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Vicente   Tue, 26 May 2015, 10:28pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (8)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 1

errc   Tue, 26 May 2015, 2:14pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 2

I got the feeling reading Cics posts that he didnt know the difference between antarctica and the arctic

Lol

casandra   Mon, 25 May 2015, 12:39pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 3

Like I say, I don't know why slobs continue to work in this country when you can get everything for free !
People on welfare get 1100 dollars for kids when they file their taxes and all they have to say is they babysat on day and got paid and they qualify for the working poor fund.
Now Jerry Brown is going to give them an additional 2600 for the working poor.
This means that a person who gets welfare, food stamps and free section-8 housing with 4 kids, instead of the 4400 dollars they get when they file they will now get slapped with a nice 7000 dollar check and never even worked a day in their lives.
Most working slobs don't get back 7000 dollars on their taxes. But those on welfare do!

Patrick   Tue, 26 May 2015, 9:28am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 4

Fox News is actually quite interesting in that it reflects the very rational fears of the formerly dominant Anglo Christian majority. Well, maybe not the majority anymore, and that is the issue in a nutshell.

It is a reaction to loss of power.

CaptainShuddup   Mon, 25 May 2015, 3:18pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 5

"Low income home owners", NOW THAT'S an OXYMORON.

Liberals... Because you're neither approved nor declined ,for their touchy feeley save the world bullshit.

mell   Mon, 25 May 2015, 2:28pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 6

casandra says

Like I say, I don't know why slobs continue to work in this country when you can get everything for free !

Agreed - that's why more and more go off the grid or their own way which further erodes the tax base. "Low-income homeowner" WTF?

Philistine   Fri, 22 May 2015, 11:52am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 7

I was reading Dr. Seuss at age three, all of the Lewis Carrol fiction by age six, and 'Bleak House' by 10. I was reading Proust and Tolstoy by 12 or 13. As a result, I am fucked up beyond all repair and have a general distaste for most human society.

Early reading proficiency has a dark side.

sbh   Thu, 21 May 2015, 9:43am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 8

CaptainShuddup says

Empirical Japan

You can't make this shit up.

CaptainShuddup says

by now your average American can give a Rats ass what Bush did or didn't do

What a load a shit. Every American knows and remembers Bush driving the nation and its economy over a cliff and fist-fucking it on the way down. Only primitive apologists think Obama has fucked things up MORE than fixed them. It's that pesky word "net" that you cavemen can't learn, or are too scared to apply. You're so desperate to forget how bad you fucked things up you'll pimp your time machine to anyone.

iwog   Thu, 21 May 2015, 8:52am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 9

Call it Crazy says

It wasn't suppose to be funny... It's a sad measure of the country today...

Actually it's very funny because if there's one person on this board who is most incapable of thinking for himself, who can't even create a thread without linking someone else's work, who probably hasn't understood a graph in his entire life,

it's you!

CaptainShuddup   Thu, 21 May 2015, 7:48am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (4)   Delete  Comment 10

Dan8267 says

A strong middle class is the basis of all consumer spending and economic growth.

WELCOME!! You finally made it, the Donkey has shat you out of the other end. You're coming to your senses.

wave9x   Wed, 20 May 2015, 11:27pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 11

Politicians no longer serve the people, so they need emotionally charged issues like gay marriage or abortion to distract

iwog   Tue, 26 May 2015, 11:50am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 12

Call it Crazy says

Yep... it is...

It's a good thing the Alarmists changed it from "Global Warming" to "Climate CHANGE".... Because it's ALWAYS changing....

BTW Ducky, I hope none of your crap shacks are near the bay, they could be underwater from all the melting ice next year!!

What's the matter? No more charts now that you look stupid for hyping a temporary reversal in the trend?

CIC: "Blah blah the weather changes blah blah blah blah blah Iwog has crap shacks blah blah blah."

If you gained 50 IQ points, you'd still be an idiot.

iwog   Tue, 26 May 2015, 11:24am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 13

Call it Crazy says

Either is this one... Look closely at the Red line...

Here's another tribute to Pat.net's biggest idiot assclown using his own source.

mell   Tue, 26 May 2015, 8:07am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 14

The only rational position after using logic and reasoning is to arrive at Libertarian as left and right fight each other over fake non-issues, dividing and conquering, while the flight-plan stays the same. Do not watch any mainstream news media.

Vicente   Thu, 21 May 2015, 2:47pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 15

Disgruntled college grad venting out their life frustrations in a fast food restaurant, totally novel.

CaptainShuddup   Thu, 21 May 2015, 7:08am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (4)   Delete  Comment 16

nuh-uh!

Iwog said the 1977 Denny's dinner menu was more expensive than today. And insurance would be free, if the assholes would just quit their jobs.
There's always room and board down at the rec center if you'll just renounce your family.

