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2014-01-14 08:39:46 PM  

blastoh: 70% conservative because I like dogs, have a neat desk, would go to time square, and think kids should respect their authority.

WTF

Trick question because what is a Conservative doing in New York to begin with.

 
2014-01-14 08:42:35 PM  
I wish the world did not have nations or borders and we were all part of one big group.

I chose "strongly disagree," because I'm a grown up who is not John Lennon.
 
2014-01-14 08:50:46 PM  

nekom: 86% liberal.  Not sure I put any faith in that, though I do consider myself a leftie these days.


These days Eisenhower is a farkin' Commie and Reagan is Jerry Brown's best bud.
 
2014-01-14 08:50:53 PM  

mrshowrules: blastoh: 70% conservative because I like dogs, have a neat desk, would go to time square, and think kids should respect their authority.

WTF

Trick question because what is a Conservative doing in New York to begin with.


That's true. Good eye.
 
2014-01-14 08:50:53 PM  

mrshowrules: You're 78% conservative, 22% liberal.
and yet I am so Liberal I could be the unholy offspring of Jane Fonda and Micheal Moore.


Another Satan.  His best trick...
 
2014-01-14 08:52:07 PM  
Absolutely wrong...

27% conservative, 73% libtard

libertarian leaning and anti-socialist/collectivist...
 
2014-01-14 09:21:07 PM  
I'd say it pretty much nailed it - 85% liberal.
 
2014-01-14 09:23:05 PM  
87% lilberal. Works for me.
 
2014-01-14 09:23:19 PM  
Liking dogs is conservative.  Dafuq?
 
2014-01-14 09:29:34 PM  

spaten: Absolutely wrong...

27% conservative, 73% libtard

libertarian leaning and anti-socialist/collectivist...


Meh. It's not measuring "conservatism"; it's measuring that curious blend of authoritarianism, nationalism, and anti-intellectualism on the right of US politics these days.

In any other context, I'd be considered mostly conservative. Instead, I'm pushing 70% liberal...simply because I'm not an illiterate pig.

/oh, and because I like cats.
 
2014-01-14 09:36:15 PM  

Richard C Stanford: tfresh: You're 74% conservative, 26% liberal.

Really?! I'm usually 50/50.

'You like fusion cuisine
You use a modern browser'

I'm liberal because I'll try fusion cuisine?!

Wait, Tex-Mex is "fusion cuisine", right?


Hell if I know. I'm in Vancouver. Most of what we have here is fusion. Tonight I had sweet and sour pork cheek tacos.
 
2014-01-14 09:47:49 PM  
You're 62% conservative, 38% liberal.


BAHAHAhahahahahAHahahahAHahhahAHahahahahahAHhahahaHAHahh


Oh.  Man.  That's precious.  I'm somewhere in the 150-9000% liberal range, but sure, Time, you go with your little test.

The best part is, I knew exactly which questions were going to make me seem conservative as I answered them.  I also especially liked how they give you a variety of "shades of grey" choices, then appear to ignore them during the breakdown.

Also, cats are evil.  Oh, I know, YOUR cat isn't.  Your cat is loving and likes to be petted and play with you.  Guess what?  Your cat acts like a dog.  GET A DOG.
 
2014-01-14 09:49:12 PM  
Not even close.
 
2014-01-14 10:00:37 PM  
100% Superlative.
 
2014-01-14 10:04:29 PM  
23% conservative, 77% liberal

Sounds about right. I am a liberal on almost every issue except the one where liberals insist on paying lazy tards to be losers.
 
2014-01-14 10:04:57 PM  
What if we actually know what the words "liberal" and "conservative" mean, and strive to be both because they're both typically the better end of their respective spectra and the two scales have nothing to do with each other?
 
2014-01-14 10:25:06 PM  
Whatever this blunt instrument has to say, I'm liberal about some things, conservative about others, because I think and shiat.
 
2014-01-14 10:27:53 PM  

BFletch651: 76% conservative.

Haven't voted republican since first Reagan.

BFletch calls BS.


So do I.  85% conservative but I consider myself a fairly staunch liberal.
 
2014-01-14 10:37:07 PM  
23% conservative.   This has changed a lot.
If I imagine the future I want humanity to take it would be much less conservative.  It is only because I know that people act like violent selfish animals more than gentle sweet humans that I even have some conservative leanings.
 
2014-01-14 10:57:45 PM  
My personality causes me to immediately question the validity of this shiat.
 
2014-01-14 10:57:47 PM  

BFletch651: 76% conservative.

Haven't voted republican since first Reagan.

BFletch calls BS.


I think it could say just as much about Republicans and being conservative :)
 
2014-01-14 11:00:08 PM  
You're 4% conservative, 96% liberal.

Liberal qualities
You prefer documentaries over action movies
You think kids should question authority
You have a messy desk
You think self-expression trumps self-control
You like fusion cuisine
You think the government should treat the lives of its citizens as equal to those of other countries
You think it's okay for your partner to look at porn alone
You use a modern browser
You wish there were no countries
You prefer the Met to Times Square
You're not completely proud of your country's history

Conservative qualities:
You like dogs more than cats
 
Seriously? I love dogs and cats equally, but there was no "neutral" option for this.  I thought a few of the questions were pretty stupid, and even if this managed to be correct it was purely by accident.
 
