Stupidparty Math v. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy

by Patrick M. Andendall

Stupidparty Math v. Myth relies on publicly available facts, resources and tools to deconstruct and relentlessly drill down on the numerous misconceptions held by too many Republicans. Substantiated by more than 1,500 hyperlinks to authoritative resources, readers will find:
Stupidparty positions defrocked on: the Moochers , the economy, climate change, environmental stewardship, racism, religion, “Freedoms”, guns, and ignorance-based humor.
The fallacy of Fox News facts exposed, documented, and explained.
Also included are 1,055 full color images and 121 graphs and charts.

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Discussing the existential importance of removing the Stupid from Stupidparty.

The Big Con: Publicly Funded NFL and NBA Sports Stadiums.

While you were sleeping the real Moochers just pocketed your tax dollars and emaciated your favorite national Sports. This blog post was inspired by a Stupidparty disciple’s response to a Facebook posting I had made. Every now and then I will take one of their posts and give them a public whipping.

By Patrick Andendall

Let’s examine the mind of a typical Stupidparty Disciple, a mind that can only think with it’s gut and regurgitate the processed fed drivel coming out of the orifice’s of the Oligarch’s unending tools of misinformation.

This was the response I got regarding the below graphic drawing attention to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s priorities.

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It is vital not only to rebut this type of thinking, but to tear it to shreds – because so much is at stake and so many people are not acting in their own best interests. The resources aligned against this person are just totally overwhelming. So in reality it is not his really his fault that he is so off base.

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 Wisconsin Governor and Presidential hopefu Scott Walker. This Koch puppet and now dedicated destroyer of “Middle Class” Union Jobs  will become an ever more polarizing individual. As a result —crazed Stupidparty Zombie’s will happily throw themselves under Walker’s bus. But I must admit when I first posted the image in question I had not looked into the actual inner workings of Major League Sport Stadium deviancy. I had my first inkling of the issue when I was writing my farewell ode to Romney, and while trying to explain why it was clear that he would not be running in 2016—I had read the following off Politico:

“Romney was working hard to win support from several top names including casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and New York hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, among others. But he had not locked down public support from many top GOP donors and bundlers and “clearly wasn’t going to have the kind of support that people would have thought,” said one veteran Republican donor.”

It was that name Woody Johnson that got me riled up. I have already written about how the Oligarchs in waiting are asset stripping off the backs of the American people. These billionaires, they are the moochers. Many of them pay so badly, or pollute so wantonly, or avoid taxes so brazenly – that it is the Tax payers that have to clean up after their mess. They have no interest in paying a living wage – and the rest of us have to chip in.


CNN reports:  “If you’re a U.S. taxpayer then you’re subsidizing the wildly profitable National Football League, regardless of whether you’re a fan.The NFL is the most profitable pro sports league in the U.S., raking in an estimated $1 billion in profits on $10.5 billion in revenue last season, figures that are sure to increase this year.

NFL has 32 teams which are equally divided between NFC and AFC. NFL is one of the important sports league of USA.NFL starts its regular session from September and continues up to end of December. Each of the team will get a chance to play 16 games. Olymp Trade click on the link to know more

Those massive profits are made possible in part by the billions of taxpayer dollars that local governments spend on teams, coupled with tax breaks worth hundreds of millions for the teams, the league, their sponsors and fans.

“I’ve been studying this for 15 years, and I still can not believe cities and states are lined up begging to give money to these very profitable [teams],” said Villanova professor Rick Eckstein, an expert on stadium finance.”

Yes OK, but do Tax payer subsidies create a good return on the investment?

The Atlantic Reports: “However, according to leading sports economists, stadiums and arenas rarely bring about the promised prosperity, and instead leave cities and states mired in debt that they can’t pay back before the franchise comes calling for more.

“The basic idea is that sports stadiums typically aren’t a good tool for economic development,” said Victor Matheson, an economist at Holy Cross who has studied the economic impact of stadium construction for decades. When cities cite studies (often produced by parties with an interest in building the stadium) touting the impact of such projects, there is a simple rule for determining the actual return on investment, Matheson said: “Take whatever number the sports promoter says, take it and move the decimal one place to the left. Divide it by ten, and that’s a pretty good estimate of the actual economic impact.”

Others agree. While “it is inarguable that within a few blocks you’ll have an effect,” the results are questionable for metro areas as a whole, Stefan Szymanski, a sports economist at the University of Michigan, said.”

Let us take an Example: The New York Times Reports:
Glendale, Arizona paid $300 million for the ‪#‎Superbowl‬ stadium. The city’s debt is now 4 times the national median, 40% solely for sports complexes. Glendale’s budget crisis is so dire half of the city’s teachers, firefighters, and police were threatened with layoffs–but were saved by a permanent 10% sales tax on residents. This is the Superbowl scandal you didn’t hear about.

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It is Ironic that Forbes magazine is often a source for really insightful Math – it is ironic because the almost (half a) Billionaire Steve Forbes, who twice tried running for President, is quite the Stupidparty archetype, endorsing intellectual heavy weight Rick Perry for President in 2012, he and his magazine’s writers offer investment advice on the weekly Fox TV show Forbes on Fox . But I suspect that this mini me Oligarch has figured— why run President when we the Oligarch’s can own the Government.

Forbes explains the only two Net Tax Payer Benefits that the tax payer gets back are 1) steering purchases toward activities with higher tax rates and 2) taxing out-of-town visitors. By following the Math, one can follow who benefits from virtually all of the Tax payers money.

