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Michael Snyder and the Dumbest Conservative List You’ll Read

blogguyEvery time a Conservative writes a post that lists things, I picture a guy at his desk using his fingers and toes. That being said, Michael Snyder’s post “A list of 100 things liberals hate about America” must have been GRUELING.

After his fingers and toes were depleted, he probably tried an abacus, but couldn’t figure out how to use it. counter

Moving on to a hand held counter, he kept forgetting whether he clicked it the last time or not. At this point, he’s at a head exploding level of frustration, and calls John Hawkins, Conservative list-maker extraordinaire. “For God’s sake man, put pebbles in a pile!” Hawkins screams. Finally, Snyder finishes his list.

Michael_SnyderMichael Snyder runs the website “The Economic Collapse”, where he claims he puts “a very high priority on love” (Which is obviously why he’s written such a hateful post). He calls himself “one of those Christians that actually believes the Bible.” (Just not that Ephesians 4:25 thing: Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another).

ANYWAY, let’s look at some of the 100 things we supposedly “hate about America”. I’ll skip the tired old BS like the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, the flag, the 10 Commandments…

zsSorry, where was I? Oh yeah, we Liberals hate:

#5 Big Trucks

rolling coalMaybe what he means here is the childish pricks who have modified their “big trucks” to “spew great plumes of black exhaust smoke — just like the trucks at truck-and-tractor-pull competitions... targets being “walkers, joggers, cyclists, hybrid and Asian cars…” (Business Insider, Sep. 6, 2016) Why do this you ask? Because wanting cleaner air somehow infringes on their liberty.

#11 Traditional Values

You know, like women at home, barefoot and pregnant AGAIN, while the family struggles on one income, but the husband’s a “man’s man” because he’s “head of the house” they struggle to pay for.

#12 The American Flag

Sorry, dumbshit; this is not the American flag. con flag

 

 

 

 

#16 Religious Freedom

He means the kind of religious freedom Conservative Christians believe they’re the only ones entitled to. You know, where they’re trying to shove it down everyone else’s throats while they themselves behave like a bunch of heathens.

#17 Homeschooling

This one’s true; but only because we cringe at things like “ain’t got none”, nukular, and “fixin’ to”.

#19 Christian Schools

True again; because Jesus didn’t ride a dinosaur, the earth is more than 6,000 years old, and science is a real thing.

#22 Donald Trump

ABSOLUTELY

(Although I would have had him at #1.)

#23 Mike Pence

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#25 Rush Limbaugh

limbaughWhat sane person doesn’t? The REAL point here is that Snyder, a “good Christian” and all, doesn’t hate this pig. Limbaugh has suggested, among other things, that poor children should look for food in dumpsters..

 

#28 Old-Fashioned Light Bulbs

Yes, and turtles caught in 6 pack rings, garbage washing up on the beach, toxic dumps…

#29 Jesus, #30 The Bible, #31 The Christian Faith

Blah, Blah, Blah

#32 The Drudge Report

Seriously? Like anyone gives a damn?

#33 John Wayne

Watch it, pardner.

#34 Alex Jones

This unhinged lunatic? Yup.

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#36 Tupperware

HUH?

#37 Big Cheeseburgers

HUH?

#39 Clint Eastwood

LOVE his movies but, the guy talks to empty chairs for God’s sake.

#44 Ron Paul

#45 Rand Paul

Gee, wonder why…

The Pauls

#46 Marriage

Conservatives clearly like marriage more than we do, as they tend to do it 2, 3, even 4 times. Me? One man, 20 years. Yeah, I must hate marriage.

#51 Steakhouses

Right after big cheeseburgers, I guess.

#52 Chuck Norris

I have a thing against guys who play action heroes on TV, so they think they’re heroes in real life.

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#53 Bottled Water

I think he’s talking about Nestle here. As Your News Wire reported:

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, the now Chairman of one of the biggest corporations and the largest food product manufacturer in the world, believes corporations should own all the water on the planet, and no one should be allowed to have access to it unless they pay.

