Wing-Nut Photo of the Week

I found this on Snopes:

Kenya is somewhere in the Ozarks, right?

Here’s a quiz: What was Snopes’ determination about this picture?

Damn! I got it wrong!

I hope you got our quiz question correct!

The sad fact, though, is that most of this picture’s target audience will get that question wrong.

Why is that? After all, their brains appear to have the capacity to process the image critically.

They left off my picture. It was on the far right.

Maybe it’s because most of these same people don’t believe in evolution. If they didn’t evolve, then, ipso facto, they’re still using the brain on the left side of this diagram!

27 Responses to “Wing-Nut Photo of the Week”

  1. Thomas Says:

    Kenyans!

  2. Thomas Says:

    Well, damn, that didn’t embed my object.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRuNxHqwazs

  3. Matt Says:

    give POWERTHIRST to your babies and they’ll compete in races against KENYANS and they’ll run as fast as actual KENYANS and they’ll get deported back to KENYAAAAAAAAAA

  4. Mr. Creazil Says:

    And the Arabic letters aren’t even connected. Brilliant.

  5. Infidel753 Says:

    Mr. Creazil is right. I’ve studied two languages that use the Arabic alphabet, and it always joins up the letters in certain ways, which the lettering on the sign doesn’t do. That can’t be real writing, in any lannguage.

  6. Mr. Creazil Says:

    This is a common thing on the internet. People look up the transliterated words, then try to spell them left to right in unconnected Arabic letters. I facepalm every time.

  7. Bart v.d. M. Says:

    Ironically enough, if you assume what Mr. Creazil says about spelling from left to right is true (and is seems to be true because it works out for Barack Obama’s name at the end), you’ll find out that Kenya is actually not translated as Kenya at all, ’cause the letters in question are, from left to right, the Ha, the Aleph, the Waw, another Aleph and a Ya. Now what could they possibly mean with H A W A Y?

  8. sue blue Says:

    Well, I don’t know….these are the same people who see Jesus’s face on a burned taco and the face of “Satan” in smoke rising from the burning twin towers, so an photo-shopped American-style highway sign in the middle of Africa (not even on a road, apparently) could probably attain heights of veracity not even approached by plaster casts of Bigfoot’s giant toes.

  9. Troy Says:

    Barack Obama was indeed born in Kenya. His son Barack Obama II, the president of the United States, was born in Hawaii. Is it just me or does Barack Obama Sr. look like Rog from good times?

  10. Pete Moulton Says:

    All the Snopses in the world wouldn’t convince the target audience, Ron. They’re conservatives, so fear is the only emotion that drives them. They’re terrified of anyone who doesn’t look/act/’think’ just like them. Most of all, they’re terrified of President Obama because he not only doesn’t look like them (could it be the ears?), but he’s also smarter than they are, and has different ideas (“He’s a socialist! He’s a fascist! He’s the antichrist!”). They’re frightened to the point of hysteria, and they’ll grasp at any straw because they simply refuse to believe that an intelligent African-American could possibly have defeated their flip-flopping, deeply confused, very angry, and not especially bright–but very Caucasian–candidate, especially by such a large margin. There just has to be something wrong. There is something wrong, of course, but they’re incapable of introspection, and don’t realize what it is, exactly.

    The GOPers understand this, and cynically use fear tactics to promote their agenda. Works like a charm on their idiot base, while the rest of us who can actually do some thinking just shake our heads in bemused wonderment.

  11. Jeff Eyges Says:

    but they’re incapable of introspection

    Truer words… . It’s at the bottom of so much of it.

  12. breakerslion Says:

    Maybe it’s because most of these same people don’t believe in evolution. If they didn’t evolve, then, ipso facto, they’re still using the brain on the left side of this diagram!

    Sorry, I can’t buy that. Besides, I think you’re insulting the intelligence of the early hominids to compare them in that way. I think the answer lies in an undocumented pathology wherein it literally hurts to think, so those suffering from it just habitually don’t. Maybe the DSM5 will address it.

