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Flunking Liberty

March 31, 2011 by  

Flunking Liberty

A story in a recent edition of Newsweek detailed an effort to determine the civic pride of our fellow Americans. The left-leaning journal offered 1,000 readers—they borrowed a few hundred from US Weekly—the opportunity to take the same citizenship test required of all prospective ingredients in our ever-expanding melting pot.

Keep in mind, with President Barack Obama’s dereliction of duty in dealing with illegal immigration, I’m not certain if that many people have actually taken the citizenship test recently.

I have no interest in burdening you with another maudlin monologue about Americans’ lack of civic pride (not to mention civic understanding). Lectures about the need for the people of the fruited plain to make time in between episodes of “Jersey Shore” to learn about the Bill of Rights are boring, depressing and trite.

Besides, anyone who really cares about the travails of “Pauly D.” and “J-Woww” is unlikely to give a damn how many voting members are part of the U.S. House of Representatives. The answer, by the way, is 435. If you answered correctly, then congratulations are in order. You just wrecked the national grade curve. I’d make some teacher’s pet crack, but something tells me most of the teachers’ union layabouts drew the same blank as the rest of the class.

Never let it be said that Ben Crystal isn’t as helpful as he is suave, debonair and quick-witted. Instead of standing on the dais and acting as if I have suede patches welded to my elbows, I’m going to invite each of you to partake of a little academic challenge. Call it: The Personal Liberty Digest’s™ Super-Citizen Survey. There’s no time limit, and you’re welcome to cheat. Think of it as an exercise in “outcome-based education.” If you don’t know the answer, just do as Obama does: Lie.

And remember, kids: There are no stupid answers, only stupid people. I wouldn’t worry too much about the stupid people. They’re over at Dailykos.com telling each other how tolerant they are for hating everyone who isn’t just like them.

To wit:

Question 1:
Sarah Palin is:

  1. A spiritual godmother of the Tea Party movement.
  2. A potential 2012 Republican nominee for President.
  3. Capable of making a kill shot from a moving helicopter. (AWESOME!)
  4. Pretty hot.

Question 2:
Michelle Bachman is:

  1. A spiritual godmother of the Tea Party movement.
  2. A potential 2012 Republican nominee for President.
  3. Terrifying to Democrats who are unused to women who still look like women.
  4. Pretty hot.

Question 3:
Hillary Clinton is:

  1. The Secretary of State (for now).
  2. Not running for President in 2012 (honest!).
  3. Dean Rusk, compared to her boss.
  4. Less hot.

Question 4:
Libya is:

  1. A nation in North Africa.
  2. A nation in the throes of civil war.
  3. A nation with which the United States is NOT currently at war.
  4. A rash which can be cleared up with a non-prescription ointment.

Question 5:
Moammar Ghadhafi:

  1. Is the dictator of Libya and a sponsor of the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing.
  2. Keeps a bedroom decorated just in case his special friend Louis Farrakhan drops in for a romantic evening.
  3. Dresses like Elizabeth Taylor (the late 80′s-onward version, not the Cleopatra version).
  4. Has to be the front runner for the Keith Richards look-alike contest.

Question 6:
Scott Walker is:

  1. The duly-elected Governor of Wisconsin.
  2. Standing up to Democrat-sponsored union thugs on behalf of children.
  3. A union-busting hero.
  4. Obviously related to Hitler somehow.

Question 7:
The Service Employees International Union:

  1. Is a group of dangerously violent thugs officially endorsed by the Democrat Party.
  2. Puts the “hug” in “thug.”
  3. Wears purple because it’s so slimming.
  4. Is probably watching me from across the street.

Question 8:
Sendai is:

  1. That new sushi joint down the street.
  2. A Japanese city devastated by a recent tsunami.
  3. Nowhere near Rio, Mr. President.
  4. Still nicer than Detroit.

Question 9:
Despite a series of bailouts and so-called “stimulus” packages, the unemployment rate in the U.S. is currently:

  1. Lower than it was during the Carter Administration.
  2. Lower than it is in Kenya.
  3. Lower than it is in Detroit.
  4. Higher than it is in George Soros’s front office.

Question 10:
Common Cause, Moveon.org and ACORN are:

  1. A group of Democrat Party adjunct organizations.
  2. A group of Democrat Party adjunct organizations.
  3. A group of Democrat Party adjunct organizations.
  4. About as collectively intelligent as the kids in the Chuck-E-Cheese ball pit.

Question 11:
Kinetic Military Action is:

  1. A euphemism for a limited-scope military engagement.
  2. A nice way of describing the sort of marching done by the New Black Panther Party. (Listen, fellas. I love the berets. But you’re wearing them like mimes, not soldiers.)
  3. Obama’s desperate attempt to look like a wartime leader.
  4. Probably a waste of time, under the current circumstances.

Question 12:
The Huffington Post has banned Andrew Breitbart from its front page because:

  1. Breitbart is a bigot.
  2. Breitbart is a liar.
  3. Breitbart is mean.
  4. Ex-Obama Administration laughingstock Van Jones said he would hold his breath until the Huffpo shunted Breitbart to the even-less-read back sections.

Question 13:
Joe Biden is:

  1. The Vice President of the United States.
  2. Neil Kinnock’s number one fan.
  3. Sy Sperling’s favorite client.
  4. That weird-looking old dude who f-bombed the President last year.

Question 14:
Nancy Pelosi is:

  1. The former Speaker of the House; and now the House minority leader.
  2. Even more surprised-looking in real life.
  3. Still planning to “drain the swamp.”
  4. No longer two heartbeats from the Oval Office.

Question 15:
Harry Reid is:

  1. The Senate Majority Leader.
  2. Deputy Droop-a-Long’s long-lost brother.
  3. Oddly obsessed by hookers in Nevada.
  4. Eminently qualified to hold Pelosi’s purse.

Question 16:
Obamacare is:

  1. A plan to deliver top-quality healthcare to every American, regardless of ability to pay.
  2. A bureaucratic monstrosity which is more about government intervention in your life than it is about healthcare.
  3. Really just the reanimated corpse of the mid-90s “Hillarycare.”
  4. Probably going to force you to watch reruns of “House” to determine whether or not you have cancer.

Question 17:
President Obama’s energy policy entails:

  1. Exploiting domestic resources, including fossil fuels, in order to lessen the economic burden on his constituents without sending billions to corrupt and/or hostile foreign powers.
  2. Signing an executive order requiring all Americans to drive mopeds to work.
  3. Paving Kansas, Nebraska and parts of the Dakotas in photovoltaic cells.
  4. Aiming Ed Schultz at a bunch of windmills.

Question 18:
The national debt of the United States is now:

  1. Worth about 97 percent of the U.S. annual GDP.
  2. Increasing at a geometric rate.
  3. Rapidly approaching one of those numbers that end up being used as a name for a search engine.
  4. Still smaller than Michael Moore’s waistline.

Question 19:
President Obama hails from:

  1. Hawaii.
  2. Kenya.
  3. Chicago.
  4. A secret laboratory in Warren Buffett’s basement.

Question 20:
The current Head of the Executive Branch of the government of the United States is:

  1. John Boehner.
  2. Harry Reid.
  3. Barack Obama.
  4. Oprah.

If you struggled with this exam, fret not. Many of your compatriots are still trying to figure out if Dean Rusk is that guy who’s married to Tori Spelling. In administering the actual citizenship test, Newsweek was likely demonstrating Americans’ lack of civic understanding. But they forgot that civic understanding may not mean the same thing to everyone.

An old colleague of mine used to say that “civic duty” encompasses everything from jury duty to picking up after Rover when he does his business on the sidewalk. That colleague of mine is entirely correct; albeit enormously optimistic.

In the age of Obama, I have learned to set my sights a bit on the low side. Don’t take stuff which isn’t yours. Don’t hit girls. Don’t make your mother cry. And once in a while, learn something useful. You can’t always count on British MP’s to do your homework for you, Mr. Vice President.

I’d tell everyone to go back to school, but there’s no point. The teachers are all cutting class to go scream at the Governor of Wisconsin.

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • s c

    Some 35 years ago, ultraliberal airheads were on the verge of wetting themselves with the idea of eliminating the teaching of American history in America’s high schools. It’s still taught, but the net effect is very close to having eliminated American history.
    The fact that economics is rarely taught in those same schools is wasted on our ‘educators.’ Being
    able to read was lost in the shuffle. Being able to think is seen as an unnecessary skill.
    This makes me wonder if the boobs at Newsweek could pass that exam if they had the answers in advance [I didn't say 'ace' it, I said pass it. Ditto for Dailykos.com].

    • Peter

      Weeeeelllll Ben baby, I got 18 out of 20 right, and I don’t even live in the good ol’ US of A! Stick that up your plastic GOP butt and smoke the crap out of it boy!

      • Jon

        And your expectation is plaudits? Frankly only you care. Socialists and progressive are the same filthy lot regardless of where they are from or currently reside.

        • Kinetic1

          Jon,
          I would guess that Peter was expecting nothing more than scorn, but I was just hoping for something close to a well constructed sentence in response to his nonsense. Better luck next time.

          • skip

            The one I am sure I got right is that Wisconsin’s Walker is related to Hitler.

        • nickwolf

          “Americanism” is not Socialism! America is for ” a fair shake for the average Joe” and America has been since its formation the most progressive thinking Country next to France! Womens Rights, Religious freedom, Voting Rights, Collective Bargining….etc, is what built the biggest middle class in the World and the largest economic engine anywhere! Your brick headed thinking is not “Conservative” it’s King worship!! We have been pushing the middle class down for decades…overtime Republicans have shown the growth of the Rich 2% and the non growth of the Middle class. Enough of this provable nonsense!
          History classes don’t help if your teaching provably false history!
          My 3 children took the test and got 18, 19 and 19. I took it and got 18. Tea Party members got much worse!

          • Rosemary

            You need some help!!!! I am a tea party member and I got them all right. Do you know real tea party people? They are your next door neighbor who loves this country and wants it back to what it stands for.

      • GaCop

        Are you for real airhead? You wouldn’t know a spoof if it crapped in your face.

        • GaCop

          This was aimed at “peter”

      • Charles

        Obviously, Crystal’s attempt at satire is a weak cover-up for the fact that most immigrants would do better on the real test than most of his readers.

        • DaveH

          Yet another fabricated fact from a Liberal. Boooring.

        • Bill

          I think what is being missed is that these citizens probably went to public school, so how could they possibly know the right answers? The NEA socialist don’t teach that sort of thing, only homosexual assimilation and how to use a condom.

        • Jeep

          I suppose Charles that you would be included in the list of “readers”.

          • Charles

            No,, Jeep. I pay as much attention to Crystal as I do to lard-ass Limbaugh.

          • Eddie47d

            If the author was trying to impress his readers with conservative intelligence then I would say he failed miserably. What was that school that he went to and did he receive his diploma?

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Well Charles, Stupid is forever, Ignorance can be fixed.

            I guess you are pro-choice and have chosen stupid.

          • DaveH

            Eddie,
            You prove your ignorance daily.

          • Eddie47d

            Another Gnat comment from the Gnat Meister. Way to go Dave.

          • Jeep

            So Charles, what are you trying to say? Are you saying that you commented on an article you did NOT read? Or, is it that you disagree with article? If you are trying to marginalize Ben, then I have a suggestion, go somewhere else that espouses a view more amenable to your political bent.

          • libertytrain

            DaveH – Eddie is on here all day long it seems, every day. I wonder why? Is his retirement job posting comment on Conservative Libertarian sites?

      • bob wire

        You mean that were actually “wrong answers”?

        Well Bachmann is Hot ! I don’t care what anyone says and I like her fire and have a pertinacity for small hell cats, Ms Slice & Dice.

        Palin? ~ I guess there is someone for everyone. Poor Todd, the man must truly be made of steel.

        Hillary has “ascended” no “girl” left but all woman.

        I enjoyed Question #5, my answer “all the below”

      • JIBBS

        So, what doe’s that say about your homeland ??

      • JoMama

        Screw YOU, Peter!!

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Peter:

        I think you passed it becasue you are not exposed to the American MSM. You get real reporting.

      • spitfire

        That means you know who you are, and not proud of it. At least you should not be proud to be a dilusional liberl wacko!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Wild Bill

        Were you progressive types born stupid,or did you take lessons?
        Wild Bill
        Alaska

      • Danny Buckles

        Well peter we are all convenced that you are a jerk. Now share with us where you got the 18 correct answers from loser.

      • Stan Smith

        Libtards! Ha! Ha! Ha! So Peter The Libtard better come out of your basement and lay off the acid!

      • Wild Bill

        Ok,Who knocked over the liberal trash can?They are oozing out all over this site and,as usual,are smelling the place up with their fact-less,reactionary comments.
        Wild Bill
        Alaska

      • Average Joe

        Peter,

        “I’m going to invite each of you to partake of a little academic challenge. Call it: The Personal Liberty Digest’s™ Super-Citizen Survey. There’s no time limit, and you’re welcome to cheat.”

        So, here we have…a test..that we cannot get any answers wrong on….but somehow…you…and only you…managed to miss (2)two questions…..you’re certainly not the sharpest tack in the box.

        “And remember, kids: There are no stupid answers, only stupid people.”

        It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry ‘I could have thought of that’ is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn’t, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.
        Douglas Adams

    • JUKEBOX

      What is being taught in our schools today is “REVISIONIST HISTORY”.

