• Anonymous

    WMD? “Whities with Massive Derriers”? Sorry, luv–one state up and to the right.

    Don’t get me wrong. Iowans are every bit as stupid as Wisconsin people–it’s just that Iowans can’t blame it all on massive partying and binge drinking. The stereotype, and like all stereotypes, it’s not without some foundation, is that Iowans are just ‘plain, simple folks’.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    WMD? “Whities with Massive Derriers”? Sorry, luv–one state up and to the right.

    Don’t get me wrong. Iowans are every bit as stupid as Wisconsin people–it’s just that Iowans can’t blame it all on massive partying and binge drinking. The stereotype, and like all stereotypes, it’s not without some foundation, is that Iowans are just ‘plain, simple folks’.

    • Cheesefania

      I usually appreciate your posts and comments, but I have to say, as an Iowan, I am slightly offended by your assertion that Iowans (or Wisconsinites, for that matter) are any stupider than the rest of the country. Don’t get me wrong, those people in the video sound like fucking idiots, but I would argue that every state has its own bumper crop of idiots, and Iowa has traditionally been a bit more liberal than many of its neighbors in recent years, although the backsliding is beginning now that Republicans have regained control of the state legislature. I will admit, however, I live in Johnson county, the most liberal county in Iowa, where the University of Iowa resides, so I am sheltered somewhat from the “plain, simple folks” that make up the majority of our populace. Though you are correct that the stereotype is not without foundation, I know quite a few free-thinking, intelligent, high-minded individuals who might take umbrage at the notion that all Iowans are plain and simple. Also, massive partying and binge drinking, at least where I live, have been touted as enough of a problem that the University and the city council have recently passed measures to try and curb it, and I still see quite a bit of dumb drunken behavior on a regular basis. So perhaps we can’t compete with Wisconsin on that front, but we do our fair share, because what the hell else is there to do here besides drink and party? This coming from someone who doesn’t drink nor party much, but often observes from the sidelines, and is noticing the growing cultural vacuum Iowa is becoming. Anyway, no hard feelings, just trying to maintain my few shreds of Iowa pride I am able to cling to before they are stripped away like so many civil liberties. Peace!

      • Madmanmikey

        Wisconsin, here. Didn’t like the assertion that Wisconsinites are idiots, but we did dump Russ, elect our Johnson and give the country Priebus, so I can’t actually say we are not imbeciles.

        Let me say in short that I hope the Gods protect you, me and all our friends from the “plain, simple folks.”

  • damg

    well, this is what happens when you put stupid people together and ask them to make a decision.

  • damg

    well, this is what happens when you put stupid people together and ask them to make a decision.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    The number looks shocking…until you realize that its only somewhat higher than the number of nationwide Republicans who believe that Obama is a closet Muslim. Depending on what community you ask the question in, especially if you stick to Republicans, the percent roams around between 15-50. Catch the right click of echo chamber fox drones…and you get numbers like these every time. Iowa isn’t much worse than any other state infected with high volumes of nearly functionally retarded mouth breathing suckers.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    The number looks shocking…until you realize that its only somewhat higher than the number of nationwide Republicans who believe that Obama is a closet Muslim. Depending on what community you ask the question in, especially if you stick to Republicans, the percent roams around between 15-50. Catch the right click of echo chamber fox drones…and you get numbers like these every time. Iowa isn’t much worse than any other state infected with high volumes of nearly functionally retarded mouth breathing suckers.

  • ArgosyJones

    I decided the other day that I won’t let stuff like this get me down –or mad. Polls are bullshit. TV, especially fox news, is not designed to inform, but to play on your emotions. This is the equivalent of an episode of Springer. Don’t let it get you down.

  • ArgosyJones

    I decided the other day that I won’t let stuff like this get me down –or mad. Polls are bullshit. TV, especially fox news, is not designed to inform, but to play on your emotions. This is the equivalent of an episode of Springer. Don’t let it get you down.

  • johnny utah

    Screw this argument. I prefer the argument that if he was a muslim…so what? What has he done that would change things if he was one? The people who state he isn’t a muslim based on the fact that he’s POTUS and has a birth certificate saying he was born in Hawaii seems kind of racist to me just as well.

  • johnny utah

    Screw this argument. I prefer the argument that if he was a muslim…so what? What has he done that would change things if he was one? The people who state he isn’t a muslim based on the fact that he’s POTUS and has a birth certificate saying he was born in Hawaii seems kind of racist to me just as well.

    • E.B. Wolf

      You and a handful of other people may prefer that argument, but its a losing position. If you even want to be considered for the office of president in this country, you have to at least claim to be christian. That’s just how it is.