“It is easily possible (and in fact quite likely) that a new stadium will produce more in related economic activity than the cost of any public financing (even if a government pays for all the costs). However, it doesn’t matter if businesses take in more money than taxpayers shelled out to build the stadium; what matters is whether the taxes collected from all that activity are more than the up-front taxpayer cost. A visitor to the Super Bowl might spend $500 on an airplane ticket, $2000 on his hotel, $300 on food, plus $500 on the ticket to the game. That sounds like a lot of economic activity for just one visitor. However, the plane ticket generates roughly zero money for local and state governments (there may be some airport taxes but they will go toward running the airport). The hotel stay probably produces $200-250 in tax revenue, the restaurant bills another $20, and the game ticket another $35. That means the over $3000 in spending really amounts to around $300 in tax revenue. Some of that tax revenue has to go toward government costs associated with the holding of sports events: extra police, traffic control, perhaps more public transit, etc. At the end of the day, only a very small fraction of total spending associated with stadium events is left over to help pay back the taxpayers for building a stadium.

Businesses near the stadium like restaurants and hotels might win from the extra local spending, but why should taxpayers pay so that a few favored businesses can see greater profits?

On to the second point. When people spend money to go to a sporting event, they cannot just pull that money out of thin air (tragic, but true). Rather, the money comes from their family budget, meaning something else has to give. If I buy tickets to an Atlanta Hawks game, the result of that spending might mean several fewer trips to the movies, not going to a local amusement park, or not going to a local restaurant or two.

Stadium boosters like to point to all the money I will spend going to, at, and associated with my trip to see the Hawks, but they never focus on the fact that other businesses are going to lose a roughly equal amount of spending that I would have done instead. All that substitute spending would also have produced tax revenue. Those taxes associated to sporting events are not all new revenues, but mostly just substitutes for taxes that would have been collected on an alternate activity.

In fact, local and state governments get new tax revenue from stadium-related events in only two ways: steering purchases toward activities with higher tax rates and taxing out-of-town visitors.”

Therefore all these tax payer subsidies end up in the pocket of the massively profitable franchises and massively wealthy owners like New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, all so he can sell absurdly expensive tickets and suites to the likes of New York hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer. (A suite at the Superbowl costs between $400,000, $1,000,000) Both these guys have been strong supporters of Romney, and we should all know what that means.

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Where does that suckered Taxpayer get to sit, (well obviously not in a suite that they financed) assuming they can afford about $500 for the tickets, not to mention  all the other associated expenses. Since the best seats  are invariably taken – the poor tax payer might well regret not bringing in his own Hubble telescope to actually see the game. May be they get to sit in the leather seats that they provided to another Billionaire owner:

The Atlantic reports “Taxpayers have, in stages, provided about $1 billion to build and later renovate what is now known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (All monetary figures in this article have been converted to 2013 dollars.) The Saints’ owner, Tom Benson, whose net worth Forbes estimates at $1.2 billion, keeps nearly all revenue from ticket sales, concessions, parking, and broadcast rights. Taxpayers even footed the bill for the addition of leather stadium seats with cup holders.”

I doubt that the tax payer will ever get to benefit from  the work out room:
“In Virginia, Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, who styles himself as a budget-slashing conservative crusader, took $4 million from taxpayers’ pockets and handed the money to the Washington Redskins, for the team to upgrade a workout facility. Hoping to avoid scrutiny, McDonnell approved the gift while the state legislature was out of session. The Redskins’ owner, Dan Snyder, has a net worth estimated by Forbes at $1 billion. But even billionaires like to receive expensive gifts.”
Perhaps the Owners are in need of Public assistance? Lets us look at that. Since the finances of the teams are so secretly guarded – it simply becomes absurd that these guys get Tax Payer subsidies. Only a thoroughly corrupted political system would allow this to happen right under every ones noses:

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So how  do they these guys get away with it? First off politicians are already in the pockets of the hugely wealthy, who would have these supposedly democratically elected politicians on their personal speed dial’s in the first place. Secondly, this is not simply robbing poor Peter to pay wealthy Paul – no the trick is cleverer than that  – Paul makes sure it is Peter against Peter (the tax payers of two different States or regions). Paul just stands back and takes the winnings, all the way to his personal banker, while both Peters are knocked out of the ball park.

But the Insults to the Tax payers just get worse and worse. These owners are not mostly interested in the sport, they are mainly in it for the massive profits that they get to pocket, and that their bought off congressman ensure remain largely under taxed, via a variety of loopholes and accounting gimmicks that are so zealously protected by a corrupted congress and halfwits like “Joe the Plumber.” So what is their game, how do they extract even more from the poor suckered taxpayers?

Now sit down and imagine your are going to spend the next three or four hours watching an NFL Football game. Hidden behind all the noise and fanfare, all the ads and product placements, hidden behind that is the hallucination that you are there to watch a sporting event – the mirage of sport, the biggest trick of them all. During this 3-4 hour time span the NFL and it’s owners will provide you the tax payer fan with less than 11 minutes of live action. Now to put this into some type of perspective (since perspective has been long gone) the Worlds most popular sport which we have to call Soccer – has two halves of play, each with 45 minutes of uninterrupted play—for 90 minutes of action.

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Again Ironic that a Publication that is a tool of the new American order, is the source of this data.