      • Eddie47d

        I would say the author is duping you all and some of you follow like sheep. I think that is the wacko factor and revisionist history.

        • Average Joe

          Eddie47d,

          You would say …and have said many things…..We still consider the source and file it away appropriately…..

          • libertytrain

            Average Joe – well said.

    • Claire Weber

      Ditto to sc
      Duffy

    • Void1972

      SC,
      Your right on the subject of eliminating American history in our schools. My child learned more about African history in the last few years then American history.
      All the horrors about how bad Americans were and how beautiful and happy life was in Africa before the “White Man” destroyed the once peaceful continent of Africa!
      It’s no wonder that America is now #25 in education out of the 30 top industrialised nations! Prior to no child left behind, we were number one!
      Trickle down education and trickle up poverty is our new system thanks to those who want to end the American experiment.
      How does anyone expect Americans to understand our history and government when our schools are controlled by anti-Americans and most of the children cannot even understand English?
      Good post Ben!

      • skip

        We did a pretty good job on this continent as well – not too many of who were here when we started are still around.

        But we were so very peaceful – look at what we did to ourselves in 1860 thru 1865, and to several other countries who threatened our very existence by just being there.

  • Doc Sarvis

    The test is invalid since “F. None of the above” was not an option on the first two questions.

    • http://www.piedmontwebmasterservices.com Dan

      Invalid because “All of the Above” was a better option on the first two questions.

      • Carol

        All of the above would cover several of the questions.

    • Bbby T

      grow up donk head,

      • Doc Sarvis

        You use the term “donk head” and you’re telling ME to grow up? Wow!

        • Carlucci

          I like “donk head”. It is just as descriptive as “twinkie punk”.

          So, put that in your crack pipe and smoke it, you liberal puke.

          • Doc Sarvis

            And the level of Intellegent discourse on this site takes yet another dive.

          • Eddie47d

            It is kind of fun Doc to know how they really think. I guess they do put there pants on the same way as those they make accusing remarks against.

    • Harold Olsen

      Some may have chosen “All of the Above” for the first two questions or they may have chosen only two or three of the answers. I guess it depends on your point of view. Both Bachman and Palin are attractive women. For the third question, the last answer “Less Hot,” in my opinion, should be “Not Hot,” though during the 2008 election campaign someone actually said Hillary was a hot looking woman. And I thought I needed an eye checkup.

      • karolyn

        Actually, in her latest interview, she looked pretty good. Had her hair in a new “do”.

        • Doug

          right thats why the last dog crap example of a president Willie Clinton will do anything but troll!

          • Carlucci

            I can’t forget that awful picture of her from last year. It looked like she had just rolled out of bed, moussed her hair with Crisco, and then put a chip clip in it. I thought these people traveled with hair dressers and make up artists.

        • bob wire

          Yea,she cleans up good. ~ Her appearance varies with her work load, she looks very “worn” at times, I seen it in Bill as well.

          Seems political life takes a hard toll on the body, ~ 43 the exception of course.

          • DaveH

            Running other peoples’ lives is hard on a body.

          • bob wire

            So true Dave and what “all politicians” seem to excel at. The Honorable Governor Scott Walker comes to mind.

            There is just something about being out of money and still giving $117 million dollars away without so much as getting a receipt while claiming to be reign in spending that doesn’t make a lot of sense to the people that are being asked to pony up the difference.

            What’s wrong with this picture?

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            She is very worn.

            You had a back end view? Sheesh. She should leave the tax payer funded jet at home and do some walking.

          • DaveH

            Bob, the only way we can fight Government corruption is to downsize it dramatically to a much more transparent size. Even in the 1950s when Government was quite a bit bigger than it’s mandated Constitutional size, they (all levels of Government) still spent only 20% of GDP. They now spend 40% of GDP. How could anybody expect to reign in corruption on such a massive beast?

      • louie

        Harold, I thought I needed a hearing aid & that I had gone blind Re: hillary is a hot no!?

        • spitfire

          I think those boy’s are old and very desperate for a woman, if they think Hilary is hot. OH hell not even the thought of it and I think I will VOMIT?

          • Carlucci

            What man would be attracted to Hilary? My stepdaughter (who is gay) told me that Hilary is gay. Well, it takes one to know one.

      • http://www.personalliberty.com Akillion

        Well at least Hillary uses her “grey matter”. Half-term gov Palin said Obama got on the right track when he started to speak about the NOrth Star in his Libya speech…wtf?!? Unfortunately AMerica, along with the rest of the world is caught between a rock and a hard place and these complex issues can’t be solved in answers that are black or white….all politicians fall short. At least our current President thinks through the issues and doesn’t react like a “Cowboy”–the one in the movies nor Tony Romo!

        • Doug

          He thinks hell he can’t even tell the truth if he wanted too! And please don’t call him president illegal ALIEN is the right term. Now go back to your union circle jerk and take a load off!

        • Will

          Akillion, You are right, He thinks and he thinks and he thinks, I think that is all he dose.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Gotta think a lot to come up with those basketball picks…

        • GaCop

          Akilion…..I see your a koolaid drinker.

        • DaveH

          OMG. Our current president thinks through the issues? You mean while he’s down in Brazil supporting Brazilian efforts to drill in the same region that he banned American oil companies from drilling in? And at the same time sending our troops in to kill people in Libya who are no threat whatsoever to the US, in the process defending people who we know little about? All being Unconstitutional exercises of power by a wanna-be Dictator. Oh yeah, he thinks through the issues all right, like any criminal before committing a crime.

          • Carlucci

            Well, we know for sure that Libya participated in blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

          • Phil

            To carlucci’s comment that we know for sure that Libya participated in the Lockerbie bombing, suggest an examination of the facts proves otherwise. The official story is that the bomb was placed in Malta, transferred through baggage handling in Frankfurt, then transferred through baggage handling in Heathrow. All supposedly controlled by a timing device. What dumb-ass would conceive such a plot shortly before xmas when delays are common? The bombing was actually paid for by the Iranians and executed by the Palestinians (PFLP-GC). Read the TIME article on their website for some insight into the conspiracy and the report of UN observer Hans Kostler as to the unfair trial.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          The only thing the illegal alien thought thru was how to get out from the rock and the hard place. On the rock was his buddy Momar in the hard place were his buddies the Brotherhood. He just had to figer out a way to keep them both on his romadon list.

          • Carlucci

            Time magazine – yes, that totally unbiased liberal rag.

            I believe Khaddafi said he took credit for having a hand in that bombing.

        • spitfire

          I can solve the middle east problem easily. STAY THE HELL OUT! Why worry about a bunch of barbarians, who have been fighting for thousands of years over nothing, but the fight and blood itself. Sudam Hussien was the only thing that kept Iraq together, because of his brutality. It is the only thing those people understand. They will never be able to exist with Democracy. It ain’t possible!!! Kadafy’s brutality is the only thing the people of Libya understand. Did you forget about all the cheering the people did in the streets of Libya when the Lockerby bomber was released??? To hell with the Muslims, and I do not want them in my country either.

        • Danny Buckles

          Akillion obama thinks of why not to show his birthcertificat ,golf, basketball, next weeks vacation, his unlimited national credit card, and what the next lie is going to be and to make sure it is posted on the teleprompter correctly so as not to forget it. so yes he is a thinker.

        • Isaac Davis

          Zerobamateur “thinks” about the next Tee-Time. Pretty much “present” on the planet would sum up his leadership, and I use the term loosely enough that the letters of the word have to be retrieved individually from separate continents.

      • DaveH

        My personal opinion is that Hillary is about a 7 on a scale of 1-10. That’s the outer Hillary. The inner Hillary doesn’t rate so high. Read the book “Hell to Pay” by Barbara Olsen to learn more about the Real Hillary.

      • Darvel Silda

        Anyone who rates women on a ‘Hot’ scale needs to grow up. It is not how they look that matters, but rather what they believe that matters!

    • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Spike

      You fail!

    • louie

      Yea, you wish “none of the above” would apply to the first two questions. I’m sure it would apply to you…

      • Doc Sarvis

        I am sure most of those do not apply to me as well, fortunately. As for the kill shot from a helicopter – never tried it. I stalk my game on foot and can load my own rifle (I’m not afraid of the rifle kicking).

        • Cawmun Cents

          Ted Nugent was recent boasting of shooting pigs and coyotes from a helicopter with a machinegun…haw!The life and times of a rockstar,must be a hard life.

  • kilrntex

    This test was hilarious!

  • voldemort

    Strange I did not realize there was currently a U.S. president.

    • http://www.piedmontwebmasterservices.com Dan

      Your right, there isn’t. Unless you count George Soros and his organization pulling the strings on the Puppet sitting in the oval office.

      • Zachary

        Well said Dan.

      • Isaac Davis

        I second Dan’s comment!

    • Doc Sarvis

      Soundly elected by the American people. Wake up and participate in our country.

      • Ed

        Not hardly!Buy votes does not count.

        • skip

          The major vote buyers are the Koch Brothers, Ed – check them out and perhaps clue them in on how much your vote requires.

      • DaveH

        Soundly elected based on Lies. What would happen to a company that misrepresented its products? Woe be them. But the Liberals will tolerate all sorts of lies as long as somebody promises them a place at the trough.

      • Carol

        You are wrong Sarvis. The illegals who voted in California are not American citizens

        • Doc Sarvis

          IF that happened he still would have won the election.

          • Michael J.

            Doc Sarvis,
            What about the tombstones across the nation that are adorned with “I Voted” stickers?

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            That would sure work in the County of Cook. AKA Chi Ka Go.

      • spitfire

        Hey dumb*^s that is exactly what we have been doing, and look what it got us!!!! More voting will not get us out of this mess. Only violence and blood letting will do that.

        • Doc Sarvis

          So you would rather have innocent men, women, and children killed as opposed to doing the Real work of democracy; that of thoughtful debate and organized elections. Your approach is not only lazy it is unAmerican and unGodly.

          • Eddie47d

            Yes Doc, spitfire shows the brilliant minds of the Right. We are either in big trouble or his intelligence will guarantee Obama a win.

          • TIME

            Quasi d,

            So where you have you been since 1969? Afterall The same guys been leading Lybia from 1969 – 2011.
            Or did you miss that part of the show?

            Just what makes you think whats being done is any differant than NAM?

            And what makes you think that giving aid / arms & air power to those that have been killing our Troops in the Middle East is somehow within reason?

            Oh thats right, you have your secret little code book, hey by the way did that come as a prize in your bag of Barry’s BraocO Chips?
            Goodie for U!

          • Isaac Davis

            Have you READ the Constitution? This is NOT a democracy, this is Constitutional Republic. Limited government, Self-Reliance, the guarantee of equal Liberty–not of equal outcomes.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Well Doc (is it just Doc, or Pappa Doc, or Little Doc?) That’s exactly what the TEA Party is all about. Participating to make sure we still HAVE a country.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Have you missed the name Hillary here in the discussion?

      I heard she had the locks changec on the Oval Orafice when Little Barry was down in Brazil with Soros. That’s why he could not get in when he got “home” to pick up clean underwear for the next tax payer funded vacation.

      • Isaac Davis

        Good one! She probably set all the clocks to go off at 0300, too!

  • Macawma

    This was very educational and enlightening…kudos to you Ben, for bringing this humor to an otherwise humorless situation, i.e., the lack of intelligence by a majority of Americans. So sad to be the laughing stock of the world…

    • TIME

      Mac,
      You have to keep in mind that the Dead as in under ground and not breathing as well Micky Mouse, Duh Duck and I think I taw a Pudda Tat and all the clan also voted for Barry.
      But saddly they don’t seem to have any humor due to being cardboard or, well being or dead.
      And lets not forget that Barry also had Soros backing so I am quite sure that people in say Lybia also voted for Barry as well all know Muslums don’t laugh as that would offend Allie Bababa & his band of wankers.

    • spitfire

      Sad to say, you are right on!!

  • http://AOL.COM FRENCHIE

    BEN CRYSTAL IS HILARIOUS. I’VE SAID IT BEFORE – THIS GUY NEEDS TO BE ON TV. BUT I’M THINKING THAT ONLY FOX WOULD TAKE HIM, AS HE HITS TOO CLOSE TO THE TRUTH. THE CABLE COMPANY HERE HAS TAKEN FOX NEWS OFF THE PROGRAMMING ENTIRELY. HAS ANYBODY ELSE LOST FOX NEWS ? MSNBC HAS MANAGED TO STICK AROUND, BUT THEY BUMPED THE TRAVEL CHANNEL TO KEEP IT. GO FIGURE, RIGHT ? I THINK CNN GOT THE BOOT, TOO. NOT SURE THOUGH AS I NEVER WATCH CNN. ANYHOW, BEN CRYSTAL REALLY NEEDS HIS OWN TV SHOW THAT LASTS MORE THAN 3 MINUTES ONCE A WEEK. THE GUY’S JUST TOO FUNNY……

    • http://www.personalliberty.com Akillion

      Yeah he would be a PERFECT FIT for Faux News, as they’re cloaked in truth ala their VP Bill Sammon.

      • Doug

        Can you please show me one video or one column where the Obama brown nose fictional channels or newspaper actually tell or right the truth. Go back to your union circle jerk

    • DaveH

      Drop that company as fast as you can Frenchie.

    • Ann

      frenchie – are you sure about that? I know our FOX affiliate here is switching channels but they are not going away.

