All across America, right-wing hatebags are having a collective conniption — a rather stupid conniption, at that!
There’s no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.
The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.
“Prejudice is extremely complex and multifaceted, making it critical that any factors contributing to bias are uncovered and understood,” he said.
The findings combine three hot-button topics.”They’ve pulled off the trifecta of controversial topics,” said Brian Nosek, a social and cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia who was not involved in the study. “When one selects intelligence, political ideology and racism and looks at any of the relationships between those three variables, it’s bound to upset somebody.”
via Yahoo! News
A friend of mine posted this on Twitter. I almost wet myself laughing. 🙂
While poking around on the Christian search engine SeekFind for cheap kicks, I ran across a site for Probe Ministries. That’s right: PROBE. Say, isn’t excessive probing what gets those priests and pastors in so much trouble with the law? And look at the logo! Is that supposed to be a sexual joke or am I just a filthy-minded mongrel? I simply can’t believe this.
(Wait… Yes I can.)
God, I love epic spelling errors. And to think this sign passed through four different people at the sign company and nobody noticed the missing letter!
SOUTH BEND — If you ever wondered how much difference just one letter can make when it comes to a message, ask the thousands of people who drove by a digital billboard near the intersection of Ironwood and State Road 23 between Thursday and Monday morning.
The ad urged people to go to the “southbendon.com” website for a look at the “15 best things about our pubic schools.” Thats right, the billboard said “pubic” instead of “public” schools. The letter “L” had been left out of the word public.
Lee MacMillan of South Bend said his wife spotted the error on Saturday while sitting in traffic. ” She got home and said, ‘I cant believe it said what I think it said,’” MacMillan recalls.” So we were out driving around yesterday and sure enough, it had that typo in it. So we took a picture and the rest is history, as they say,” MacMillan adds.
via South Bend Tribune
This reminds me of a funny thing that happened during my high school days. A local supermarket called Public Market lost its “L”, and being the juvenile-minded person I was (am), I ran home and got my camera as soon as I saw it. Thus, I have the only existing photo of the Pubic Market of Winslow, AZ! (It’s black-and-white because I was taking some photos for the yearbook and that’s the kind of film we used.)
This was passed around the ‘tubes a lot back in 2006 but it really bears repeating… Click to see full-size or see the enlarged label below. Brilliant!
Dennis M. sent this along. It’s a fun video of some creative signs carried by homo-folk at anti-gay rallies. A few of my faves:
- They’re the ones that keep having gay babies!
- If Liza can marry two gay men, why can’t I marry one? (Also: We can’t ALL marry Liza Minnelli)
- Jesus had 2 dads and he turned out fine
- Who do you think designed your wedding dress??
- As Jesus said about gay people: ” .”