NFL is the richest sporting league in the world with an annual average revenue in excess of $6 billion, where players are multimillionaires. Out of the 32 NFL teams 26 are billionaires thus making the total valuation in excess of $25 billion.

Forbes Magazine Explains:
While the league office is run as a not-for-profit “trade association” promoting [the] interests of its 32 member clubs,” all but one of those clubs are privately held, for-profit companies that reveal next to nothing about their finances.

The 31 privately held teams keep their finances shrouded in mystery.

“Beyond the normal tax concerns, profit squeezes can be used to negotiate down player costs and convince lawmakers to pay for new stadiums. Operating expenses, according to Vrooman, are where teams tend to “blow the most smoke,” when outside parties have been able to look at their books. “The non-player costs are highly irregular to say the least,” he says. “The scams range from owners employing themselves to disguising taxable return on equity as tax-sheltered interest on club debt.”

But perhaps a clue to the underlying wealth, of these tax payer mooching machines, can be found in how well the Commissioner gets paid.

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So what have these owners – these proven moochers done to American sport. American Football get 6% of action time, Soccer 78%. The most similar non USA game would be Rugby which is a more popular sport and it has 84% action time. A Soccer player runs on average about  7-9 miles, A Rugby player 5 miles and an American Football player 0.2 miles.
Action Time for Worlds Most Popular Team Sports. Red = US Sports

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Americans have not even noticed or wonder why they do not really participate in International Team Sport.

The Final nail in the Coffin? (Of course not) The NBA is seriously talking about reducing the game times from 48 to 44 mins – thus invalidating the whole history of stats – and look at the justifications being promulgated.

At the NBA coaches meeting last month, length of games was a topic, and it was suggested the NBA consider a shorter format that would reduce the length of game as a means to reduce minutes for some players and maybe improve the flow of the game.

Did they really say that? You have got to be kidding.

And I almost forgot the second part of my task: 

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It seems some people fall for stupidparty propaganda hook line and sinker. Evidently only people who can afford $250,000 per child for higher education should have access to it. That is fine if you are happy for society to devolve into two species as predicted by H.G. Well’s in his novel “The Time Machine.”

Public college is not a “money sink” – researchers in California reckon tax payers get a 450% return on their investment. I can not speak for Red States, where Stupidparty devotee parents may have a more harmful impact on their Children’s ability to develop critical thinking skills. I also provide a specific example of what happens to ones personal growth if you can get a good education.

Regarding opposing research – be wary of any Institution with the words Freedom or Heritage or Patriot in the title as that would most likely be Koch and Co backed fake research Institutes. There is good money to be earned in being a tool for the Oligarchs. Never forget what Freedom really means to these Ayn Rand devotees:

“Freedom (n.):To ask nothing.To expect nothing.To depend on nothing.”
― Ayn Rand The Fountainhead

The Road to Fascism & the Road to  Ayn Rand’s Galt’s Kingdom—lead to the same Koch palace.

Who is Alec and Why should we Care (reposted -original disappeared)

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In 2012 Coca-Cola announced it was ending its relationship with ALEC, and more than 60 major corporations followed suit. What suddenly created the exodus? Well, the catalyst was the legal murder of Trayvon Martin. The issue was the fact that it is evidently now legal for a White armed person to murder an unarmed Black child. The law(s) in question are the Stand Your Ground Laws raging across the nation, so beloved by Stupidparty disciples. Let’s face it. Zimmerman is quite a guy.
American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC is an NPO of state legislators and private sectors, was established in 1993 at Chicago. Its member’s write the model law and share state-level legislation and distribute is among state governments of United States. To study more about ALEC click on the link Crypto Code.The Trayon Martin consequence is just the tip of the iceberg when it come to the insidious activities of ALEC. The American Legislative Exchange Council is a 501(c)(3) organization of around 2000 conservative legislators nationwide. Tax exempt, nonprofit – yet very secretive. They refuse to disclose a membership list or how model bills originate, and their legislative members avoid admitting being influenced by the Council, or even being affiliated. When an ALEC Accountability Act was proposed to force legislators to disclose their ALEC ties, the bill did not even receive a committee hearing. Legislative members suggest ALEC model bills in their states without disclosing authorship. Model bills are produced, and about 200 become law every year. It would be hard to overstate ALEC’s reach into important policy.


ALEC is funded by groups such as the Charles Koch Foundation and other Koch groups, Exxon Mobil, and the Sciafe family. Only 2% of funding comes from the heavily subsidized (smell the corruption?) dues. As will be explained, these dues represent quite exceptional value. So when one begins to understand who is behind this organization, the sudden pangs of caught-in-the-act guilt felt by certain corporations will not be sufficient to quell this hydra-headed beast.

In 2012 The New York Times reports; “Some companies give much more, all of it tax deductible: AT&T, Pfizer and Reynolds American each contributed $130,000 to $398,000, according to a copy of ALEC’s 2010 tax returns, obtained by The Times, that included donors’ names, which are normally withheld from public inspection. The returns show that corporate members pay stipends — it calls them “scholarships” — for lawmakers to travel to annual conferences, including a four-day retreat where ALEC spends as much as $250,000 on child care for members’ families.”