      • http://AOL.COM FRENCHIE

        THE LOCAL FOX AFFILIATE IS STILL ON, IT’S JUST FOX NEWS THAT’S GONE…FOR NOW. I’VE HEARD RUMOR THAT ALL LOCAL CHANNELS WILL BE CUT SOON FROM TIME-WARNER CABLE. DON’T KNOW, WE’LL HAVE TO SEE…….

    • Chris

      Boy, it doesn’t take much to entertain some people.

    • skip

      Crystal and Rush and Glenn should have a combined show on Fox – the all seem to be on crystal or something similar.

  • http://bargere@comcast.net Erika

    I don’t believe anything what the President and goonies
    Trying to do for this Country they should be all Impeached
    and send out of this Country Those People are not real American’s

    • sherri ww

      Oh Erika,I Really Hope you don’t actually Believe all that.It. scares me to death,that some folks just follow along,like sheep,behind the very people who. Are trying to take every. Last thing you have left,unless you are in that 5% rich class.If you are rich you got nothing to worry about!But,if you are not,and you follow these extreme Repub/Teaprs,you will. End up being. Lucky if you have a roof over your head and something to eat,and your kids have a school to go to!Not much more I can say,just have to let the sheep. Learn the hard way,I reckon.

      • Doug

        Gee again Sherri you show what a complete idiot you are. Here and idea go look up Marxism and Socialism and Communisms and see what happens to the turds like you who follow these believers of ISM’S

        • Ann

          Doug – Really……”Here and” idea?? Lots of room to bash there Mr. Makes perfect Sense!

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Annie girl:

            That was not Doug. It wus hiss keebord.

      • TIME

        SherrIeeeeeeeee,wwww.CON.

        Wow you got your PHD from that Cracker Jacks box I can tell. It really shows so clearly from your brilliant and well formated post!

        Now don’t you be peeing on my leg and tell me its raining. I mean really now, rain is not yellow! Everyone knows that, duh.

        Look up your (5%) what you will find is they are all “PROGRESSIVES.” How Bloody funny is that???????? LMAO — ;-)

        You couldn’t be more ignorant, but Hey I know your holding back that real sparkel for later. Your little funny maker YOU!

        • DaveH

          But that 5% got an exemption, Time. All they had to do was check the box that said “I will help the Liberals spend other peoples’ money”.

      • http://Google.com Gary G.

        Sherri,You just answered the question on the middle class! Obama and his political thugs have a great start on destroying the middle class. Another four years of Obama should just about do it.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          How many oil field workers (middle class) has Der Fuhrer put out of work, and kept out of work, in the last year?

      • JIBBS

        Yep! you went to public school.

      • DaveH

        Unbelievable. Sherri, from the Party of Thieves, talking about other people taking things. Ben O’Neill is right:
        http://mises.org/daily/4125

      • Carol

        Get your head out of the sand Sherri. Obama’s so-called administration and the Democrats have already started taking what we have. 3 years ago I was considered middle class. Now I am way below the stated poverty level and not eligible for anything. Right now I am trying to scrape enough together to pay my county taxes so I won’t end up on the streets. Really scary for someone who will be 70 in 2 months.

      • Carlucci

        Sherri – did you go to school just to eat your lunch? You can’t even form a proper sentence to convey your opinions. Congratulations – ! You are the poster child for the public fool system…

      • bob wire

        Don’t forget Sherri, the GOP and many of their supporter are wanting to slash corporate income tax by 25%. ~ It’s claimed to be too high at 35.1% . I suppose they wish to pay less then a school custodian making 24,000 per year.

        Go figure? Well? I’m sure they could us this money much like I could.

        The notion is , that rather then take this “windfall” to pay CEO’s or stock holders more, they might hire more people, expanding their business.

        That simply throwing money at the wealthy in the past without asking for some assurances has failed to show results doesn’t seem to deter them from trying yet once again.

        This 117 million dollars Governor Scott Walker is budget in as give-away without so much as a mention while claiming the state is broke it just another example of GOP/ Tea parties ideas of monetary responsibility.

        Traditional GOP , bait and switch. They sell you a battle ship and deliver a leaky row boat and can’t understand the peoples disappointment. ~ They are shocked ! just completely shocked! and can’t understand why these mean ole greedy people ever wanted a “battle ship” to begin with.

        • DaveH

          Bob, wake up. Corporations don’t pay taxes. People do. Their taxes are reflected either in their product prices (which we pay), or their workers’ pay (reduced), or they give up and move out of the country.
          Meanwhile, the Politicians live fat off our money.

      • Isaac Davis

        Yep, those mean ol’ conservatives first blew up the Gulf well THEN banned offshore drilling and every other petroleum venture in the United States while allowing the Chicoms to come and tap into the Texas soil for petroleum http://patdollard.com/2010/10/china-stakes-claim-to-texas-oil-gas/. Meanwhile, oboingo spririts off to S.A. and tosses a few Billion $ to the Brazillian’s to expand their petroleum operation (with OUR tax money). Yep, those bad ol’, mean ol’ conservatives sure have screwed up the last 3 years. Funny how this budget debacle is the left-overs of a dismal and despicable *progessive” pack of vermin who still have it in for your posterity.

    • Chris

      Hmmmmmm, public school graduate, I assume.

      • Eddie47d

        You hit the nail on the head Bob in assuming that corporations will create new jobs with a tax break. The Right still falls for that tom-foolery.

        • Thamera

          Really Eddie? Corporate taxation and regulation are one of the reasons corporations leave America. Think about it on a state level if it is easier. If you want to attract a corporation to come to your state, what do you do? You give them incentives like lower corporate tax rate. Does it work? Yes, it does. And when the corporation/company moves into your state they put your people to work. Spend anytime in local government per chance???

          • JeffH

            Think about it or just think? Not a chance in hades!

          • Eddie47d

            Where’s the 8 years(okay 7) of job creation from the G.Bush tax breaks. Were still looking!

          • bob wire

            Dave just told us Corporate doesn’t pay taxes,~ so wish is it?

            Seems hard to argue them leave for paying no taxes.

            They can leave as far as I’m concerned. Take their citizenship with them and don’t let the door hit them in the a$$ on the way out.

            29.7 % is low as I’m willing to go or they can pack it up. After all the tax breaks, depreciation schedules, deffer cost, slight if hand and what they can hide that’s fair. I pay 19% with my tiny empire.

          • Thamera

            I guess I am going to take that as a No. You have not done any work in local government. I have. If you haven’t, you really should. It is quite an experience and an education. Try getting a company to come to your state that will employee hundreds and/or thousands and see what you are up against.

          • DaveH

            As usual, Bob didn’t read my full comment. The corporations raise their prices, lower their wages, or leave the country. We pay the price for any of those occurances.

          • bob wire

            I’m very familiar with markets and supply and demand.

            It their choice and for them to decide, just how much is a stable social climate worth to them? A railway and public highway system, an ICW (inter coastal waterway) that is controlled and maintained, guarded against pirates and bandits so commerce can flow and Loyd of London insurance rates are low.

            Let them go to India, ~ and try it on for size.

            If I had to absorb loses and suffer a slow decline for the last 30 years as they gotten stinking wealthy, sorry I’m not that sympathetic, they need suck it up or spend it.

            I did myself, go down and live in Mexico for a spell, it was fun for a while, few years. I lived large in a huge Casa and interior court yard with a staff of domestic help and grounds men.

            Let them tear a$$ and go down there now and see how they might like it.

          • Thamera

            Or better yet, try starting your own business Eddie. And Bob W. people in other countries are grateful to have a job, so when Dell, for example, plants itself on the west side of El Salvador in their business district, the government is pretty darn happy to have them there unlike our government that continues to regulate, tax and penalize corporations for their very existence and attempt to tell CEO’s how they are going to run their corporations as well as what mode of transportation they are going to use. With that said, I am no a corporate sympathizer and I do not turn a blind eye to corruption on any level, but if you think government is the answer and that somehow Obama is a shining pillar of sainthood you’ve (implied generically) really got to take off the rose colored glasses.

          • bob wire

            no, not at all, I’m not suggesting that at all, but what’s all this talk about being grateful ?

            I have no interest in the wealth’s benevolence or governments gratitude.

            Business should be conducted on a Win/Win arrangement.

            I failed to see how it can be conducted any other way for any prolong period of time.

            If I’m or my customer feels that either is losing just how long do you expect it to continue UNLESS you have a “captured” and “locked” market.

            and that exactly what big business is working toward.

            So the American people should enjoy the same standard of living of El Salvadorians because they have no shoes, work cheap and demand less? While it was just recent history rebels roamed the back wood and jungles of this country and American CIA was working behind the scenes and American foreign aid poured in to the country?

            And it’s only now, American labor is asked to compromise and compete with people that just recently started wearing shoes and be grateful for the chance while large business enjoys US consumer markets.

            I see how you think.

            Well somewhere down this one way highway someone besides American tax payers needs to pony up some freight cost for the ride. Governor Walker waving around 117 million dollars and wanting to shine big business shoes in some attempt to draw business in that has a interest in employing the “working poor” and offering a career of underemployment for the grateful.

            I’m only asking for some compromise and consideration as to who brought business to the dance. I pay taxes and so should any business that enjoys the bounty of this great nation that we live in.

            Thu our collective taxing effort we have developed an infrastructure and a sense of security that they enjoy to develop their goods and get them to market.

            If they prefer donkeys, dangerous road system, highway men, pirates and larger profits, that for them to decide. We should be controlling imports closer then we are.

            They wish to trade one pirate for another pirate? Maybe we can make their pirate meaner then ours?

          • Thamera

            Bob w. says: “So the American people should enjoy the same standard of living of El Salvadorians because they have no shoes, work cheap and demand less? While it was just recent history rebels roamed the back wood and jungles of this country and American CIA was working behind the scenes and American foreign aid poured in to the country?”

            Clearly you do not see “how I think” if you think I support the above comment that you made. I was offering an explanation to your question of why corporations move to foreign countries that are less secure than our own. It is because of government regulation and taxation. Do I agree that corporates should move overseas? Absolutely not! Do I agree that our standard of living should be lowered? Absolutely not! The point being that less government is needed – not more! The more government attempts to regulate, control and tax corporations the more we are going to suffer! You may not like the fact that corporate fat heads are wealthy but so are entertainers and NFL players and really what have they done to earn their outrageous salaries? In an attempt to “equalize” the playing field the only thing happening is that our economy is failing, jobs are leaving and our quality of life is indeed suffering. Imposing higher taxes along with increased spending and more government control will only further our demise.

          • Vigilant

            Eddie says, “Where’s the 8 years(okay 7) of job creation from the G.Bush tax breaks. Were still looking!”

            Look no further than the Democrats who roadblocked regulation of Fannie/Freddy, precipitating a toxic asset crisis that sucked up all the money from tax breaks. If you’re still looking for your backside, try a flashlight, both hands and a road map.

          • skip

            Want no government, the ability bear and use arms of any calibre and fire rate, no corporate taxes, no need to pay for automobile insurance or a drivers’ license? Give Ciudad Juarez and Sonara a try – they are very nearby.

        • bob wire

          “Look no further than the Democrats who roadblocked regulation of Fannie/Freddy, precipitating a toxic asset crisis that sucked up all the money from tax breaks”

          Vigilant ; be vigilant and please do look father !

        • Isaac Davis

          moron says, “What?” Let me get this straight: so, a company, if allowed to expand their business by investing in capital assets to make more widgets, is allowed to keep more money, build a bigger company to make more stuff, hire more people, return a bigger investment to the stock holders, offer more incentive to get GOOD employees, and meet the economy of scale to make widgets that then give you more stuff, for better prices, and maybe even PAY you to work for them is…err….a bad thing? Only in the mind of communist moron.

          • Vigilant

            Issac, you’re 100% right.

            The left has a mental block when it comes to history. They have somehow convinced themselves that the free markets and private enterprise did not make this the greatest country in the history of the world.

            They also fail to see that socialism/communism have NEVER worked.

  • JimH

    Ben, Thank you for the early morning laugh.
    Doc, When ever you find your sense of humor you will get the joke.

  • Dale

    Another test question which, I understand, of the 535 members of Congress a whopping 72% could not answer correctly:

    Name the three branches of the United States Government.

    PS (must be spelled somewhat correctly, which is how my Grandkids spelling is graded these days, somewhat correctly! Do not want to make the little rug rats feel bad about their own ignorance!)

    • Brad

      Dale,

      To give some of the readers a break, the answers are as follows;

      1. Executive
      2. Legislative
      3. Judicial

      and I have been out of school for 30 year’s, retired from the military, gone to college, now working on my second career.

    • Vigilant

      Dale and Brad,

      The leftist-programmed teachers no longer feel it necessary to teach civics, (unadulterated) American history or pride in the nation.

