Post yesterday (8/25/11):

Romney Loses GOP Front-Runner Status

The "news" is that Rick Perry is leading in a new Gallup Poll. But read a little further:
The survey showed Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) at 13 percent and Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) slipping to 10 percent. No other candidate registered in the double digits.
So this means Paul's in the "top tier" now, right?

This is a good time to issue a quick reminder about the hazards of paying too much attention to early polling:
In 2003, early polling of the following year's Democratic nominees (e.g., CBS News poll, 12/14-12/16/03) showed eventual nominee John Kerry in the middle of the pack, trailing Howard Dean, Wesley Clark, Richard Gephardt and Joe Lieberman. An August 2003 USA Today/Gallup poll (8/25-8/26/03) showed front-runner Lieberman with a 10-point lead over Gephardt. As the dynamics of the nomination race shifted, so did the polls--but not in a way that would suggest the polling would predict the winner. By January 2004, Howard Dean was leading the pack, followed closely by Wesley Clark (1/2-5/04).
On the Republican side:
in the 2000 race, Bush's only serious competition came from Sen. John McCain, who was trailing far behind in the early polls--behind Elizabeth Dole, Dan Quayle and Steve Forbes (e.g., NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 1/99).

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Big Business Loves Regulation

The Obama administration plans to slash federal regulations in an effort to reduce costs, claiming that the plan “could save more than $10 billion over five years.” As can be expected, the Chicken Littlies in the progressive blogosphere are frantically sounding the alarm for the end of the world. “Deregulation? Oh no! Lead paint in toys! Rat turds in milk! Asbestos in classrooms! Corporate takeover! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”

Of course, libtrarded moonbats are spinning this story to fit their narrative that corporations lobby the government to deregulate the economy; and as with their other narratives—like “the rich don’t pay their fair share” or “gun control deters violent crime”—it’s another fairy tale with no basis in reality. For starters, overall regulation has been increasing, not decreasing, over the past several decades.

As for corporations, big business actually loves regulation. Think about it! If you were a giant multinational corporation, which would you prefer: a “free market” where everyone plays on an even playing field and has an equal chance of success (and thus could easily surpass you), or a highly-regulated market where the playing field is tilted in your favor, hurting small businesses and preventing new businesses from even starting?

Don’t believe me?

Watch the following segment from a lecture by Tim Carney. Better yet, watch the full lecture here. Then decide for yourself.

Are Big Business and Big Government enemies? According to journalist and author Tim Carney, that story is a myth. Both Republicans and Democrats bilk taxpayers to benefit their corporate allies and K Street lobbyists, whether the issue is health care reform, climate change, or defense spending.

The Obama administration's bailouts and "stimulus" package(s) have taken the taxpayer-bilking to historic levels -- a remarkable achievement, considering the previous administration. And at the same time the president promises his health care overhaul will put patients first, the legislation he supports has corporate lobbyists once again lined up at the trough.

More Anti-Ron Paul Hater Vids

Morrakiu recently released two more videos in his war against Ron Paul haters.

This first one defends Ron Paul’s position on evolution and creationism. When you have an adamant anti-theist defending your belief in creationism, you know you're doing something right.

The next one points out all the failures (and blatant hypocrisies) Obama has had in implementing his liberal Democratic policies (and thus how foolish it is for Democrats to continue supporting him).

I especially love his warning at the end:
This is his first term. He still has voters to answer to, and yet he’s pissing all over his Democratic base, pissing all over progressives. What do you think he’s going to do in his second term when he has nothing to lose? There’s no upcoming election to look good for. I can't wait to see what horrible things he’ll do in his second term when he has nothing to lose.

Your Typical Angry Comment

Rarely do I receive any comments on my blog. But I managed to receive a comment to my Bob Proctor vs. Jim Cunningham post, which in turn was a follow-up to my I Know The Secret To "The Secret" post.
Maybe you're not mature enough yet to distill the major difference between Bob Proctor and Jim Cunningham. One is a real person with a successful career - spanning close to 4 decades. The other is a fictional character in a movie....
Your take on reality is blurred and you can't see how the entertainment industry has always sensationalized or spoofed politicians, religious figures, everyday employers and employees and yes.. the motivational industry.
You're just creatively pissed and thanks to Bill Gates and his generation... you have a platform to look and sound somewhat collected. Get out from behind your keyboard and make the world a better place...
Apparently the person missed the point that I was trying to make, which is that motivational speakers, be they real or fictional, are nothing more than silver-tongue charlatans who prey upon people’s insecurities by feeding them empty promises. An opinion? I know. But one that I feel is quite accurate.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fox News Neocons Hate Ron Paul!

It should be obvious to anyone with a pair of eyes and half a brain that Fox News, despite its motto, is neither fair nor balanced. They may occasionally invite a liberal like Alan Colmes or Juan Williams to provide a counterpoint, but otherwise, the network is overtly a neoconservative propaganda machine. However, compared with the rest of the media, which slants towards the left, Fox News is the lesser of two evils—though the lesser of two evils is still evil!

As such, the network has constantly kissed the ass of politicians that shared their police-the-world, trade-liberty-for security, and sleep-with-big-business agenda (apparent during the eight years under Bush) while demonizing, if not ignoring, those who did not. Ron Paul has been no exception. During the 2008 presidential election, Fox News excluded Paul from a GOP presidential debate; and when Paul won the CPAC straw poll earlier this year, the network edited video footage to make it appear as though he was being booed.

So it should shock no one when Fox’s biggest personalities show nothing but disdain for him. In a column earlier this summer, Ann Coulter called Ron Paul insane for suggesting that government stay out of marriage (to which Ryan McMacken wrote an excellent rebuttal). Rush Limbaugh earlier this month warned that Ron Paul would destroy the Republican Party (a good idea—considering it’s failed to be conservative, standing neither for limited government nor fiscal responsibility). And finally, Bill “I’m-a-hardcore-neocon-claiming-to-be-an-independent” O’Reilly claimed Ron Paul was “afraid” to be interviewed on his show (though considering how O’Reilly treats his other guests, I wouldn’t be surprised).

