Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Five Man Electric Band...A Sign Of The Times

I'm not really sure what to make of this poll posted on Althouse and other sites. I mean, really?

Our country was founded on the premise of religious freedom. Admittedly, this early freedom was focused on different denominations of Christianity, but still. Why do we need a national religion? It's not the same thing as "English only", which saves the taxpayers a wheelbarrow-full of money. Private religion is just that. Private. Isn't it?

But heck, a sign that says "Christianity Only" is just one more sign in a clutter of signs, n'est pas? Who remembers the Five Man Electric Band? of the weirdest videos in the past decade and ample fodder for a psychologist's thesis:
"Losing My Religion" by...REM!


  1. Typical liberal bullshit. I'm not surprised one whit that the far left PPP pollsters - whose results are often debatable - would pose a ridiculous question like this. It insults all Christians, including myself. But they are clearly setting up talking points for the likes of Debbie Wasserman Shultz and other hateful demagogues. The average American is sick to death of this tactic. You know why my 2 personal favorites in the current field are so popular? Because they speak from the heart. Because they are people who have accomplished great things in the face of daunting odds.

    I for one am refusing to allow the left to label our candidates. The poll is working hard to do that in light of the irrelevant"gotcha" question sprung upon Scott Walker when he was in the UK. Even that ridiculous creature, Howard Dean, publicly suggests that Walker isn't intelligent enough to lead the country. That from the paradigm of emotional stability. It would be laughable if it wasn't so pathetic. Yes, that's right, libs, that extra couple of months made a definite impact on Walker's IQ.

    But on the other hand...I love both those songs, lady red ;-)

  2. lady red - I'm a little disappointed in conservatives here as well, but for a slightly different reason - and based, admittedly, on a personal assumption.

    Why I'm disappointed - the conservatives didn't recognize the constitutional "gotcha" aspect of this question.

    To someone who answered in favor of establishing Christianity as the national religion, I'd say this:

    Hey! This isn't like voting in the pecker-headed swallow as the state bird, my friend! What part of "congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" did you not learn in civics class? Or are you truly advocating a repeal of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights?

    And I'd bet 9 out of 10 would be like "omg right I misunderstood the question".

    If you phrased the survey question the way I did - asking if the respondent favors a repeal of the 1st amendment in order to establish Christianity - I'm pretty sure you wouldn't get the same numbers.

    (Conservatives do troll-polling as well, but it's almost viewed as in-group entertainment - a kind of reality show laugh-in at gullible liberals - rather than an attempt to sway public policy).

    1. Extra credit: troll-poll some liberals with a petition to replace the eagle with the pecker-headed swallow as the national bird. Hilarity will ensue.

  3. Even the liberal New Republic doesn't trust PPP.