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Poll: Most Alabama Republicans Doubt Evolution, Obama's Religion


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Kit
- 917 days ago - slate.com
There are two short polls one from Alabama and one from Mississippi, check it out and be prepared to chuckle. Or wash the red from your neck.



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Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Monday March 12, 2012, 3:30 pm
The heading of this article was so ridiculous. How about commenting on the deep South's belief that Obama is a Muslim.......
 

pam w. (191)
Monday March 12, 2012, 3:31 pm
No surprise here....none at all!
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday March 12, 2012, 3:38 pm

I didn't write it Allan and this time I didn't even change the title. In the deep south - I guess you mean all the small towns? I'm sure one could find something similar through-out the south and (shock) even in the northern tea parties.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Monday March 12, 2012, 3:57 pm
The saddest part to me is that a LOT of those RepubliCONs were born & raised in the North (I know several who are from Illinois & SHOULD Know Better!) - so, the question is: Did they move south Because they're idiots OR Are they idiots Because they moved South???;)
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday March 12, 2012, 4:07 pm

Coming from Texas it was a shock to see white parents in the Boston area trying to push over a school bus full of black children. Those were the days of busing or one could say wasted money. The money could have been used to upgrade the schools, not force children to ride for an hours to go to a school where they were not greeted with welcome. North or South many are bigots and that will not change, they like feeling this way.
 

Michael Carney (209)
Monday March 12, 2012, 6:06 pm
Well, it's easy to see why Mississippi, and Alabama, are the lowest two States in the Country when it comes to Education...I hope one day these people will join the rest of us in the 21st Century...And also let go of the fact, that the South, LOST the Civil War...They need to realize that their biggest enemies are themselves...
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Monday March 12, 2012, 6:51 pm
Louisiana is as bad too...

Ty, Kit.
.
 

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William K. (328)
Monday March 12, 2012, 7:47 pm
Looks like Santorum will be picking up two more states on Tuesday.

I've been wondering whether Texas will swing toward big money or big religion in the primaries. I would assume that New York will go to Romney, but California could go either to Romney (lot's of monied interests in Cali) or to Santorum (the Central Valley is pretty much Bible Belt).
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 8:08 pm
All this senseless caterwauling over evolution!

Take a look around. We're still evolving and we'd better hurry it up.
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 3:05 am
Thanks.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 6:26 am
I'm not chuckling. In this day and age such ignorance is deplorable.
 

Thomas H. (36)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 10:05 am
Having been birthed in Mississippi, and having crawled over the wall to Alabammer, I can fairly say that from my rural neck of the woods that these statistics make most of my neighbors look like Rhodes Scholars. At the very least, they make Alabamians appear brighter than their twin state counterparts.

And since Alabammer has open primaries, I have been agonizing over which candy date to vote for. I want to vote for the absolute craziest of the bunch (Moonraker Gingrich vs. Man-On-Dog Ricky seems to be the 2 most qualified at this point). My wife says she will vote for Moonraker and that I should throw my support to Ricky. Dang it, though, I want to write in Michelle Back, Man! as 2012 Supreme Dunderhead. But then, that would split the ticket for Mittens as surely as my wife's plan.

I am still inspired by the recent study that posits that stupid people are just too stupid to realize they're stupid. That thesis is overwhelmingly apparent down heah in Dixie.
 

Thomas H. (36)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 10:14 am
"Away from Mississippi's vale
With my old hat here for a sail
I crossed upon a cotton bale
To Rose of Alabammy.

Oh, brown Rosie,
Rose of Alabammy,
A sweet tobacco posey
Is the Rose of Alabammy."

A pre-Civil War tune sung widely by Confederates for ages. Ironically (and lost on the white populace), is Rosie an African American, or is she a Native American? Did I mention that study....why, yes, I did.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 10:18 am

Ahh, yes that war of northern aggression. Thanks Tom, the addition is appreciated.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 10:50 am
Bill Maher had one of his staff members interview a random sampling of individuals in Mississippi and asked very similar questions and got very similar answers. I'll try to link the video clip. If it doesn't work, check out his website. MISSISSIPPI INTERVIEWS
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 10:59 am

I think of myself of one of Bill Maher's number one fans, though this video gave me chills. It must be true, ya can't fix stupid.

"We have a Bill of Rights, what we need is a Bill of Responsibility." -- Bill Maher
 

Thomas H. (36)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 11:05 am
HOWLing here, Susanne! Thanks for the documentary. Oh, it's true, Kit. This is not fiction. And don't think for an instant that they had to search hard for these representatives of Mississippi. As soon as you hit the state line, you encounter them. Your IQ drops at least 20 percentage points, and you are mysteriously but assuredly drawn to Wal Marts and Baptist churches, not necessarily in that order. They live among us. And they are voting TODAY, people.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 11:20 am

*sigh* Sadly I know it's true, Tom. "Make no mistake, the south will rise again!" - a quote from the video.
There is no way guide these people into the 21st century. In fact, most north or south have little knowledge about the Civil War, or that it was a war of economics and slavery was used as convenient propaganda tool. The south was trading with France and England and getting a good price on their goods, the north wanted those goods for northern factories. Slavery had become an issue but was not the reason for the war. The Douglas-Lincoln debate was about whether or not to allow slavery in new territories not about ending slavery. The truth is by the time of the war, slavery was beginning to be very costly for plantation owners, but who really cares about facts?

It's far easier to believe nonsense then bother with learning any thing. Education in America - ain't it great?
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 11:21 am

I know - I did sum it up and left out many of the complications, but this is not the place for a real history lesson.
 

monka blanke (74)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 2:15 pm
No surprise, Americans don't have a long history, and that shows (Evolution).
 

Yvonne White (231)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 2:29 pm
I know this is a "little" off topic, but I just saw a re-run of a TOP GEAR episode (love the BBC!;) where they made the guys "decorate" their cars &/or trucks & drive through the south - I was very fearful for them & even the film crew were nearly attacked! Of course it was when Hillary was still in the primaries & one of the guys had anti-country song signage, etc.. I was surprised nobody got shot!
 

Sue Matheson (71)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 2:49 pm
thanks.
 

Thomas H. (36)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 4:21 pm
I am, too, Yvonne! ;o)
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 5:18 pm
I'm not the least bit surprised by this. With so much nationalism, sexism, racism, science doubting, climate change denying, etc., they're not exactly the most progressive people in the nation and proof that the process of evolution can be reversed. The scary part is there are many more people like them all across the country. I live in Arizona (a paradise for close minded knuckle draggers) and am constantly in disbelief at how the conservative people here often and endlessly corrlelate their conservatism with being patriotic, virtuous and sophisticated. To me that's just rationalizing their hatred and justifying it under the guise of being paragons of Christian virtue. Thanks Kit.
 
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