Bob Proctor vs. Jim Cunningham

Yesterday I shared a video attacking “The Secret.” Shortly after posting it, I realized there was an eerie resemblance between Bob Proctor and Jim Cunningham, the fictional motivational speaker from the movie Donnie Darko.

Just watch these two video clips in succession and see if you can spot the similarities:

Friday, August 26, 2011

I Know The Secret To "The Secret"

I don’t care for motivational speakers. To me, they’re all the same charlatans who prey upon people’s insecurities by feeding them feel-good platitudes like “believe in yourself” and “think happy thoughts,” promising them that all their dreams can come true simply by thinking positive—and buying $50 books and DVD sets!

Which is why I was tickled pink by Coughlan000’s recent video attacking “The Secret.” (The video was originally posted on his former YouTube channel several years ago.)

I especially cringed at the anecdote of an old lady who decided to cure her cancer by following the book’s advice rather than continuing any further medical treatment. I don’t know whether to feel saddened or sickened by that.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthquakes and God's Wrath

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the east coast yesterday. I’m originally from Virginia where the earthquake originated, and I still have relatives that live up there. So I considered this news story an excuse to give everyone a call.

Needless to say, nothing serious happened near them, considering they live near North Carolina, far from the epicenter in-between Richmond and Washington D.C. My sister and niece were driving when it happened, so they didn’t feel a thing. My father also didn’t notice it. Being a devoutly religious man, he claimed the earthquake may have been judgment, or rather a pre-cursor for judgment, for the sins of the corrupt politicians in Washington D.C.

Now do I think this earthquake was God’s judgment? Probably not. For one, not much damage occurred. The most that resulted from this was an interrupted work day, many shaken souls, and a few minor damages to buildings. Second, and most important, I don’t pretend to know the will of God, and I find it rather presumptuous when some religious figure like Pat Robertson claims that a natural disaster was ipso facto God’s judgment.

Now don’t get me wrong, I believe in a benevolent and just God more than willing to punish mankind for its trespasses, and I know America has its hands dirty, especially in light of its actions within the past decade. So will America face judgment? Possibly. Our current economic crisis may very well be the tip of the iceberg, and if America doesn’t change course, we may face an economic collapse, and the fall of our empire as we know it. But one can’t be too sure of these things. After all, God works in mysterious ways.

Stewart On Schultz's Dishonest Edit Of Perry

Libtarded moonbats claim that MSNBC cannot be compared to Fox News because MSNBC always tells the truth while Fox News always lies. That argument was clearly debunked last week after it was revealed that Ed Schultz edited video footage of Rick Perry to make his “black cloud” statement appear racist.

Schultz did apologize the next day. Of course, in my opinion, his apology was clearly for getting caught, not for making the edit. After all, no one could have edited the video of Perry’s speech without knowing that the “black cloud” statement was referring to the debt, not to Obama. The edit was clearly intentional and not an accident.

Even Jon Stewart had enough sense to detect Schultz’s blatant dishonesty.

(Start Ed Schultz video clip)

Schultz: Perry comes from the radical country club that loves to remind white America President Obama is “other”—not like you!

Perry: Getting America back to work is the most important issue that faces the country—being able to pay off 14 and a half or 16 trillion dollars worth of debt. That big black cloud that hangs over America…

Schultz: That big black cloud Perry is talking about is President Barack Obama.

(End clip)

Stewart: Wait, what? Pretty sure Perry was saying the black cloud is the debt. In fact, if you keep the sound byte going…

(Start Perry video clip)

Perry: That big black cloud that hangs over America, that debt…

(End clip)

Stewart: See. “That debt.” And while the next day, Ed Schultz did apologize about not playing the whole clip, he never really addressed his insinuation about what Perry meant with the phrase “black cloud over America.” But I guess that’s black clouds. Some people see a racist dog whistle; some people see George Washington wrestling a leprechaun.

Hate Ron Paul?

Hate Ron Paul?

Even though Barack Obama has failed to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, started military conflict in Libya, continuously extended the Patriot Act, authorized the assassination of American citizens, called for the prosecution of the growth and distribution of medical marijuana, created an economic stimulus that failed to stimulate the economy, and bailed out the banks and auto industries, Democrats would still vote for Obama rather than Ron Paul—even though he has opposed all of the above!

The reasons they have for hating Ron Paul are trivial at best. They argue that he is a Republican, even though he’s the sanest one in his party, and more anti-war and pro-civil liberties than any Democrat—including Obama! They argue that he doesn’t believe in evolution, which isn’t shocking in a country where only 39 percent do. They argue that he doesn’t believe in separation of church and state, even though he has opposed faith-based initiatives. They argue that he has “insane” and “radical” ideas like returning to the gold standard (because our current fiat currency is fairing so well!) and allowing states to set their own laws on abortion, gay marriage, and drugs—an idea based upon the Tenth Amendment.

In the end, there really is no excuse for not voting for Ron Paul. No one could reasonably compare Obama and Paul and decide that Obama was the better choice, unless, of course, they were the youthful ideologues who truly believed in his message of “Hope and Change”—even though the past term has seen very little hope or change. Of course, one can always give Obama another four years to see if such hope and change will eventually come about. My question is: can America survive for that long?

Monday, August 22, 2011

MSNBC FAILS 27 - Schultz Makes Perry Look Racist

Schultz edits video of Gov. Rick Perry to make his "black cloud" statement—which refers to the debt, not Obama—look racist!

Original video by Breitbart.TV (I know, I'm cheating here. Which is why I don't have my title or closing in this video. Promise next video will be original!)

Demotivational Poster: Somalia

New Rule: People who insist on referencing Somalia should be able to find the country on an unmarked map. They should also be able to give a brief but detailed summary of its history, demographics, and politics. Unless they can do either, they should not be allowed to use it as an example.