The New York Times reported that special interests have ‘effectively turn[ed] ALEC’s lawmaker members into stealth lobbyists, providing them with talking points, signaling how they should vote and collaborating on bills affecting hundreds of issues’…Bloomberg Businessweek stated, ‘Part of ALEC’s mission is to present industry-backed legislation as grass-roots work.’ The Guardian described ALEC as ‘a dating agency for Republican state legislators and big corporations, bringing them together to frame right wing legislative agendas in the form of “model bills.”’ Several liberal groups, including Common Cause, have challenged its tax-exempt status.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Legislative_Exchange_Council#Secrecy

In 2003, Donald Ray Kennard, ALEC national chairman, said, “We are a very, very conservative organization.” Now in the era of Stupidparty, if the head of a major legislative player sees his organization in this way (i.e. extremely right wing in a very conservative country), which is the political equivalent of saying Opus Dei is running the Vatican – then any objective mind can clearly begin to see a truly odious agenda, to the point of its being an existential threat not just to democracy but to humanity. For we live in a complex world, requiring acute critical thinking capabilities. You think I am exaggerating? Well, consider the following:

Voter ID efforts – since my book proves voter fraud is not an issue, ever-expanding Voter ID laws are simply voter-suppression efforts targeting minorities, and they are vital to the survival of Stupidparty.

Immigration – the ALEC model is one of the toughest in the country. These more extreme bills are designed only to excite bigotry and misinform the Stupidparty base. The fact is that immigration is actually good for the economy.

Animal Cruelty – ALEC is behind efforts to make photographing animal torture illegal and wants to be able to legally define animal rights activists as terrorists.

Prison Privatization – They are behind efforts to profitize the penal system, thus creating both an economic and political motive to increase America’s already absurd incarceration rates and engage in additional voter suppression, as inmates cannot vote, and those with criminal records can be restricted or intimidated. American has an extraordinary and unnecessarily high number of people with criminal records.

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ALEC and climate denial? – Yes, of course, they are pushing for school courses in climate denial – the intellectual equivalent of teaching creationism in schools – the Orwellian need to dumb down the population enough that by the time the aging white-male base has died off, critical thinking will have been shredded. ALEC’s longtime partner, the Heartland Group, backed by the Koch money produced this little mirror (see picture) into the way their sick, self-serving midget minds work.

Do Koch and his “friends” really not believe in climate change? Sadly, the question is totally irrelevant – because their belief system is governed by nothing but greed: they are just not wealthy enough. If you really want to understand what drives these guys, just read their biographies: Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty, their secrets are revealed. Their real motivation for promoting such claptrap will become clearer below.

The minimum wage is evidently not minimum enough, as politicians backed by conservative group ALEC have introduced 67 laws aimed at reducing minimum wage levels in 25 states.

Coal, Oil, and Gas – In spite of its emphasis on secrecy, photo ID’s –every now and again a non-Stupidparty rep can find himself or herself in the hive. As attendee Chris Tyler in the Urban Milwaukee reports:

“A part of ALEC’s battle is to preserve an old economy, where coal, oil and gas remain supreme. Their defense of these industries represents the will of corporate members Koch Industries, Exxon Mobil and Peabody Energy. Yet their regressive approach to energy policy conflicts with their professed allegiance to Jeffersonian ‘free market’ principles and consumer choice.

“Though the renewable energy sector is growing, is popular with the public, and is generating new jobs — and the solar industry now employs 140,000 more people than our nation’s coal mines — conference attendees focused on hindering this sector, especially solar. Minnesota Rep. Pat Garofalo, who recently received national attention about a racist tweet concerning NBA players, quipped ‘solar is dumb.’

“Legislators from Utah and Oklahoma bragged about slowing the development of solar energy in their states. Oklahoma Sen. A. J. Griffin passed a bill to tax individuals using distributed generation from solar panels or wind turbines to ‘protect our most vulnerable utilities.’ ALEC wants to tax people who use small-scale solar or wind or who drive electric cars. According to ALEC, property owners should have a right to kill a person on their property, but not use solar or wind energies on their property without paying a tax.”

Penalizing people who produce their own clean energy – how much sicker can you get? ALEC, which has referred to homeowners with their own solar panels as ‘free-riders on the system,’ is deeply involved in both combating renewable energy mandates and modeling legislation that targets net metering. Last year alone, ALEC pushed more than 70 bills in 37 states that would have impeded clean energy growth.

“ALEC’s operating model raises many ethical and legal concerns. Each state has a different set of ethics laws or rules. The presence of lobbyists alone may cause ethics problems for some state legislators. Wisconsin, for instance, generally requires legislators who go to events with registered lobbyists to pay on their own dime, yet in many states, legislators use public funds to attend ALEC meetings. According to one study, $3 million in public funds was spent to attend ALEC meetings in one year. Some legislators use their personal funds and are reimbursed by ALEC. Such ‘scholarships’ may be disclosed if gifts are required to be reported. But should the legislators be allowed to accept this money when lobbyists are present at the meeting? Still other legislators use their campaign funds to go and are again reimbursed by ALEC; in some states, campaign funds are only allowed to be used to attend campaign events.

“In short, many state ethics codes might consider the free vacation, steeply discounted membership fees, free day care or travel scholarships to be ‘gifts’ that should be disallowed or disclosed.”
http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/What_is_ALEC%3F


But of course ALEC is but a fraction of the insidious covert cancerous web that is spreading and suffocating the ability of the voter to be obtain objective information, and be heard by congress.

