Friday, February 23, 2007

Showpiece for how Conservatives are just plain dumb

I'm sure you've heard of the new Conservapedia, the "unbiased" alternative to Wikipedia.

Many reams of virtual paper have been spent on just how silly it is, for example here, here, and here (the first link is awesome. Did you know that Kangaroos made it to Australia from the Middle East after the Great Flood, but it's unclear whether they got there while Australia was still joined to the Eurasian landmass (which sort of disproves the whole 6000 year old earth thing), or drifted there on the receeding floodwaters?)

And for our Canadian readers, here's their entry on Canada:

Canada is the second largest country in the world for it's considerable amount of land. It was named Canada because when an explorer came to a Canadian Indian
village he asked what this place was called, and they told him "Kanada", which means village in their Indian language. It borders the United States, and most of it's population is in The more southern provinces of Canada.

The person writing has the writing skills of perhaps a 4 year old, and has some serious problems with possessives and contractions . . .

Happily, though, there was nothing about Canadians being godless pot-smoking homo-loving liberals. On the other hand, the entry about Democrats is a little silly.

According to leading conservative thinkers, no good Christian would ever be a Democrat. Catholics identify as Democrats more than Republican, but the opposite
is true for Evangelicas. The major tenets of the modern Democrat platform include cowering to terrorism, cocaine presidents, corporate profits, and establishment of an aristocratic, faux-religious state. However, contempt for all the founding principles of America is not yet an official prerequisite for entry into the Democrat party.

Though last I checked, Bush was the smack addict. The spelling on all these entries is original.

And clearly Vandals are at work. The apparently conservative entry on Bill Clinton reads as follows:

Bill Clinton managed to serve two terms without botching the prosecution of two wars, manipulating intelligence, engaging in a systematic program of torture, or mishandling the federal response to flooding of a major American city. Obviously, he is the devil incarnate. Clinton also attempted to use the American military to kill Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda, an action which was properly seen as a mere attempt to distract the nation from the Monica Lewisnky scandal.

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