    • rtb61

      That would be an anti constitutional stance. Freedom of religion demands that a person is free to choose their religion and publicly state it as such. Inherently these anti-constitutional Republican Iowans are publicly stating that a person is not free to choose their religion at that they will define your religion for you.
      What else, text book answers are bad and liberalism is an intolerant religion, oh my the conservative stupid is just so painfully. These people have absolutely no idea what they are talking about, except hate, fear and ignorance.
      I also gather that anti-democratic freaks believe that the US and the republicans should be deciding what happens in Egypt and the Egyptian people are not entitled to a vote or a voice, their future will be decided for them as it best benefits the US and Christian Republicans, the cringe factor has got to be huge for liberal Americans who do believe in democracy, just think the rest of the world also sees this, trust the US, not bloody likely.

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes I wonder how these people manage to find two brain cells to rub together to keep their autonomic functions going, like a heartbeat, or breathing… Is basic rational thought REALLY that hard?

  • quartz99

    Sometimes I wonder how these people manage to find two brain cells to rub together to keep their autonomic functions going, like a heartbeat, or breathing… Is basic rational thought REALLY that hard?

  • LJ

    “Obama gives textbook answers” “Liberalism is the most intolerant religion” “he doesn’t recognize the good that america is doing”………………..its sad when people format their thought patterns to mimic that of AM radio talk show hosts cuz GOD DANG, “IT FEELS RIGHT, THE MAD MAN YELLING AT ME AT THE PICTURE BOX HAS TO BE RIGHT!!!!”

  • LJ

    “Obama gives textbook answers” “Liberalism is the most intolerant religion” “he doesn’t recognize the good that america is doing”………………..its sad when people format their thought patterns to mimic that of AM radio talk show hosts cuz GOD DANG, “IT FEELS RIGHT, THE MAD MAN YELLING AT ME AT THE PICTURE BOX HAS TO BE RIGHT!!!!”

  • E.B. Wolf

    You and a handful of other people may prefer that argument, but its a losing position. If you even want to be considered for the office of president in this country, you have to at least claim to be christian. That’s just how it is.

  • Cheesefania

    I usually appreciate your posts and comments, but I have to say, as an Iowan, I am slightly offended by your assertion that Iowans (or Wisconsinites, for that matter) are any stupider than the rest of the country. Don’t get me wrong, those people in the video sound like fucking idiots, but I would argue that every state has its own bumper crop of idiots, and Iowa has traditionally been a bit more liberal than many of its neighbors in recent years, although the backsliding is beginning now that Republicans have regained control of the state legislature. I will admit, however, I live in Johnson county, the most liberal county in Iowa, where the University of Iowa resides, so I am sheltered somewhat from the “plain, simple folks” that make up the majority of our populace. Though you are correct that the stereotype is not without foundation, I know quite a few free-thinking, intelligent, high-minded individuals who might take umbrage at the notion that all Iowans are plain and simple. Also, massive partying and binge drinking, at least where I live, have been touted as enough of a problem that the University and the city council have recently passed measures to try and curb it, and I still see quite a bit of dumb drunken behavior on a regular basis. So perhaps we can’t compete with Wisconsin on that front, but we do our fair share, because what the hell else is there to do here besides drink and party? This coming from someone who doesn’t drink nor party much, but often observes from the sidelines, and is noticing the growing cultural vacuum Iowa is becoming. Anyway, no hard feelings, just trying to maintain my few shreds of Iowa pride I am able to cling to before they are stripped away like so many civil liberties. Peace!

  • Conwap

    The problem with ‘plain, simple country wisdom’ is that as much as some people might want it, some issues don’t just boil down to a simple solution. But just try voicing THAT opinion….then again, there’s nothing wrong in admittting that you don’t have anything to say on an issue…not everything boils down to opinion…consider heart surgery, or car repairs, for example…

  • Conwap

    The problem with ‘plain, simple country wisdom’ is that as much as some people might want it, some issues don’t just boil down to a simple solution. But just try voicing THAT opinion….then again, there’s nothing wrong in admittting that you don’t have anything to say on an issue…not everything boils down to opinion…consider heart surgery, or car repairs, for example…

  • Daggumit

    Reason #1209 why I have no interest in even passing through Iowa….

  • Daggumit

    Reason #1209 why I have no interest in even passing through Iowa….

  • Daggumit

    Reason #1209 why I have no interest in even passing through Iowa….

  • Daggumit

    Reason #1209 why I have no interest in even passing through Iowa….