  • sherri ww

    I got all the answers” right”,I guess,as much as anyone could.I agree with the commenter’s who said there were not enough options for the 1st 2 questions! Of course,this is just my opinion,and we ALL have a right to that,in this country.Anyway,I believe that S.Palin and M.Bachman are two of the most complete”nuts”,on this planet.In somewhat different ways,but still nuts.Ms.Palin has never gotten over losing her chance to get into the WH(Shudder),to a”black”man.(I put it that way because Pres.Obama is just as white as he is black,which makes no difference either way!)Anyway,Ms.Palin is now doing what she is doing,for$,plain and simple,and for the spotlight she loves so much.The fact that she!! kills animals in the way she does,is enough to put her at the bottom of ANY list.Now,Ms.Bachman is another story.She,unlike Palin,actually BELIEVES the stuff she spouts,and,in my opinion,is a certified crazy,no doubt.How she gets elected is beyond me,and says MUCH about where this country is headed!Again,in my opinion,H.Clinton has it ALL over these two nitwits,even in the” good looking,or hot category,and certainly in the” intelligent”part!Good Lord,I wonder,what DO people want?Perhaps a dingbat like that WI.Gov. S.Walker,as President of this great country?I’ve said it before,and. Will say it again-we better all PRAY HARD,that we retain the good and caring-and extremely intelligent President we have now,thru 2016.Sure,I get frustrated with him sometimes too,but I also KNOW he IS our Best,and really,ONLY hope,to get this country back in order for the middle class!

    • JimH

      sherri ww, Do you actually believe the drivel you just spouted or are you just trying to see what you can stir up?

      • sherri ww

        Ben,I not only believe it,I KNOW it.And,to the next gentleman down,I never said a word about Unions,however the Unions,with all their spots,are still what has gotten ALL of us minimum wage and somewhat decent working conditions,and a lot of other things,whether you ever belonged to a union,or not.And,no,I don’t need Anyone to write anything for me,nor do I even discuss this stuff with people very much.However,what I DO,is I READ AND STUDY,ALL this stuff,every single day,AND I keep the TV turned OFF.Those”one liners. “That are the staple of Sarah,Newt,Fox news,people like Scott Walker,that’s ALL they WANT you to listen to,and believe.Lord!READ,and read IT ALL,every side of a problem,before you think you know about anything,no matter what it is! Do you see the Repubs worrying about JOBS?Nope-THEY have OTHER agendas-and it does NOT include making YOUR life OR mine any better,that is a FOR SURE!

        • Nate

          sherriww;,,,You`ve made it CHRYSTAL CLEAR,,,,An ILLEGAL ALIEN is the best thing to hit this COUNTRY????????????? What???? Are you from KENYA TOO????????? Unions were formed to end the “slave labor type places of employment” & give people a just wage for just work,,,,,THEN,,,, The MAFIA (that ran those businesses) took control of the UNIONS!!!!!! Unions have become the modern day MAFIA,,,You say people like US(me) need to wake up,, I`ve worked in unions for 30 years,,,,,I`ve now been forced on DISABILITY, because of a work related injury,given barely enough money to live & can`t get a job because of it,,,PERSONALLY,,,I think YOU should pull your head out!!!

        • DaveH

          Ben? Put down that doobie, Sherri, and go look for a job.

        • JimH

          sherri ww, I don’t know what sources your reading from, but you are way misinformed. You may want to expand from the sources you are being brainwashed with now. Obama’s our best bet? I was laghing with Ben and now I get to laugh AT you. 2for1.

          • Thamera

            I think the question for Sherrie is: WHAT ARE YOU READING? It sure isn’t the constitution. Good grief…now that is scary!

          • DaveH
          • Thamera

            Oh my…I am speechless DaveH and if Sherri hadn’t already made the comments that she had, I would be tempted to say that call was a prank. People cannot be that stupid, can they?

          • Vigilant

            DaveH,

            That was a great link! Michael said “A man once defined Hell as a place where there is no reason.”

            That caller, sherri, and most of the socialist left live in that Hell.

    • Doug

      Wow Sherri did you union buddies help you with writing this one or did you write all this BS yourself? Here is question for you why if the unions are such great business people why don’t they start there own business and compete with all you hard working union scum?

    • TIME

      Sherrieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwww.CON,

      See I just knew your were holding back your utter Brilliance. Thanks for showcasing it for us.
      Can you also do tap dancing?

      Hey your act is just about ready for the road.

      Goodie for you now you can get a real JOB.

      • Eddie47d

        Well Time your brilliant star got tarnished awhile back. I believe you are the one who needs to stick to tap dancing.(Your words)

        • TIME

          BuffonO 47Duh, Your as bright as well a Mud Pie, so hey BufO Duh47 you want an RC Cola with dat Mud Pie?

          I do think I hear your Mommie calling U.

    • dstk

      @ Sherri, well said, with you all the way! Like most of the people who can think for themselves and blindly follow these rants!

      • DaveH

        Sure, you can think for yourself, dstk. Ummm, let’s see, who will I elect next time to promise me other peoples’ money?

    • JIBBS

      One big sentence, you need to take a simple writing class.

      • Darvel Silda

        There actually were TWO sentences!

    • DaveH

      Sherri says Sarah Palin kills animals in a bad way. Okay then, Sherri, now tell us how you support Obama in his actions to kill human animals over in Libya (Unconstitutionally)?

      • Cawmun Cents

        First according to liberal thought animals are = to or greater than humans.Secondly If Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin can hunt(animals)from a helicopter with a machinegun,shouldnt all of us terrible conservatives,and independents have a whack at it?Thirdly,and most importantly….punch a treehugger today for mom….thank you-CC

      • Thamera

        LOL Sherrie. What exactly is the good way to kill an animal? At the slaughterhouse? In the wild when a wolf rips out their throat and starts eating them while they are still alive and kicking or perhaps begins to tear a calf apart while it is still descending the birth canal? Like I said earlier: devoid of reality!!!!!

        • DaveH

          Now there you go, Thamera, ruining Sherri’s fantasy. Slaughterhouse? She thought that meat came from the grocery store.

      • http://deleted Claire

        In this conversation I will be on the side of the animal, they are at the mercy of human beings. Human beings? Makes me wonder sometimes about the mentality of the human and the “method” of hunting. Guess it makes some people feel real macho.

        • Isaac Davis

          If it weren’t for your skin, you’d be screaming in agony for a few hours as the bacteria devoured you. Have you been in the Southern U.S. and seen the “slaughter” of deer from their numbers as they commit suicide by leaping in front of every imaginable vehicle on the road? I’m sure that the deer are in protest to the mistreatment of their fellow deer being hunted in the forests. Don’t even get me started on the poor little piggies…

    • LeRoy Z.

      After reading some of these reader comments, a suspicion has been forming in my mind which I have been reisting but am now finding it difficult to discount. The suspicion is just this: it sounds like some of these readers actually took this test seriously…..please someone tell me it isn’t so!!!!! Good grief!!

      • Thamera

        Good point Leroy. I think some people will need to take a valium after this “harrowing” article. good grief.

      • Vigilant

        LeRoy Z,

        I laughed about those comments too! People like sherri said they got the answers correct! LOL!

        Somebody please tell me where the key to the test questions is hidden.

    • Duffy

      Have you completely lost your mind by your above comments. I agree with the following statements provided by Doug H, Time,Dave H, Gary G and Carol. I believe the time has come for you to get a mental health evaluation and treatment.

    • PMS

      WOW! You really beleive he wants to help the middle class! Couldnt prove that by my life.

    • http://www.personalliberty.com/conservative-politics/flunking-liberty/?eiid&rmid=2011_03_31_PLA_%5BP11806743%5D&rrid=394279717&replytocom=402681#respond cregets

      Are you for “flipin” real?!

    • Isaac Davis

      “to get this country back in order for the middle class!”

      Umm…Alex please sell her a clue!

      Do you not realize that there could quite possibly be no “middle class” by the time this marxist muzzlem is finished with you, your job, your money, your bank account, your retirement account (go look up T.Ghilarducci while you’re at it), your Liberty and your Freedom under the Bill of Rights (even though God gave them to us, they are still going to be infringed without a battle).

      Have you possibly read the UN rhetoric on “global poverty act” and the “millennium development goals”, and, if so, you STILL think that an American middle class remains under this demonic new-world-order/globalization experiment?

  • http://www.keysinsurance.com Linda

    Good job Ben!

  • JohnnyE

    Michelle Bachmann learned that the Battle of Lexington & Concord are in New Hampshire when she:

    a) went to Anoka High School?
    b) went to Winona State College?
    c) sat in on her husband’s classes at Regent University?
    d) went to Oral Roberts University?

    • Doug

      Obama visted all 57 states why parting on Airforce one which month was it?

      • sherri ww

        Doug,that is NOT what he meant at all,and if you. Don’t know that,then READ, and find out. What he really meant.Nonsense repeated long enough is believed.THAT’S what happened in Germany so long ago.People not really knowing,or studying things,is what got that Maniac Hitler Elected!Now,if folks were taken in by HIM,what do you think happens,when people DON’T KNOW?Nothing we want to see in this country,believe me.

        • TIME

          Sherrieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwww.CON

          Your right, Barry did say he had “visited all 57 states and yet still had I think 3 or 4 more to go to.”
          Thats Barry’s statment, he owns it.

          So he really knows his stuff! Wow I been to all 50 states, and am still lookig for the other 10-11 Barry noted.

          Oh where oh where could they be???????????

          The state of Confusion, the State of Dis & Dat, the State of Duh, the State of the Living Dead, the State of Micky and Minnie, hell I don’t know, so why don’t you tell us where these special states are as I know we all would love to know.

        • JIBBS

          Sherri, your post make my eye’s hurt trying to read them, you should have stayed in school.

        • http://Google.com Gary G.

          Sherri, you really believe “THE ONE” didn’t use the same technique that Hitler used? The country was ready for change, however, look at what Obama campaigned on, look what we got instead…nada..nothing he said he would do, FACTS!

          • skip

            He got Nada because the opposition said, in the words of Boehner, “Hell No” to everything he suggested/uttered. If Obama were to say marriage was a good institution, Boehner and colleagues would insist on universal divorce! If Obama were to oppose abortion, the Republican House would invoke the 2nd and 1st amendments to be sure that it was permitted at will. Wise up – participate in rational discussion and get things solved, or get your dog out of the fight.

        • 45caliber

          sherri:

          You are an excellent example of why I didn’t watch Oblama’s speech. Too many people have to say something like, “He didn’t really mean it that way. He meant …”

        • DaveH

          Oh, really Sherri? Obama didn’t mean this? Guess his teleprompter wasn’t working:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrsBKGpwi58

          • Eddie47d

            That only proves he doesn’t use a teleprompter.I do agree his mistake is funny and nothing wrong with laughing at human error.

          • Thamera

            He doesn’t use a teleprompter Eddie – Ever? lol

          • DaveH

            “That only proves he doesn’t use a teleprompter”? Good grief. What logic.

          • Eddie47d

            It’s a step ahead of your logic.

          • DaveH

            Thank you, Eddie, for commenting on this website so that fence-straddlers can get a taste of what Liberals are all about.

          • Vigilant

            “That only proves he doesn’t use a teleprompter.”

            If he needs a teleprompter to talk sense, then we’re all in bigger trouble than I thought. Good God! 57 states?

            That, Eddie, is straightforward logic.

        • Isaac Davis

          Shay-wee: Did you, at all, happen to attend school or possibly college and take ANY sort of grammar class? I’ll leave the punctuation and capitalization out of it, but please figure out a way to fix that alphabet soup you keep spilling here…tens of millions of electrons are quite unhappy with you, young lady!

      • http://yahoo richard

        doug why does everyone get this wrong he said he had been in 57 states and had one more to go

    • Jeep

      JohnnyE, the point you clowns miss is that true Conservative/Libertarians do NOT care about the occasional faux pas uttered from our “leaders”. It is an argument that has no point, nor does it reduce taxes, the size of govt or protect us from our enemies. Does it really matter how many states prez visited, or where Concord is located? The answer is a resounding NO! What matters is that lefty politics does not reduce the size and scope of govt or ensure individual freedoms. Period. So go ahead and make fun of Michelle Bachman…and, I will continue to applaud her effort to reduce govt and taxes while keeing our military strong. In the meantime, you can keep supporting the concerted effort to control our lives through more govt regulation, redistribute wealth while this prez apologizes to the world and then throws a cruise missile their way.

      • Melissa

        Jeep,
        Well said!

      • Thamera

        Good point Jeep – Exactly

  • Keith

    …not to worry, everyone will get a passing grade once our Confounder-In-Chief introduces his Islamobonic curricula to our his

  • momplayer

    My granddaughter is going to be a junior in high school next year and still has not has american history or american government.Her knowledge of government and the way it works comes from our conversations.She asks questions we explain except when it comes to obama and I haven’t been able to come up with an explanation for that one.

    • JimH

      momplayer, Way back in 1972 we had to pass a Constitution test to graduate 8th grade. U.S. history was mandatory in junior year highschool. That was an easy class because it was the same history I had to learn in 8th grade.

      • Duffy

        The problem JimH is that History Books and Classic Novels are being rewritten in order to be PC.That too is garbage.

  • Lostwages

    Great test! LOL, I saw another headline this am, something about selling the white house to cover the debt. Sounds good to me, but I hope they haul all of the “trash” to a dump site off the coast first! Although it may require a sign off from the EPA for dumping toxic waste!

  • JohnnyE

    Sarah Palin learned that journalists write for newspapers when she:

    a) got her journalism degree.
    b) was the weather girl on TV.
    c) got her job with Fox News(sic).
    d) had her interview with Katie Couric.

