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2014-01-14 05:43:01 PM
99 44/100% pure
 
2014-01-14 05:44:53 PM
73 percent liberal.

Never should have admitted I occasionally like to suck some dick.
 
2014-01-14 05:45:21 PM
You're 23% conservative, 77% liberal.
 
2014-01-14 05:46:50 PM
66% conservative, 34% liberal

Apparently not.
 
2014-01-14 05:47:02 PM
It's more time consuming (no pun intended), but I Side With seems way more accurate.

/94% Green Party
//72% Socialist Party
///46% Libertarian
//4% Republican
/those last two seem awfully high...
 
2014-01-14 05:47:22 PM
77% conservative, but I haven't voted for a republican in 20 years, so not too accurate for me.
 
2014-01-14 05:47:45 PM
93% liberal only because I think its good for children to respect authority lol
 
2014-01-14 05:48:02 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: You're 24% conservative, 76% liberal.

Heh.


I KNEW IT!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
 
2014-01-14 05:49:32 PM
73% Conservative. Questions did seem a bit shallow though. I lean to the right, but not like those teatards that have fallen off the edge of the spectrum. More moderate than anything.
 
2014-01-14 05:49:41 PM

Fista-Phobia: Keeping your desk "neat" is conservative? Okayy


Yeah that one got me too. Little do they know that the reason I got in the habit of keeping my desk clean was that for years I had a (super libby lib, apparently) cat that would "clean" it for me if there was anything on it.
 
2014-01-14 05:50:01 PM
68% liberal.

Not even liberal in my politics
 
2014-01-14 05:50:30 PM
The questions sucked, liberals are too ecclectic to be bunched in a one size fits all questionaire.
 
2014-01-14 05:51:20 PM

yanoosh: The questions sucked, liberals are too ecclectic to be bunched in a one size fits all questionaire.


True. There is nothing that could capture all that marvelousness.
 
2014-01-14 05:53:48 PM

Cletus C.: yanoosh: The questions sucked, liberals are too ecclectic to be bunched in a one size fits all questionaire.

True. There is nothing that could capture all that marvelousness.


Lel
 
2014-01-14 05:54:02 PM
"You're 19% conservative, 81% liberal"

No kidding......
 
2014-01-14 05:54:59 PM
100% Reptilian.
 
2014-01-14 05:55:00 PM

what_now: Ok, "are you proud of your country's history?" is an absurd question.  I'm proud of pioneering spirit that explored the west, went to the moon, etc. I'm proud of the Bill of Rights and the oldest democracy in the world.

Less proud of the Trail or Tears, the slave trade, the Japanese Internet camps, Dick Cheny, etc.

That question is ONLY for conservatives and their complete lack of nuance.


That is why the answer is on a spectrum instead of a simple Yes/No, allowing you to take one thing with another.

/picked "slightly disagree"
//80% lib
 
2014-01-14 05:55:33 PM

Fista-Phobia: Keeping your desk "neat" is conservative? Okayy


It's reverse engineering. Of the people surveyed that said that they were very conservative, most of those people said that they keep a neat workspace.

So if you ask people if they keep their workspace clean and they say yes, then chances are they're conservative.

Obviously this isn't going to work every time, just most of the time.
 
2014-01-14 05:55:55 PM
80/20 Lib.
Figured it was going to be more like 60/40.
Whatever.

I like to try new restaurants because they're new, not because of some underlying desire for Mediterranean spices to "get along" with Irish potatoes.
 
2014-01-14 05:56:13 PM
Not at all. It put me at 82% conservative, when it should probably be close to the other way.
 
2014-01-14 05:58:35 PM

LoneWolf343: what_now: Ok, "are you proud of your country's history?" is an absurd question.  I'm proud of pioneering spirit that explored the west, went to the moon, etc. I'm proud of the Bill of Rights and the oldest democracy in the world.

Less proud of the Trail or Tears, the slave trade, the Japanese Internet camps, Dick Cheny, etc.

That question is ONLY for conservatives and their complete lack of nuance.

That is why the answer is on a spectrum instead of a simple Yes/No, allowing you to take one thing with another.

/picked "slightly disagree"
//80% lib


I think for that question I picked moderately agree. I figured that just about every country has farked up shameful things from its past. It's better to be proud of the good things and learn from the bad than cry about the whole lot of it and lower your head in shame.
 
2014-01-14 05:59:15 PM

23FPB23: 80/20 Lib.
Figured it was going to be more like 60/40.
Whatever.

I like to try new restaurants because they're new, not because of some underlying desire for Mediterranean spices to "get along" with Irish potatoes.


Yeah, but most conservatives are afraid of foreign culture food, because they might have slipped some muslim or gay in it. You eat enough french food, bam. You will be gay. It's conservative science.
 
2014-01-14 06:00:46 PM

Lando Lincoln: 23FPB23: 80/20 Lib.
Figured it was going to be more like 60/40.
Whatever.