  • WhiteRose

    I’m a bit more concerned of his agenda. As much as he’s black he’s white. So sad America still judges a book by it’s cover…

  • WhiteRose

    I’m a bit more concerned of his agenda. As much as he’s black he’s white. So sad America still judges a book by it’s cover…

  • Madmanmikey

    Wisconsin, here. Didn’t like the assertion that Wisconsinites are idiots, but we did dump Russ, elect our Johnson and give the country Priebus, so I can’t actually say we are not imbeciles.

    Let me say in short that I hope the Gods protect you, me and all our friends from the “plain, simple folks.”

  • Anonymous

    That would be an anti constitutional stance. Freedom of religion demands that a person is free to choose their religion and publicly state it as such. Inherently these anti-constitutional Republican Iowans are publicly stating that a person is not free to choose their religion at that they will define your religion for you.
    What else, text book answers are bad and liberalism is an intolerant religion, oh my the conservative stupid is just so painfully. These people have absolutely no idea what they are talking about, except hate, fear and ignorance.
    I also gather that anti-democratic freaks believe that the US and the republicans should be deciding what happens in Egypt and the Egyptian people are not entitled to a vote or a voice, their future will be decided for them as it best benefits the US and Christian Republicans, the cringe factor has got to be huge for liberal Americans who do believe in democracy, just think the rest of the world also sees this, trust the US, not bloody likely.

  • 5by5

    So 40% of Iowans are morons, apparently.

  • 5by5

    So 40% of Iowans are morons, apparently.

  • Anonymous

    So what we have proved here is that 40% of Iowa Republicans who watch Fox News and are handpicked by the producers believe Obama is a Muslim.

    If you watch Fox for any amount of time you will see a very clear pattern of “reporting”:

    #1 Obama is a bad president.
    #2 all other Liberals, Socialists, and left – leaning people are bad people.
    #3 Christianity is under attack.
    #4 TERRORIST!!!!!!!!
    #5 Here are some new reasons why you should fear/hate Blacks, Mexicans, Muslims, and Chinese people.
    #6 Blindly shout “Free Market” and “Capitalism” at random intervals.

    Rinse and Repeat

  • hunter349

    So what we have proved here is that 40% of Iowa Republicans who watch Fox News and are handpicked by the producers believe Obama is a Muslim.

    If you watch Fox for any amount of time you will see a very clear pattern of “reporting”:

    #1 Obama is a bad president.
    #2 all other Liberals, Socialists, and left – leaning people are bad people.
    #3 Christianity is under attack.
    #4 TERRORIST!!!!!!!!
    #5 Here are some new reasons why you should fear/hate Blacks, Mexicans, Muslims, and Chinese people.
    #6 Blindly shout “Free Market” and “Capitalism” at random intervals.

    Rinse and Repeat

  • Liam_McGonagle

    @Cheesefania, Madmanmikey:

    Well, the fact that you two are able to summon enough self consciousness to take offense at my comments proves to me that you aren’t the topic of my disparaging comments.

    In my mind’s eye, the problem is not a viciously combative public discourse as much as an inert, emasculated public discourse. We’re all pretty much stuck in our own little echo chambers, and on the odd occassion when we do actually make contact with others we display a remarkable ability to shrug off any implication of our own culpability or inadequacy.

    The right wing has an awesome psychological advantage in this regard, as it typically deploys all its resources in reinforcing authority figures rather than challenging them, and so is very well satisfied to stay within the narrow, boring confines of one-sided groupthink. What I take from your comments is that this is not your problem as individuals.

    Nonetheless, we have to find a way of getting through to the rancid pig-ignorant goatfuckers who enable monumental mediocrities like Ron Johnson and Scott Walker. I openly admit that I don’t know how that’s done; I’m still working on a plan.

    I’ve tried the old fashioned dispassionate logical analysis.

    http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2010/11/return-of-doctor-weird-and-laugher.html

    I’ve tried more direct, vicious belittlement of the plutocratic sell-outs who enact the failed policies.

    http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2010/11/should-republicans-consider-hedging.html

    I’ve tried straight-forward, Old Testament fire-and-brimstone condemnation

    http://dystopiadiaires.blogspot.com/2011/01/10-unexpiated-sins-that-are-dragging.html

    I’ve tried more satirical essays directed more at the perversity of the underlying philosophical worldview

    http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2011/02/oh-cupcake-where-art-thou-search-for.html

    And while there’s been varying degrees of success, none of them has provoked my most ideal response–vituperative outrage from the benighted right wingers that are destroying America. One reason for this is simple. As I believe VoxMagi and others may say, “No shit, Sherlock. You think Grover Norquist reads Disinformation?” Unsurprisingly, the most response I’ve received to date has been the occassional appreciation from a personal friend, who was, after all, in complete agreement with me before I ever committed my thoughts to writing.

