An excellent Idea!!
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 11 years ago
Don't let ignorant people vote...make them pass a test before being given the priviledge to vote...like the citizenship test...

http://www.cnn.com/2011/O...tml?hpt=C2
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Posted by Steve Allison (+983) 11 years ago
I think these use to be used when I was young, primarily in the southern states. Then it was revealed that be switching tests and using variable standards on what it took to pass the tests, it was just a way to keep blacks from being able to vote. Any kind of test requirements for voting is a slick slope headed to trouble.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 11 years ago
Probably, but how else can we get good men in office?? another way might be to outlaw any campaign contributions and let all elections be publically financed so that these dopes aren't influenced by some huge corporation with endless monies...we need statesmen that represent the people, not big business...
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 11 years ago
Seems great until you realize the inherent racism. Voting is one of those things you'll always have to let the idiots have a crack at. Decent candidates are the only answer and the only way that happens is when we bludgeon the poop out of all these idiots that feed us our news. The media in this country is procreateing horrible.

[This message has been edited by Buck Showalter (4/12/2011)]
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 11 years ago
Could not agree with you more, Buck!!! The media is bought and paid for and then present the news as if they are being objective...what a laugh!!
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1906) 11 years ago
I'd be willing to go for this, Howdy, if the candidates have to take the same test.
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Posted by Joe Smity (+104) 11 years ago
Dunno Bob, in addition to this don't you think a reading and comprehension course might be in order? Something about the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence keeps buzzing around in my head...

(Since none of them seem to be able to figure what it means...)

[This message has been edited by Joe Smity (4/13/2011)]
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Posted by aaron bruce (+194) 11 years ago
that is a great idea, just think, if you kept all idiots from voting we would have a hot ass vice president...
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Posted by atomicg (+1022) 11 years ago
"Give them free airtime and they won't have to fake"

Bulworth
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Posted by Kelly (+2816) 11 years ago
that is a great idea, just think, if you kept all idiots from voting we would have a hot ass vice president...


Thanks for confirming what I've said from the start, "Conservatives want to vote for Sarah Palin because it is the closest thing the will ever get to procreating her."

Hot Ass but Cold Brain.

[This message has been edited by Kelly (4/14/2011)]
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1672) 11 years ago
I thought we did vote in a "hot ass" Vice President.



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Posted by Bill Zook (+487) 11 years ago
I'm truly curious how one determines "smartness," or should I say intelligence. Is there a limit, and who determines it? Certainly not the people who think there should be one! They are infected with conceit and thus will skew the test.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3262) 11 years ago
Denise...What a great pic of the VP and his "Hot Ass Car". Here is something that will shed some light on decisions...

http://www.thenation.com/...3fdf00%2C0
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Posted by Bridgier (+9469) 11 years ago
I'm truly curious how one determines "smartness," or should I say intelligence.

There seems to be a correlation between intelligence and agreeing with me, so that might be an area that would reward further study...
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Posted by Joe Smity (+104) 11 years ago
Well, we could employ something along the lines of the following logic to vet out the candidates. Couldn't be any worse than what we have today and would certainly be more entertaining...

How to Tell a Witch...
Villager: We have found a witch, may we burn her?
Crowd: BURN!! BUUUURN HER!
Bedevere: But how do you *know* she is a witch?
Villager: She looks like one!
Other Villagers: Yeah! She looks like one!!!
Bedevere: Bring her forward.

(a young woman is pushed through the crowd of villagers to the platform. She is dressed all in black, has a carrot tied around her face on top of her nose, and a black paper hat on her head. She talks funny because her nose is closed by the carrot.)
Witch: I'm not a witch, I'm not a witch!
Bedevere: Er,...but you are dressed as one.
Witch: THEY dressed me up like this.
Villagers: No! nooo! We didn't! We didn't!
Witch: And this isn't my nose, it's a false one!

(Bedevere lifts up the carrot to reveal the woman's real nose, which is in fact rather small.)

Bedevere: Well?
One Villager: Well, we did do the nose.
Bedevere: The nose?
Villager: And the Hat. But she's a witch!
Villagers: Yeah! Burn her! Burn! Burn her!
B: Did you dress her up like this?
Villagers: NO! No, no, no, no, no, no...
One Villager: yes.
Villagers: yes. yes. yes. A bit. yes. a bit. a bit.
Another Villager: (hopefully) She has got a wart...
B: What makes you think she is a witch?
Villager: Well, She turned me into a newt!!

(pause)

Bedevere: a newt?

(long pause)

Villager: I got better...
Villagers: BURN HER anyway! BURN! BURN! BURN HER!
B: Quiet, quiet, quiet, QUIET! There are ways of *telling* whether she is a witch!
Villagers: Are there? What? Tell us, then! Tell us!
B: Tell me. What do you do with witches?
V: BUUUURN!!!!! BUUUUUURRRRNN!!!!! You BURN them!!!! BURN!!
B: And what do you burn apart from witches?
Villager: More Witches!
Other Villager: Wood.
B: So. Why do witches burn?

(long silence)
(shuffling of feet by the villagers)

Villager: (tentatively) Because they're made of.....wood?
B: Goooood!
Other Villagers: oh yeah... oh....
B: So. How do we tell whether she is made of wood?
One Villager: Build a bridge out of 'er!
B: Aah. But can you not also make bridges out of stone?
Villagers: oh yeah. oh. umm...
B: Does wood sink in water?
One Villager: No! No, no, it floats!
Other Villager: Throw her into the pond!
Villagers: yaaaaaa!

(when order is restored)

B: What also floats in water?
Villager: Bread!
Another Villager: Apples!
Another Villager: Uh...very small rocks!
Another Villager: Cider!
Another Villager: Uh...great gravy!
Another Villager: Cherries!
Another Villager: Mud!
Another Villager: Churches! Churches!
Another Villager: Lead! Lead!
King Arthur: A Duck!
Villagers: (in amazement) ooooooh!
B: exACTly!
B: (to a villager) So, *logically*...

Villager: (very slowly, with pauses between each word) If...she...weighs the same as a duck......she's made of wood.
B: and therefore...

(pause)

Villager: A Witch!
All Villagers: A WITCH!

(they do consequently weigh her across from a duck on Bedevere's largest scale, and she does indeed weigh the same as the duck.)
Witch: It's a fair cop.

Copyright Monty Python , from Monty Python's The Holy Grail.
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Posted by aaron bruce (+194) 11 years ago
well kelly, i think that every politician has screwed US for so long, it is about time we get the opportunity to fantasise about screwing them for a change.

and what in the hell is so great about obama and biden? there is more buyers remorse on those idiots than any other president.
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