How Stupid Is The American Electorate? Let’s start with this Dictionary.Com definition of intelligence: in·tel·li·gence noun 1. capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc. Now I want you to rate the intelligence of the American electorate on a scale of 1 to 10. But, before you do that please consider this opinion poll I found at Hot Air on what Americans think of Congress compared to other things. When asked if they have a higher opinion of either Congress or a series of unpleasant or disliked things, voters said they had a higher opinion of root canals (32 for Congress and 56 for the dental procedure), [...]
How Stupid Is The American Electorate? Would Americans Vote For A Socialist State If Given The Chance?
P art 1 of this series on Taking America Back One Bit At A Time can be found here and Part 2 can be found here. The Taking of America In Part 2, The Making of America, we left off with the delegates to the Convention producing their constitution for America and the warning from Ben Franklin that we were given a republic, if we could keep it. But, the job of constituting this new nation, The Republic of the United States of America, was not yet done. It was now necessary to get the states to ratify the new constitution. This effort would produce the [...]
This is the annual CH 2.0 re-telling of the true story of the first Thanksgiving. Given the re-election of Barak Obama, this story is more relevant today than ever. I heard this story years ago, so I thought I’d post it. The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The Pilgrims hold a celebration, [...]
Tog Tre’Gok of the house of Tor has a unique position on the Klingon homeworld: He is the leader of the Klingon Socialist Party. Our full name is the “Socialist, Redistributionist and Social Justice Party of the Klingon Homeworld”. Right now we’re a small party. Very small. It’s just me and my mother. We haven’t won any seats yet in the Klingon Parliament but I’m confident that once I get my message out other Klingons will see the merits of our positions. Despite his confidence other Klingons are dismissive. Said Antaan Angghal of the house of Y’hporp: “Tog is not [...]
Um, Help me With the Math: How Can Sandra Fluke Afford to Travel About Europe, but Can’t Manage $9 Birth Control?
I must humbly ask my readers for help, as I am in quandary of sorts. If you recall, concerned 23 year-old Law Student 30 year-old feminazi activist Sandra Fluke was struggling, along with her fellow students, to pay for $9 a month birth control pills. It was a terrible thing, you know, having to pay for one’s own birth control pills. It was in that great moment that we learned Catholic institutions had to pay for her sex life. But, here’s my confusion; while I know that $9 a month might be really hard for a struggling feminazi to manage, is traveling Europe [...]
Among we conservative bloggers, there are many erudite intellectuals. Some of these very bright people are capable of making very compelling arguments for positions that are contrary to positions of most conservatives. Let me describe a recent case in point. Recently a blogger, for whom I have the utmost respect and who definitely is one of the intellectuals among us, made a very compelling case for Mitt Romney being the best bet to beat Obama in 2012. Although he admitted that his personal preference was for a candidate much more radically to the right of Mitt Romney, he said he was [...]
In my class, I tolerate almost every sort of student- conservatives, liberals, libertarians, socialists, and even moderates. In our discussions, debates, and in simulations, it doesn’t matter to me how a student thinks the best way to improve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- it isn’t my place to make them conform with my views or my ideology. But even though I’m tolerate of those groups, I do not tolerate fascists, hypocrites, or those students who openly promote tyranny and seek power over others. Public education receives a lot of money from the state, and that money comes with [...]
With all the differences that have appeared in our society it is likely that some of them or in fact irreconcilable. I will never be in favor of redistribution of the wealth and I suspect my liberal counterpart cannot bear ceasing to try and control me. On these things I think that we will never come to a meeting of the minds. To that I say so be it. You go your way and I will go mine. As it is there are more conservatives in America than there are liberals. If you looked at the most liberal states you [...]
Today they say will be one of the most historic days in America. I suppose that is true. There have been many historic days, most of which went unnoticed. Most of us mark historic days by points in time that others see as historic as well: Pearl Harbor, JFK’s assassination, Obama’s election, etc. Today is an historic day not so much for the vote that will take place this afternoon but for the “Fundamental Change” that Americans NOW see in their country. Whether Obama Care passes or fails we still have the same issues in place after the vote as [...]