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Republicans Solicit Ideas From The Public, Hilarity Ensues

by @ 11:52 am on May 27, 2010. Filed under General

A few days ago the House Republicans opened a web site called America Speaking Out designed to be yet another one of those opportunities to plow the wisdom of the vast unwashed.

Well, it didn’t work out so well:

“End Child Labor Laws,” suggests one helpful participant. “We coddle children too much. They need to spend their youth in the factories.”

“How about if Congress actually do thier job and VET or Usurper in Chief, Obama is NOT a Natural Born Citizen in any way,” recommends another. “That fake so called birth certificate is useless.”

“A ‘teacher’ told my child in class that dolphins were mammals and not fish!” a third complains. “And the same thing about whales! We need TRADITIONAL VALUES in all areas of education. If it swims in the water, it is a FISH. Period! End of Story.”

(…)

“Build a castle-style wall along the border, there is plenty of stone laying around about there.” That was in the “national security” section of the new site.

“Legalize Marijuana, cause, like, alcohol is legal. Man. Also.” That was in the “traditional values” section.

“I say, repeal all the amendments to the Constitution.” (“American prosperity” section.)

“Don’t let the illegals run out of Arizona and hide. . . . I think that we should do something to identify them in case they try to come back over. Like maybe tattoo a big scarlet ‘I’ on their chests — for ‘illegal’!!!” (Filed under “job creation.”)

A few more that I noticed:

change the national anthem to “It’s Raining Men”

Teachers need to be held accountable for what they teach, and those who preach falsehoods like dinosaurs and carbon dating should be fired and sent to Russia.

I don’t like how bike riders are always showing off with their skinny shorts. If they like wearing their skinny shorts, they should do that when their with the men who like that, not me.

We need an easy, visual way to differentiate between the legals and illegals. I propose that all Mexicans, upon becoming citizens, be given a really cool tattoo of an eagle beating up a panda. This way they can look awesome and avoid detention.

America needs a crack team of genetically engineered velociraptors who constantly patrol the skies in robot spyplanes. Terrorism threat? BAM! Robot controlled spyplane drops raptors from the sky. THESE COLORS NEVER RUN!

Money has not served us well. Instead, I propose that we switch to a hat-based economy.

all leaders should proclaim faith in Jesus Christ. anyone who does not, like muslims and atheists should be removed from office

Now most of these people are trolls, of course, but that’s what you get when you do something like this. And that last one has actually received the third most votes in it’s category.

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8 Responses to “Republicans Solicit Ideas From The Public, Hilarity Ensues”

  1. Vast Variety says:

    The fish one made me laugh so loud I though I was going to get into trouble at work.

  2. Vast Variety says:

    “velociraptors who constantly patrol the skies ”

    Velociraptors don’t have wings.

  3. Wow just simply wow.

  4. onique says:

    HEllo Vast Varuety, that is what the “Spy Robot Planes” are for.

  5. Andrew says:

    It looks like a very partisan clone of http://www.wecanlegislate.org.

  6. Citizen Tom says:

    A review by the Washington Post? Were we suppose to expect a favorable review?

    Since intelligence and wisdom are relative, it usually makes sense to seek out the opinions of others. So I find it hard to understand why legislators, who are public servants, should not seek out the opinions from the public. Will such an effort seemingly invite trolls, the foolish, and the ignorant to speak out as well? Yes, but such an effort will also make evident the problem with Big Government.

    Look at the plight of a businessman. His success depends upon satisfying his customers, who know what they are willing to pay for. If a businessman can satisfy his customers without bothering anyone else, then what he does should be nobody else’s business. Unfortunately, any businessman must content with busybodies. That includes Big Government, which we might otherwise describe as the biggest troll of all.

  7. Vast Variety says:

    Opps… must have missed that robot spy plane thing… ROFL.

    Oh, and you don’t even have to look at the review done by the Washington Post to find this kinds of things… Just go to the GOP’s site and you can get all the the fill you need on the insanity.

  8. Steve says:

    Opps… must have missed that robot spy plane thing… ROFL.

    Oh, and you don’t even have to look at the review done by the Washington Post to find this kinds of things… Just go to the GOP’s site and you can get all the the fill you need on the insanity.

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