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Mid Term Elections: Stupidity Trumps Cowardice. 12/29/2014

By Patrick Andendall
PictureThe Winner is…Well at least he’s not a Coward
There is no middle ground between Math and Myth.
So the Democrats lost. I stopped paying close attention to the details of the 2014 midterm election months ago. I am not that motivated to contribute to a loser mentality. But I am going to fight back—with a vengeance. Here is the midterm election problem in a nutshell: Less voter turnout. The Stupidparty disciples are largely aging white guys or evangelicals, most of whom apparently have a confused concept of the teachings of Jesus Christ. These two groups are the most ardent voters and they are evidently not willing or not able to think critically. Cowardly Democrat leaders can run from the President, but they have nowhere to go.
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The stupidparty is lacked modern concepts and is not ready to learn and live according to modern value and thinking, they are aging but still have no knowledge about Jesus teaching and keeps reaping wrong thoughts among the young minds. The new generations people are unable to match with old thoughts so fewer voters turn out for voting. Click here Blazing Trader to read more.

What Makes this Cowardice even more egregious is why would you want to run away from a track record that has reduced unemployment in two years rather than four, as Romney planned if he won the 2012 election? Real GDP has increased by almost 30% since February 2009, stocks have risen by over 130% since 2009, the annual deficit has more than halved since 2009, with consumer confidence up over 350%, troops deployed reduced by 83%, and, oh yes, housing has recovered, people’s retirement savings were salvaged, America still has an Auto Industry, and lives and livelihoods are being salvaged as a result of Obamacare. What type of coward would run from that? People who are happy to be bullied—people who will not stand up and be counted. What these cowards can never quite grasp is that contempt for cowardly behavior crosses party lines—it is bipartisan contempt.

We must stop being cowards and stand up to these Stupidparty bullies. It is really easy to do because you are not attacking the Republican Party—that party has been usurped—you are attacking the Stupidparty. They came up with the concept; now we must run with it. What makes this so easy is that we have all the facts, the Math and Integrity to take on this challenge. In fact, I demonstrate that approximately 67% of Stupidparty disciples are no longer thinking critically. I do this with a ton of evidence: Here is a small sample:
1) 49% Believe Acorn stole the 2012 election. PPP 2012. (With no funding, Acorn dissolved in 2010)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/acorn-republican-voters_n_2239298.html
2) 65% Believe higher taxes (on people earning >$400,000) impact them. (Pew Jan. 8, ’08)
http://www.gallup.com/poll/153947/americans-split-whether-taxes-rise.aspx
3) 58% (creationists) Believe the planet to be less than, say, 10,000 years old. (Gallup)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/americans-believe-in-creationism_n_1571127.html
4) 69% (between 2009 and 2011) Refused to believe Global Warming had begun.* (Gallup)
http://www.gallup.com/poll/161714/republican-skepticism-global-warming-eases.aspx

I guess the defining moment for me was when during the Stupidparty 2008 primary debates, a sorry group of mainly unqualified candidates were asked if they believed in evolution.

As I remember it, McCain tentatively held up his hand, saw that no one else was joining in, and resorted to some type of pseudo-, nonscience-based babbling. The fact is, I calculate that only 20% of Stupidparty voters in Red States believe in Evolution. That makes this group twice as absurd as Turkey, which in itself is the only country with a worse track record than the USA on this issue.
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But this is just the tip of the iceberg—how to deal with climate deniers? Perhaps one could simply point out that the only people who really get to have an opinion on this subject are climatologists. Regarding the shrinking tips of icebergs one could ask how is it Mathematically possible all 31 Stupidparty members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce deny the fact climate change exists? More ironically, —how the hell did Michele Bachmann end up on the House Intelligence Committee?

Evangelicals—did Jesus really support guns, war, the 1%, homophobia, racism, misogyny, destruction of the environment? If such a religion must attach itself to politics (80% vote Stupidparty), then they must be judged accordingly—and these faux Christians have as much chance of getting into heaven as a camel passing through the proverbial eye of the needle. The fact of the matter is that Jesus had no interest in meeting the expectation that confronted him—that since he was descended from the royal line of King David, his destiny was thought by many to forcibly overturn the Roman occupation. Clearly, Jesus was closer to Gandhi than Dick Cheney.

In respect to the environment let’s hear what the Pope has to say:
“When we exploit Creation, we destroy the sign of God’s love for us. In destroying Creation, we are saying to God, `I don’t like it! This is not good!’ `So what do you like?’ `I like myself!’ Here, this is sin. Do you see?”
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Did anyone actually bother to analyze Romney’s 2012 convention speech in regards to the economy—he had a 5- or was it a 7-point plan that took up a mere 221 vacuous words (out of 4,094) in a remarkably fact-deprived outing. Each one of those plans could have been torn to shreds by a seventh grader from a good school district. But did we attack it for what it was—do we compare it with reality, do we compare it with what has actually been achieved since that speech? Do we even remind the electorate that Romney would have happily destroyed the US Auto Industry, especially so if he and his asset-stripping Gordon Gekko wannabes could strip away worker benefits whilst pocketing the supposed savings. In one short trip to the UK just before the Olympics he successfully united the British public into full-blown hostility towards his imbecilic efforts at diplomacy and stirred the unprecedented on the public record wrath of each leader of the three main parties.

So the Democratic leadership has an almost infinite list of easy targets. Here is a tip: “Never mind the maneuvers, go right at them,” as Lord Nelson would say. Would you like to see how it is done? Well, see this linked video of Al Franken doing the job he was elected to do back in 2009. How many moments like that did you witness during the run-up to the midterms? Well, I was too irritated to watch the train wreck, so I will leave it to you to figure out how many times you witnessed a Democrat take the bull by the horns when it really mattered.