2014-01-14 11:12:58 PM  
79% Conservative  21% Liberal

Voted for Obama Twice and glad I did.

Bush was the worst President of my lifetime.
 
2014-01-14 11:19:56 PM  
27/72 Libby lib lib.

Damn that chrome browser and my predilection for Caturday!
and pron, lots of pron.
 
2014-01-14 11:25:32 PM  
73% Con  27% Lib

You prefer documentaries over action movies......true
You think kids should question authority.....Later in life when they  have the education to do so.  When they are young, following rules keeps 'em alive.   DON"T trust all adults however
You have a messy desk....true.Consider it proof I'm too damned busy to be constantly straightening it out
You think self-expression trumps self-control.Maybe the rest of the world doesn't want to hear your opinion. Have some self control and take a few to get to know your audience first.
You like fusion cuisine...true.Worth a try like most new things are.
You think the government should treat the lives of its citizens as equal to those of other countries.I think we need to take care of our own first.  All lives are equal otherwise.
You think it's okay for your partner to look at porn alone
Ynot- as long as it doesn't become preferable to being with me
You use a modern browser-first thing I see.  my internet needs are limited
You wish there were no countries.. I'm glad there are.  That is how uniqueness in culture is retained.  A homogenous world would be boring
You prefer the Met to Times Square.... true.  Sometimes quiet time with true genius or inspiration can be quite liberating
You're not completely proud of your country's history- not completely but I'm open to the idea that we have a tendency to judge history by today's current values.  Muscle-t's were pretty gnarly at the time.

Conservative qualities:
You like dogs more than cats....Nope.
Cats are like people- you piss them off and they walk away.  They don't just stare adoringly at you.

You've just spent a few minutes in the mind of a mostly conservative person.  Not as bad as you thought it would be, was it?
 
2014-01-15 12:25:20 AM  

Bumblefark: spaten: Absolutely wrong...

27% conservative, 73% libtard

libertarian leaning and anti-socialist/collectivist...

Meh. It's not measuring "conservatism"; it's measuring that curious blend of authoritarianism, nationalism, and anti-intellectualism on the right of US politics these days.

In any other context, I'd be considered mostly conservative. Instead, I'm pushing 70% liberal...simply because I'm not an illiterate pig.

/oh, and because I like cats.


Live in the People's Republic of California...fark the liberal nanny state bastards...

/oh... and I love dogs and surfing and weed and cigars and beer and sex....
 
2014-01-15 12:46:11 AM  
That was too easy.
 
2014-01-15 01:03:22 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: You're 68% conservative, 32% liberal.

Nope.  I'm about 98% liberal.


Mine was horribly off as well
You're 80% conservative, 20% liberal.

I'm about 90% liberal but I will use those numbers next time I post on Yahoo! and I am called a "leftist, libtard, bleeding heart"
 
2014-01-15 01:23:02 AM  
72% conservative, 28% liberal

Liberal qualities

You think kids should question authority.
Question everything, but don't puss out when you hear the answers.

You like fusion cuisine.
Yum.

You think it's okay for your partner to look at porn alone.
Sure, why not. Two way street, right?

You use a modern browser.
Firefox is modern?

You prefer the Met to Times Square.
This is, admittedly, purely speculative.


Conservative qualities

You like dogs more than cats.
Cats are evil.

You prefer action movies to documentaries.
Depends on the documentary, but mostly true.

You like a neat desk.
It counts as neat if I know where everything is.

You think self-control trumps self-expression.
Effective self expression requires both intent and focus.

You think the government should treat the lives of its citizens as much more valuable than those of other countries.
Screw them, we've got ours.

You think the world benefits from nations and borders.
History shows that a lack of borders results in a state of war until borders are established.

You're proud of your country's history.
Light bulbs and internet. 'Nuff said.
 
2014-01-15 01:48:57 AM  
According to the nonpolitical questions, I'm the libbiest lib that ever libbed.  In fact I'm only moderately liberal.
 
2014-01-15 02:01:38 AM  
Me:  You're 21% conservative, 79% liberal.

Wow.  They went Full Stereotype on that one.  I'd probably be 100% liberal if I didn't like dogs or hygiene.   Stupid, lazy hippies.
 
2014-01-15 02:04:30 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: Are you asking if I'm a natural redhead?


Only an IQ test can determine that, Ginger.
 
2014-01-15 02:23:33 AM  
Next up, we guess your race by asking questions about mayonnaise and dancing!

Ugh. Fark off, Time.
 
2014-01-15 03:11:14 AM  
"You're 76% conservative, 24% liberal."

Bahahahaha, no. I'm a socialist. I just like action movies, think kids should respect authority, think folks should have self-control, think the world should have borders, and I farking love my country, it's awesome.
 