    • Doug

      Barry Sorrito was born in what country?
      A. Kenya
      B. Iraq
      C. Libya
      D. Mexico

      Barry Sorrito was how many people from his past coming forward to tell about the time they spent with him when he was young?
      A. 0
      B. 0
      C. 0
      D. 1 Ambercrommbie evertime he light up the Pakalolo he reminders Barry being born

      • 45caliber

        Doug:

        You missed E. Canada for the first question

        and

        you missed, E. 1 – his Kenyian grandmother for the second question.

  • Melissa

    Sherri WW,
    I’m just wondering if you just really like to use commas in your sentences or did you miss the lesson on the use of commas in grammar class?

    • GaCop

      Sherri attended “Obama Bin Bama” high in Chicago, need I say more?

      • Isaac Davis

        ROFL comma, obama, momma…

    • bob wire

      Wasn’t sentence construction carried on into Junior High? Being verbs, dangling participles,predicate nonnatives and the like ? I was never very good at understanding it myself.

      What I remember most was all those days of staying after school trying get it right, that and the 1000 lines of poetry we had to remember by heart and still do to this day.

      • Cawmun Cents

        And you still dont know what it means to be an American

        • bob wire

          Is that statement directed to me Sir? I don’t think so and will let it pass.

    • sherri ww

      Well Melissa(and I have a daughter by that name),part of it is proper writing,and part of it is this little machine puts a lot of little extras in sometimes,that I Don’t need.And,I realize I am in the minority on this site,but I still like the site so I read it,and I sort out the good from the nonsense,You might want to try that sometime and broaden your outlook on life!

      • Thamera

        Well for goodness sake Sherri ww, why don’t you share with all of us what we should be reading? I think we would all like to know where you get your information.

        • Isaac Davis

          It’s been over an hour…

          • Isaac Davis

            oops, different time zone, I stand corrected!

  • GaCop

    Sherri……….you need another Librium and a nap along with your glass of Bin Bama kool-aid.

  • GaCop

    Sherri, the Valium isn’t working, better up that to a Thorazine.

  • http://boblivingston Gil Morris

    You can slam Obama all you want and even get rid of his as presidnt, BUT we are still stuck with all the idiots that elected him.

    • TIME

      Gil,

      How sad is your post, as Its the bloody truth!
      Man if that just don’t beat the drum that Idiots make Babys by the boat load! Or could it just be our stellar educational system?

      • DaveH

        I doubt that they are all idiots. But they certainly are greedy, selfish, immoral, controlling Thieves.

    • http://Google.com Gary G.

      Gil, amen my brother,we are stuck with the dumbed down lemmings that still think he is doing a good job….SCARY!

    • bob wire

      Ah! a McCain man! I guess I’m one of those idiots!

      So you’d like a President that as late as September of 08, claimed the US Economy was “fundamentally sound” and a Vice that could “see Russia from her house” suggesting the grip of her International acumen to be “far reaching”

      I also voted for Reagan and in fact assisted with his Texas campaign efforts.

      So what “are” your plans for us idiots your “Royal Hine” ?

      • DaveH

        Actually, Bob, she said “You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska”:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXL86v8NoGk

        And that is true, Bob. Look it up.

        • ArghOhNaught

          He must get his news from SNL, MTV, and NickToons. Isn’t it hilarious they can’t tell the difference between an impersonater/imposter and the real thing? It perfectly explains election outcomes.

          • DaveH

            The hilarious part (more like demented part) is that these same people think they know best how to spend our money, and how to live our lives.

          • bob wire

            Well Sir, I never question that perhaps she couldn’t see Russia from her house but that not the comedy here but that the notion that she could see Russia for her house might be a qualifier into the world of US and Russian relations made many American chuckle with such a thought.

            Personally I was sort of embarrassed for her at the time because I wanted to like her and hoped her might share some of my values and thoughts.

            It ends up that we do share common core values but her thoughts belong exclusively to Sara Palin.

        • JeffH

          DaveH, I do think you are wasting your timw with bob, something I might not have said a few months back. bobby has finally and openly joined the ranks of those who do believe what he hears. Case in point…seeing “Russia from her house”. Nuff said! Can you say Tina Fey?

          • bob wire

            See above posting regarding this comment.

            and for the record, I like the package that you are attempting to sale. I just don’t approve of what’s being delivered in it place Jeff.

        • bob wire

          “YOUR” money again, and you think you and your people have the magic bullet?

          I agree Dave about the small government, no argument here. That what’s being claimed but not what’s being delivered.

      • Isaac Davis

        Why do you automatically brand him a Mc-man? You, nor I, have any idea of his propensity. The process to get someone on the ballot begins IN THE GRASSROOTS! So, the education of Americans to quit being “residents” and man-up to being CITIZENS is paramount to somehow on God’s Green Earth halting the outgoing tide of Heritage and fix this crap! But, when the ho’s of hollyweird are enticing the minds of the mindless, and people can tell you every detail about a “celebrity” but nothing of the Founding Fathers, then, that sir, is where the bridge is out, and the crash at the bottom is going to be nasty, and Hobbes might be a good one to read in that case.

    • sherri ww

      Thanks Gil.You are so right,and that’s the most scary part of all this! Where folks in the United States of America got to thinking as so many do right now,is really a sad mess.Yep-they can slam Obama,or get rid of him,but By God,they better all be prepared for the things coming down the pike if we get one of these” nut”Repubs they have out there now,in as President!And,I was raised in a rich Repub family but THIS MESS is NOT my Fathers’Republican Party-No Way! I will stand with President Obama on ANYTHING,on ANY day,because he is good and he is right.I don’t care if these people want some idiot running the country BUT I wish they would all pick one state and let their super-duper Rep/Tors run it,all move there and leave the rest of us to sort it out right,with Pres.Obama,between now an 2016!

      • http://Google.com Gary G.

        Your statement is pitiful and scary at the same time. You progressive liberal communists always fire back emotionally, without comparing the fact
        or even using a little logic. How about making a spread sheet for Bush and Obama with all categories listed. You will amazed at the results in the final equation. I have found in the past that you liberals would rather spew CNN’s talking bobble heads mis-information.

        • bob wire

          That’s been done Gary and the results are in. It will require a “long view” of history to make 43 ever shine ~ and that might indeed happen but not yet Sir.

      • Nate

        sherriww;,,,WE won`t be alive in 2016,,, IF OSAMA bin OBAMA has his way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 45caliber

        sherri:

        G R E A T satire! LOL

        • DaveH

          For sure, 45. She’s either a Conservative plant trying to make Liberals look bad (and doing a very good job of it), or she needs badly to start looking around and doing some reading instead of getting her information from the Propaganda Networks.

      • Carlucci

        OMG – someone, please – put this sherri ww out of our misery…

      • spitfire

        You are a fool who will not have a country to belong to if Obama is re-elected. It will at least no longer be America and the republic our forefathers created. You are too stupid to see it is failing beneath your feet ever since Obama was elected. If he is re-elected, I will surely have the last laugh and shed some tears as the country I love takes one last gasping death breath, and dies.

      • Thamera

        Ever read the constitution Sherrie or anything by Jefferson, or any of the founders for that matter? How about Emerson or Thoreau? Ayn Rand, George Orwell…just for starters????

    • Duffy

      Gill,
      You are so right. Prayerfully & hopefully, he will not make a 2nd term.

    • skip

      And more to the point, the ones who voted against him.

  • Melissa

    Doug,
    Amen about the union members starting their own businesses. If they do than they can find out what it is like to TOTALLY foot your own bill and not rely on someone else for health insurance, retirement, etc. It is sickening that the taxpayer is supposed to take care of the public sector union member. Make it on your own the way my husband and I have.

    • bob wire

      Good point Melissa! I too believe more American’s need to understand where “profit” comes from and just how difficult it is to capture.

      • spitfire

        They are too damn dumb to grasp the concept! They think companies are created for the sole purpose of giving them jobs, and when said company makes a profit they think it is theirs.Dumb beyond belief.

    • sherri ww

      Melissa.I know there is no point in arguing with you.However,I have worked long and hard as well,12yrs in a union,and 24 without a union.Doesn’t matter,its all the same BUT the Unions did get a lot of rights for ALL working folks,not just union members.As far as us paying for their benefits and all,that’s nonsense too.Union or not,they all pay plenty just like everyone else.As for health benefits,when the greatest country on earth has 50 MILLION without health ins its time to fix it so EVERYONE has insurance. You and I pay FOR the ones who. Have no means to pay.It is added on to every doctor visit,every test,every hospital visit WE might have.A lot. Better to let each pay for their own and bring down the costs for all of us.As for”pubic sector”workers,well when you call for police or fire,you want them NOW.you want your garbage picked up,your child to have a decent teacher,library’s open,roads and water repairs kept up,mowing done in public places,nice little parks to go to.If you go to a public office or the DMV,you expect to have a clerk to help you.THOSE are ALL things these Republican governors want to take away from you-really our whole way of life.Not to mention that the folks doing these jobs are our! Neighbors and friends,or should be.

      • DaveH

        Please explain to me, Sherri, how having a highly paid, protected from firing, middle man determining our health care choices, is going to result in cheaper and better medical care?
        If you don’t want to pay for other peoples’ medical care, then why are you voting for Big Government who will force you (and most importantly, Me) to do just that?

        • Jeep

          DaveH, confusion reigns in the progressive mindset. It is apparent with the numbers of hypocritical statements and the inability to recognize them. To a real progressive zealot there is no contridiction in proclaiming freedom while forcing other people to pay for it.

          • Isaac Davis

            Man, that’s good! summing: liberals have no moral dilemma with proclaiming Liberty while forcing someone else to pay for it. Excellent, Sir!

          • Isaac Davis

            ah, my bad…FREEDOM. Liberals and Liberty are polar opposites…hehe.

        • Thamera

          Exactly – this is REALLY enlightening Sherri and alarming. You don’t just drink the kool aid you chug it down! If you think that the government is going to improve health care you are going to be greatly surprised. The only thing that is going to happen is that health care costs are going to go UP and the quality of medical care is going to go DOWN! Just like folks on medicaid already know. As for healthcare reform? What a complete joke. It is because of health care reform that I am no longer able to buy over the counter meds like Excedrin on my medical flex account. If I want to buy an OTC I am now REQUIRED to get a prescription! Thanks so much Mrs. Pres. Appreciate it. NOT!!!!

      • spitfire

        Everything costs more with a Union involve and especilly health care. In a free society you do as you want, and if you drop out of school or do not do well, then you will not have as much as others. That is your choice, and why you like UNIONs, because they help you dummie’s organize a viscious gang to extort much more than you are worth out of the organization they work for. UNIONs, are why manufacturers move off shore, we as a nation can no longer afford UNION LABOR. UNions should never have been allowed to get into the public sector as it is unreasonable for others with less pay to pay your extorted and high wages. LET me know if I can help kill of the unions for good.

        • Duffy

          Right On Spitfire. As a professional, I was not forced to join the union for which, I am extremely grateful. In the first place, dues contined to escalate and the benefits provided left much to be desired. Nurses, both in the private sector and government are not allowed to negotiate and the nurses union does not fight for the nurse.Union reps merely indicate that nurses must comply with mgt’s
          decision regardless whether the decision(s)right/wrong.Nurse(s) if
          dissatisfied,can quit or get another job.Unemployed nurses can not
          collect unemployment either because nurses are in demand.Unions in their hayday were good for the working class,but no longer.

      • Isaac Davis

        There you go again, quoting some ethereal number: 50 million. The math for those without medical insurance/coverage actually worked out to something closer to 14 million. Most of those were young people, in their 20′s, who chose to not have medical plans, but, instead buy things like iPods, nice cars, expensive clothes, communications plans, satellite tv and plasma screens. That is THEIR right. It is not our right or responsibility to have to be punished for their inadequate medical coverage that someone chose to pursue for the sake of obliterating the Constitution and bastardizing the Commerce Clause. This falls squarely under the “color of law”, where the *feral* gubmint has NO jurisdiction telling a resident or CITIZEN of a State what they have to buy. You know NOTHING of due process or your Heritage, and you certainly don’t know what that demon in the oval office has in store for you.

  • Kinetic1

    Well Ben, it’s official. Based on this “article” you’re not quick witted or helpful, so that leaves suave and debonair in serious question. The sad part is that this quiz is to the citizenship test what Jersey Shore is to quality T.V. and most of the regular readers of this site seem to love it.

    • BigBadJohn

      LOL unfortunately most here don’t even recognize propaganda when it bites them……
      Scary

      “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”

      Joseph Goebbels

      • Thamera

        I assume you are talking about yourself then BBJ

      • Kinetic1

        BBJ,
        If it weren’t so well worded I would think that quote might have come from Sean Hannity.

  • 2WarAbnVet

    The test is bogus! In this sort of testing it is important to spread the sample population over the entire nation. Since Newsweek is read by liberal/socialists the entire test sample came from liberal/socialists. These individuals cannot be expected to pass a citizenship test.

    • 45caliber

      True. None know what a citizen is. After all, just look at who they vote for …

  • Melissa

    I think you missed the lesson on singular and plural possessives too. There’s also this thing called proofreading that helps take out those little extras that the “machine” puts in your sentences.

    • bob wire

      Proof reading is fine and always a good thing to do, but for the dyslexic the errors are more difficult to spot as we tend to see in reverse anyway and are having to turn words and phrases inside out for normal people to ever read our work as is.

      It’s a curse and a blessing of major proportion, how the word “like” and “kind” are seen as the same eludes me to this day. It’s makes no sense and requires serious focus.

      Be tolerant of others and don’t sweat the small stuff, look for content wherever you might find it.