I was recently interviewed on the radio by the host of Jim Brown’s Common Sense. I do not know much about the show, but Brown is billed as “a voice of reason on the national scene.” I believe his shtick is to be a moderate guy holding forth somewhere in the middle—and bravely attempting to do this in the South. It is refreshing to know that some non-hate talk radio might be gaining traction—but it was also awful to note his false equivalence and lack of economic grounding. This is a complaint I would throw at many so-called independents and even progressives. He wanted me to join him in his sycophantic pilgrimage to pay homage to Stupidparty sensibilities, to be seen to be attacking Obama by positing inflammatory theories about the banks, bailouts and bonuses. This is subject I am keen to unload on. And did.
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First, the term bailout is inflammatory, as there are better descriptions: the simple fact is that these were loans; in many cases the taxpayers took huge ownership positions in companies in question. In some cases it could be argued the price the government demanded was too high—my suspicion is that Hank Greenberg (of AIG fame) may have some success in his ongoing rather massive lawsuit against the government. Regardless, what never seems to be mentioned is that the taxpayers made out like bandits. Evidently the taxpayers profited by $52 billion.

But that is just the tip of the iceberg. I have already noted something that seems to have become invisible—that America still has a viable and in fact robust Auto Industry, plus all the associated businesses, and by the way the economy is improving far faster than in Europe, because the US Government had a better handle on basic Keynesian economics whilst the Germans cling onto the outdated notion of austerity during inflation. Yes, I totally understand that there should be consequences for the institutions that caused the mayhem—but you’ve got to stop saying stupid stuff, because when you do, the slippery fish escape the net. It is stupid to talk about capping or even taxing bonuses. What you have to recognize is that a bonus is simply a part of one’s taxable income. If people are getting outrageous bonuses (which I happen to believe some are), then you deal with that by closing tax loopholes and having an additional tax bracket. One could also look at capital gains and inheritance tax brackets. Maybe if the additional bracket was at $5m (just pulling a number out of thin air), then just maybe we could nullify the following absurd Stupidparty-disciple notion:

65% Believe higher taxes (on people earning >$400,000) impact them. (Pew Jan. 8, ’08)
http://www.gallup.com/poll/153947/americans-split-whether-taxes-rise.aspx

Back when this question was asked, I estimated that perhaps 0.2% of households would be impacted.

Would it be too much to ask for the Democratic leadership to have some balls? How is this across-the-board ignorance tolerated? I have just touched on a few issues that I discuss in my book.

So in his radio program Jim Brown, and other journalists and centrists who are guilty of spreading this misinformation, this false equivalence—it has only led to more Stupidparty. These supposed centrists, by making such assertions, are only helping one party—the party that cannot stand up in the face of an attack from overwhelming facts. False equivalence, compromising on facts, only helps the Stupidparty. The media and the leaders of the Democratic Party need to understand there no middle ground between Math and Myth. Choose one and be judged accordingly. For by pretending there is a middle ground, you are displaying cowardice.

If you feel overwhelmed by

the utter nonsense that passes as discourse in politics and in the most of media to day – then this book is the antidote.

I feel academics have had their chance to have a discussion with the American people, but apart from the literati – few appear to be listening.

Now is the time to perhaps break the traditional mold and tell a story by keeping issues very simple, visual, blending outrage with humor. The reader will have the option to dig deeper if they so choose, find facts, studies and videos’ if they choose. Minimally this book could be a resource to reach out to wavering friends – providing easy access to source material.

Approximately:
1500 hyperlinks to source material.
50 (“Rusty Red”) links to Video’s usually humorous – funny or just sad.
400 Images including
50 cartoons
100 graphs
Two retained artists –

Chapter Summary

1) It’s not me, it’s them

The name stupidparty came from Jindal, and various other well-known prognosticators ran with it. It is an idea whose time has arrived.

2) Thoughts of the Founding Fathers

Lists some of the sillier things said by various leaders or supporters of the GOP.

3) The Disciples and being scared of your own shadow

Illustrates extensively what percentage of Stupidparty voters are not capable of critical thinking. Discusses belief in Evolution Internationally drilled down specific segments in the USA. Discusses who and why certain people are able to be so easily led astray. Explains how common sense can loses to non-sense.

4) The base, where they are strong and weak

Illustrates the reddest and bluest states and links to the importance of Religion. Explains why a properly functioning Democracy is a threat to the Stupidparty -links with race and gender. Explains why SP’s would like to, and indeed need to live in the past.

5) How is it working out for ya?

Poverty, Education and Quality of Life, Various benchmarks of health, plus divorce, laziness, porn – sometimes including International benchmarks drilled down to Red/Blue States

6) Stupidparty (SP) takes over the House

Discusses the inactivity, obstruction, and the sheer pointlessness of the present day Congress (House). Discusses and. Illustrates Gerrymandering – how, why and where. Explains why anyone concerned about Voter Fraud is wrong and how this confusion is used to undermine Democracy.

7) Consequences of being misled

Lists what happens when SP is unleashed, charts healthcare – international comparisons, drilling down to Blue State, Red State (Red/Blue) – dispatches numerous healthcare Myths (not specifically ACA related)

8) Who are the 47% moochers?