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#55 The 1st Amendment

#56 The 2nd Amendment

#57 The 10th Amendment

Must have lost track of his counting pebbles again.

#63 Charlie Daniels

Love the music, but I wouldn’t hang out with him.

#64 Dolly Parton

He’s got me there. Wigs too big, clothes too small, voice like nails on a chalkboard… and she really should back off the Botox.

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#65 Duck Dynasty

True. We hate phonies, and we can spot them a mile away.

duck dynasty frauds

#66 Johnny Cash

Sorry, LOVE Johnny Cash

#67 Sarah Palin

We’re obviously not the only ones. As we tried to tell you in 2008…

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This Bimbo doesn’t belong ANYWHERE NEAR the Oval Office.

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Now, can you stop making stupid people famous… PLEASE?

#68 Cheesesteaks

Now that’s just ridiculous.

#69 Sean Hannity

True, Liberals don’t like political shills posing as “News” folk.

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#71 Cadillacs

Well you have to admit, they have gotten pretty ugly.

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I’d rather have a Jag

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#72 Barbie Dolls

Someone’s got a doll fetish, I think. Seriously, in this century

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#73 Ted Cruz

We are not alone.

#75 Charlton Heston

Actually, I love his cold dead hands.

#76 Israel

I don’t hate Israel; I hate this guy:

#77 Benjamin Netanyahu

#78 Miners

Because we care about their health?

#80 The Coal Industry

Because they make their money by killing their employees?

#85 Small Businesses

In Republican Land, the following companies are considered “small businesses” because they’re classified as “Pass Throughs” (NBC, 2010):

  • Enterprise Products Partners, L.P., a pipeline company with 2009 revenues of $25 billion.
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a Wall Street firm with $445 million in revenue in 2009.
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers, an accounting firm with $26 billion in revenue in 2009.
  • Koch Industries, a conglomerate of partnerships with 70,000 employees.
  • The Hillman Company, an investment founded by billionaire philanthropist/industrialist Henry Hillman.

Yeah, we hate them.

#89 The Phrase “Islamic Terror”

First of all, it’s “Radical Islamic Terrorists”; and why don’t Conservatives ever say the phrases “Radical Domestic Terrorists”, or “Radical Christian Terrorists”?

#90 Big Families

He means big religious families, like the ones who have 20 kids because they can’t have sex unless it’s for pro-creation, but they like sex so they just keep spitting kids out, and if one’s a pedophile they just lock their daughters up at night and continue pontificating on how dangerous gay people are, meanwhile the pedophile grows up to hire hookers, but God forgives him and them for everything.

#91 The Bible Belt

That would be the area of the country where teen pregnancies, repeat teen pregnancies (the “Bible Belt” needs a chastity belt evidently), poverty, obesity, diabetes, incarceration, lack of education, and porn, among other things, are predominant.

#92 The Creation Museum

Adam and EveThe day they explain how Adam and Eve got belly buttons, I’ll pay attention.

 

 

 

#95 Anyone Who Disagrees With Them

Translation: Anyone who repeats GOP talking points verbatim as their own thoughts. Sort of like Mr. Snyder did with most of his list.

#100 The American People

THEY elected Trump, so I’ll just leave that one right there.

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Trump Voters’ Threads and Comments Are Ignorant, But Entertaining

Trump Voters’ Minds

possible trump voters deskEveryday across the country, in their parents’ basements, thousands of Trump voters type furiously away at their computers. In rooms likely plastered with tin foil, they participate in threads that are stupefying displays of ignorance. And hypocrisy. And denial.

Their gushing, over-the-top fervor for all things Trump is both comical and sad. They hate Liberals, Obama, Democrats, and even some Republicans. They mock others for not knowing what they know, which is, well… nothing really.

