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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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  • Mild Midwesterner

    Many mosques are white, and Obama lives in a white house. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Barrelhse

    It is too obvious that this country is doomed. We don’t need no education.

  • ttommyunger

    America! More Dumb, please.

  • ph7

    Pretty sure he’s an atheist, like 50% of the population which refuses to admit it in polite company.

  • Manos: Hands of Fate

    In other polling news, 99 percent of Wonkette posters think 18 percent of Americans qualify as retarded.

  • Johnny Zhivago
  • freakishlystrong

    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.

  • Limeylizzie

    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.

  • Dashboard_Buddha

    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.

  • Alfonsito

    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?

  • weejee

    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?

  • Monsieur CrotchWatcher Grumpe

    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.

  • cheaphits

    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.

  • chascates

    Can’t the Mormons just convert Obama to Christianity the way they do with dead people?

  • Ducksworthy

    [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.

  • ManchuCandidate

    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.

  • BarackMyWorld

    “A graveyard of good ideas” is how freshman Democrat Tom Udall of New Mexico sees the Senate.

    Word.

  • Dean Booth

    America is like a class taught only by the students. And the midterms are coming up.

  • Sleeves

    [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.

  • weejee

    [re=641529]cheaphits[/re]: Last February 60% of ‘Muricans said they didn’t believe in evolution and now they haz their long knives out to go after that commie conspiracy of relativity, special or general case don’t matter. Heck isn’t just 1 in 5 thinking Barry is a Muslin really showing them getting less stupid. Sigh, maybe not.

  • Cape Clod

    [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.

  • Monsieur CrotchWatcher Grumpe

    [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.

  • Cape Clod

    In Shrub’s final approval rating, about 18% thought he did a good job.
    Some people need their ability to vote taken away from them.

  • The Silver Fox

    The numbers would’ve been higher, but for the spelling. C’mon Pew Center. It’s MusliN.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=641523]Limeylizzie[/re]: You are a true patriot. Or a masochist.

  • pirate king of the Jews

    [re=641529]cheaphits[/re]: Imagine spending eternity with 72 girls who don’t know how to give head.

  • Oblios Cap

    [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.

  • Monsieur CrotchWatcher Grumpe

    [re=641575]pirate king of the Jews[/re]:
    Word.

  • smitallica

    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.

  • S.Luggo

    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.

  • doxastic

    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.”

  • doxastic

    [re=641523]Limeylizzie[/re]: GODZILLA VERSUS RAHMADON was really where the franchise ran out of steam.

  • FMA

    [re=641529]cheaphits[/re]: As a wise man once said, I’d take one highly-skilled and experienced Vegas hooker over 72 virgins any day.

  • dedalus

    the bad news: the 72 virgins are all 85 years old
    the good news: they are very horny

  • Barry White Zombie

    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

  • mayor_quimby

    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.

  • imissopus

    [re=641746]mayor_quimby[/re]: They already HAVE all those businesses around the mosque.

  • just pixels

    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.

  • GOPCrusher

    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.

  • Hooray For Anything

    [re=641535]Dean Booth[/re]: Yeah, but unfortunately, if over half the people in the class fail the midterms, we all fail.

  • Sharkey

    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.

  • Sharkey

    [re=641808]mustardman[/re]: And just where do you expect to get your illegal firearms from?

  • cembry

    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.

  • WriteyWriterton

    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

  • WriteyWriterton

    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.)

  • WriteyWriterton

    Oh, now I’ve done it twice. Why, WHY, am I so stupid?

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