Illustrates which states need the Government most Red/Blue, Why 47% is actually closer to 5%, why SP supporters actually unwittingly love Government, quick lesson about spending cuts. Put the record straight regarding common misconceptions about the US Postal. Illustrates who has been responsible debt increases, provides brief lesson in orthodox economic theory and the role of Government in increasing Economic activity.

9) Jobs and the economy, is it so difficult?

Brief history lesson: tying in the great depression with the great recession. Discusses the SP economic plan, eviscerates every aspect of the Mitt Romney 5-7 point economic plan from 2012. Discusses the proposed Romney tax cuts and the probable impact of Ryan’s proposed austerity plan. Charts Income discrepancy, the trends and relates it to improved productivity. Compares how the US performs regarding various benefit benchmarks. Allows a fact checked Bill Clinton Speech from the 2012 convention to put various issues/Myths into perspective. Lists various comments made by SP Reps illustrating their infantile economic notions.

10) Do you get to have an opinion on the climate?

Illustrates that facts about climate change. Can Joe Barton be that stupid or is there another explanation. Now we start getting into the corrupting power of money.

11) Environmental stewardship = better capitalism

Factory Farming, Soil erosion, the High plains aquifer, start getting into Asset Stripping, and the longer term consequences for society – as the theme of money starts getting more traction (in the book), starts laying the groundwork for how rural workers and other members of the “struggling” class are being duped.

12) In the company of racism

Where it is most intense, demonstrable benchmarks of Racism, lists comments made by SP reps, reverse racism is discussed.

13) Confused about religion

International Comparisons linking Religion to poverty, and then drilling down to Red/Blue. Jesus Christ and how his agenda compares to SP voters. Joseph Smith as a prophet compared to Jesus. Discussion about Pat Robertson, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee and their divine notions. Michelle Bachman and doomsday. The Old Testament and its relevance to SP values.

14) “Freedoms” is Slavery

International incarceration rates, drilled down to Red/Blue. International life expectancy rates, drilled down to Red/Blue. List of misunderstood “freedoms”, of which we explore several in more detail. Freedom to be put to death in Red states. Freedom to lie us into a war, freedom to invent family values, the Bible is pro-choice, freedom to torture, torture children, torture livestock, enslave coal miners, freedom to rape, to tear up the Constitution and so on.

15) Guns and shooting yourself in the foot

International Gun ownership, Gun violence charts, drilled down to Red /Blue state comparisons. Rapes, safety, Red /Blue state comparisons. Eviscerates various gun lobby myths. Gun control farce, why Sandy Hook happened. American School shootings put into perspective. Comments made by SP reps. To figure out who is responsible, I drill down until we are down to nine individuals. By drilling down we see the answers and find out who is responsible.

16) The Benefactors are the Asset Strippers

What Asset strippers do. How do they get the power? International (money) compared to the US and the inferred impact on the democratic process. A day in the life of a UK politician. A day in the life of a US Congressman.

Where does the money come from? I illustrate how you can drill down to virtually any corner of the corrupting process. The super pacs broken down, How congressman secure extra financial support from the people they are regulating. The biggest individual donors. Comparing Soros to Adelson. Buying the Presidency. The Koch web. Is Palm Beach the best or worst place in America?

17) What sound does a Fox make?

Who is responsible for Fox being what it is, and why Murdoch cannot do much about it. Charts how the more you watch Fox, the less informed you get. Why Fox personalities are trapped by their own success. Strategies Fox uses to misinform. I explain why the mainstream media does not have a liberal bias.

18) False equivalency destroys reality

Provide various examples. Chart the numbers of lies by party and the relative seriousness of such lies.

19) The quest for Ignorance-based humor

Demonstrates that SP humor does not exist and then explains why.

20) Postpartum uplift or letdown?

After running for the highest office or after being President – what happens is instructive about the different parties.

21) Strutting the States for Silly Stupidparty Stratagems

Assortments of SP absurdities from the around the states.

22) How far down the rabbit hole have you been led?

Test that can be self-administered to check that you still live in a fact based universe

23) Time for the 33.3333% to stand up and be counted.

The closing argument, against an apocalyptic background, targeting those individuals who vote SP, but who should really know better.

Happy Birthday America. I felt like I should hide the identity.

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Happy Birthday America. I felt like I should hide the identity.

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Talking of which – here she is.

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Now hold your noses! No need to hide the identity of these types of people – all primed for SP time.

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But of course it is not Just the color of your skin, your heritage, your geographic location, your profession, your education — that SP disciples can not handle. It is equal opportunity ignorance and bigotry.

Now, let us see an article which portrays about the importance of political parties in the country. Every country needs a politician who acts as a backbone for the society in the welfare of the people. He should carry on such activities which make vast differences in the development of the country. Obama had done many such good things to the people of the United States, but now Donald trump had cancelled many people from getting visa to America. This made a negative impact on him among the people. Though he had done the cancellation of visa, he is also making other opportunities for the youngsters in many fields. He had stopped many people to visit US since the spreading of Ebola virus. This is actually a good thing he had done. Because Ebola virus is a very dangerous virus, so he stopped the spread of that virus and saved many lives. Many politicians work only for the post, but it should not be the case. They are the pillars of the society and so they should be very conscious about the development of the country and the welfare of the people. Voting will decide which party is going to rule the country. When people decide to send the stupid party back home, they can show their power through their votes. That’s why election is so important to decide the growth of the country. The growth of the country will improve only by the employment opportunities offered to the people by the government. The politicians have the right to make the other parties under them to work hard to make our country in the leading position before other countries in both employment and the welfare of the people. The people are also responsible for the country because they should not expect anything free from the government. They should use the opportunities given by the government in an effective way.

