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  • But look, there's photo evidence!18 percent of Americans — and 31 percent of Republicans — believe Barack Obama is a Muslim. More to the point, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life spent good money calling a bunch of people and asking them about this, and then all of your major news outlets get to cluck and say “Ooh, this really means something or other,” and everyone gets to fill time in the August news lull, so America’s ignorance is a make-work program, really. Also, people who think he’s a Muslim are more likely to think he’s doing a bad job. There are no solid numbers on how many Americans think he’s a half-breed. [Fox]
  • WikiLeaks and the Pentagon were supposed to have this phone call, wherein the Pentagon was going to tell them things that were extra extra really secret and they honestly shouldn’t reveal them (according to Wikileaks), or wherein the Pentagon was going to yell at them and demand their stuff back (according to the Pentagon). But the WikiLeaks lawyer didn’t even answer the phone when they called. Probably he was high or something. [NYT]
  • The Deputy White House Press Secretary is using crafty reverse psychology to make sure no news happens while the President is partying on Martha’s Vineyard. [WP]
  • Some freshman senators have made some wacky proposals, based on problems they’ve noticed in their first two years on the job, that include things like not allowing bills to be held up by a single anonymous senator, and having one half of the chamber be the threshold for passing a bill, rather than 60 percent. This is because they are eager to “pass” legislation. We can only thank God that Robert Byrd isn’t alive to see this madness. [AP]
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48 COMMENTS

  1. Y’know, if you look at all these stoopid polls, (and who ARE these people? I’ve never been polled), there’s always, always 26% that are just crazy hateful dumbfucks. The 26 percenters unfortunately, have their own “news” network and are well funded and deafeningly loud.

  2. OK, I went to the Fox comments , so you didn’t have to , and found this ironic gem.

    rossinala
    Alabama

    I personnal don’t care what his faith is, I do have a problem with him ignoring the National day of prayer but participating in RAHMADON (SP?) meals.

  3. no snark – I just get incredibly sad when I see this. We really are a nation of dunderheads. I can’t even take comfort in my own imagined superior intelligence…at some point even Custer was unable to take comfort in his own fire superiority. It’s a full moon and we’re looking at high tide.

  4. When are they going to poll the REAL questions we need to measure public sentiment?

    Obama is exactly like Adolph Hitler, yes or no.

    Obama is from Mars and is here to start the Martian takeover of earth, yes or no.

    Obama eats Christian babies every morning for breakfast, yes or no.

    Sarah Palin is too liberal, yes or no.

    John McCain is a Communist, yes or no.

    Why not poll those?

  5. Interesting Faux Newz’ A&P bit on new senators, like that Demrat Tom Udall benStuart (nephew Mo), sounds happy excited about putting the axe on cloture. Cloture is the best friend of the rural red states with with the short stick population-wise. Did the A&P reporter take a triple shot of their morning Oxycontin?

  6. If there is one thing that I have learned from my years at Wonkette it’s this. Never, ever, ever underestimate the stupidity of Americans.

  7. I live in Toronto now and my Canadian friends often comment about how truly stupid people in the States have become. It’s getting harder to oppose that viewpoint, ya know?

    In my youth I don’t remember such blatant ignorance abounding, even amoung Republicans. Is it Fox News, Mega-preachers, poor schools, lack of “selfs of steam”…who knows?

    Since Obama is at best a half-assed Moslim he only get 32 virgins…does anyone want to have 72 virgins for eternity? Picture eternity of “I gave you my virginity and all you give me is this lousy corner of heaven – times 72. Or maybe the supply is constant – despoil one and get a fresh replacement? There is definately mucho to be said for experience so an eternity of that would be also trying.

    Better in my mind that Barry follow Islam than some nitwit evangalist, but then again all these bright people here in Canuckistan have probably corrupted my thought processes.

  8. [re=641520]Manos: Hands of Fate[/re]: [re=641522]freakishlystrong[/re]: [re=641525]Dashboard_Buddha[/re]: In addition to the southern strategy, the republicans under Ronald Reagan engaged in an aggressive campaign to de-institutionalize the mentally ill knowing that letting the crazies out would increase the number of GOP voters. Also making their meds unavailable and giving the paranoid schizophrenics among us their very own TeeVee netowk has proven wildly successful. In other countries these people are medicated, here they’re the base.

