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Americans Believe the Dumbest Things

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Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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Here’s a listicle that many Americans, unfortunately, can believe in. Yes, it’s Funny or Die’s roundup of nine ideas, ranging from the goofy to the spooky to the downright embarrassing, that scores of fellow denizens of the USA hold to be true. And yes, the whole Obama-is-a-Muslim racket figures among them. Big sigh.  —KA

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A 2004 study showed that 51% of Americans believed in Creationism. Over half of the people in this country thought humans just showed up one day and were ready for homeschooling.

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By jesvant, January 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm Link to this comment
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Americans -

we invented everything
christianity=true and great
fast food tastes good with those fries and pepsi
I like big butts and I cannot lie


I could go on but I dont want to waste too much time

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By PatrickHenry, September 1, 2010 at 3:27 am Link to this comment

ofersince72, Obama said something?

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By ofersince72, September 1, 2010 at 2:56 am Link to this comment

I didn’t watch our president last night, did he say

anything that I might believe?

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By ofersince72, August 27, 2010 at 1:31 am Link to this comment

I do believe it, but it makes one shake their head.

The same newspaper that brought us WMDs in Iraq,
promoted both these wars, has had proven govt moles
write stories in their paper, went and asked permission
to print some of wikileaks,,,,

runs a story that is unflattering about Venezuela,
and this paper also known for defending corporate
interests, and these same corporations have a vested
economic interest in the collapse of a political system
in Venezuela,

AND ONCE AGAIN,,,,,THE COPORATE APOLOGISTS THAT INFEST
TRUTH DIG , GIVE THIS STORY CREDIBILITY…..........
and of course, for ulterior motives.
Because , not only has the U.S. govt participated in an
illegal coup attempt of their president, it pumps untold
secret money to disrupt the social structure of that
country, just like they do in Iran and elsewhere around
the world.

Go ahead Inherit____The____Wind….........
you are on the losing side of this one toooo.
Because, the only way these Corporate Pigs can stop
real social change in Latin America is through their
shock and awe, bomb and destroy method….
Because the United States has no ideals that the world
wants.  Becuase it is a corrupt to the core government.
Because…because, of all you ENABLERS

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By ofersince72, August 26, 2010 at 11:15 pm Link to this comment

“Chavez turned Caracas into the most dangerous city
in the world”

  Someone has been reading way to much of the
N E W   Y O R K   T I M E S…...........................

That story has been debunked by several journalists.

That is just more propoganda for the U.S. MIC and
oil bosses…
that you seem to fall for every time…...
especially with your vote for the OBUMMER.

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By Inherit The Wind, August 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm Link to this comment

I’ll see your creationist and raise you one 9/11 Truther.
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I find both absurd but there are FAR more creationists.

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Fidel and Hugo are gods.
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Not to me.  Castro had a chance to be something far better, but he liked having his two-a-day with no repeats too much.  Chavez has turned Caracas into the most dangerous city on earth, worse than Bagdad.

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Dick Cheney has killed millions of people all over the world.
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No, he only shoots close friends!

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Republicans believe that Democrats believe Rich people got that way by stealing money from poor people (who evidently must have been rich at some point).
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Fixed it for you.

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All Christians are bigots. “Muslim extremism” is an oxymoron. The burqa is a cute, harmless cultural tic, sort of like lederhosen on Bavarian hikers, or kimonos on geishas.
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New one on me, other than “Muslim extremism” is an oxymoron.  I keep expecting the 9/11 truthers to argue that the mine disaster in Chile and the BP oil spill were really Mossad “False Flag” Black Ops—after all everything evil attributed to Muslim terrorists really were CIA/Mossad “False Flags” (according to them)

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Zionists rule the world. No wait. The CIA rules the world. Ok. The CIA is made up of a bunch of neo-con Zionists, so that’s right then.
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Every now and then one of them hints on TD that Jews around the world better watch out for “payback”.  That’s when I stop laughing.

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BP fucked up the Gulf on purpose; they wanted their fifteen minutes of fame.
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Never heard that one. You are stretching on that.

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Progressives love “the people”. Republicans merely love “America” (Eeeew!).

Government knows what’s best for you. No wait. Government is run by the banks. Never mind, give the government all our money and let them take care of us. No wait, that means the banks will get the money. I know! We need more government.
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How about: “More government is BAD if it helps poor people. More government is GOOD if it helps rich people pay less taxes and throws terrorists in jail without trials.”