  13. alex a Says:

    Hey, what do you have against 600cc? I ride mine, and it’s perfectly fine! Of course, those guys with 1400cc V-twins might disagree… :p

  14. NoriMori Says:

    “give POWERTHIRST to your babies and they’ll compete in races against KENYANS and they’ll run as fast as actual KENYANS and they’ll get deported back to KENYAAAAAAAAAA”

    Hahaha, I thought of that too! I love that video!

    “Talking-power laughing-power eating-power dating-power, spawning BABIES! You’ll be spawning SOOO many babies! FOUR HUNDRED BABIES!”

  15. Parrotlover77 Says:

    (“He’s a socialist! He’s a fascist! He’s the antichrist!”)

    Also Hitler!

    Also.

  16. Pete Moulton Says:

    Also Hitler!

    How could I forget that one? Thanks, parrotlover.

    You betcha, too.

  17. Parrotlover77 Says:

    You know who else was born in Kenya? Al Gore and Stalin — that’s who!

  18. Ron Britton Says:

    The ironic thing, of course, is that just a few years ago, many of these right-wingers were trying to change the Constitution to allow Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for president.

    You could argue, with some merit, that this would be a legitimate process, following our rule of law; whereas, Barack HUSSEIN Obama (allegedly) attained the office unconstitutionally (BTW, his birth certificate, which Barack HUSSEIN Obama refuses to release, actually spells his middle name in all caps like that. That’s why wing-nuts always spell it that way.).

    That argument is somewhat discredited when you compare some of the arguments made for Arnold and against Obama.

  19. Jeff Eyges Says:

    (BTW, his birth certificate, which Barack HUSSEIN Obama refuses to release, actually spells his middle name in all caps like that. That’s why wing-nuts always spell it that way.)

    God made sure it was printed all in caps so they wouldn’t miss it.

  20. Bernard Says:

    bemused wonderment???? i think not, i am astounded by the depths they believe and how they can believe such rot. the fear of us vs them works all the time. it something else when they want others to believe such. as long as they don’t try to make me live that “way”. lol

  21. godlizard Says:

    And, they are consistently out-breeding us, and we keep removing natural selection from the equation.

    So I worry.

  22. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Are they outbreeding us? I don’t think they are. Sure, there is The Family That Shall Not Be Named, but they are an anomoly. Don’t let the “quiverful movement” term scare you. They are just a few sideshow freaks in the great Circus of Fundies.

    Plus, having a religious is not a genetic trait. Okay, maybe religiosity is to some extent, but the specific religion is not. Having five children does not gaurantee five fundies. Kids grow up. Quite a few rebel. Some even make different life choices than their parents.

    Fundies are growing only because religion, in general, is on the decline and those that are left feel threatened. They go Special Sauce Crazy instead of joining a more liberal church because the liberal church isn’t fighting their precious culture war.

    I’m encouraged, but also a bit scared. I see a lot of warning signs around the USA now of the fundie types becoming more comfortable with violence or (at least) threat of violence.

    Hopefully the law will keep up.

  23. Jeff Eyges Says:

    PL, depends upon whether or not the inclination is neurological. The jury’s still out, but that’s where I’d put my money.

    Meanwhile, I know that a lot of fundies frequent fast food places (you can tell just by looking at most of them!). Is that what’s doing it – it’s in the sauce?

  24. Sean Says:

    My Arabic is very rusty, but that seems to be entirely unconnected to the English.

    Plus of course hardly anyone in Kenya speaks Arabic, and apart possibly from in the Northern Frontier District, it wouldn’t be used in road signs.

  25. Parrotlover77 Says:

    JE – I dunno. I eat a lot of fast food myself and seem to not be infected.

  26. Ahmed Says:

    The Arabic makes no sense either. The first line says a non-sensical, Bool was buried.

    Second does say Hawaii, as many pointed out.

    The third says Mascat (Oman’s capital, by the way) is not Barack Obama’s head.

    And it is written backwards too.

  27. Parrotlover77 Says:

    LOL. Thanks for the translation Ahmed. That is hillarious.