  9. It is these Obama is a Muslin polls where I take cold comfort that once we take Canada City off world maps, 18-25% of US Americans will never be able to find us.

  10. [re=641531]Ducksworthy[/re]: While some mornings, for the rest, schizotypal paranoia may seem a small burden to bear for medication. They’ve got good reason for taking an easy way out.

  11. [re=641522]freakishlystrong[/re]:

    “The 26 percenters unfortunately, have their own “news” network and are well funded and deafeningly loud.”

    That’s because the use all-caps.

  12. [re=641522]freakishlystrong[/re]:
    I might have to take some responsibility for the skewing of these polls toward the stupid side of America. When I receive polling phone calls I immediately tell them I’ll be glad to answer your question once your check has cleared. “What check?” the poll person usually asks. I respond with “I charge $10 per question.” After they realize I’m serious they hang up.

  13. [re=641518]ttommyunger[/re]:

    On the bright side, more dumb is freedumb. Less goverment spending required, so we can get more tax cuts. Which, along with more Jesus-ey goodness, is the answer to all our problems.

  14. And of that 31% of Republicans, 100% of them have accused Obama of hating America because he attended Reverend Wright’s CHRISTIAN church for twenty years.

    These people are ri-tards, every last mouth-breathing one of ’em.

  15. When Barry goes on vacation, will Shasha get her own iman? Newt’s checking on that.

    If the Vineyard won’t come to Obama, then Obama must go to the Vinyard.

  16. That’s probably a lower number than a poll of Congresspeople would produce. But at least we now know what proportion of opinion on politics officially falls into the category of “dangerously uninformed.”

  17. Facts are simple and facts are straight
    Facts are lazy and facts are late
    Facts all come with points of view
    Facts don’t do what I want them to
    Facts just twist the truth around
    Facts are living turned inside out
    Facts are getting the best of them
    Facts are nothing on the face of things

  18. My funny cowboy boot wearin’ coworker just loudly proclaimed that he’s gonna open a titty bar, strip club and a pork rind business around the ‘mosque’.Haha, how original. Nice guy, but he does enjoy wallowing in ignorance a little too much.

  19. Obama the muslin and Reverend Wright and Michelle the Whitey Hater. When those three are in the room anything can happen! It’s crazy. It’s wacky. I hope Mr. Roper doesn’t catch them being crazy and wacky.

  20. I feel a lot better about America, since it’s been revealed that only 18% believe that Obama is a Muslim. That’s less than the number of people that believe that pro wrestling is real.

  21. Why don’t they ask Muslims if they think Obama is a Muslim? Heck, just do an Iraqi poll with the same questions. I guess maybe they don’t have phones.

  22. WikiLeaks didn’t pick up the phone because:

    A – We traced the call and it’s coming from inside the house!

    OR

    B – A WikiLeaks intern reading page 5,345,231 of the Afghan papers just discovered a memo about the secret new CIA phone-delivered nuclear device. Ironically that’s the exact page that the Pentagon was going to tell them to shred immediately without reading.

  23. 1. Would I win by guessing that the 31% includes all or nearly all of the 18%?

    2. Wikileaks is totes not taking calls from the P-gon, because, like, in the cafeteria yesterday? the Pentagon just walked right by Wikileaks and wasn’t even, like “hello?” or “do you wanna go see a movie or something this weekend?” or like, anything?

    3. Cloture – n. to require a vote of at least 60% of the Senate to order lunch; syn. opportunity for knee-jerk demagogic obstruction

  24. Submit the danged comment!

    1. Would I WIN by guessing that the 31% includes all or nearly all of the 18%?

    2. Wikileaks is totes not taking the Pentagon’s calls because, like, yesterday? in the cafeteria? the Pentagon just cold walked by Wikileaks and didn’t say, like, “Hi!” or “Wanna go to a movie this weekend or something?” or, like, anything?

    3. Cloture – n. process requiring 60 of 100 Senators to vote in favor of ordering lunch; syn. knee-jerk demagogic obstruction.

    (Okay, not much here, but I made it up, so I want it out there.)

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