Dan8267   Tue, 26 May 2015, 5:28pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 17

socal2 says

"Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated"

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/us/politics/15poll.html?_r=0

From article,

Tea Party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, and are no more or less afraid of falling into a lower socioeconomic class, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The article compares Tea Party supporters to the general public, not NPR listeners, FOX listeners, liberals, or leftist. So basically, they are more educated then the masses of poor people who don't follow politics and dropped out of high school. You have high standards.

socal2 says

"Republicans Know More Than Democrats, Says Study"

http://reason.com/blog/2012/04/23/republicans-know-more-than-democrats-say

Actually, the study exactly does not say that.

The studied linked to simply states that self-identified Democrats are less knowledgeable than Republicans of each party's stances on various issues. Again, it does not compare NPR listeners to Fox New listeners or liberals to conservatives. Also, it does not even attempt to compare intelligence, world knowledge, knowledge of current events, or scientific literacy.

You're certainly cherry picking.

socal2 says

"Yale Professor’s Surprising Discovery: Tea Party Supporters More Scientifically Literate"

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/10/87474-yale-professors-surprising-discovery-tea-party-supporters-scientifically-literate/

More literate than what? From the article,

Yale Law professor Dan M. Kahan was conducting an analysis of the scientific comprehension of various political groups when he ran into a shocking discovery: tea party supporters are slightly more scientifically literate than the non-tea party population.

In fact, tea party members tend to be more scientifically literate than other self-described conservatives, who have slightly negative scores, overall.

Well, if your going to compare the Tea Party to the general population or worst still, other conservatives, I guess some turds look better than others. Oh, and this is a single study that has yet to be replicated, something that's important in science as you would know if you were scientifically literate.

Now let's compare intelligence between conservatives and liberals.

From Psychology Today: Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives

Liberals think they’re more intelligent than conservatives because they are

Conservatives often complain that liberals control the media or the show business or the academia or some other social institutions. The Hypothesis explains why conservatives are correct in their complaints. Liberals do control the media, or the show business, or the academia, among other institutions, because, apart from a few areas in life (such as business) where countervailing circumstances may prevail, liberals control all institutions. They control the institutions because liberals are on average more intelligent than conservatives and thus they are more likely to attain the highest status in any area of (evolutionarily novel) modern life.

Conservatives are cave men

In other words, the conservative ideology, and especially one of its major facets — centered on a strong military, tough law enforcement, resistance to immigration, widespread availability of guns — would seem well tailored for an underlying, threat-oriented biology.

The authors go on to speculate that this ultimately reflects an evolutionary imperative. “One possibility,” they write, “is that a strong negativity bias was extremely useful in the Pleistocene,” when it would have been super-helpful in preventing you from getting killed. (The Pleistocene epoch lasted from roughly 2.5 million years ago until 12,000 years ago.)

Live Science: Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

Oh, I could go on and on for hours on all the studies that have shown conservatives to be dumb-ass bigots who think like caveman and want to kill all the neighboring tribes before those tribes kill them. But what more proof do you need of the stupidity of conservatives than conservative media like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh? Every word they spout reveals their moronic nature.

Not to mention, it's really hard to pass than astronomy class when you think the world is only 6,000 years old. It's really hard to pass advance biology when you think evolution is the devil's lies. Science and the Bible are mutually exclusive.

Dan8267   Mon, 25 May 2015, 11:46pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 18

And once more CIC demonstrates the intelligence level of Fox News viewers, ironically confirming the point of the original post.

Yep, CIC demonstrates a Fox News viewer perfectly. In contrast, people like me listen to NPR. And that says everything you need to know about CIC's opinion on intelligence and being well-informed.

thunderlips11   Mon, 25 May 2015, 5:52pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 19

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report) – Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.

“These humans appear to have all the faculties necessary to receive and process information,” Davis Logsdon, one of the scientists who contributed to the study, said. “And yet, somehow, they have developed defenses that, for all intents and purposes, have rendered those faculties totally inactive.”

More worryingly, Logsdon said, “As facts have multiplied, their defenses against those facts have only grown more powerful.”

While scientists have no clear understanding of the mechanisms that prevent the fact-resistant humans from absorbing data, they theorize that the strain may have developed the ability to intercept and discard information en route from the auditory nerve to the brain. “The normal functions of human consciousness have been completely nullified,” Logsdon said.

While reaffirming the gloomy assessments of the study, Logsdon held out hope that the threat of fact-resistant humans could be mitigated in the future. “Our research is very preliminary, but it’s possible that they will become more receptive to facts once they are in an environment without food, water, or oxygen,” he said.


http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/scientists-earth-endangered-by-new-strain-of-fact-resistant-humans

sbh   Mon, 25 May 2015, 3:50pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (4)   Delete  Comment 20

From the article: "show me the words pot and marriage in the federal constitution and we’ll talk." Show me the words "money is speech" in the Constitution. Conservatives are so simple-minded, but at least they try to force literalism when it benefits them. Texas just banned bans on fracking. Cities, municipalities cannot dictate to private landowners who want to exploit their mineral rights. Fair enough. But if a landowner wanted to establish a Satanic house of worship or a business that violated conservative values not at a state level but at a Federal level they'd get shut down.

State rights are just a way to promote the party in power.

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