    So while, as I say, you two are clearly not the target of my venom, I do take a small, wee bit of satisfaction in knowing that I’ve pissed someone off. The question is: “How do I piss off more of the right type of person?”

  • Liam_McGonagle

    @Cheesefania, Madmanmikey:

    Well, the fact that you two are able to summon enough self consciousness to take offense at my comments proves to me that you aren’t the topic of my disparaging comments.

    In my mind’s eye, the problem is not a viciously combative public discourse as much as an inert, emasculated public discourse. We’re all pretty much stuck in our own little echo chambers, and on the odd occassion when we do actually make contact with others we display a remarkable ability to shrug off any implication of our own culpability or inadequacy.

    The right wing has an awesome psychological advantage in this regard, as it typically deploys all its resources in reinforcing authority figures rather than challenging them, and so is very well satisfied to stay within the narrow, boring confines of one-sided groupthink. What I take from your comments is that this is not your problem as individuals.

    Nonetheless, we have to find a way of getting through to the rancid pig-ignorant goatfuckers who enable monumental mediocrities like Ron Johnson and Scott Walker. I openly admit that I don’t know how that’s done; I’m still working on a plan.

    I’ve tried the old fashioned dispassionate logical analysis.

    http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2010/11/return-of-doctor-weird-and-laugher.html

    I’ve tried more direct, vicious belittlement of the plutocratic sell-outs who enact the failed policies.

    http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2010/11/should-republicans-consider-hedging.html

    I’ve tried straight-forward, Old Testament fire-and-brimstone condemnation

    http://dystopiadiaires.blogspot.com/2011/01/10-unexpiated-sins-that-are-dragging.html

    I’ve tried more satirical essays directed more at the perversity of the underlying philosophical worldview

    http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2011/02/oh-cupcake-where-art-thou-search-for.html

    And while there’s been varying degrees of success, none of them has provoked my most ideal response–vituperative outrage from the benighted right wingers that are destroying America. One reason for this is simple. As I believe VoxMagi and others may say, “No shit, Sherlock. You think Grover Norquist reads Disinformation?” Unsurprisingly, the most response I’ve received to date has been the occassional appreciation from a personal friend, who was, after all, in complete agreement with me before I ever committed my thoughts to writing.

    So while, as I say, you two are clearly not the target of my venom, I do take a small, wee bit of satisfaction in knowing that I’ve pissed someone off. The question is: “How do I piss off more of the right type of person?”

  • SikterEfendi

    One dimwit on top of the other. What’s shocking is how matter-of-factly they express their idiotic views and opinions. I’m glad I’m not from Iowa. Or from the US for that matter.

  • Anonymous

    One dimwit on top of the other. What’s shocking is how matter-of-factly they express their idiotic views and opinions. I’m glad I’m not from Iowa. Or from the US for that matter.

  • Mark

    Jesus fucking christ. I’m from the Netherlands and when I watch this, I get the feeling that I know more about Barack Obama’s actions as president than these people. Which kinda scares me, because Im not the one who’s going to be voting 2012. Also, how the hell can someone’s religion be liberalism? Liberalism is not a religion. There are things like Christian liberalism or Islamic liberalism, but just liberalism? For fucks sake people, read a fucking book before convincing yourself you actually know shit.

  • Mark

    Jesus fucking christ. I’m from the Netherlands and when I watch this, I get the feeling that I know more about Barack Obama’s actions as president than these people. Which kinda scares me, because Im not the one who’s going to be voting 2012. Also, how the hell can someone’s religion be liberalism? Liberalism is not a religion. There are things like Christian liberalism or Islamic liberalism, but just liberalism? For fucks sake people, read a fucking book before convincing yourself you actually know shit.

  • Synapse

    Obama is a Christian by practice, but as his father is a Muslim, the Islamic religion considers him a Muslim. If his mother was a Jew, he would be considered a Jew according to the Jewish religion (both religions operate on a pseudo racial level).

    Regardless, I appreciated the above mentioned argument, who cares? The president is as free to be Christian as Muslim or Jewish (but hopefully not a Scientologist or cult X).

    • Joe

      Sorry, wait, what? Islam is not a hereditary but a belief based religion. Really. Check the Qu’ran. It’s worth reading sometime.

      Also, I don’t care – at all – what religion Obama is. Policy over deity any day.