The Threads of Ignorance

Take these thread posts at Free Republic, regarding Trump’s new helipad at Mar-a-Lago:

ROFL“I don’t mind Trump has meetings and golfs there, because he is working and meeting and golfing with various officials.

Obama would golf with his pals…”

So it’s no longer about how often the President plays golf, now it’s about who he golfs with. Gotcha. Only, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is the only leader he’s golfed with since the election. He has played with Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Clear Sports CEO Garry Singer, former Yankee Paul O’Neill, Ernie Els, and Lexi Thompson.  What happened to “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf”?

“Our solution-minded president solving another issue.”

Yes, an issue of personal convenience.

bag o idiots“We are paying for this. Obama is still riding around in Secret Service SUVs and who knows what else he’s still using.”

Someone needs to tell Einstein about The Former Presidents Act (FPA; 3 U.S.C. § 102)

“Has Trump taken off one full day yet?”

“I hope so. Too much work and no downtime isn’t healthy.”

Unless you’re Barack Obama I guess. Has Trump taken one full day off? You mean the Trump who thinks being President is a Monday through Friday job?

Trump’s Great Sacrifices

At the site “Liberty Writers“, a headline screams: “URGENT: Donald Trump Just Sacrificed Something UNBELIEVABLE For Our Country!”

What did he sacrifice, according them? 

Donald Trump revealed today that since winning the office of President he has sacrificed BILLIONS of dollars for his country!!

Trump told Chris Wallace that in the last week alone he gave up over one billion dollars in business deals from power players trying to buy in before he takes office.

insultNow that right there is pretty admirable. Donald Trump, America’s celebrity billionaire, cares so much about this country that he said to Hell with the money to keep us safe.

This guy is great. He really does love our country. Let’s return that love and post this message all over Facebook for the world to see!!

Nauseating. Either Trump voters don’t know, or don’t care that Trump funneled $12.8 million in campaign funds to his relatives and properties.

As for “giving up billions of dollars”, he has so far failed to prove he is divested from his businesses. At the same time, as Medium points out:

When Trump stays at Mar-a-Lago, Secret Service and other staff members need to be very close by. This means that they will be staying at the high-end resort too. Since they are not staying there for free— they will be paying full rate — Mar-a-Lago is collecting a substantial windfall every time the president takes a vacation there.

If Trump goes anywhere in the world and stays at his properties — and remember, he brags about owning premier properties worldwide — Secret Service and staff will be forced to stay there as well. That will enable Donald Trump to profit even more.

Trump’s Miraculous Month

Then there was this thread, about a post written by “The dumbest man on the internet”, Jim Hoft: “Amazing! Trump Cuts US Debt By $12 Billion In His First Month“. First comment out of the gate:

stupid burnsThe next time I hear msm and the liberal communist whining about the cost of security for POTUS and his family. I’ll just tell them when he spends what he saved his first month in office, then you can cry, But until then STHU.

I’m not sure which is worse: That Trump voters STILL don’t know the difference between Communism and Socialism, or that they have no idea that their savior is actually in bed with Communists.

About that $12 Billion BS: Dan Mitchell, a libertarian economist and senior fellow at the Cato Institute, told Politifact:

 “Considering that Trump hasn’t enacted any fiscal legislation, it’s a bit of a stretch for him to take credit for any changes in debt levels.” 

“Debt levels go up and down in the short run based on independent factors such as quarterly tax payments and predetermined expenditure patterns.”

This next yuck yuck just can’t see the irony…

“What can one man, without a cabinet in place, do? I would say he’s doing what he can without help from anyone—including our Congress.”

Wonder why they didn’t feel that way about… aw, nevermind.

