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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2012, 10:01:14 pm »
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It's because he was educated in a madrassa in Indonesia. This isn't exactly hard, folks.

Oh and stuff like, "I believe the muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world?" Dude, wtf?

Why at a higher rate in Mississippi and Alabama than America at large?

Lack of education and the Southern Baptist faith.  Quite simple really.

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« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2012, 10:03:39 pm »
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A lot of them probably just answered that in a poll as a way to voice their disapproval of the president without actually believing it.
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2012, 10:21:07 pm »
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liberal polling= brainwashing

No GOP actually thinks Obama is a Muslim. This is just another attempt from the far left to demonize and patronize those who think differently.

Actually, a large number of Republicans do indeed think that. This is just another attempt from the far right to defend idiocy and bigotry.

It can go both ways. What about the number of Democrats who think Bush was involved in 9/11?
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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2012, 10:23:55 pm »
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I would wager lower than half, even in Hawaii and Vermont.
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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2012, 03:13:54 pm »
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liberal polling= brainwashing

No GOP actually thinks Obama is a Muslim. This is just another attempt from the far left to demonize and patronize those who think differently.

Actually, a large number of Republicans do indeed think that. This is just another attempt from the far right to defend idiocy and bigotry.

It can go both ways. What about the number of Democrats who think Bush was involved in 9/11?
Never polled quite as high, and is not quite as absurd an idea, but yes, your general point stands. Of course, the reason either way is...
A lot of them probably just answered that in a poll as a way to voice their disapproval of the president without actually believing it.
Except "disapproval" is too weak a word.
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« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2012, 07:00:42 pm »
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Honestly, I think it's an intelligence thing. To a lot of people of little brain Obama sounds a lot like Osama. I go to the University of Alabama and I can assure you there are a lot of semi-literate people in this state, and even more in Mississippi. MS was ranked as having an average IQ of 93 in a nation-wide survey, while the US overall had an IQ of about 100. A lot of people don't really think that hard.

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« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2012, 11:43:28 pm »
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It's because he was educated in a madrassa in Indonesia. This isn't exactly hard, folks.

Oh and stuff like, "I believe the muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world?" Dude, wtf?

a) it's not a madrassa, it's was a private school - it's like the difference between a Catholic School and a Seminary... I went to a Catholic school for a time... I'm not Catholic. He was then sent to a public secular school... so PLEASE get a clue and stop reading RW bs.

b) Have you ever heard the call to prayer in person? I have, and despite my sheer disagreement with much of the religion... it is actually quite beautiful to hear.
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« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2012, 11:49:53 pm »
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I think the call to prayer is definitely in the top ten most beautiful, after the mountain wind, the sea wind, some kinds of seagulls, and maybe some of my favorite hymns (my top three are 'Adam Lay Ybownden', the Boris Ord setting; 'Forty Days and Forty Nights'; and 'Singing Songs of Expectation', all of which strike me as extremely Anglican culturally so I don't know if Ben would know any of them).

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« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2012, 03:35:17 pm »
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If we're talking about sounds of prayer, my personal preference is for the sound of the whole congregation saying "Amen" in unison at the end of Al-Fatihah.
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« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2012, 09:08:54 pm »
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I think we all know what they really want to say he is...
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« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2012, 11:19:35 pm »
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MS was ranked as having an average IQ of 93 in a nation-wide survey, while the US overall had an IQ of about 100. A lot of people don't really think that hard.

That has been debunked many times over.  All 50 states are within a point or 2 of 100.
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« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2012, 10:44:26 am »
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MS was ranked as having an average IQ of 93 in a nation-wide survey, while the US overall had an IQ of about 100. A lot of people don't really think that hard.

That has been debunked many times over.  All 50 states are within a point or 2 of 100.

Yeah, because 98 is so much better.
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« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2012, 06:54:20 pm »
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MS was ranked as having an average IQ of 93 in a nation-wide survey, while the US overall had an IQ of about 100. A lot of people don't really think that hard.

That has been debunked many times over.  All 50 states are within a point or 2 of 100.

Yeah, because 98 is so much better.
Of course it is.  If Mississippi were 93 and some other state were 108, then there would be a state out there with a full standard deviation of IQ higher than us.

Luckily, that's all BS.
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« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2012, 10:49:00 pm »
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There is a basic disconnect between Republicans, particularly Southern rural ones, and reality. They're not interested in facts. They're interested in dogma. The wide-eyed true-believer faith of lower taxes, creationism, victimology, and xenophobia. It's a very shallow world filled with theraputic alienation.
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« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2012, 12:42:29 pm »
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There is a basic disconnect between Republicans, particularly Southern rural ones, and reality. They're not interested in facts. They're interested in dogma. The wide-eyed true-believer faith of lower taxes, creationism, victimology, and xenophobia. It's a very shallow world filled with theraputic alienation.

I think this might be the worst case of alienation in a non-totalitarian country.
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« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2012, 10:11:54 pm »
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Let's just say those states are the most anti-media, anti-education, pro-religion, and pro-homogeneity states in the union.
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