2014-01-15 03:29:38 AM  

spaten: /oh... and I love dogs and surfing and weed and cigars and beer and sex....


I...think we've found a viable platform for a 3rd party candidate.

/the mascot should be a blunt-smoking Spuds-look-alike dog humping a surfboard.
//photo-shoppers, make that happen.
 
2014-01-15 04:18:06 AM  
It said I was 72% conservative even though I'd consider myself liberal leaning. I'm skeptical agnostic, anti-drug war, pro-choice (though I feel it's a poor choice), I think post-secondary or trade school should be government subsidized, taxes should be progressive, resource extraction should be state run so that revenues. shiat maybe I'm a socialist?

Sorry, but fusion restaurants usually suck, the combination is never as good as the sources of it's inspiration. Kids who don't respect authority are obnoxious. I have had enough issues with using substances and eating like shiat to respect self-control over self-expression (nobody likes an attention whore). I like the diversity of the world and think it would be pretty boring if it was all homogeneous (no such thing as homogeneous' in Iran). I've never been to New York so I figure I'd probably rather check out the zoo that is Times Square than an art museum. Documentaries are nice and all, but I watch more action/adventure to be sure.

fark cats, too.
 
2014-01-15 04:41:37 AM  
The number of right wingers in this thread claiming they got "liberal" scores is precious.

That said, this is a tedious arbitrary Cosmo-girl quiz akin to, "Will He Pop The Question? Take our 20 Question Test To Find Out!"

Time Magazine is beating their unpaid interns like rented whores to produce stuff like this.
 
2014-01-15 04:57:50 AM  

ExcedrinHeadache: I got 80% Liberal, 20% Conservative. Sound about right.

I figure a lot of people got something more like 26% Liberal, 72% Conservative, 8% Fox News.

So Math are hard then?

/26+72+8=106

//conservative does not equal republican.
/// definitely does mean fox news enthusiast.

 
2014-01-15 05:01:45 AM  

El Pachuco: The number of right wingers in this thread claiming they got "liberal" scores is precious.


The idea that any right wingers ever posting in any fark thread have not already been shadow-banned, and are therefore able to post in this thread such that you can read it is precious.
 
2014-01-15 06:08:02 AM  

SevenizGud: El Pachuco: The number of right wingers in this thread claiming they got "liberal" scores is precious.

The idea that any right wingers ever posting in any fark thread have not already been shadow-banned, and are therefore able to post in this thread such that you can read it is precious.


What does it mean to be "shadow-banned"? How does that work?
 
2014-01-15 06:50:56 AM  

MJMaloney187: SevenizGud: El Pachuco: The number of right wingers in this thread claiming they got "liberal" scores is precious.

The idea that any right wingers ever posting in any fark thread have not already been shadow-banned, and are therefore able to post in this thread such that you can read it is precious.

What does it mean to be "shadow-banned"? How does that work?


It's something they do on Reddit. They don't do it here.
When they don't want anybody to read your posts, Fark.com bans you.
 
2014-01-15 06:58:48 AM  

jso2897: MJMaloney187: SevenizGud: El Pachuco: The number of right wingers in this thread claiming they got "liberal" scores is precious.

The idea that any right wingers ever posting in any fark thread have not already been shadow-banned, and are therefore able to post in this thread such that you can read it is precious.

What does it mean to be "shadow-banned"? How does that work?

It's something they do on Reddit. They don't do it here.
When they don't want anybody to read your posts, Fark.com bans you.


Oh. Hm. Thanks for explaining that to me. I've never been to Reddit ... never heard the expression "shadow banned" before.
 
2014-01-15 07:20:30 AM  
Neat. I've never seen an internet quiz be so wrong before.
And that's saying something.

Then again, if you're the sort of low IQ individual that buys into choosing political teams, I bet it came out quite nicely for you.

So from this we learn that people are stupid, and quite happy to believe what people tell them, so long as it is what they already believe. Not new information, but useful to repeat.
 
Rat [TotalFark]
2014-01-15 07:56:59 AM  
86% Conservative

™ can't help it, I like kitties
 
2014-01-15 08:19:03 AM  
This was utterly retarded.
 
2014-01-15 08:26:10 AM  
WTF does what browser I use make a difference? Is Chrome a hippie lefty browser and Safari is on the other end??? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!?!?
 
2014-01-15 08:36:49 AM  
I had to step away for a few minutes in the middle of it. It told me which of my characteristics were which, but didn't give me my percentile.
 
2014-01-15 08:37:57 AM  

bbfreak: You're 9% conservative, 91% liberal.


Me, too.
I have lots of 'conservative' qualities in my personality/life though. Probably more than 9%, I'm a stay-at-home mom.
But my politics are of the libs!libs!libs! straitjacket kind.
 
2014-01-15 08:42:08 AM  
Maybe the authors can get jobs in CRM. They obviously have the knack for proposing relationships that have poor or non-existent correlations with a topic.
 
2014-01-15 08:50:11 AM  
Strongly disagree with everything and you score Conservative. Strongly agree with everything and you score Liberal. Someone never designed a questionnaire.
 
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