Monday, October 18, 2004

Don't Wanna Be An American Idiot

This Is Why The Sikh Geek Believes In Enlightened Despotism Mark Twain once said somethying to the effect of, "Consider the intelligence of the average American, and then shudder when you realise that half of the country is dumber than he is." Confirming all of our fears, a paper from the Cato Institute last month showed just how frightening the depths of voter ignorance are. Despite free public education for all and a culture flooded with access to information, "most individual voters are abysmally ignorant of even very basic political information... a relatively stable level of extreme ignorance has persisted." "In a February survey, more than 60 percent of respondents did not realize increases in domestic spending under Bush have contributed substantially to skyrocketing federal budget deficits. As of April, 58 percent admitted to knowing "not much" or "nothing" about the PATRIOT Act." Maybe the vote shouldn't be rocked as much as it should be left the fuck alone.

Gayest Conspiracy Theory Ever In August the vice president told supporters during a campaign stop in Iowa "Lynne and I have a gay daughter, so it's an issue our family is very familiar with." After Alan Keyes called Mary Cheney a "sinner" and a "selfish hedonist" in September Dick and wife said nothing. During the VP debates Destro politely thanked John Edwards after the Senator mentioned Mary Cheney's wicked gayness. Why then would the Cheneys get so upset after John Kerry mentioned during the third presidential debate that they had a lesbian daughter? Indicators suggest that the outrage might have come from Mary Cheney herself, in a strategically planned attempt to boost the GOP campaign.

Our Peers, Sarcastic Assholes With DSL Connections In the continuing saga of the falafel fall-out,'s listing of Bill O'Reilly's book, "The O'Reilly Factor for Kids : A Survival Guide for America's Families" is getting swamped with bogus reviews. Just as funny as the falafel gags are the angry responses from the grammatically disinclined No Spin Soldiers. " you read some crap that he was accused of saying for christs sake I bet all the guys who put him down do the same thing the book is great so go teach your kids to go fight a war and then spit on your fellow soldiers you morons..."

-The Sikh Geek