I’m getting sick and tired of people using Somalia either as an example of anarchy (or worse, as an example of libertarianism, which shows gross ignorance of the political philosophy) or as a place to move to (“If you don’t like here in ‘muika, you can f**k off to So-mall-e-yah!”). And I know for a fact that half (if not more so) of the people mentioning it don’t know jack squat about the country, let alone where it is on a map. Before you mention the damn place, at least know something about it! Otherwise, you come off as a presumptuous dumbass.

Cool Anti-Ron Paul Hater Videos

YouTube user Morrakiu has released several videos mocking Ron Paul haters (especially libtarded moonbat atheists) and the ridiculous reasons why they refuse to support him. Watch them for the lulz, share them for the message!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Why I Can't Stand Liberals

I know this may come as a shock, but I try (key word being “try”) not to be ultra-partisan in my politics. I try not to see politics as being left vs. right, liberal vs. conservative, Democrat vs. Republican, but rather as being liberty vs. tyranny (and sadly, in recent years, tyranny has been winning).

I personally don’t care who’s trying to violate my individual liberty, whether it’s a Republican wiretapping my phone or a Democrat forcing me to buy health insurance. I oppose anyone who tries to take away my freedom and embrace anyone willing to protect it.

But as anyone who follows my blog can tell, I tend to harp on liberals the most. I do this for several reasons: first, I was raised conservative, so liberalism appears foreign, even alien, to me (and judging from moonbats like Janeane Garofalo, some liberals may indeed be aliens from another planet). Conservatives I can understand (and I disagree with some of their views); liberals, I cannot.

Second, liberals seem more than willing to relinquish their individual rights for the sake of the collective. Gun control? Healthcare mandates? Fairness Doctrine? Net Neutrality? All fine and dandy! To liberals, serving the “common good” is more important than protecting personal freedoms, especially those guaranteed in the Constitution—a document they consider “outdated” and “living” and thus subject to change (provided it’s the change they want). Anyone who thinks otherwise is just “selfish.”

Third, and most importantly, liberals tend to be the opposite of what they claim to be: tolerant and open-minded. Want proof? Try visiting the Huffington Post or Addicting Info and leaving a dissenting comment and see how “tolerant” and “open-minded” liberals respond.

But nothing serves as stronger proof than a recent blog post by Ray Pensador on Daily Kos (Strong language ahead. Viewer discretion is advised):

I feel nothing but disdain for the extreme Right. There is no hesitation or equivocation in my mind about the fact that I am one hundred percent right, and the Astroturf-financed Orc-like Right is one hundred percent wrong, and that they are a tool of the Oligarchy that takes advantage of their extreme ignorance, and base instincts such as racism, religious fundamentalism, ethnocentrism, and ignorance-induced extreme nationalism.

I know that there is no equivalency between a Progressive and Liberal philosophy and the contemporary Right-wing movement in the United States. A civil and modern society that operates under the rule of law, respects the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, can only exist under Liberalism and a Progressive philosophy. We are right. They are wrong, and must be mercilessly defeated.

The U.S. government has been corrupted to the core by a plutocratic cabal of sociopaths. The entire U.S. media serves mainly as a propaganda machine for the criminal plutocracy. There is an international conspiracy of bankers who are looting the entire world-wide financial system.

I don't give a shit about quoting Reagan, or Linbaugh, or making statements like, "You see, even 'so and so' who is a conservative Republican, agrees with 'this or that.'" I only care about what we (Liberals, and Progressive) have to say about anything, because after all, we are the only ones that are sane, believe in science, and empirical evidence, and true investigative journalism, and freedom and equality, and the rule of law. We are sane, they are crazy wack-jobs, so I don't give two shits about anything they have to say.

I have no interest in talking to them, or negotiating with them, or in give-and-take with them, or in accepting any of their bullshit corporate public relations firm-paid messaging of framing on any issue.
I could easily comment on the diatribe above, but I believe Bernard Goldberg said it best in his best-selling (and my all-time favorite) book 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America when he described modern-day liberals:

[They] live up to the most embarrassing stereotypes many of us hold about today’s cultural-elite liberals: that they’re snooty, snobby know-it-alls, who have gotten angrier and angrier in recent years and who think they’re not only smarter, but also better than everyone else, especially everyone else who lives in a “Red State”—a population they see as hopelessly dumb and pathetically religious. And it is precisely this elitist condensation—this smug attitude that Middle America is a land of right-wing yahoos who are so damned unenlightened that they probably don’t even know where the Hamptons are—that hurts liberals and their causes way more than it helps them. It’s one of the reasons John Kerry is still a senator and not the president of the United States.

Happy Birthday Ron Paul!

Ron Paul turned 76 yesterday. A fundraising “money bomb” created as a birthday present raised over $1.5 million for his presidential campaign. An outstanding present for an outstanding presidential candidate—one who truly reflects the limited government conservative values lacking in most conservative politicians, especially Republicans.

In honor of his birthday, allow me to share this video highlighting the accurate predictions Ron Paul has made concerning our economy and foreign policy.

You know a man by his record.

This video reveals Ron Paul's opinion about the "housing bubble" in 2002 and 2007, his opinion of the rationale and threat from Iraq in 2002, his amazing statement in 2007 at a presidential debate that Osama bin Ladin was hiding in Pakistan, and additional predictions that are coming true today.

If you're tired of electing officials who don't know what they are doing, take a look at Ron Paul. No other candidate for President has his principled voting record, and nobody else has his amazingly accurate record of predictions (culled from his knowledge of history and the Austrian school of economics).

Friday, August 19, 2011

MSNBC Fails 26 - Al Sharpton Fails!

Having taken over for Cenk Uygur, Al Sharpton makes less than scrupulous mistakes on-air.

Video clips from joegerarden

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Barack Obama Vs Ron Paul

Barack Obama Vs Ron Paul

On one hand, you have a Democrat who has failed to end either the Afghanistan or Iraq war, and even started military conflict in Libya; on the other hand, you have the one, if only, Republican who has opposed all three military conflicts and insisted on slashing military spending and adopting a non-interventionist foreign policy.