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Dennis Kucinich (who, last time I checked, is way into that Roswell thing) is the salvation of mankind.
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That’s almost as funny as believing that if it weren’t for cheaters gaming the system, RALPH NADER would be President!

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By PatrickHenry, August 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm Link to this comment

Inherit

You are spot on about Carter.

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By rico, suave, August 26, 2010 at 2:29 pm Link to this comment

Yeah, that’s another one: Bush stole two elections. All by himself. It’s true! Look it up on Youtube!

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By rico, suave, August 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm Link to this comment

anaman51:

And the election after that?

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By rico, suave, August 26, 2010 at 2:23 pm Link to this comment

I meant “responded to article” not my post. I’m vain, but not that vain.

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By rico, suave, August 26, 2010 at 2:18 pm Link to this comment

ITW, I know that you and I usually sit on opposite ends of the seesaw, but we meet in the middle on some important issues. I am amazed that td would post this item. I going to have a FIELD DAY listing some of the amazing things I’ve read from die-in-the-wool td-ers over the last year. I predict this will be the most responded to post in all time.

Let the fun begin:

I’ll see your creationist and raise you one 9/11 Truther.

Fidel and Hugo are gods.

Dick Cheney has killed millions of people all over the world.

Rich people got that way by stealing money from poor people (who evidently must have been rich at some point).

All Christians are bigots. “Muslim extremism” is an oxymoron. The burqa is a cute, harmless cultural tic, sort of like lederhosen on Bavarian hikers, or kimonos on geishas.

Zionists rule the world. No wait. The CIA rules the world. Ok. The CIA is made up of a bunch of neo-con Zionists, so that’s right then.

BP fucked up the Gulf on purpose; they wanted their fifteen minutes of fame.

Progressives love “the people”. Republicans merely love “America” (Eeeew!).

Government knows what’s best for you. No wait. Government is run by the banks. Never mind, give the government all our money and let them take care of us. No wait, that means the banks will get the money. I know! We need more government.

Dennis Kucinich (who, last time I checked, is way into that Roswell thing) is the salvation of mankind.

Oh and so on and so on…

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By Inherit The Wind, August 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm Link to this comment

[anaman51, August 26 at 5:43 pm Link to this comment

I gave up on believing Americans had any intelligence at all after 59 million of us elected a congenital idiot to a second term as our president. What, you weren’t paying attention during the first term? Maybe you were in the bathroom.
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no, No, NO, NO!!!

59 million voted AGAINST the idiot. 62 million “voted” for him, according to Diebold…It’s very likely that the election of 2004 was stolen just as much as the election of 2000 was.

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By anaman51, August 26, 2010 at 1:43 pm Link to this comment

I gave up on believing Americans had any intelligence at all after 59 million of us elected a congenital idiot to a second term as our president. What, you weren’t paying attention during the first term? Maybe you were in the bathroom.

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By Maani, August 26, 2010 at 10:45 am Link to this comment

ITW:

Well!  We rarely agree on anything (LOL).  But your post on Jimmy Carter was right on!  Bravo!

Peace.

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By ofersince72, August 26, 2010 at 9:52 am Link to this comment

Hey Patrick,,,,,KARMA RULES

However, that gives us a grim future.

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By Inherit The Wind, August 26, 2010 at 9:31 am Link to this comment

We HAD a real Christian President—He was hounded from office by the pretend “Christian” right-wing-nuts, who sold out their fellow Americans in Iran to elect Ronald Reagan.

That Christian President tried to end the ME conflict, end our dependence on foreign oil, indeed on fossil fuels, instituted economic policies that, while painful, ultimately healed the economy, and even speaks fluent (albeit horribly accented) Spanish.  He called STRONGLY for us NOT to invade Iraq in 2003, and won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work AFTER Reagan defeated him.  Reagan’s out-of-office work consisted of collected high fees for making speeches.

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By Jeff Gordon, August 26, 2010 at 4:08 am Link to this comment
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No Americans think Obama is a muslim - only republicans think that.

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By PatrickHenry, August 26, 2010 at 3:32 am Link to this comment

I use to believe in Justice now I have to settle for karma.

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By ofersince72, August 25, 2010 at 11:40 pm Link to this comment

BLOG if I were you,  I would expose every damn one

of them.  The Pres….Emmanuel,  Jackson Jr….

all of them…......You sir….didn’t do anything…....

that…...every…..politician….in….you…..position.

does…...on…...a…...daily…..scedule….srew em…..