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Ignorant Right Wing Memes

Flock of sheep

The Right’s ability to brainwash its sheep is amazing; of course, it helps when your voting base is too lazy to do their own fact checking. There are some truly ridiculous things out there, and the right wing rage is palpable.  Here are a few graphics I’ve seen on the internet lately:

Hillary

In prison for what exactly, an embassy attack that was a partially due to Republicans cutting their security dollars?  The “scandal” of using her personal email for government business, something Colin Powell, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio have done? My God, if we didn’t put Bush and Cheney in jail, nobody deserves to go.

drug testing

First of all nimwits, EMPLOYERS drug test employees because it’s a liability issue among other things, and THE COMPANY pays for it. Second of all, states that have instituted drug testing of welfare recipients have actually lost money on the program for little result: Think Progress reports seven states’ testing results as of 2014:

Missouri: 48 out of 38,970

Oklahoma: 297 out of 3,342

Utah: 29 out of  9,552

Kansas: 11 out of 2,783

Mississippi: 2 out of 3,656

Tennessee: 37 out of 16,017

Arizona: 3 out of 142,424

 Then there’s Florida: 108 out of 4,046

Interesting bit about the Sunshine State, as Forbes reported:

 … Rick Scott pushed mandatory drug testing—provided, in part, by his wife’s company, Solantic. Scott transferred his $62 million stake in the company to his wife only a few months before mandating drug testing for state employees and welfare recipients.

Gee, that’s quite a coincidence.

… statistics show that applicants actually test positive at a lower rate than the drug use of the general population. The national drug use rate is 9.4 percent. In these states, however, the rate of positive drug tests to total welfare applicants ranges from 0.002 percent to 8.3 percent, but all except one have a rate below 1 percent.

Yet the Right chooses to whine about the non-existent problem of drug use by welfare recipients rather than their tax dollars are being spent for nothing more than a political feel-good exercise.

One would think folks who yammer about the Constitution all the time would recognize this drug-testing plan as a violation of the 4th Amendment, but it seems they never made it past the first two. Luckily, courts in Florida actually followed the law on this one.

food stamps

According to the website SNAP to Health (my emphases):

The SNAP Restaurant Meal Program is a federal option selected by five states. It allows an exception to the SNAP prohibition on hot, ready-to-eat foods for elderly, disabled and homeless SNAP participants only. In three of the five states, this program is not available statewide but rather offered in specific counties or on a pilot basis. Qualifying restaurants must offer low cost or reduced price meals and meet other SNAP requirements.

It’s not like they’re reserving tables at Manhattan’s Four Seasons; eligible “restaurants” are places like Chick-Fil-A and Sonic. There’s another distinction: Prepared food is allowable under TANF, or Temporary Assistance For Needy Families, not under SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka “Food Stamps”).

guns

Some FACTS from GunCite (my emphases):

Gun control, the Law on Firearms and Ammunition, was introduced to Germany in 1928 under the Weimar regime (there was no Right to Arms in the Constitution of 1919) in large part to disarm the nascent private armies, e.g. the Nazi SA (aka “the brownshirts”)… Gun control was not initiated at the behest or on behalf of the Nazis – it was in fact designed to keep them, or others of the same ilk, from executing a revolution against the lawful government…

The Third Reich did not need gun control (in 1938 or at any time thereafter) to maintain their power. The success of Nazi programs (restoring the economy, dispelling socio-political chaos) and the misappropriation of justice by the apparatus of terror (the Gestapo) assured the compliance of the German people. Arguing otherwise assumes a resistance to Nazi rule that did not exist. [Read more Facts here.]

ignorant folk

This one is so ridiculous I don’t even know what to say other than: There is a certain bloc of the Right’s voting base that simply chooses to not be part of the United States. They live in an alternate universe that stands still while time and progress pass them by. They are either too ignorant, or too afraid, to join the real world. When you only seek information from those media sources that echo your own opinions, guess what… you’re always right. Problem is, socially backward parents tend to raise socially backward children.

The creator of that meme would be surprised to learn that all of those things apply to me as well; I just don’t believe they define America… except the loving freedom bit, of course. Must say, I don’t get the skull.

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