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The below Twit begs the Million dollar question(s)  – what Country could you go to? and what Country would respect your views?

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Also note Mr Allen’s predictions regarding jobs and job losses. May be should work for Dick Morris , the worlds worst professional prognosticator.

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patrickandendall@yahoo.com
Twitter: @andendall
In 2004, five days before the election, Patrick Andendall flew to Cleveland and pitched in to help with the political process. What he discovered was the dissolution of the American Dream, which he writes about in his book, Stupidparty.This book will, without difficulty, deconstruct the numerous misconceptions held by too many, by using easily available data and tools to relentlessly drill down, an exercise that will ultimately lead to the unmasking of the real culprits.

This book does not set out to destroy the Republican Party. The US needs at least two parties. By exposing the cornucopia of Myth with the relentless use of Math and facts,  the problems then the solutions become self evident. Ultimately the books sets out what needs to be done to salvage the Republican party from what it has become – the Stupidparty.

The solution lies in the hands of the reader.

Since the printed version of the book will fall short in a number of critical ways, the publisher is determined to ensure that anybody who purchases a print version of the book will have the ability to secure the ebook version for free.


“‘We’ve got to stop being the stupid party,’ Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, one of the GOP’s brightest young stars, said in a much-anticipated speech last week at the party’s winter meeting. ‘We’ve got to stop insulting the intelligence of voters. We need to trust the smarts of the American people.’”

But of course they can’t stop.

Excerpts from the Book

Introduction

The title of the book might appear contentious, but it really should not surprise anyone. This terminology is not my idea. I am fully aware that people who vote for the Republican Party are not by definition stupid. The term “Stupidparty” was catapulted into the public domain by Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, who not too long ago was being groomed as the modern face of the conservative movement. Jindal was giving the keynote address at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in Charlotte Jan 24, 2013, where he said:

“We’ve got to stop being the stupid party. It’s time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults.”

I bet he wishes he could take those words back. The audience must have winced. They all knew that the intellectual integrity of the Republican Party was under attack—and here was this one-time rising star of the party crystalizing what was already on many people’s minds. As I illustrate in Chapter 1, many well-known prognosticators from across the political spectrum had long ago arrived at a similar conclusion.

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Apocalypse

And I saw, and behold a white horse. And he that sat on him had calculated that he would forever be a ruler and would set forth and conquer Myth with the use of Math.

And there went out another horse, that was red. And power was given to him that sat thereon to take Science to mankind, and that he must prevent raging winds, hell’s furnace, and plagues by allowing research to inoculate against witchcraft.

The political parties should be very conscious about the welfare of the people in the society. The election results decide the ruling party and the government will run based on their decision making. So, the decision they make should be very genuine and it must help the people with some employment opportunities and all. The political parties can check my source who will help them to do the activities in an excellent manner.

And I beheld, and lo a black horse. And he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. On one side sat facts and on the other untruths, and never again would the two be held equivalent.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse. And his name that sat on him was Knowledge, and Ignorance followed behind. And as the power of Math, Science, and Facts was given to Knowledge, so he trampled over Ignorance, and deep into the earth this conquered beast did disperse.


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Economic Plan

The following is an exact transcript of the part of his speech that deals with his actual economic plan:

First, by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.

Second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance.

Third, we will make trade work for America by forging new trade agreements. And when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.

Fourth, to assure every entrepreneur and every job creator that their investments in America will not vanish as have those in Greece, we will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.

And fifth, we will champion SMALL businesses, America’s engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Today, women are more likely than men to start a business. They need a president who respects and understands what they do.

And let me make this very clear, unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class.

Sounds all good? Now hold on to your horses Mr. Romney……


The Government
So next time Stupidparty moans about non scandals such as Solyndra (a government investment that did not lead to profit), you might just want to ask why they do not appreciate the many ways they have profited from government investments or actions
Racism 
Stupidparty people keep referring to reverse racism. By so raising this issue, they are rationalizing their racist feelings. This (dishonest) concern about reverse racism might be warranted in a balanced scenario where the Black population is as empowered as the White population and there had been no history of slavery, disenfranchisement, the KKK, voter suppression, profiling, and continued significant racism,

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“You want to talk about something that’s really racist? They have a tanning tax. I’m not tanning.” Allen West, former SP Rep Florida 22nd:
Racism 101 (first Link below for a little tip for SP’s)
Obama had only introduced two new taxes, one for smokers and this Sun Tanning tax. The tax in question was initially proposed to deter Americans from frequenting tanning beds, which one study found causes roughly 170,000 cases of skin cancer each year.
Earlier this year, the FDA proposed a warning label requirement for all materials promoting tanning beds, and completely barring bed use by customers under 18. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.
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“I went to a number of women’s groups and said: ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”

Sexy Myth logic
“Many of those people involved in Adolf Hitler were Satanists. Many were homosexuals. The two things seem to go together.”
SP Presidential contender
Epic quest for SP Humor
On the other hand, when you grow up, you will discover that some of the people in this world never passed beyond the stage of the cave-man.
—Hendrik Willem van Loon, The Story of Mankind

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Artist Kyle Babbitt – Artwork owned by the author