Hell yeah.

A common definition of  a liberal is one who accepts change more freely than a conservative. People who accept change are often the same people who take time to think about the options and come up with new, evolved solutions. Liberals are people who evolve with the changing times instead of sticking to traditional and often out-dated viewpoints.

But, that is all conjecture. Satoshi Kanazawa, researcher for the London School of Economics and Political Science, has found statistically significant evidence that shows people who are more intelligent are more likely to claim they are liberal and less likely to claim that they go to religious services. Furthermore, a team from the “Add Health” survey group conducted a study of 20,000 adolescents. The mean IQ for someone who was “very liberal” was 106 compared to the 95 mean score for people who claimed they were “very conservative”. Don’t believe me? You might believe this.

You might be asking: so..what’s your point? The point is that liberals need to take advantage of this during elections and campaigning. I often feel as if the Republicans are always on the offensive calling liberals wimps and portraying us as flip-floppers. Democrats need to reverse this and make fun of the Republicans for being dumber than us.

The fact that Obama went to Harvard Law School was somehow a point of attack for Republicans. They called him a political elite. Democrats should have easily turned this around and said if faced with a tough situation, Obama will make a better decision because he is simply smarter than McCain.

It’s funny and sad that being smart can be a negative characteristic in today’s political climate.


Really? Could you?

How often do you hear people say they “could care less” about something when they really mean to say they don’t care at all about said thing? It’s pretty amazing how catchphrases evolve in language in this day and age. I’ve heard multiple people say they know they are saying it wrong, they just want to keep saying it this way because it sounds normal.

But, when you really think about it, saying “I could care less” means you care at least a little bit about said subject. In fact, this graph is a great representation of this verbal dilemma:

If you “could care less” that means you could care to any degree less than the amount you actually care about the certain subject. The correct way to say the phrase is “I couldn’t care less”. This means that there isn’t a level of care that is less than the amount that you associate with the certain subject or object at hand.

Say x is the non-negative integer that represents the actual amount of care. If you couldn’t care less about something then there is no non-negative integer less than x. This means x has to be zero. On the other hand, if you could care less about something, there is a non-negative integer less than x. This means you could actually care a lot about the subject.

Final example to clear things up:

1) I could care less about the Republican view on social domestic policy.
2) I couldn’t care less about the Republican view on social domestic policy.

The second option is right for multiple reasons.