  • Synapse

    Obama is a Christian by practice, but as his father is a Muslim, the Islamic religion considers him a Muslim. If his mother was a Jew, he would be considered a Jew according to the Jewish religion (both religions operate on a pseudo racial level).

    Regardless, I appreciated the above mentioned argument, who cares? The president is as free to be Christian as Muslim or Jewish (but hopefully not a Scientologist or cult X).

  • Iamorri

    “a republic is not democracy” think of the root of your party’s name, sounds a lot like republic to me.

  • Iamorri

    “a republic is not democracy” think of the root of your party’s name, sounds a lot like republic to me.

  • next

    Oh look, a bunch of old, conservative white people from the midwest who don’t agree with — and incorrectly perceive — a liberal, black president.

    Shocking development.

    • Andrew

      What liberal, black president?

      • Madmanmikey

        BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • next

    Oh look, a bunch of old, conservative white people from the midwest who don’t agree with — and incorrectly perceive — a liberal, black president.

    Shocking development.

  • Andrew

    What liberal, black president?

  • Madmanmikey

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • Ll_gd

    uggggaahghaaaahaaaaaa *pukes*

  • Ll_gd

    uggggaahghaaaahaaaaaa *pukes*

  • I’mMovingToCanada

    america is so dumb

  • I’mMovingToCanada

    america is so dumb

  • I’mMovingToCanada

    america is so dumb

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com/ James Smith

    An equally appropriate title would be, “40% of Iowa Republicans Are Morons” But then, Republican and Moron are semantically equal, aren’t they?

  • Anonymous

    An equally appropriate title would be, “40% of Iowa Republicans Are Morons” But then, Republican and Moron are semantically equal, aren’t they?

  • Joe

    Sorry, wait, what? Islam is not a hereditary but a belief based religion. Really. Check the Qu’ran. It’s worth reading sometime.

    Also, I don’t care – at all – what religion Obama is. Policy over deity any day.

  • Pingu

    Fox news is owned by Australian Rupert Murdoch. Miurdoch is a well-known scumbag who got his first huge boost via owning the Sun newspaper in the UK. The Sun mixes ultra-conservative fuckwittery much like Fox News, along with pictures of topless girls. Before the law was changed some of their most famous Page 3 girls were 16 yrs old. Amazingly this was so popular in the 1980s teenage girls in Britain wanted to be page 3 girls in much the same way as teenage girls in the US today want to be Christina Aguilera or Rihanna.

    Anyways, so Murdoch doesn’t mind hawking young flesh, he’s still a good conservative who loves America and wants to protect us from them thar evil Muslims and the Chinese commies? Right?

    Not really, his business is 7% owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

    Murdoch makes money by assuming his customers share a collective level of brainlessness that puts them in the Idiocracy scale of the IQ distribution. He will happily do anything and say anything via his puppets so long as it makes money and causes trouble. Oh, and aside from the Saudi thing he’s married to a Chinese woman. So when America tanks he can always run there instead.

    So Americans, next time you praise Fox News, remember – the owner is laughing at your idiocy and happily destroying the political fabric of your land. He’s a big reason why the Repubs are infested with people like those in the article. Set Americans against each other, watch the fireworks, make money from the clean-up. Disaster capitalism in action…

  • Pingu

    Fox news is owned by Australian Rupert Murdoch. Miurdoch is a well-known scumbag who got his first huge boost via owning the Sun newspaper in the UK. The Sun mixes ultra-conservative fuckwittery much like Fox News, along with pictures of topless girls. Before the law was changed some of their most famous Page 3 girls were 16 yrs old. Amazingly this was so popular in the 1980s teenage girls in Britain wanted to be page 3 girls in much the same way as teenage girls in the US today want to be Christina Aguilera or Rihanna.

    Anyways, so Murdoch doesn’t mind hawking young flesh, he’s still a good conservative who loves America and wants to protect us from them thar evil Muslims and the Chinese commies? Right?

    Not really, his business is 7% owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

    Murdoch makes money by assuming his customers share a collective level of brainlessness that puts them in the Idiocracy scale of the IQ distribution. He will happily do anything and say anything via his puppets so long as it makes money and causes trouble. Oh, and aside from the Saudi thing he’s married to a Chinese woman. So when America tanks he can always run there instead.

    So Americans, next time you praise Fox News, remember – the owner is laughing at your idiocy and happily destroying the political fabric of your land. He’s a big reason why the Repubs are infested with people like those in the article. Set Americans against each other, watch the fireworks, make money from the clean-up. Disaster capitalism in action…

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