On one hand, you have a Democrat who has consistently extended the unconstitutional Patriot Act, which allows for warrantless wiretaps and searches; on the other hand, you have the one, if only, Republican who has voted against it ever since its inception.

On one hand, you have a Democrat who raised taxes and wasted taxpayer money on an economic stimulus that failed to stimulate the economy; on the other hand, you have a Republican who has consistently addressed the national debt and demanded cuts to spending and taxes.

On one hand, you have a Democrat who extended the Bush tax cuts and bailed out the banks and auto industries; on the other hand, you have a Republican who has opposed federal subsidies and other forms of corporate welfare.

On one hand, you have a Democrat who recently decided to prosecute the growth and distribution of medical marijuana; on the other hand, you have a Republican who has supported the legalization of marijuana and other drugs including heroin.

On one hand, you have a Democrat whose presidential campaign was financed by corporations, unions, and other special interests groups; On the other hand, you have a Republican whose campaigns have solely been funded by individual donations.

The choice is clear: On one hand, you have a president who disregards the Constitution, supports big government, and represents big business; on the other hand, you have a presidential candidate dedicated to the Constitution, limited government, and the American people.

This election, support real hope and change. Vote Ron Paul 2012!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Republicans Vs. The Constitution

Republicans Vs. The Constitution

Republicans claim to stand for limited government, yet their track record proves otherwise. They have done nothing to decrease the size of federal government and everything to increase it. The last eight years under Bush serve as a grim reminder.

As the 2012 elections quickly approaches, Republican candidates are promising a return to the Constitution, even though most of them supported Bush’s unconstitutional policies. Of the eight candidates, only Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich oppose the US PATRIOT Act, which blatantly violates the 4th Amendment by allowing for warrantless wiretaps and library record searches. Four other candidates support it, while two have yet to state their opinion on it.

The Republican Party has reached a crucial turning point in its history. They can either reclaim their tarnished reputation by electing a true limited government candidate like Ron Paul—one who stands for the Constitution rather than for corporate donors, or they can elect another warmongering neoconservative theocrat like Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry, and thus ensure victory for Obama while they and their party fade into obscurity.

What will it be, Republicans?

Demotivational Poster: Ames GOP Straw Poll

Ames GOP Straw Poll

Photo from video What's Wrong With This Headline? Hmmm... by Conservative1001BG (Subscribe to him. He’s awesome!)

Michelle Bachmann won first place in the Ames GOP straw poll last week, overcoming Ron Paul, who came in second place, by 1% of the vote.

So how did the mainstream media cover the story? Politico posted an article with the following headline: “Michele Bachmann wins Ames Straw Poll, Tim Pawlenty gets third.”

What? No mention of Ron Paul? But he came in second place—and by 1%! A few more votes and he would have been the winner instead. Why focus on Tim Pawlenty coming in third place, especially since he quit his presidential run shortly after?

Well this story caught the blogosphere’s attention, and Politico later changed the headline to simply “Michele Bachmann wins Ames Straw Poll.”

It should be no surprise that Ron Paul is often ignored in the media. He is one of the few, if perhaps only, politicians to have his campaigns financed soley by individuals rather than corporations and special interest groups. Couple that with his opposition to war, torture, and corporatism, and Ron Paul poses a threat to the establishment, specifically the corporate elite.

But then again, why would anyone, especially a conservative, support one of the few Republicans who voted against the unconstitutional Patriot Act and Iraq War when they can support the limited government Tea Party candidate who supported both?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jon Stewart Bashes Media For Anti-Ron Paul Bias

Ron Paul is one of the few, if perhaps only, politicians to have his campaigns financed soley by individuals rather than corporations and special interest groups. Couple that with his opposition to war, torture, and corporatism, and Ron Paul poses a threat to the establishment, specifically the corporate elite. So it’s no surprise that the media tries its best to ignore him.

Jon Stewart did an excellent job last night exposing the media’s blatant bias against Ron Paul. My favorite part in the video has to be near the end where the two reporters discussed (on-air no less) how they would focus more on Sarah Palin than on Ron Paul. You don’t get a clearer admission of media bias than that!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hiatus Ended Early (And The News)

I decided to end my hiatus early. I just can’t go with complaining. I need an outlet for my rage.

Anyway, here’s what’s happened since my hiatus:

· The debt ceiling was raised (no surprise!) and a super committee was created. The only thing super about it is how it supersedes our Constitution.

· Rick Perry held his prayer rally August 6. A few days later, the DOW dropped. I guess God answered “No” to Perry’s prayers.

· American Atheists filed a lawsuit to have a cross removed from Ground Zero. Once again, atheists complain about crap that doesn’t matter. At least this isn’t as ridiculous as suing over Mother Teresa being featured on a postage stamp.

· Michelle Bachmann was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine, and conservatives (and even NOW) have accused the cover of being “sexist.” My response: “Oh my God! Who the hell cares?”

· The third GOP debate was held in Iowa. This was the first one I actually watched. Unfortunately, it was mostly focused on Bachmann and Pawlenty.

· Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll with Ron Paul in second place. And my faith in the Republican party has reached an all-time low. Yes, support the woman who voted to renew the blatantly unconstitutional Patriot Act, instead of the only Republican who constantly voted against it. Republicans support the Constitution? My ass they do!

· Rick Perry announced his run for president. Great! Just what we need: another warmongering theocratic neocon. Because the last one did a splendid job as president! Meanwhile, true conservatives like Ron Paul receive little to negative media attention, while Gary Johnson receives none. If Ron Paul isn’t elected, the Republicans are officially dead to me. I’m going third party.

I noticed my YouTube channel is lacking, so I’m going to focus on creating new videos. Also plan on writing a few essays.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What Else Can I Do?

