RUMORS ON THE INTERNETS  1:35 pm June 9, 2010

LOLberals Are Mental Children

by Benjamin Frisch

  • Liberals are totally leotarded according to a recent poll administered by Zogby International, which polled a self-selected group of Internet individuals about economics and GOTCHA the liberals did terrible! [Wall Street Journal/Econ Watch]
  • Did you hear? Last night patriarchy was overthrown in America! Now that women rule the civilized world, be prepared for mandatory Mama Mia singalongs on the House floor. [WaPo]
  • Barbara Boxer, noted disco hippie, has been in Congress for “Decades of EPIC FAIL,” ugh. She also wants to be referred to as “senator,” not “ma’am.” How DARE she demand to be referred to by her official title, and not a specifically gendered term that constantly implies she is an inferior to the men around her. [Red State/Call me Ma’am]
  • Think Progress’s originally-named Wonk Room reports on a poll that finds Americans less repulsed by gays and lesbians. Now only 43% of Americans hate homos, which is Progress! [The Wonk Room]
  • The television show that fully represents America in every way: Toddlers and Tiaras, is on tonight! This is the only thing trashier than talking about the Gore family’s divorces. Here is last week’s premier episode, in case you missed it: [TLC]
 
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edgydrifter June 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm

At least those plucky kids on “Glee” get one more year, so America is OK.

Prommie June 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Where’s that desert-cross-stealing unabomber lookalike funny feller? He sure sleeps in late.

Suds McKenzie June 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm

“only 43% of Americans hate homos”;

This is good news for Teletubbies.

weejee June 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm

This post is way confusing for an olde like me. Benjamin are you saying that some wankers from Think Progress wearing tiaras gored some toddlers because Barbara Boxer thinks singing ghey sechs songs about Swedish meatballs will improve the economy?

chascates June 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Since Boxer has been in the Senate so long Fiorina can rightly claim that Boxer voted for ‘trillions’ in tax increases. Boxer has also voted ‘yea’ thousands of times!

Time to take back our government.

MysteriousHoatzin June 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Our favorite internet boyfriend ripped that Zogby poll and the whole article that went along with it a new one:

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2010/06/are-you-smarter-than-george-mason.html

twingonaut June 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Call me, Senator (Brown)! Rawr!

Aunt Fancy June 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm

There were 8 questions and three of them were; 5) Third World workers working for American companies overseas are being exploited (unenlightened answer: agree). 6) Free trade leads to unemployment (unenlightened answer: agree). 7) Minimum wage laws raise unemployment (unenlightened answer: disagree).

LOLZ, so stop protesting Cathy Lee’s sweatshops that GM runs in Mexico for below the minimum wage making trucknutz for the Haley Barbour campaign fund you libtardos.

BaconTime June 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Hahaha what kind of a joke survey was that?? This is one of their brain-busters: “Third World workers working for American companies overseas are being exploited” ["Correct" Anser = False]

Thank you capitalist overlords! It appeases me to know that your sweatshops are NOT exploitative! I know this is true because you declared it so in a Zogby survey!

Aguacatero June 9, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Liberals may well be ignorant about economics, but that poll certainly doesn’t demonstrate as much. The rightwing hack George Mason econ professor who devised the poll in order to support his preconceived postulates scored the questions in such a way that it was deemed a technical of “basic economics” to disagree with highly controversial tenets of Winger Economics. Examples:

“5) Third World workers working for American companies overseas are being exploited (unenlightened answer: agree). 6) Free trade leads to unemployment (unenlightened answer: agree). 7) Minimum wage laws raise unemployment (unenlightened answer: disagree).”

freakishlystrong June 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Bleecchh. Teatards and Tiaras. Poor little home skewled Jebus loving future pole dancers. Ick.

JMP June 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Good old Zogby; people who disagree with the dogmas of Free-Market worshiping economic conservatives are incorrect and economically “unenlightened”; but they’re a legitimate polling service and not just a bunch of hacks.