I like to try new restaurants because they're new, not because of some underlying desire for Mediterranean spices to "get along" with Irish potatoes.

Yeah, but most conservatives are afraid of foreign culture food, because they might have slipped some muslim or gay in it. You eat enough french food, bam. You will be gay. It's conservative science.


I don't know about that. I think you might be generalizing too much. For instance, I love plenty of foreign foods and quite enjoy variety and creativeness in cuisine.
 
2014-01-14 06:00:50 PM
enough of the silly politicquiz, now for the real quesiton;

does your carpet match your drapes?
 
2014-01-14 06:00:57 PM
That survey fails when it pretends that your either a conservative or a liberal. Where are the socialists and followers of social liberalism supposed to fall on that scale? What about other political philosophies? According to the survey I'm a liberal, but in reality I follow social liberalism.
 
2014-01-14 06:02:02 PM

rwdavis: That survey fails when it pretends that your either a conservative or a liberal. Where are the socialists and followers of social liberalism supposed to fall on that scale? What about other political philosophies? According to the survey I'm a liberal, but in reality I follow social liberalism.


You precious snowflake you
 
2014-01-14 06:02:16 PM

Lando Lincoln: Yeah, but most conservatives are afraid of foreign culture food, because they might have slipped some muslim or gay in it. You eat enough french food, bam. You will be gay. It's conservative science.


Yeah, well this Pseudo-Libertarian Humanist Discordian likes to be entertained in the mouth.

Real good.
 
2014-01-14 06:02:31 PM
90% liberal.    While I'm a pretty big libby lib, I don't think it's super accurate, as there are quite a few areas I get trashed for being a "conservative."  Like thinking Holder and Sebelius should have been/be immediately fired.

/really just opposed to incompetence
 
2014-01-14 06:04:06 PM

FitzShivering: 90% liberal.


Same.
 
2014-01-14 06:05:40 PM

Frank N Stein: I don't know about that. I think you might be generalizing too much. For instance, I love plenty of foreign foods and quite enjoy variety and creativeness in cuisine.


Well then you're a goddamn liberal and you just don't know it yet. You poor bastard.
 
2014-01-14 06:06:40 PM

palladiate: I use Chrome because I'm a web programmer and, frankly, it's just my targeted platform of choice.


I thought that question was kinda odd myself. Are people who don't know what browser they use supposed to be more conservative than Chrome users?
 
2014-01-14 06:09:58 PM
I'm 37% / 63% depending on how much I value self expression at any given moment.
 
2014-01-14 06:12:24 PM
100% nunya. GBTW!
 
2014-01-14 06:13:12 PM

Lando Lincoln: Cyberluddite: 83% liberal.  Seems a bit low.  Usually I get closer to 100% on these things, unless there are questions about guns (which there weren't here), since I'm pretty middle of the road on gun issues.

Must have been the internet browser question.


I tried it again giving what I think the average Fox News watcher would answer (for the browser one, I clicked "Other/I don't know," since I figured the average 80-year-old Fox viewer either doesn't have a computer, doesn't know what a "browser" is, or just clicks the AOL icon on their desktop to get on the internet via their 56K modem), the choice always being "strongly" agree/disagree as would be consistent with a "it's either black or white" view of the world, and got a 100% Conservative score.  This is what it said the responder's "Conservative Qualities" are:

You like dogs more than cats
You prefer action movies to documentaries
You think kids should respect authority
You like a neat desk
You think self-control trumps self-expression
You're not wild about fusion cuisine
You think the government should treat the lives of its citizens as much more valuable than those of other countries
You don't think your partner should be looking at porn alone
You think the world benefits from nations and borders
You prefer Times Square to the Met
You're proud of your country's history


I guess it must've thrown out the browser question since I didn't provide a meaningful response ("I dunno") that time.

I'm thinking that when I took it for real, it knocked my "libbiest lib that ever libbed" score down somewhat because I answered most questions "somewhat" rather than "strongly" agree/disagree, and also because (1) though I like both species, if forced to choose I suppose I like dogs slightly more than cats, (2) I'm somewhat proud of America's history, and (3) in their view, I "think the world benefits from nations and borders" in that I like there being cultural/national differences in the world and think it would be boring if the world was all one big homogeneous country.
 
2014-01-14 06:13:24 PM

fusillade762: palladiate: I use Chrome because I'm a web programmer and, frankly, it's just my targeted platform of choice.

I thought that question was kinda odd myself. Are people who don't know what browser they use supposed to be more conservative than Chrome users?


I could be getting it backwards, but I believe there was a "study" a while back showing that liberals tended to use Chrome, then Firefox, Safari, etc.  Conservatives tended towards IE.  I have no idea whatsoever it was a valid study or not though.
 
2014-01-14 06:14:26 PM
Not enough questions to be valid, IMHO.

86% liberal.

So what if it is accurate!

Still not enough questions.
 