      We are not professional script writers here and Nanny Nanny Poo Poo games serve little purpose.

      Attack the message, not the messenger and behave like grownups (if that is at all possible), I don’t believe that it’s too much to ask of any of you.

      • sherri ww

        Bob Wire.Before I close out here and get on with my day I have to tell you that what you just said was wonderful and so true! If ONLY people could/would pay attention to the big important things spinning around us more every day,we might be able to fix things for ALL.Have a Good day and thanks again!

        • DaveH

          I can rest easy now, knowing that Sherri (who can’t even figure out how to work her “machine”) and her Liberal cohorts are going to fix things for us all. Of course, they plan to do that with other peoples’ money. Never mind that the Liberals’ idea of “fixing things” has failed throughout modern history (Cuba, Communist China, USSR ….).

          • DaveH

            I’ll make it easy for those who don’t know how to work their “machines” and are willing to actually do some thinking and learn from history. Big Government at work:
            http://heritage.org/index/Ranking

            Pick the individual country links to read how they got their ranking.

          • bob wire

            Dave , it’s my money as much as it’s “your’ money. What makes you think it is just yours? How have you arrive at this conclusion?

            What special interest allow you to supersede “others”. I’m not suggesting you don’t have it, but give us the courtesy of presenting it so we might allow you proper recognition worthy such position.

          • DaveH

            The difference, Bob? I don’t force you to spend your money my way. And I don’t vote for Government officials to do that dirty work (taking your money) for me.

          • Michael J.

            Bob Wire says:
            “Proof reading is fine and always a good thing to do, but for the dyslexic the errors are more difficult to spot as we tend to see in reverse anyway”

            Seeing in reverse would explain a lot of things. Is this a singular diagnosis, or are you speaking for the entire Deceptocrat Party? Are we to understand that Dyslexia is a symptom of Liberal Disease?

            !skramer ruoy yfiralc esaelP

            There, that should help.

          • bob wire

            “I don’t force you to spend your money my way. And I don’t vote for Government officials to do that dirty work (taking your money) for me.”

            Well David , you might think that, but it’s simple not so. Where it’s with your vote or simple your support, you do and I am equally guilty.

            At least I accept it as so while you elect to deny and hide from the
            truth.

            Tax & Spend is not unique to one party Dav,in-spite of their claims.

            That just two WORD gibberish that sounds good to throw around.

            I’m sorry David that politicians and bankers have sotlden

          • bob wire

            not sure what is happening, ~ I’ve got a key that acting as a submit key!

            But I’m sorry that banks and politician have stolen from you David , but they have taken from me as well. So this attempt to lay today’s problems at my doorstep is truly foolish and insane on your part.

            In the last two years the Fed has required less of your money then ever before, so it’s not just the IRS but whole system that been created over the last 30 years to separate the middle class Americans from their earning. The battle field is huge! Attacking people like myself and blaming me will not serve you or solve mine and your problems.

            These “Idealist” that you serve and pander too want you to attack me as if I was the problem is only to diverts your attention on what they are truly up it.

            I ain’t got your FUOKING Money David! never did! The people that you support and defend has got it!
            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

            And dyslexia is not a frigging disease my mentally challenged friend but a gifted curse and it’s not contagious. I must work twice as hard as you to do the same thing you do. ~ and still you can’t keep up!

            Kinda like having X ray vision, ~ You get use to seeing naked people and take it in stride.

          • DaveH

            Speak for yourself, Bob. I don’t vote for politicians that take from one person to give to another (mostly themselves). I’m Libertarian, remember Bob?

          • DaveH

            And if I did ever vote for a man, Bob, who turned around and passed laws to take money from one person to give to another, it would be because he lied to me. Like Obama lied to his voters.

          • Eddie47d

            Dave H.; We know your tough guy talk. You hate all liberals and someone is always in your back pocket. You sure repeat it enough along with the repetitious web sites. I actually thought you were one of the smarter one on this site but haven’t for months. Libertarians are great but now I’m not so sure about you spokespersons. It must be easy throwing fire balls from the side lines as a Libertarian but please tell us all why they seldom if ever get elected? I think Libertarians have a good message but if they are all self righteous like you no wonder folks pass on voting for them. It’s unfortunate the Democrats and Republicans have to be so nasty to each other but I don’t see where you would make it any better. They are in the majority and the majority of Americans vote for them.So are they all evil commie fascists as you like to throw around or are the Libertarians out of touch? You have to connect with the voters in order to get elected and the Libertarians barely break a sweat at the ballot box.The same could be said about the Green Party,Constitutional Party and the Socialist Party. Which brings us to another point. Since the Libertarian Party get’s about as many votes as the Socialist Party I would say most Americans reject their messages. It also shows how ridiculous some of you are for labeling Obama a socialists. If that were true the Socialist Party would rake in millions of votes and the American people would fall all over them. The same could be said about the Libertarian Party.

          • Michael J.

            Bob Wire,
            Settle down, I was merely pointing out after you admitted viewing the world backwards, that it explains your inability to assess problems logically. So don’t get bent out of shape, wouldn’t want you to have to push that little red button on the TV remote that says nurse.

          • bob wire

            “DaveH says:
            March 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm

            And if I did ever vote for a man, Bob, who turned around and passed laws to take money from one person to give to another, it would be because he lied to me.”

            I understand Dave, there just so many choices you have, that in your power to make.

            They all Tax and Spend and it’s not just the FED! It’s across the board.

            The politicians in Louisiana have been raping the Louisiana people for a 100 years and the rest of the US states are just now catching up with them. Politicians craft the laws, administer the laws while picking and choosing enforcement policy.

            That’s why immigration between the US and Mexico has been so difficult to get a grip on. There is just too many people making a comfortable living with the present set up and it goes all the way to the state capital building to the river bridges.

            What they say and what they do are entirely different things, ~ it’s no accident, the blame for their failures is always deferred to other parties.

            With the exception of a few, these Tea Party candidate will be no different.

            If Scott Walker is any example of “new improved” smaller government, we are in deep trouble and you are in there, right along with the rest of us little pigs.

            Walker is going down but at a huge cost to the state of Wisconsin in a time when constructive leadership was seriously needed. I wish it was different, I wish I had a more rosy view to share with you.

            They have lied to you yet again!

            Walker dream is to privatize as much of government at possible while continuing to tax and spend, make laws and let out contracts and enjoy kick backs.

            He gets wealthy in the process and the people will pay more while receiving less and have less control over their government, less control over their lives and work place.

            And yes, the government will maybe get smaller and more powerful but I serious doubt if taxes ever will.

            What good paying job that will be dropped by government will be picked up by the private sector where to employ the “working poor” is less of an offense to respectability.

            Schools will be privatized and a few hundred dollars per month along with state issued credits the student might receive a quality education of sorts.

            We seen this movie before, it’s nothing new, when Ronnie say, “let’s get the Federal Government off the people backs” and the roll back that followed. ~ The middle has been on skids ever since and been in sharp decline while the wealthy is this nation has only increased in numbers to where 400 families now own 60% of America’s wealth.

            It’s the same movie, Dave! only the packaging is different. They are sell you the Constitution, a Republic, red white and blue, momma and apple pie and pointing the finger at the demon that want to destroy it all, when in fact it is they that wish to fool you yet again.

          • DaveH

            Eddie,
            Very few people know anything about the Libertarian Platform. That’s why we don’t get much attention. You could find that out yourself by asking your friends (if you have any) to tell you what Libertarians advocate:
            http://libertarianparty.org/platform

            And I don’t want you in my party. You lack the intelligence to grasp the purity and consistency of our principled Party Platform.
            Union Thugs not welcome.

          • Eddie47d

            Maybe the Libertarian Party will never grow if all are unwilling to bend to the variety of citizens in our country. Stay in your isolation chamber and die out.

          • Isaac Davis

            BobWire’s got a problem in that he thinks there is some finite “wealth” in the United States where, in his words, “The middle has been on skids ever since and been in sharp decline while the wealthy is this nation has only increased in numbers to where 400 families now own 60% of America’s wealth.”

            Well, aside from the grammar and clear logic, he sums it up to where some ethereal number of 400 “own” 60% of the U.S. wealth. How can that be. Each of us has the Freedom to make as much or as little as we desire based on our talents, our skills and, yes, in some cases, our station in life. Again, I threw it out before, we all have equal freedom to make the most of our lives, but there is and cannot be in this Republic the guarantee of equal outcomes. The liberal/socialist/marxist, et al want to make the welfare state believe that they are going to give them this equality, but it is impossible. You cannot have anything that you cannot comprehend, appreciate, maintain and obtain of your own accord. The government cannot GIVE anything to anyone that it first does not TAKE from someone else. Show me one thing that we face in this great Providence called America that serves to cause us misery that was not caused by government meddling. Government first creates the problem, then government turns right around and campaigns on how they are going to fix the problem–and NO ONE remembers that the problem did NOT exist prior to it’s creation by government meddling.

        • spitfire

          Sherri you have a good day and continue voting Democratic, and Obama, and you will truly find out who the real wolves are.

      • bob wire

        “I was merely pointing out after you admitted viewing the world backwards, that it explains your inability to assess problems logically. ”

        I understand your assessment and projection Micheal but illogical thought or thoughts is not the effect of the condition. It’s more of visual inversion. A normal person sees things upside down and backwards as well, it is the brain that turns it around without deliberate effort.

        I must focus to invert and to make matters worst it’s not all the time. I am is a constant state of questioning myself which most people are not. I question everything.

        I must stay on my toes constantly, when I’m tied or sleepy is when I tend to miss things and slip the most.

        But this “required demanding” focus can be my gift. Make sense? I see things others might miss due to required focus.

        So now you know.

        I’m not stupid but my brother is and he told me so.

      • Isaac Davis

        Ha! Shay-wee gave us two targets to fire on: The limited thinking ideas she sports, and the typo-crapical errors that wax and wane from one post to the next. Hey, it’s entertaining, and, for the record, the quiz that Ben posted is total satire! I think those of us here with a few active neural paths figured that out before the questions started. But, we appreciate those of you who are confused that we took this jolly fun as serious to point that out to us.

    • sherri ww

      Melissa.To tell the truth I am not real great with these”machines”And I proofread everything.Sometimes it just is not worth going back for a simple comma or whatever.I don’t have a big computer,don’t belong to FB,TWITTER Or any of that nonsense.I really am very simply interested in our country and our way of life.All the little goofy things that bother other people like how somebody writes,or whatever,those things don’t even make me a bit of difference.A whole lot of really important stuff going on and a lot of the fools in congress are playing with our lives while the bad guys are circling around us.Anyway,I got lots to do today so I will leave you to the job of worrying about how somebody puts a comma in their sentence.

      • Jeep

        Apparently sherri you are very interested in “our country and our way of life”. Interested in what other people do and how much they make. Also, interested in how much you can get from them. The mantra of this administration has always been clear, to redistribute wealth and secure “social justice”. If that is your picture of America, then I feel sorry for you. I see America as the land of opportunity, not the land of handouts.

      • Melissa

        I am truely concerned for our country too! And it my opinion that it is headed down the crapper! People may not want to admit it but our freedoms are slowly being taken away. Some of our leaders want regulation on everything from what we eat to the opinions that are allowed to be voiced. Also, our country cannot continue to spend and spend and believe there will be no consequences. If the average business operated the way our government does, they would be out of business it no time. I don’t understand why this concept is so hard to grasp. I actually think they understand it but it is their way of enlarging the government even more. Let people take care of themselves and our country will be better for it.

      • Thamera

        Again Sherri, perhaps you could share with us your sources of information and the really big “stuff” that we should be concerned about should Obama not get re-elected?

  • 45caliber

    Let’s see ….

    1. C. Capable of making a kill shot from a moving helicopter
    2. C. Terrifying to Democrats who are unused to women who still look like women.
    3. B. Not running for President in 2012 (honest!).
    4. C. A nation with which the United States is NOT currently at war.
    5. B. Keeps a bedroom decorated just in case his special friend Louis Farrakhan drops in for a romantic evening.
    6. D. Obviously related to Hitler somehow.
    7. D. Is probably watching me from across the street.
    8. D. Still nicer than Detroit.
    9. D. Higher than it is in George Soros’s front office.
    10. C. A group of Democrat Party adjunct organizations. (Definately not D. The kids are MUCH smarter!)
    11. C. Obama’s desperate attempt to look like a wartime leader.
    12. C. Breitbart is mean.
    13. B. Neil Kinnock’s number one fan.
    14. D. No longer two heartbeats from the Oval Office. (And it probably saved Oblama’s life!)
    15. D. Eminently qualified to hold Pelosi’s purse. (But only if she watches him closely to insure he doesn’t use her lipstick.)
    16. D. Probably going to force you to watch reruns of “House” to determine whether or not you have cancer. (One mistake – he meant “Dr. Kildare”)
    17. D. Aiming Ed Schultz at a bunch of windmills. (He’ll get Congress to help him.)
    18. C. Rapidly approaching one of those numbers that end up being used as a name for a search engine. (Had a hard time deciding this one. I’m sure D. is almost the same number.)
    19. D. A secret laboratory in Warren Buffett’s basement. (Darn. I’ve been missing this one all along.)
    20. D. Oprah. (I thought everyone knew this one.)

    Did I pass? Did I pass? Huh? Huh?

  • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

    Mr. Crystal:

    I think you gave that quiz just to make Jovi and eddie47 over-dose on their Prozak.

    I got 100% by the way.

    Good article.

  • Gordon

    Just to add a note. Those giving the tests are just as badly informed as the Regressives (Oops! Freudian slip). I “sat in” with an individual taking the immigration test for acquiring her green card back in the late 90′s. One question was regarding “separation of church and state” being a part of the first Amendment. The applicant got it right, the tester got it wrong. At the end of the test and after the applicant left I told him that he better go review his Constitution and tell me where that statement can be found.

  • TeriJean

    This is for Carlucci
    Ronald Reagan took care of the Lockerbie mess. Since President Reagan bombed Libya almost killing the G man, we hadn’t heard from that particular sand flea.

  • Michael J.

    Question 1:
    Sarah Palin is:
    A – A spiritual godmother of the Tea Party movement.
    B – A potential 2012 Republican nominee for President.
    C – Capable of making a kill shot from a moving helicopter. (AWESOME!)
    D – Pretty hot.
    E – [offensive term removed]

    Question 2:
    Michelle Bachman is:
    A – A spiritual godmother of the Tea Party movement.
    B – A potential 2012 Republican nominee for President.
    C – Terrifying to Democrats who are unused to women who still look like women.
    D – Pretty hot.
    E – [offensive term removed]

    Question 3:
    Hillary Clinton is:
    E – A greasey haired Hildebeast with an eye on your daughter.

    Question 4:
    Libya is:
    E – A future glass parking lot for camels.

    Question 5:
    Moammar Ghadhafi:
    E – Was Elizabeth Taylor’s Michael Jackson replacement.

    Question 6:
    Scott Walker is one who:
    E – Only works for the Koch Brothers in a Huff-Po wet dream.

    Question 7:
    The Service Employees International Union:
    D – Is probably watching Ben Crystal from across the street right now.
    E – Learned the their trade moonlighting in the World Wrestling Federation.

    Question 8:
    Sendai is:
    E – New manufacturing center of glow-in-the-dark life preservers.

    Question 9:
    Despite a series of bailouts and so-called “stimulus” packages, the unemployment rate in the U.S. is currently:
    E – 8.9% higher than General Electric’s 2010 Federal Income Tax.

    Question 10:
    Common Cause, Moveon.org and ACORN are:
    E – A group of Bilderberg surrogates who never heard of their employer. (useful idiots)

    Question 11:
    Kinetic Military Action is:
    E – The act of moving the Military without actually touching the Congress.

    Question 12:
    The Huffington Post has banned Andrew Breitbart from its front page because:
    E – New policy dictates cutting their nose to spite their own face.

    Question 13:
    Joe Biden is:
    E – White House designated white guy.

    Question 14:
    Nancy Pelosi is:
    E – A face frozen in time.
    F – Elaborating on the true meaning of “Drain the swamp” as referring to her feminine napkin replacement.
    G – Due for a re-stretch.

    Question 15:
    Harry Reid is:
    E – The reincarnation of Karl Marx in Barney Fife’s body.

    Question 16:
    Obamacare is:
    E – An opportunity to bring about shovel-ready jobs after the commencement of Death Panels.

    Question 17:
    President Obama’s energy policy entails:
    E – Turning off the Gulf oil spigot and sucking it dry from Brazil.

    Question 18:
    The national debt of the United States is now:
    E – Slightly less than the number of light years to Gadhafi’s home planet.

    Question 19:
    President Obama hails from:
    E – Larry Sinclair’s secret love nest.

    Question 20:
    The current Head of the Executive Branch of the government of the United States is:
    E – George Effing Soros

    • Charles Walts

      Right on! Oliver North says “kinetic military action” is a gunfight.
      Absolutely.

  • Don

    What a waste of time. Another Ben Crystal attempt to be clever.

    • Michael J.

      Don,
      Waste of time? Ben receives monetary compensation for his work here while you do not. Now who is the cleverest?

  • Wild Bill

    I can see by today’s posts that the liberal progressives are oozing out from under their rocks in larger numbers than normal.it must be the radiation.
    Wild Bill
    Alaska

    • DaveH

      No, Bill, it’s thursday. They’ve finally sobered up from their weekend binge.

      • Eddie47d

        Got it wrong again Dave H.;Seldom drink and can have an occasional party without indulging at all. So what in the heck is the Heritage Center teaching you? Your head’s going to implode with all that misinformation about others.

        • DaveH

          There goes that famous Eddie logic again. What a dweeb.

      • JeffH

        DaveH, are you still hearing that bzzzzzzzzzzzz following you?

        • Eddie47d

          Nice to hear from you Frack!

        • DaveH

          Is that the sound that trolls make, Jeff?

          • Eddie47d

            It didn’t take long for Frick to jump in. LOL

          • JeffH

            YUP!

  • AMJ

    Funny, funny, funny!!! Good laugh for the day.

    • bob wire

      simple minds are simply amused haha!

      • Thamera

        No disrespect bob w. but you have certainly stuck around on this “simple-minded” forum today…

        • bob wire

          none taken, I was responding to only two posting and not the complete thread or all posters.

      • DaveH

        Another unprovoked personal attack from a Liberal.

        • Eddie47d

          Dave H. The POT Meister is at it again! Either you are smoking it or are “calling the kettle black” Your reverse psychology isn’t working.

        • bob wire

          Oh ! It was very much provoked Dave, surly you don’t expect us to tie “both hands” behind our back in some attempt to maintain level ground do you. ~ Read the prior posting please, tit for tat , I was most generous and pulled the punch.

          • DaveH

            AMJ — The guy you posted under, Bob, said nothing at all to deserve your personal attack.

  • http://mitchmathias@att.net mlmbttm1961

    i thought this was gonna be a real test not a tongue in check attack how childish and not newsworthy

    • Thamera

      sheesh…better get back to your programming on NPR then.

  • neitherSTR8norNARROW

    Fabulously funny, Ben. I’m re-posting to my FB page where my other friends (none of whom is likely to visit this site any time soon) can read and enjoy this.

    BTW, if you actually needed to prove you are suave, debonair and quick witted, this column pretty much does all that.

  • http://com i41

    Wild Bill, liberial progressives can not trained to be this stupid, the cause was when born. They were knocked in the head as a late term abortion that failed, they didn’t receive their mothers milk, becasue it was feed to the hogs. They are slithering out from under the rocks, since it is warming up and tempatures are climbing. Timre to relaod the handguns with shake shot, #5 buckshot does wonders in taking care of the slithering pests. Still a .22 head shot works the best if you want to harvest the skin to place on a walking stick. Maybe with the radiation hitting Kookafornia, there will even less mental deformed midgets and less reproductions of the democrat illegals, who all are member of the soros socialist dumbocrap party, which doesn’t require brain matter, anyway.

    • bob wire

      and the better parts of you ran down your mother leg, we are left to believe since you seem to be minus some of the most basic human characteristics.

  • American Citizen

    As to Crystal’s test, my answer would be “All of the Above”

  • Thamera

    For those of you taking this test so seriously…have you never seen Jay Leno’s man on the street questions? It is hilarious but also a little alarming. It cannot be denied that the average “citizen” knows very little about government, citizenry and history…not to mention the constitution. Case in point: Sherri ww, who illustrated this point very well today.

    • Michael J.

      Thamera,
      Jay Leno’s man on the street is indeed testament to the effectiveness of public education in dumbing down America.

  • Duffy

    Bob wire, I agree, don’t sweat the small stuff. Furthermore, with text messages, who cares?

  • JeffH

    Liberals suffer from a number of maladies and delusions, but several are painfully obvious. First, not only are they incapable of taking care of themselves, they cannot comprehend why they should be FORCED to take care of themselves. They are terrified of everything that is not pre-processed, homogenized and approved by an official governmental entity. “Governmental Entity,” by the way, is defined as Martin Sheen, a guy who’s not the President but plays one on TV.

    That the recycling truck might be an hour late propels liberals into a state of near hysteria. That someone might actually own a gun sends them running to the therapist for Prozac, grief-counseling and Deepak Chopra seminars. They seek order, safety and security at any cost, rather than individuality, liberty and freedom.

    Liberals want to play happily in a field of daisies, unable to accept that we live in a time of daisy cutters. True, if their desires were the rule of the land they would get their wish. Our enemies would gladly provide that field of daisies, and make certain every single American – liberal or conservative – was pushing them up.

    The garden variety leftist attacks our country with every breath, oblivious to the fact that their ability to speak out, to acquire their toys, to travel and protest and whine, are provided by the very system they despise. They know only hate for those who disagree with their Utopian vision of unchecked liberalism. They immediately label as racists any who counter their nonsensical ramblings with the logic of protecting our sovereignty and future.

    It would be nice, if just for a few days, liberals would recall that they are Americans first and a liberals second.

    Special thanks to Ron Marr

    • Thamera

      Excellent post JeffH. I especially like the analogy of the daisies.

    • Karolyn

      I always thought I was a liberal, but I guess I’m not. I think I have alluded to that fact right here; however, there seems to be some kind of disconnect between liberals and conservatives. I think that ideas and ideals have been skewed. I don’t want a label. I am free to think and believe what I want and live in a country where I can do that without being labeled, belittled and demeaned. I can take a little bit of truth wherever I find it, whether it be from conservatives, liberals or libertarians or Rotarians. It really doesn’t matter, because we can all choose whatever we want. Arguing, belittling and demeaning only prove ignorance. And on these forums that is prevalent, especially because we don’t get to look into each other’s eyes and see what lies there. It’s easy to write words out of anger and hate (especially so for a few). It’s much harder to take a stand and state a case and care not what the other guy says because we’re all human.

      You probably could give a crap what I’m saying here, but I had to say it for me.

      • Thamera

        Karolyn: You make some very good points with which I agree; however, the problem is that ideas affect policy which affects you and me and everyone else. I believe that it is our duty as citizens to safeguard the principles and values that our nation was founded on. It is our legacy that we will give to our children and grandchildren. How can we safeguard those principles and values if we don’t even know what they are? For me being conservative means to follow the constitution; to study it, and know the precepts from which it was created, at the very least to know what it says and how and why it was even created. I don’t see that from the ‘other side’ except for attempts to pervert the constitution as well as confuse and mislead the general populace and the way the do that is to play on your emotions of being a good and kind person, which surely you are. One of the best articles I have read in understanding that level of deception is “The Proper Role of Government.” It is a hard concept to follow because most people are good and decent and kind, but make no mistake that those in power are truly “wolves in sheeps clothing” and that power corrupts absolutely. It is the unique position of our government that “we the people” are the government and as such we should be diligent in our education of what that means.

        “All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”, Lord Acton

      • Isaac Davis

        I do care, we are ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!! No one gets out alive, and we will either all hang together or separately. I truly do not believe anyone on this web site intends ill upon another, but we do get fired up about our viewpoints. It’s what America was founded upon. If the other 300+ million residents, Citizens and the like would get engaged in a conversation, there might be some good to come of it. Civil discourse, without the politician involved because they work for US. We loan the government the power to govern, but so few understand that principle. The government has, for so long, been able to convince the lemmings that they, the elected servants, are somehow the elite, who tell the rest of us who, what, when and how. Only if we as Americans, with all different views, can come together as civil people to iron out our differences, find solutions or simply agree to disagree, will we ever manage to hold onto the last vestiges of what remains of this precious experiment forged from blood and treasure 235 years ago. To Karolyn, the “parties” have morphed into what the other was about 50 years ago.

  • JeffH

    If some of you want a really good laugh, I suggest this for reading and then decide how much truth is in it.

    Proud To Be Liberal – Why Liberal values are American values
    http://elroy.net/politics/liberal.html

    • bob wire

      hmm? a lot Jeff, a lot, ~ but I don’t ready like to define other people and I don’t enjoy them attempting to define me and place me in “their” box.

      These is simple an attempt to frame for the sake of discussion.

      So would you like too?

      and above all things, I am “not proud”, I simply “am”. Pride is a manifestation of personal “ego”. I don’t require ego, much less that it be fed.

      Your mind will never be truly free until you dispense with ego as it requires constant feeding and can never be satisfied.

      • Thamera

        You know I agree with you on that Bob. Although I am new to this forum, and I know where I stand, I think all of us are more complex then what is portrayed in comments on a post. But I have to agree with JeffH and really like the comment that we should remember that we are Americans First.

      • JeffH

        Ego? Pride? “am”? define? box? Sensitive maybe? Nice to know that you are capable of psychoanalysis. I’ll keep that in mind for future reference.

      • Karolyn

        Love the part about ego, Bob. So many have to have the last word, thus stroking it.