There’s another good takedown by Jesse Taylor: here http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/worst_poll_ever/

freakishlystrong June 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm

If we libruls suck so much at the economies how come we always have to clean up after Conservatives?
Eat a bag of oil slimed pelican dicks.

JMP June 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

I’m willing to read wignut idiocy, but not watch it; there’s no way I’m clicking on their Boxer video. The comments, as always, are priceless; one says of Fiorina “Her campaign is not afraid to get negative against Boxer like most Republican candidates across the country.” Uh, I think the guy has the wrong party; Republican candidates do nothing but go negative.

[re=595486]edgydrifter[/re]: The show’s already been picked up for two more years, actually; as a straight man who’s nevertheless a fan of musicals I’m happy.

BaconTime June 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

“Have you ever tried sugar….or PCP?”

Crank Tango June 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

[re=595512]JMP[/re]: Funny thing about zogby is he is always sending out emails for the Ay-rabs. I wonder how that all squares up? Pro-Arab and conservatard don’t really seem to go together these days, but what do I know, I am unenlightened.

Escape Goat Nation June 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm

More proof that Libruls ain’t no good at answering stupid questions.

Canuck13652 June 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm
JMP June 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm

[re=595515]freakishlystrong[/re]: What have liberals ever done for the economy? Besides ending the Great Depression, that is, and in fact the whole boom and bust depression cycle that ran from the end of the Civil War until then; and then create a lasting stable economy, maintained by both liberals and economically moderate Republicans, until conservatives took over and dismantled the regulatory regime and the boom & bust cycles began again.

Besides that, what have liberals ever done for the economy?

edgydrifter June 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

[re=595522]JMP[/re]: Wha?! Straight dude AND likes musicals? Shit, I thought I was the only one. Now my heart feels fuzzy for Wonkette again.

chascates June 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Drudge Headline:
I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR

Cue the PUMAs

the problem child June 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Um, isn’t “Toddlers and Tiaras” child pornography?

queeraselvis v 2.0 June 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Hey RedState, I propose a gentlemen’s agreement: you stop being misogynist assholes toward Barbara Boxer and I’ll quit referring to you as a bunch of imbecilic, sexually frustrated shemales with a fondness for poop. Fair enough?

Jim89048 June 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm

[re=595527]Crank Tango[/re]: It’s kinda like limbaugh’s wedding singer. Given enough money, we’re all whores.

trondant June 9, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Now only 43% of Americans hate homos, which is Progress!

Yes, but let’s hear from the 43%. Apparently, we are no longer a WAR BLOG.

comicbookguy June 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm

[re=595539]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: geez talk about giving away the farm on the first offer. Give yourself room to haggle at least. Open with shemales on the table, but keep fondness for poop, to be traded as a last resort.

[re=595532]JMP[/re]: Don’t forget those liberal hippies who built the Internet and started the personal computer revolution. But other than that, nothing.

Aurelio June 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm

From the study: We think it is reasonable to maintain that if a respondent disagrees with the
statement “Restrictions on housing development make housing less affordable,”
the respondent betrays a lack of economic enlightenment. Challengers might say
something like: “Well, not every restriction on housing development makes housing
less affordable,” but such a challenger would be tendentious and churlish
.

This is scientific proof that liberals, pinkos and commies are churls and knaves.

JMP June 9, 2010 at 2:46 pm

[re=595527]Crank Tango[/re]: Because Zogby’s a nonpartisan hack; he’ll run incredibly biased polls for anyone who’ll hire him.

Gorillionaire June 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm

[re=595512]JMP[/re]: Man it is good to see Pandagon linked. I don’t get back to that blog enough. Good stuff.

JMP June 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm

[re=595553]trondant[/re]: After reading (well, glancing at) your link, I checked out the original implant post, and sure enough it appears several Freepers have shown up to bravely defend their masturbation fodder’s honor. At least, I think so; their comments are rather incoherent.

Maus June 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Mental children?

Ok, maybe only the ones that watch Anime.

Lascauxcaveman June 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm

[re=595533]edgydrifter[/re]: (Meekly raises hand) I know every lyric to every song (and large swaths of dialogue) in The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver, Damn Yankees, Wizard of Oz, The King & I, and a big chunk of Oklahoma. Oh, and the Muppet Christmas Carol, too (a very underrated film, BTW.)