2014-01-14 06:15:13 PM
12% liberal
 
2014-01-14 06:15:14 PM
The answer is: No.
 
2014-01-14 06:15:49 PM

Klippoklondike: 12% liberal


aw crap, i meant 12% conservative, 88% liberal
 
2014-01-14 06:18:17 PM

fusillade762: palladiate: I use Chrome because I'm a web programmer and, frankly, it's just my targeted platform of choice.

I thought that question was kinda odd myself. Are people who don't know what browser they use supposed to be more conservative than Chrome users?


I got a kick out of that one because when I went to my parents' place for Christmas, I set Chrome as the default browser on their new computer when I set it up. Apparently now that I've finally gotten my RWNJ dad away from using IE, he'll be a soshulizms loving libby lib in no time! Muahaha!
 
2014-01-14 06:18:31 PM

what_now: Ok, "are you proud of your country's history?" is an absurd question.  I'm proud of pioneering spirit that explored the west, went to the moon, etc. I'm proud of the Bill of Rights and the oldest democracy in the world.

Less proud of the Trail or Tears, the slave trade, the Japanese Internet camps, Dick Cheny, etc.

That question is ONLY for conservatives and their complete lack of nuance.


Well, I think that's why they have the spectrum of strongly agree, moderately agree, slightly agree and etc.. so for instance for that one i put "slightly agree" because while I'm ashamed of my country's history in regards to company towns, farking with various Latin and Caribbean nations, farking with the middle east, slavery, farking up the native Americans and etc - I'm proud on the whole for taking down the nazis, space exploration, the internet, pushing the limits of freedom of speech, contributing so much to the arts, creating massive amounts of wealth and many other things.
 
2014-01-14 06:18:36 PM
89% liberal

But how does being proud of your country's history make you conservative?  Oh Patriots.
 
2014-01-14 06:19:45 PM

what_now: Ok, "are you proud of your country's history?" is an absurd question.  I'm proud of pioneering spirit that explored the west, went to the moon, etc. I'm proud of the Bill of Rights and the oldest democracy in the world.

Less proud of the Trail or Tears, the slave trade, the Japanese Internet camps, Dick Cheny, etc.

That question is ONLY for conservatives and their complete lack of nuance.


When you criticize any part of America's history, you are by default a communist who probably reads news sources that don't specifically endorse 'conservative' canards. Interestingly, modern "values voters" can point to much American history (unions, hippies who actually had a cause, et al), consider it shameful, and then beam with pride as the stars and bars are wrapped around them. But God help you if you mentioned Iraq in 2003.

All I know is that I'm supposed to criticize my government. It's something not entirely unique to but very sexy about America. In some ways not always being proud of my nation makes me a stronger patriot than the assholes who can't let me forget how patriotic they are.
 
2014-01-14 06:19:51 PM
Oh and: 81% liberal, 19% conservative. I don't know if that's really accurate or not for me. I think it might be just because of how flat out insane the conservative movement has become.
 
2014-01-14 06:20:40 PM

what_now: Ok, "are you proud of your country's history?" is an absurd question.  I'm proud of pioneering spirit that explored the west, went to the moon, etc. I'm proud of the Bill of Rights and the oldest democracy in the world.

Less proud of the Trail or Tears, the slave trade, the Japanese Internet camps, Dick Cheny, etc.

That question is ONLY for conservatives and their complete lack of nuance.


Then for a quiz like this, maybe it's not an absurd question.
 
2014-01-14 06:21:40 PM
About every damn question was "to a degree".

Do I enjoy learning things rather than watching crap get blow-ed to hell on movies? Most likely. Do I occasionally like turning the think-a-majig off and watching giant robots shoot fire at each other? Hell yes.

Except for the browser question. Internet explorer is an automatic failing of the test.
 
2014-01-14 06:25:30 PM
I'm a misanthropic, selfish bastard, and I am a liberal.

/Pass the bourbon
 
2014-01-14 06:28:15 PM
95% libtard...or is it lieberal?

/am I really 5% conservative?
 
2014-01-14 06:29:45 PM

Frank N Stein: rwdavis: That survey fails when it pretends that your either a conservative or a liberal. Where are the socialists and followers of social liberalism supposed to fall on that scale? What about other political philosophies? According to the survey I'm a liberal, but in reality I follow social liberalism.

You precious snowflake you


How on earth does understanding that liberal and conservative aren't endpoints on a linear model make me a snowflake? It is idiotic and lazy to lump different philosophies together to create a dichotomy that doesn't exist in reality. I wouldn't be surprised to find that liberals actually are a minority in the Democratic Party.
 
2014-01-14 06:29:51 PM

quizzical: I'm a big ol' lib, and the test rated me 70% liberal.  However, for most of these questions I only slightly agreed or disagreed.  I think it was the answer to the porn question that really tipped the scale.

The fusion cuisine question and the children's respect for authority question were hilarious.


the latter is straight from the rwa questionnaire pretty much .
 
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