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2014-01-14 05:07:08 PM  
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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.
2014-01-14 03:09:07 PM  
2 votes:
86% liberal.  Not sure I put any faith in that, though I do consider myself a leftie these days.
2014-01-14 10:04:57 PM  
1 vote:
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 07:04:10 PM  
1 vote:

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.


Guns aren't a liberal-conservative divide. They're an urban-rural divide.
2014-01-14 06:19:45 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:15:14 PM  
1 vote:
The answer is: No.
2014-01-14 05:33:51 PM  
1 vote:

palladiate: I think kids should question any authority that's questionable. I'm pretty sure the Tea Party thrives on questioning government authority and they're not liberal.


Was it question or respect? I swear it was respect. You can question authority while being respectful. I want my son to know that it's okay to disagree with authority but tht doesn't give you carté blanche to scream 'FARK THE POLICE' when you see a police officer.
2014-01-14 05:27:38 PM  
1 vote:
What a stupid quiz.
2014-01-14 05:25:34 PM  
1 vote:

Rev. Skarekroe: what_now: Ok, "are you proud of your country's history?" is an absurd question.

It's all absurd questions.


[strongly agree]
2014-01-14 05:20:03 PM  
1 vote:
I "slightly" agreed or disagreed with most of the statements. That made me come out 83% liberal. The only way to come out a moderate, which is what I consider myself, would be to split the answers right down the middle. In other words, someone who slightly agrees with the liberal-leaning answers comes out just as extreme as the person who strongly agrees with them. The test would have made more sense with just three options -- agree, disagree, neither.

I call shenanigans.
2014-01-14 05:19:41 PM  
1 vote:
Those questions didn't talk about Freedom enough.
2014-01-14 05:12:45 PM  
1 vote:
Apparently, liking action movies over documentaries makes me conservative, as does my sense of pride in my nation's history (although even that is a loaded question - what I am proud of is that we un-farked things. Some of these were things we farked up in the first place, and some of those have yet to be un-farked, but "somewhat agree" doesn't really tell the whole story).

// liking cats is "liberal"?
// I guess conservatives hate the pussy THAT much?
2014-01-14 05:12:45 PM  
1 vote:
90% liberal, 10% those questions were retarded.  I like documentaries, but I'm not going to change the channel when Face/Off is on.
2014-01-14 05:08:19 PM  
1 vote:
The fusion cuisine one is a bit weird.  I like sushi and pizza.  I don't want to eat sushi pizza.
2014-01-14 04:21:57 PM  
1 vote:

palladiate: 63% conservative. Probably right, but I find their methodology completely laughable.


Every stereotype about each political affiliation, now in pseudo-scientific online test form.
2014-01-14 04:18:27 PM  
1 vote:
That is the most ridiculously blunt instrument I've ever seen on a silly online test.
2014-01-14 04:11:17 PM  
1 vote:

miss diminutive: 77% Liberal.

Probably would have been higher but I'm totally OCD about keeping my desk neat and organized.


88% Liberal here, but the desk got me, too.  Sorry I can't work/create in a sloppy environment, Time. :)
2014-01-14 04:00:56 PM  
1 vote:

violentsalvation: My politics are a little more complicated than a gas gauge can represent.


But do you use a modern browser? That is what defines you.
2014-01-14 03:58:35 PM  
1 vote:
My politics are a little more complicated than a gas gauge can represent.
 
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