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Bill O’Reilly has a poll

Oh, it’s a tough one. How much will you miss Glenn Beck on Fox News? Not at all 30% A little bit 18% Tremendously 45% Life is not worth living 7% Do me a favor and make Billo whine about how we hijacked his poll.

A Hitchens poll

Time Magazine is running a poll to determine who are the most influential people in the world — like an online poll is the best way to do that — and one of them is Christopher Hitchens, who currently has 11989 votes saying he’s influential, and 570 saying he’s not. Join the mob, and let’s…

Iowa billboard poll

Curse our sense of good taste and our willingness to disagree! The American Atheists have put up a billboard in Des Moines, Iowa, in preparation for the big meeting next month, and the local media have noticed and put up a poll. I’d like to say that we shall simply go in and crush this…

An Irish sex poll

That title should lead into a joke…but I’ve got nothin’. Apparently, some Irish politicians are arguing for the legalization of prostitution, and there’s a poll about it. Should Ireland legalise paying for sex? Yes 65%No 26%I don’t know 8% That’s a tough one. On the one hand, the way prostitution laws are enforced generally means…

Beau Schaefer is a biology teacher in an Illinois public school. Beau Schaefer has admitted to promoting creationism instead of science in his classes. The law is clear on this one: teachers in public schools do not get to peddle their personal superstitions to a captive audience. They especially don’t get to do it if…

I don’t even know where to begin. The choices on this one make no sense. Do you believe evolution should be taught as a theory instead of accepted fact? Yes 44% No 50% I’m not sure 5% But evolution is both a fact and a scientific theory! I guess I had to focus on the…

It’s a pseudo-poll with 168,000 votes already, and I don’t believe it. The Rethuglican Wisconsin governor who has been trying to silence the people is not going to be the recipient of such clear favor and such large numbers…but here, go play with it anyway. POLL: Do you approve of the job Gov. Walker is…

A UK court has decided that a pair of homophobic Pentacostal Christians should not be allowed to be foster parents to children, because they openly condemn homosexuality. I think it’s a shame that these deluded bigots won’t get an opportunity to learn that gay kids can be good people, too, but it’s probably better that…

A Wisconsin poll

Unbelievable. Look at the first and so far leading choice in this poll: “The unions need to be reined in.” What has happened to this country? Aren’t the people who are voting in this poll likely to be mostly working class… yet here they are, whining that they aren’t whipped and oppressed enough! How do…

A Québécois poll

I got a request from the Association Humaniste du Québec to pharyngulate a poll, and who am I to turn away a mob of idiosyncratic and fiercely independent citizens? Quebec, as you may know, has been making great strides in promoting secularism, ending the nonsense of saying prayers before meetings and removing religious symbols from…