Two years—it’s been two years since I started blogging, and I can’t really say I accomplished much. For two years, I’ve shared my thoughts on my country’s descent into madness: bank bailouts, record unemployment, socialized medicine, virtual strip searches, extensions to the Patriot Act, and other acts of shoving the Constitution further through the shredder.

For two years, the politicians in Washington have been increasing the power of government while decreasing the rights of the individual citizen. And what have I done about it? React. Just React. I’ve remained on my ass complaining on my blog while occasionally casting my vote come Election Day.

I’m sick of it. Not of blogging, of course. Just of doing nothing about the problems in our country other than react to them. That just makes me part of the problem. That makes every American part of the problem. We know there are problems in our country; but instead of doing anything about them, we passively sit by and hope the government does something about it, even if it ends up making matters worse. Sure, most of us will get off our ass and march to the nearest voting booth come Election Day to cast our vote, but that’s it.

I can’t stand it anymore. I can’t stand watching as America reaches its tenth year waging war overseas, especially for wars which have no cause; as politicians continue wrecking the economy while blaming the mess on the “free market”; as the Patriot Act, which allows for warrantless wiretaps and library records searches, continues to be extended; as civilians are forced to undergo virtual strip searches and invasive pat-downs before boarding a plane; as more innocent people are jailed for victimless crimes like getting high, feeding the homeless, and even growing vegetables in their front yard; as our children’s education takes a backseat to teacher’s job security; and as it becomes blatantly obvious that the two-party system is a farce while Americans still continue voting for the two dominate parties.

I can’t stand it anymore. I feel I need to do something. The question is: What?

To my fellow followers and friends, this is where you come in. Lend me your advice on what I can do, what WE can do, other than blog and vote. I can use all the advice I can get. The time to act is now, and it helps to know what action to take.

Monday, August 8, 2011

MSNBC FAILS 25 - Schultz Goofs On Fox News Taxes

Schultz accuses Fox News of not paying taxes, even though it pays more in taxes than MSNBC (which ironically pays none!)

Ed Schultz corrects error on News Corp. taxes

General Electric Paid No Federal Taxes in 2010

Music by Kevin MacLeod

MSNBC FAILS 24 - Maddow Defends Weiner With Conspiracy Theories

In light of Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal (Weinergate), Rachel Maddow discussed some "theories" as to how Weiner could have been hacked. Featuring Anthony Weiner's confession. (Note: Maddow's video clip is slightly out-of-sync with the audio. That's the fault of the video convertor.)

Flashback: MSNBC's Maddow Defends Weiner With Many Possible Conspiracy Theories

Weiner confesses to twit pic

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Blog Theme and Hiatus

Yesterday, I revamped my blog with a new layout and theme. It now reflects the black and yellow of my anarcho-capitalist libertarian politics. I also added four pages for my Demotivational Posters, MSNBC FAILS videos, Voices Of Reason videos, and Voices of Insanity videos.

Now I plan on taking a month-long hiatus. After my last two posts, both which took me a good weekend to create, I think I could use a break. I want to focus on other things in my life, and I want to focus less on politics. Somehow, I think politics can be hazardous to my mental health, especially when dealing with moonbattery.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

100 Questions For Liberals

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Warning: Do not read this list if you do not wish to have your political beliefs challenged. Click here to go to The Huffington Post. Otherwise, feel free to continue.

Consider the questions carefully and make sure to take time to read the articles linked and watch the videos featured.


1) Please define the theory of supply and demand.

2) According to that definition, which is more compatible with supply and demand: capitalism or socialism?

3) If the rich don’t pay their fair share in taxes, then why does the top 1% pay more in federal income taxes than the bottom 95%?

4) Are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer?

5) If Michael Moore is correct in saying "the rich" are hoarding all the wealth, would confiscating all the wealth from “the rich” solve our economic problems?

6) Which would better allow taxpayers to pay their fair share: a flat-tax system where everyone pays at the same rate regardless of income, or a “progressive” tax system where the tax burden is shoved entirely on “the rich”?

7) How can our current economic crisis be caused by deregulation if overall regulation has been increasing over the past several decades?

8) Which was a more plausible cause of the mortgage crisis: “deregulation” of the banks, or legislation requiring banks to offer loans to people to buy houses they can’t afford?

9) If the market is incapable of regulating itself, then explain Underwriters Laboratories.

10) Is Sweden’s success due to its economic model?

11) How will the economy be stimulated by funding the following:
  • $5 million to create a geothermal energy system for a shopping mall in Tennessee. The mall is over half empty of tenants and has had falling shopper attendance for years.

  • $2 million to build a replica railroad tourist trap in Carson City, Nev.

  • A boat cruise company in Chicago got almost $1 million to “combat terrorism”

  • $500,000 went to Ariz. State Univ. to study ant genetics

  • Another $450,000 went to Univ. of Arizona to study ants

  • Almost $400,000 went to Univ. of New York to pay students to drink beer and smoke marijuana for a study there

  • $219,000 went to the Nat’l Institute of Health to study if young people “hook-up” after getting drunk

  • $210,000 to the Univ. of Hawaii to study bees

  • $700,000 to crab fishermen in Oregon to pay for lost crab pots
12) Do groups of people like corporations, unions, and special interest groups have the same right to free speech as do individual persons?

13) Is it ironic for a corporation like Free Range Studios to release a film criticizing groups of people like corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations having the same rights as individual persons?

14) If corporations have the power to censor political speech on the internet, why haven’t they done so already?

15) If the Koch Brothers support big business and corporatism, then explain this quote by Charles Koch:
“Too many business have successfully lobbied for special favors and treatment by seeking mandates for their products, subsidies (in the form of cash payments from the government), and regulations and tariffs to keep more efficient competitors at bay. Crony capitalism is much easier than competing in an open market. But it erodes our overall standard of living and stifles entrepreneurs by rewarding the politically favored rather than those who provide what consumers want.”

16) How is it “union-busting” to require public employees to contribute to their own pensions and healthcare premiums when they already contribute 1% to their pensions and only 6% their premiums?