(doesn’t make it right,  but you shouldn’t be the one that
payes))

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By ofersince72, August 25, 2010 at 11:34 pm Link to this comment

That pussy Governor of New York didn’t have the balls
to let them take him to Court.
It would have exposed the silliness of their wiretapping.


  But looky, HIP, HIP, HORAAY for the BLOG from ILLINOIS

He beat them phoony boloney FEDS.  Good for him ! ! ! ! !
They FEDS so humiliated, they are taking it to the next
level, appeals.
THE FUCKING , POOR, POOR, BABIES OF OUR JUSTICE DEPT.
LET ALL THOSE CRIMINALS GO…..ARE CRIMINALS THEMSELVES
AND WANT THE BLOGS ASSS….THOSE FILTHY HIPPOCRITS!! !

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By ofersince72, August 25, 2010 at 11:25 pm Link to this comment

Here is another dumbass thing AMERICANS believe in


M O S Q U E D E B A T I N G….........................

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By ofersince72, August 25, 2010 at 11:20 pm Link to this comment

Dumbest thing Americans believe in contest…...

I need to cover my butt,  I could make many entries on
this.
GOD IS LOVE
ISRAEL IS OUR FRIEND
THERE IS A BOOGYMAN IN A CAVE SOMEWHERE THAT THREATENS US
IRAQ WAS CLOSE TO A WMD
IRAN IS CLOSE TO A WMD
THEY LOST TWO C130 s   FULL OF $100 BILLS
THEY DIDN’T KNOW KARZI WAS STEALING SUIT CASES FULL OF $$$
THE WARREN REPORT

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By ofersince72, August 25, 2010 at 11:13 pm Link to this comment

My entry into the T R U T H   D I G dumbest thing

AMERICANS believe in contest….

is the D E M O C R A T   P A R T Y

(I could name both, but will leave the other for someone.)

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By ofersince72, August 25, 2010 at 11:10 pm Link to this comment

We need to keep this thread going forever..

A   T R U T H   D I G   R E Q U I R M E N T

everyone has to list a dumbass thing Americans believe in.

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By Xntrk, August 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm Link to this comment

Offshore, I’m with you, the list was pretty stupid.

But then I started wondering…

What difference does it make if Obama is a Muslim??? He says he’s a Christian, but I don’t see that as making much difference either. Like most elected officials, he does as he damned well pleases and blames the outcome on his predecessor.

Actually, a [real] Christian or a [real] Muslim in the Presidency, might make a difference. But we are never going to find out if that is a true statement or if it is just something 34% of the public believes - or is that 43%?

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By scotttpot, August 25, 2010 at 10:53 pm Link to this comment

I do believe the 15 Saudis did 9/11 .I just believe Mohammad Atta was the
mastermind.The Bush/Cheney Neocons cooked up a huge Muslim
conspiracy/terror group named Al Qaeda was behind it. Why does the
Hamburg cell led by Atta have to have training or funding from Afghanistan?
Answer is ,they didn*t.

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By Maani, August 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm Link to this comment

I’m with PH.  Another “dumbest thing” that people believe is the “official story” of 9/11.

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By PatrickHenry, August 25, 2010 at 6:27 pm Link to this comment

Like 19 saudis with boxcutters hijacking 3 planes simultaneously.  Now thats a conspiracy theory.

3 trillion dollars later….......

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By Inherit The Wind, August 25, 2010 at 6:26 pm Link to this comment

Notice that ALL the crap espoused by denizens of TD didn’t make the list.  More Americans believe Obama is a Muslim than believe that Israelis attacked their BEST FRIEND in the world, and risked total annihilation.

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By Peter Knopfler, August 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm Link to this comment

America believes the dumbest things DAH because they are the dumbest, DAH Dah that`s all folks!

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By gerard, August 25, 2010 at 3:46 pm Link to this comment

The 10th Dumbest Thing Americans Believe is that there is nothing they can or should do about:
  war and the overblown Pentagon/Industrial Complex
  improving public education
  assuring a better economic deal for ordinary people
  getting rid of the worst excesses of the PatriotAct
  ending torture and jail rape
  making media and the press more accurate
  improving the U.S. image abroad
  putting reasonable controls on corporate profits
    and Wall Street gambling
Other?

All of the above will require grassroots public action campaigns, but they are entirely possible, providing the public will act and give democracy the support it deserves.

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By ofersince72, August 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm Link to this comment

Like the dumbass that I am,  I went to funny or die
webpage to see the dumbass nine things americans believe.

  For those making the same mistake, don’t.

There are many dumber things that americans believe in
than what they showed.

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