June 24, 2010

Confirmed: Huffington Post Readers Every Bit As Buggered As You Suspected

We've long known that the community-based reality is fond of creating their own "truth" to justify their ideological beliefs, and the claim that it is raining oil in Louisiana is just the latest example of that constructed world.

The article includes video purporting to show evidence of oily rain, but what it clearly shows is an asphalt parking area where years of oil leaks from cars have left dark splotches of used oil on the ground. Being lighter than water, the oily film floats as the puddles form, just as they have everywhere automobiles have run, for decades.

See for yourself.

But that bit of reality doesn't sit well for HuffPo-ers, who responded to a poll questioning the likelihood of oily rain by declaring that it "Looks like oily rain to me!" by a whopping 47.59%. The next most popular result was "I'm skeptical" (25.02%), followed by the obviously correct answer "It's probably just dirty roads" garnering just 27.39% of the vote.

Should we be encouraged that a slim majority of HuffPo readers weren't convinced that this obvious dark fantasy isn't real, or should we be depressed that only 27.39% are grounded enough in reality to recognize a clear fake?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 24, 2010 08:55 AM

Thankfully, this solves one of our deep mysteries from a while back... ;)

Posted by: Brian L. at June 24, 2010 09:01 AM

Who would have thought that an asphalt road which is pure oil would leech oil on getting wet. Something I have seen every day of my life.

If you are unaware, the person talking is a coonass. That is not a racist or derogatory term unless you use it in South Louisiana with a Yankee accent, in which case you will have a few days in the hospital. I can use it. As a coonass, he is attempting to get as much sympathy as possible for whatever reason. Their motives are very mysterious. Just be aware that the people in South Louisiana consistently vote Democrat. Therefore they are getting a real good taste of how a Democratic president responds to their needs.

Posted by: David at June 24, 2010 09:41 AM

Meh. HuffPo readers also believe in anthropogenic global warming, so their commitment to observation and reporting of scientific data is already in question...

Posted by: Exurbankevin at June 24, 2010 10:44 AM

I didn't know such ignorant folks could write. How on earth can a person be able to communicate and not know asphalt is petroleum? How do these people get out of bed and live through the day? I need me somebody to smite after seeing this unadulterated, uneducated, undeniable trash.

Posted by: OdinsAcolyte at June 25, 2010 11:13 AM

HuffPo = Huffer's Postings. That's the only explanation for the drivel that is written by that site's writers and commenters.

Posted by: Dixie at June 25, 2010 01:18 PM

I blame seat-belt and helmet laws. The stupid use to be weeded out by Darwinism. Modern life is just too safe and has allowed the weak and stupid to live, reproduce and breed a higher degree of stupid.

Posted by: Stretch at June 25, 2010 04:26 PM