17) Did Hitler really abolish the unions in 1933?

18) What did Hitler really think of unions?

19) What did FDR think of public sector unions?

20) Should Wisconsin public teachers be allowed to bring their students to protests, especially when the students have no idea what they’re protesting?

21) Should doctors be allowed to pass out fake sick notes to teachers in order to attend protests?

22) Should Wisconsin bus drivers be making more than $100,000 a year?

23) Is it in the best interest of our children for teacher unions to lobby against offering students life-saving medicine?

24) How about when they lobby against converting failing public schools into more efficient charter schools?

25) And how about when they lobby against instituting necessary educational reform in general?

26) Why have reading and math scores remained stagnant while federal spending on education has increased?

27) Since the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark rank higher in math, reading, and science than America, would it be wise for America to adopt their educational voucher systems, which allow parents more freedom of where they send their children to school?

28) If school vouchers are truly “racist”, as Al Sharpton claims, then why do African-American children who attend private school through school vouchers score higher in reading and math than their peers in public school?

29) Why do homeschooled children outperform their peers in public school on standardized tests?

30) Why were Americans more literate in 1840 than they are today?

31) Why did John Dewey, the father of progressive education, consider teaching young children how to read a “perversion”?

32) If conservatives don’t care about the poor and needy, why do they give more to charity than do liberals?

33) How have California’s “progressive” policies benefited the poor and needy?

34) How have Detroit’s “progressive” policies helped the city, especially its poor and needy?

35) If poverty causes crime, then why have crimes rates decreased during the recession?

36) Were the robber barons really a product of lassie-faire capitalism?

37) Which eliminated child labor: the government or the market?

38) Is the gender wage gap due to sexism?

39) Why does Medicare deny more claims than any private insurer?

40) Why are most doctors reluctant to accept Medicare?

41) Does Medicaid make people healthier?

42) Which is more akin to shoving Grandma over a cliff: reforming Medicare to allow seniors to choose their own insurance provider, or allowing Medicare to go broke by 2024?

43) Why do seniors receive better benefits under the Galveston Plan than under Social Security?

44) Why do seniors receive better benefits under Chile’s pension plan than under Social Security?

45) What sense does it make for Nancy Pelosi to say "we have to pass the [healthcare] bill so that you can find out what is in it"?

46) If the British National Healthcare System is so superior to our own, why do British newspaper headlines suggest otherwise?

47) Why is Michael Moore’s documentary SiCKO, which praises Cuba’s nationalized healthcare system, banned in Cuba?

48) Can health care be fixed without spending a dime?

49) How many people would have survived had the FDA not delayed the marketing of life-saving drugs for over 30 years?

50) Why don’t calorie counts on fast food menus help curb unhealthy food choices?

51) Is it hypocritical for San Francisco, which is infamous for medical marijuana, to ban happy meals?

52) Does it make any sense for the EPA to regulate dust?

53) How about taxing cow farts?

54) If the rise in the earth’s temperature is caused by the rise in c02 levels, then why did temperature rise before c02?

55) If man-made global warming is real, why so many errors in Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth?

56) If environmentalists were wrong about global cooling, could they be wrong about man-made global warming?

57) Does recycling paper create more waste than simply throwing it away?

58) Has nuclear technology improved since Chernobyl and Three-Mile Island, or not?

59) What does it say of environmental activists when they’re quick to sign a petition banning water?

60) If the Pope and Catholics are responsible for AIDS deaths in Africa for prohibiting contraception, then is Rachel Carlson and environmentalists responsible for malaria deaths in Africa for banning DDT?

61) Which would be more obtrusive to medical science and progress: banning federal funding of embryonic stem cell research (while allowing for private funding of all stem cell research), or banning medical testing on animals?

62) Why has PETA killed more animals than it has saved?

63) Should PETA, which has funded ecoterrorists like Rodney Coronado, retain its tax-exempt status?

64) Why do cities with the strictest gun laws like Chicago and Washington DC also have the highest crime and homicide rates?

65) Why is it extreme to allow states to “set their own policies on abortion, gay marriage, prayer in school, and most other issues”?

66) How is a state trooper pulling someone over for a traffic stop and asking for their license and registration any different from an Arizona state trooper pulling someone over for a traffic stop and asking for their license, registration, and proof of citizenship?

67) How does Arizona SB 1070 promote racial profiling if, according to the bill, law enforcement "may not consider race, color or national origin in implementing the requirements" of the bill?

68) Why have SB 1070’s strongest critics not read the bill?

69) Why are Mexico’s immigration laws stricter than America’s?

70) Why is it racist to suggest that non-English speaking immigrants moving to a predominately English-speaking country learn English?

71) Are hate crimes charges equally administered among the races?

72) If Republicans hate Obama because of his skin color, why do they support politicians like Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele, and Herman Cain?

73) Why do African-Americans vote for Democrats?

74) Is it disingenuous for Keith Olbermann to demand evidence for minorities in the Tea Party, than to disregard any evidence offered?

75) Is it racist when leftist protestors demand that Clarence Thomas be “sent back in the fields” or “stung up”?

76) Why do liberals ignore the violent rhetoric and violent acts committed by their own, but continuously harp upon that of conservatives?

77) How are targets any different than bull’s-eyes?

78) Why should Juan Williams be fired from NPR for saying he feels nervous when Muslims get on the same plane as him, but Nina Totenberg can keep her job, even when she said that Jesse Helms should get AIDS?

79) Is it appropriate for a radio host like Mike Malloy to demand the death of other media figures such as Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, or Rush Limbaugh on the air?

80) If liberals are so tolerant and open-minded of other views and perspectives, why are they so eager to force Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck off the air?

81) Should Media Matters be allowed to keep its tax-exempt status while making partisan attacks against Fox News?

82) Why were liberal pundits like Rachel Maddow and Cenk Uygur so quick to defend Anthony Weiner, especially since he confessed to posting inappropriate pictures on his Twitter?