      • Cawmun Cents

        Yeah you believe in rights….Am I getting that one correct?Like the “right” to affordable healthcare that you will be fined for not partaking in?Have you ever heard of someone bring fined for not choosing to take advantage of a “right”?This is what make liberalism a cancer….they will twist anything around to suit their story.No matter how you know what the truth is,they will twist it(in their own minds)to look as if you are mistaken.Look up the word”libel”in the dictionary.You will see an illustration of the ACLU there.They will hem and haw about how they are not communistic,but will talk of making things equal for everyone.Our Declaration of Independence states that we are created equal.After that the “communist manifesto” wants to keep it that way,perpetually.That is where the liberal doesnt see how that making an even playing field out of anything,takes away from those who have a God given talent which makes them excel at something.The teaching is that equality=liberty.Oh,how very astute of them.If we are all equal then we can all enjoy everything equally.Problem here is that we are not all equal.Not one of the ACLU attorneys can play basketball as well as Michael Jordan.Similarly when it comes to defending child molesters,and murderers,Mr.Jordan has to conceed to them.So you see that the utopian dream is leftover,euphoric,hallucinatory stimuli,stuck somewhere inside their brains from a massive dose of psycho-analitical diatribe,which they gleaned from some half-baked crackpot marxist professor in college.But it has to be true,because he/she said so.There lies the issue…do we accept that the academics are as brilliant as they seem to think they are?Or do we think of old addages which down through the millenia have guided us to comprehend that we arent as smart as we envision ourselves?
        The one I like is,”There is more hope for a fool than for those who think they are wise.”or this,”A wise man can learn more from a fool than a fool can learn from a wise man.”The thing is….are the wise men learning from the fools?And if so then why do they let these fools teach in our institutions?Perhaps we should consult the man that invented the internet,Al Gore?But what do I know?Apparently very little…

  • Faanunu

    Where is the cheat sheet? Answer E all of the above… LOL

  • Karolyn

    I’ve just scanned through a lot of these posts, and all I have to say is there are a lot of small minds out there that love, love, love to belittle people and play holier-than-thou. It’s really sickening and childish. Does it make you feel better about yourselves? I guess it must otherwise you wouldn’t do it. However, you shouldn’t NEED to do it.

  • http://GBVieto@hotmail.com George B Vieto

    And then they say immigrants are dumb?

    • bob wire

      Sorry, I’ve not hear that, they might not be Americanized and know what is on TV on Wednesday nights, but they are nothing close to dumb, has been my experience.

      I have lived with lady and her family down in Mexico, she doesn’t allow English spoken in the house. That my Spanish is somewhat limited I was on the receiving end of many jokes for many months.

      AS to say, “what goes around, comes around.

      On the other hand, I was in Australia back in 70 and the people there loved my North East Texas spin on spoken English. ~

      I was a hit in either place, both thought that I was funny and kinda stupid I suppose!

      It was common while working at sea aboard ship, three and sometimes four languages where spoken. You get use to it with time.

      You know , “Oh $hit!” in any language when you hear it.

      but no, they are not dumb.

  • DaveH
  • Kel R

    Another bullseye Ben. You got the libererals to show once again just how stupid ignorant incompetant and just plain out of touch with reality they are. keep up the good work.

  • Gayle

    I enjoy Ben Crystal’s satire. Makes the situation the country’s in seem a little less scary, because you get a laugh out of it. I don’t have kids, but reading some of the comments and finding school kids are not taught American history or practically anything AMERICAN, it’s about time we all need to pay more attention and do something or we’re going to lose a whole generation to these freaking communist. If they want to teach how much better the world is without Americans in their country then we need to withdraw and quit sending all our money and support to all these countries. This part of obamanation burns me. He has kids in one school pledging to him not the flag. I read that.
    It amazes me he has any followers even the dumb downed ones.

  • Bert Cundle

    Personal Liberty Digest’s™ Super-Citizen Survey. There’s no time limit, and you’re welcome to cheat. Think of it as an exercise in “outcome-based education.” If you don’t know the answer, just do as Obama does: Lie.

    And remember, kids: There are no stupid answers, only stupid people. I wouldn’t worry too much about the stupid people. They’re over at Dailykos.com telling each other how tolerant they are for hating everyone who isn’t just like them.

    To wit:

    Question 1:
    Sarah Palin is:
    A.A spiritual godmother of the Tea Party movement.
    B.A potential 2012 Republican nominee for President.
    C.Capable of making a kill shot from a moving helicopter. (AWESOME!)
    xD.Pretty hot.

    Question 2:
    Michelle Bachman is:
    A.A spiritual godmother of the Tea Party movement.
    B.A potential 2012 Republican nominee for President.
    C.Terrifying to Democrats who are unused to women who still look like women.
    xD.Pretty hot.

    Question 3:
    Hillary Clinton is:
    A.The Secretary of State (for now).
    B.Not running for President in 2012 (honest!).
    C.Dean Rusk, compared to her boss.
    xD.Less hot.

    Question 4:
    Libya is:
    A.A nation in North Africa.
    xB.A nation in the throes of civil war.
    C.A nation with which the United States is NOT currently at war.
    D.A rash which can be cleared up with a non-prescription ointment.

    Question 5:
    Moammar Ghadhafi:
    A.Is the dictator of Libya and a sponsor of the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing.
    B.Keeps a bedroom decorated just in case his special friend Louis Farrakhan drops in for a romantic evening.
    xC.Dresses like Elizabeth Taylor (the late 80′s-onward version, not the Cleopatra version).
    D.Has to be the front runner for the Keith Richards look-alike contest.

    Question 6:
    Scott Walker is:
    A.The duly-elected Governor of Wisconsin.
    B.Standing up to Democrat-sponsored union thugs on behalf of children.
    xC.A union-busting hero.
    D.Obviously related to Hitler somehow.

    Question 7:
    The Service Employees International Union:
    A.Is a group of dangerously violent thugs officially endorsed by the Democrat Party.
    B.Puts the “hug” in “thug.”
    C.Wears purple because it’s so slimming.
    xD.Is probably watching me from across the street.

    Question 8:
    Sendai is:
    A.That new sushi joint down the street.
    B.A Japanese city devastated by a recent tsunami.
    xC.Nowhere near Rio, Mr. President.
    D.Still nicer than Detroit.

    Question 9:
    Despite a series of bailouts and so-called “stimulus” packages, the unemployment rate in the U.S. is currently:
    A.Lower than it was during the Carter Administration.
    B.Lower than it is in Kenya.
    C.Lower than it is in Detroit.
    xD.Higher than it is in George Soros’s front office.

    Question 10:
    Common Cause, Moveon.org and ACORN are:
    A.A group of Democrat Party adjunct organizations.
    B.A group of Democrat Party adjunct organizations.
    C.A group of Democrat Party adjunct organizations.
    xD.About as collectively intelligent as the kids in the Chuck-E-Cheese ball pit.

    Question 11:
    Kinetic Military Action is:
    A.A euphemism for a limited-scope military engagement.
    xB.A nice way of describing the sort of marching done by the New Black Panther Party. (Listen, fellas. I love the berets. But you’re wearing them like mimes, not soldiers.)
    C.Obama’s desperate attempt to look like a wartime leader.
    D.Probably a waste of time, under the current circumstances.

    Question 12:
    The Huffington Post has banned Andrew Breitbart from its front page because:
    xA.Breitbart is a bigot.
    B.Breitbart is a liar.
    C.Breitbart is mean.
    D.Ex-Obama Administration laughingstock Van Jones said he would hold his breath until the Huffpo shunted Breitbart to the even-less-read back sections.

    Question 13:
    Joe Biden is:
    xA.The Vice President of the United States.
    B.Neil Kinnock’s number one fan.
    C.Sy Sperling’s favorite client.
    D.That weird-looking old dude who f-bombed the President last year.

    Question 14:
    Nancy Pelosi is:
    A.The former Speaker of the House; and now the House minority leader.
    B.Even more surprised-looking in real life.
    xC.Still planning to “drain the swamp.”
    D.No longer two heartbeats from the Oval Office.

    Question 15:
    Harry Reid is:
    A.The Senate Majority Leader.
    B.Deputy Droop-a-Long’s long-lost brother.
    xC.Oddly obsessed by hookers in Nevada.
    D.Eminently qualified to hold Pelosi’s purse.

    Question 16:
    Obamacare is:
    A.A plan to deliver top-quality healthcare to every American, regardless of ability to pay.
    B.A bureaucratic monstrosity which is more about government intervention in your life than it is about healthcare.
    xC.Really just the reanimated corpse of the mid-90s “Hillarycare.”
    D.Probably going to force you to watch reruns of “House” to determine whether or not you have cancer.

    Question 17:
    President Obama’s energy policy entails:
    A.Exploiting domestic resources, including fossil fuels, in order to lessen the economic burden on his constituents without sending billions to corrupt and/or hostile foreign powers.
    B.Signing an executive order requiring all Americans to drive mopeds to work.
    C.Paving Kansas, Nebraska and parts of the Dakotas in photovoltaic cells.
    xD.Aiming Ed Schultz at a bunch of windmills.

    Question 18:
    The national debt of the United States is now:
    xA.Worth about 97 percent of the U.S. annual GDP.
    B.Increasing at a geometric rate.
    C.Rapidly approaching one of those numbers that end up being used as a name for a search engine.
    D.Still smaller than Michael Moore’s waistline.

    Question 19:
    President Obama hails from:
    A.Hawaii.
    xB.Kenya.
    C.Chicago.
    D.A secret laboratory in Warren Buffett’s basement.

    Question 20:
    The current Head of the Executive Branch of the government of the United States is:
    A.John Boehner.
    B.Harry Reid.
    C.Barack Obama.
    xD.Oprah.

    Reminding me of my “Publik Schul daz” the ansur waz not in the choicez…
    But: Civic Responsibilitys… Are Hidden, BUT: They are; RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS! ! ! GOVERNMENT Has no Claim of Civility! Politicans are a bread… Not to be trusted!

  • AustinAndy

    Liberals look so desperate because they have run out of other people’s money. Our Federal Reserve is using thin air to buy up our debt because no one else wants it. And even the amount of hot air in Washington, DC is limited because the “Progressives” are desperate to find new sources of thin air and have used up their hot air allotment from the EPA.

    • Isaac Davis

      Succinctly stated. Many do not understand this whole Fed buying our debt these days. Treasury printing, what, 18 Billion per week now, and the Fed “loaning” the U.S. the ability to drill not oil, but debt into the abyss. Does anyone here know that a dollar is a “note” of indebtedness. There is truly no collateral to back that paper fiat bill up with any tangible value except the vaporous “faith and good credit” of the U.S.

  • jopa

    BobH:Thanks for the You Tube link that shows Sarah Palin saying she can see Russia from Alaska.Now she claims she can see Libya when she sits on the bed in front of a mirror.

    • JeffH

      jopa, just in case you thought it not possible, you can see Russia from Alaska.

      The Diomede Islands are located in the middle of the Bering Strait between mainland Alaska and Siberia, with the Chukchi Sea to the north and the Bering Sea to the south.

      The Russian island of Big Diomede and the Alaska island of Little Diomede are 2.4 mi apart at their closest points and yes, you can see Russia from Alaska and during the winter when the Bearing Straight freezes over, one could actually walk to Russia from Alaska.

  • jopa

    Last time I was in Alaska I looked North South East and West and no sign of Russia.I was even closer to Russia than Wassilla.I rented an airplane to fly over the glaciers and no sign of Russia.However I can see Venus in the night sky and that is even farther than Russia from here.

  • swampfox

    in the picture above,they should have put obama there instead!
    though i know he’s a dunce of the first order already….

  • jopa

    That is Jeffh in the picture when he was younger.

    • JeffH

      Sorry jopa, just with your last two comments it’s obvious who the real “dunce” is here.

  • http://none Eddie Anderson

    In Ref.: Tim ,first of all Thank You for bringing up this matter, Second and more to the point I as well as others present are from a different era,or life experince that actually did drum/Rote the idea of being always alert to your surroundings{absolute situational awareness…your life “Will/May” depend on it…and yes that was from a early childhood…= ex-military son,and later a veteran in my own right{years 1972-1975},you do the math and theatre…be that as it may,thank you for your and those updates from the associated professional personnel that contribute regularly to the USCCA,being in an “Alert” situation may label you as “A Paronoid gun freak”,better to be thought a fool than you,and your family/public “Dead” at the whim of someone that does not care for the overall saftey and cares of others. And just an addition to this site….look up…read and be very concerned….very concerned….EGEA…:)

    Thanks again Tim!!!!!
    —– Original Message —–
    From: Tim

    Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 5:06 PM
    Subject: “Tim Schmidt vs the Drunk Frenchman…”

    The USCCA mission:
    Teach One Million People, Equip 250,000 Members,
    Stop 5,000 Crimes & Save 250 Lives. By 12/31/2011

    ——————————————————————————–

    “Tim Schmidt vs the Drunk Frenchman…”

    Dear Fellow Responsibly Armed Citizen,

    I just posted a new article for you.

    And I think you’re really going to enjoy it!

    “Tim Schmidt vs the Drunk Frenchman…” <— Click here

    There's nothing like a run-in with a belligerent Frenchman to make me:

    1. Proud to be a freedom-loving American.
    2. Happy I know how to defend myself!

    Just click below to check it out…

    "Tim Schmidt vs the Drunk Frenchman…" <— Click here

    Stay safe,

    Tim Schmidt
    Founder
    U.S. Concealed Carry

    Delta Media LLC | U.S. Concealed Carry Association | Jackson, WI 53037

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Wiselady

    Wiselady says:

    4-5-11

    I am willing to bet that high schools and college tudentss would not do too well in the test.

    Remember? Make education to befit the minorities more dumb and that would help them pass the tests. It was to elect the liberals, epecially the Union supported, so the misinformed voters who, never want to understand anything about basic economics, other than to overspend and all will be, “O.K.”. Long range planning with personal finances was never taught in the schools and it is enmity to speak about saving for the future.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Wiselady

    Wiswlady says:

    The words should be, students at all levels in elementary, high schools and colleges. Sorry!

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