Straight as an arrow. No, I can’t explain it, either. Just a freak of nature I guess.

Lazy Media June 9, 2010 at 3:20 pm

[re=595607]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Another one here. I was in my early ’20s, sitting in a piano bar singing along, and the piano player stopped and asked, “How do you know all these songs?”

queeraselvis v 2.0 June 9, 2010 at 3:28 pm

[re=595553]trondant[/re]: Apparently the Freepers haven’t heard of the weapons we gays/queers carry… IN OUR PANTS. Amirite, Roscoe? Bearbloke? Kev-O-Tron?

I Am Not Your Gary Busey June 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm

This: http://leotarded.blogspot.com/
When you know what it means to be a juggalo Leotarded.

Oblios Cap June 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm

[re=595553]trondant[/re]:

Attention must be paid! This cannot stand.

JMP June 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm

[re=595553]trondant[/re]: And now, I thing I’ve found my favorite Freeper comment ever:

“They’re just jealous that she’s got a nice rack.

She is a beautiful woman. Pretty face and a great body. But she doesn’t seem to be the nasty self absorbed narcissist. We all know those women, who are physically attractive yet when you get to know her you find out she’s got a nasty disposition and is a giant pain in the ass.”

HAHAHAHHA; and what? This person says Palin, of all people, does not appear to be a nasty self absorbed narcissist? Really? What’s next, “Water doesn’t seem to be at all wet”?

Aramel June 9, 2010 at 5:01 pm

And in another embarrassing example of “olds trying to be cool”, Republicans have just now found out about the term “Epic Fail”. Too bad they have now ruined forever the only way that ad could possibly be described.

Potater June 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm

[re=595689]JMP[/re]: Well have you looked at water lately? It doesn’t *look* wet, but then you touch it, and OHMYGAWD it’s wet!

Of course if it’s water from the Gulf it’s dry and solid. Hyuk hyuk hyuk *guzzles Jack Daniel’s*

lochnessmonster June 9, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Toddlers & tiaras Reminds me of the recent clips like the three year old filmed sitting on a cushion while adults dance to Lady Gaga around her…yuck!

JSDC007 June 9, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Gee, I wonder if that teabagging Atty. General Cuccipucci of Virginia will investigate Daniel Klein of JMU (a VA state school) for wasting taxpayer dollars on garbage polls.

“Do you know that your wife is blowing your poolboy?”

Yes. (Libertarian)
No. (Wall St. blood-sucking Repub.)
I’m balling the poolboy too, but I’m not gay. (Christian conservative)
I work three jobs, and can’t afford a poolboy (Democrat)
Is the poolboy getting healthcare benefits? Syphillis treatments are expensive (liberal).

Answers 1-2-3 are correct! Yay. Answers 4-5, you are a loser who doesn’t understand anything.

Zorg June 10, 2010 at 1:18 am

The Zogby questions are more about assumptions regarding economic justice, which is actually more closely related to moral philosophy, than to the Dismal Science, although social economics is a school of economics. Good old Wikipedia has this factoid about economists, though, “A 2002 International Monetary Fund study looked at “consensus forecasts” (the forecasts of large groups of economists) that were made in advance of 60 different national recessions in the ’90s: in 97% of the cases the economists did not predict the contraction a year in advance. On those rare occasions when economists did successfully predict recessions, they significantly underestimated their severity.”

tribbzthesquidz June 10, 2010 at 1:49 am

Woo wee those Zogby questions are mighty subjective and situational. Fuck those people.

AhojChris June 10, 2010 at 4:32 am

That poll was leotarded…

DC Hates Me June 10, 2010 at 5:45 am

I also have a problem with the Zogby poll crap. Using trends as facts is fallacious. Nor did it prove that liberals were uninformed, but having a different policy view (precautious, idealistic). Using the logic of the poll, Liberal states and households (ie North East) should be doing worse, economically than libertarian heavy states and households (ie Mid West). But the opposite is true.

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