83) How could Sean Penn, who openly criticized George W. Bush in a newspaper ad, suggest that journalists be jailed for calling Hugo Chavez, who has had political dissidents and journalists jailed, among other human rights violations, a dictator?

84) Why did Howard Zinn claim that Maoist China was “the closest a people’s government” and that Castro’s Cuba “had no bloody record of suppression”?

85) Why is Noam Chomsky more critical of America than of Communist regimes?

86) Why was the mainstream media so defensive and supportive of Communist regimes such as Stalinist Russia, East Germany, Maoist China, and Castro’s Cuba?

87) Why does the left support the Palestinians against Israel?

88) Why should Jews vote for the same party which opposes them having their own homeland?

89) If the goal of the United Nations is to achieve world peace, why is it the war-making business?

90) And if the United Nations is for human rights, why has it allowed so many human rights violations in other countries?

91) Why have European leaders admitted that multiculturalism is a failure?

92) Is Islam really a religion of peace?

93) How is a culture which allows women to work outside the home and people to follow their own religion equal to a culture which stones women for adultery and executes converts from Islam?

94) Why is flushing a Koran down a toilet considered a hate crime, but a crucifix submerged in urine considered worthy of a federal grant?

95) Is it hypocritical for a tax-exempt non-profit organization like The Freedom From Religion Foundation to criticize the tax-exempt status of religious organizations like churches, which are also non-profit?

96) Is it consistent to believe that Bush was the dumbest president ever, yet was smart enough to orchestrate the largest inside job which was allegedly 9/11?

97) Is it ironic that Obama, who received a Nobel peace prize nine months in office, started military conflict in Libya?

98) Why has the number of anti-war protestors declined since Obama's election?

99) Was it possible for JFK to be shot from the grassy knoll?

100) After honestly answering the last 99 questions, do you still consider yourself a liberal?

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100 Questions For Conservatives

Hello. This quiz is for conservatives. If you are a liberal, click here.

Warning: Do not read this list if you do not wish to have your political beliefs challenged. Click here to go to Fox News. Otherwise, feel free to continue.

Consider the questions carefully and make sure to take time to read the articles linked and watch the videos featured.

1) If Republicans are for limited government, why hasn’t one Republican president reduced the size of the federal government?

2) Is it considered limited government when our military spending, at nearly $700 billion, exceeds that of the next 17 countries combined?

3) How about when our navy is larger than the 13 largest navies combined?

4) Why does our country need 737 military bases across the globe?

5) Which is more likely to reduce the national debt and deficit: cutting defense spending (which makes up 20% of the federal budget), or cutting funding to Planned Parenthood, NPR, and the NEA (which combined make up a fraction of a percent)?

6) Who has the Constitutional authority to declare war: the President, or Congress?

7) Who declared war on Iraq: the President, or Congress?

8) If we’re fighting the Islamic terrorists over there so we don’t have to fight them over here, why have there been more attempted terrorist attacks since the War on Terror began?

9) Do the terrorists hate us because of our freedom, or because of our military action in the Middle East and other Islamic countries?

10) If Islam has always posed a threat to the West, why haven’t Islamic terrorists attacked us before our intervention in the Middle East and other Islamic countries?

11) Did the CIA help cause 9/11 by giving Osama Bin Laden and other “freedom fighters” security training in order to help fight the Soviets in the 1970s?

12) Are our troops really fighting for our freedom?

13) Where are the WMDs that Saddam Hussein supposedly had?

14) If Saddam Hussein had ties to 9/11, why did Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld claim otherwise?

15) Were the U.N. sanctions against Iraq really worth the deaths of over 500 thousand Iraqi children?

16) Why did Iraqi infant and child mortality rates drop after U.N. sanctions were imposed?

17) Were all the people targeted in the following video, including two children, really “anti-Iraqi forces” and “insurgents”?

18) What did John Quincy Adams mean when he said, "Americans should not go abroad to slay dragons they do not understand in the name of spreading democracy"?

19) What would George Washington, who warned Americans to “beware foreign entanglements,” have thought of our current foreign policy?

20) What did Eisenhower mean when he warned against the “Military Industrial Complex”?

21) How does his warning reflect our current foreign policy and military spending?

22) Was Hiroshima really necessary?

23) Can America afford to police the world?

24) Is it big government for law enforcement to wiretap phones and search library records without a warrant?

25) Why was a sixteen-year-old targeted as an alleged terrorist by the FBI under the PATRIOT ACT?

26) Why was a South Asian immigrant, who had no connections to terrorist organizations, targeted by the FBI under the PATRIOT ACT?

27) Why did the White House target a prominent critic of the Iraq War?

28) Why is an organization called Food, Not Bombs, which advocates non-violence and opposes war, targeted by the FBI as a terrorist organization?

29) Should Americans feel safe when 12 citizens are targeted for assassination?

30) Do Americans have the right to have their Miranda Rights read to them, even if they are an Islamic terrorist?

31) How does water-boarding, which can cause serious bodily and psychological harm—and quite possibly death, not constitute torture and violate the fourth Amendment or Geneva conventions?

32) Does Bush really deserve credit for the capture of Osama Bin Laden?

33) Do Muslims have the same freedom of religion and property rights as other Americans?

34) If so, why all the fuss over them building mosques on their own land?

35) How are sex shops and strip clubs near Ground Zero less sacrilegious than a community center with an interdenominational prayer room and a memorial to the 9/11 victims?

36) How radical is Park 51's Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf?

37) Which religious group is more likely to pass their doctrine into law in Tennessee: radical Muslims or Conservative Christians?

38) Why is it wrong to teach schoolchildren in public schools about Mohammed and the Koran, but okay to require them to pray and recite Bible verses?

39) How is televangelist Jerry Falwell claiming that 9/11 was caused by abortionists, homosexuals, feminists, and the ACLU any less ridiculous than Iranian cleric Kazem Sedighi claiming that earthquakes are caused by immodest women?

40) Since his end-of-the-world prediction failed to come true in 1982, is Pat Robertson a false prophet?

41) If America is a Christian Nation founded upon biblical principles, then why did John Adams say that "the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion"?

42) If the Founding Fathers were Fundamentalist Christians, then please explain these quotations:

"Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law." - Thomas Jefferson

"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.  Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole cartloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity." - John Adams

"Lighthouses are more helpful than churches." – Benjamin Franklin

"What is it the New Testament teaches us?  To believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married; and the belief of this debauchery is called faith." - Thomas Paine

43) Would Jesus support the separation of church and state?

"Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's" - Mark 12:17

"My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence." - John 18:36

44) Who would be more supportive of the Religious Right: Jesus or the Pharisees?

45) Is the ACLU truly anti-Christian?

46) Should the government mandate when Americans pray?

47) Is it fair to prevent non-Christians from buying alcohol or running their businesses on Sundays?

48) Should Michelle Bachmann be considered a limited government Tea Party candidate when she signed a pledge supporting the government dictating what people do in the privacy of their own bedroom and what they view on the internet?

49) If gay marriage should be illegal because the Bible condemns homosexuality, should stoning disobedient children be legal because the Bible approves it?

50) What about these other “offenses” in the Bible?

Wearing polyester or other fabric blends. – Deut 22:11

Eating shellfish. - Lev 11:10

Eating cheeseburgers. - Deut 14:21

Backtalking your parents. - Ex 21:17

Touching a woman on her period. – Lev 15:19

And many more…

51) If the government should defend “traditional marriage” as defined in the Bible, which of these eight types of Biblical marriages is “traditional”?

52) Would a Constitutional amendment defining marriage expand the power of federal government, considering it never had the authority to define marriage?

53) Which is a greater threat to the “sanctity of marriage”: gay couples getting married, or conservative Christians getting divorced?

54) Why have conservative Christians like Larry Craig and George Rekers, who are opposed to gay marriage, been involved in sex scandals with homosexuals?

55) Why were men with the most anti-gay attitudes most aroused by gay pornography?

56) What good is Don’t Ask Don’t Tell if it doesn’t keep gays out of the military?

57) Should Sarah Palin be vouching for abstinence-only education programs when her own daughter was knocked up out-of-wedlock?

58) Does abstinence-only education programs help prevent sex among adolescents?

59) If you believe in an afterlife where there is no pain and suffering, wouldn’t it be best for terminally ill-patients undergoing pain and suffering to pass on if they and their family members so choose?

60) Who should be responsible for whether or not children read Harry Potter books: their parents, or school libraries?

61) Who should be responsible for what children watch on television: their parents, or the FCC?

62) Just how much power should the FCC have over the airwaves, and thus free speech?

63) Are social conservatives “socialists”?

64) To paraphrase George Carlin: if sleeping with people is legal, and making money is legal, then why is making money sleeping with people illegal?

65) Would violence and sexual assault against sex workers be minimized if prostitution was legal?

66) Why should rape victims be forced to pay for their own rape kits?

67) Why is marijuana illegal when legal substances like alcohol and tobacco are more harmful?

68) If marijuana should remain illegal because someone might drive stoned, should alcohol be made illegal because someone might drive drunk?

69) Why is heroin more available, affordable, and potent now than it was in the 60s and 70s?

70) What does it say of drug prohibition when the War on Drugs is declared a failure by The Global Commission on Drug Policy?

71) Are children violent because they play violent video games, or do they play violent video games because they themselves are violent?

72) Why has the national prison population increased while violent crime has declined?

73) Why do states with the death penalty have the highest homicide rates?

74) Should tasers be used on grandmothers with pacemakers?

75) Should Canadian police have arrested a G20 protestor for blowing bubbles?

76) Should a 41-year-old mechanic face 75 years in prison for videotaping the cops?

77) Should police be able to break into a home without a warrant if they suspect the destruction of evidence within?

78) Should a high school senior be sentenced 2-8 years in prison for playing a harmless prank?

79) Should police officers be allowed to open fire at a suspect (who allegedly never drew his weapon), hitting four innocent bystanders in the crossfire, and then confiscate an eyewitnesses’ camera at gun point and destroy it?

80) Should the Governor of Michigan have power to strip power from local officials?

81) Are Republicans really against socialism?

82) Is it socialism to subsidize farms?

83) How about subsidizing oil companies?

84) And how about funding faith-based initiatives?

85) Is it hypocritical of Sarah Palin to criticize the federal stimulus while accepting half of it for her state?

86) If Obama is a socialist for bailing out the banks and auto industries, does that mean Bush is a socialist for bailing out the banks and mortgage companies?

87) Why are Republicans against raising the debt ceiling under Obama when they had no problem voting 19 times to raise it under Bush?

88) Which is worse: Obama using a teleprompter, or Bush not using one?

89) How can Obama be a Muslim when he attended Jeremiah Wright’s church for over 20 years?

90) Is it reasonable to call Obama a Muslim because “he uses the Muslim Pakistani pronunciation for "Pakistan" rather than the common American one”?

91) Why is Obama more suspect of being born outside the United States, and thus required to show his long form birth certificate, when his opponent John McCain was born in Panama?

92) What proof will it take for Birthers to accept that Obama was born in America?

93) Is Fox News really fair and balanced?

94) Should Glenn Beck have said that we “should shoot them in the head”?

95) If, according to Beck’s logic, Rockefeller was Communist for having Communist “imagery” in Rockefeller Plaza, does that make Fox News, whose studios are also on Rockefeller Plaza, Communist?

96) How much integrity does Bill O’Reilly have when he tries to silence most of his guests?

97) Is it hypocritical for Ann Coulter, a journalist who said that the New York Times building be bombed and that a Supreme Court Justice be poisoned, to suggest that journalists be jailed?

98) Was Michael Savage correct in claiming that most Autistic children are frauds?

99) What was John Gibson implying when he suggested that Americans “make more babies”?

100) After honestly answering the last 99 questions, do you still consider yourself a conservative?

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