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Addicting Info’s Most Popular Articles Of 2011

Addicting Info’s Most Popular Articles Of 2011

I’ve compiled a list of Addicting Info’s 25 most popular articles of 2011, as chosen by our readers. Each view is a vote, and each of these articles received between 50,000 and 300,000 views.

Ron Paul Trots Out A Classic, His Out Of Touch Conspiracy Theories

Ron Paul Trots Out A Classic, His Out Of Touch Conspiracy Theories

In a campaign event in Sioux Center, IA, Ron Paul recycled some of his classics, his conspiracy theories.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
25 Of The Best Crazy, Stupid, And Scary Quotes Uttered By The Republican Presidential Candidates In 2011

25 Of The Best Crazy, Stupid, And Scary Quotes Uttered By The Republican Presidential Candidates In 2011

Throughout the year, each candidate made comments that proved just how out of touch, ignorant, and dangerous the right wing has truly become. It’s hard to choose which quotes to list but here are just 25, brought to you by Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, and Newt Gingrich.

Idiots’ Delight: The Annual Edition

Idiots’ Delight: The Annual Edition

Well, kids, here it is: the first annual Idiots’ Delight year-end awards. Yes, I know it was hard waiting, but hopefully your patience will be rewarded. I held nothing back. If you had it coming, you got it.

Thatcher Secretly Armed Saddam Against UN Mandate

Thatcher Secretly Armed Saddam Against UN Mandate

Secret documents have revealed that the British government illicitly supplied the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime with military equipment during his eight-year-long imposed war on Iran.

Connecting the Dots, from the Phony Occupy Madison Site, to Knot My Wisconsin, to Operation Burn Notice

Connecting the Dots, from the Phony Occupy Madison Site, to Knot My Wisconsin, to Operation Burn Notice

Fake pro-Wisconsin protest sites and pages abound on Facebook and the web. Here is a deeper look at their deception.

by Bill Schmalfeldt· · News
Newt Gingrich Says He Would Consider Sarah Palin For Vice-President Or Appointing Her As Energy Secretary

Newt Gingrich Says He Would Consider Sarah Palin For Vice-President Or Appointing Her As Energy Secretary

At a town hall event in Iowa, Newt Gingrich said he would think about naming Sarah Palin as his running mate if he becomes the GOP Presidential nominee. He then suggested that if were elected President, he would also consider appointing Sarah Palin to his cabinet as the new Energy Secretary.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Homophobic Chicken-Rabbi Calls Romney A Dangerous ‘Homosexualist’ (VIDEO)

Homophobic Chicken-Rabbi Calls Romney A Dangerous ‘Homosexualist’ (VIDEO)

‘Rabbi’ Yehuda Levin of Brooklyn, NY, is renown homophobic chicken-rabbi who every few months likes to unload some hateful verbiage about homosexuality that grabs some very limited media attention.

by Mitchell S. Gilbert· · News
Progressives Aren’t Just Cool…We’re Popular

Progressives Aren’t Just Cool…We’re Popular

Guess what, Fox and the Tea Party, your attempt at demonizing progressives isn’t working. Americans love us! In a Pew poll, ‘progressive’ was the most popular political term, at a whopping 67% seeing the word in a positive light and just 22% in a negative.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Rep. Steve King Tells Politico That Ron Paul Is Dangerous (AUDIO)

Rep. Steve King Tells Politico That Ron Paul Is Dangerous (AUDIO)

Not all Iowa politicians support Ron Paul. It turns out that right-wing Republican, Steve King doesn’t think much of Ron Paul. In fact, King thinks Ron Paul would be a dangerous President.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Fox News Forced To Apologize For Offending Jews In Christmas Poll

Fox News Forced To Apologize For Offending Jews In Christmas Poll

In a Fox Latin America Facebook poll promoting a National Geographic Christmas special, they asked: Who Do You Think Is Responsible For The Death of Christ?
A. Pontius Pilate B. Jewish People C. High Priests

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
NDAA Expected To Be Law Soon And A Call To Action

NDAA Expected To Be Law Soon And A Call To Action

I have been mostly silent on the NDAA, which passed the House and Senate and is expected to be signed soon, by President Obama. Part of this is because I didn’t understand it, another part because I myself have seen the abuses of power that happen, becoming a victim of Homeland Security and being put on the ‘no-fly’ list due to my activism.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · Political Rants
What’s Happening In Virginia? Republicans Require Voters To Sign Loyalty Oath To Vote And So Much More

What’s Happening In Virginia? Republicans Require Voters To Sign Loyalty Oath To Vote And So Much More

On Wednesday, December 28, 2011, the GOP of Virginia sought and obtained the right from the Virginia State Board of Elections to require voters to sign a loyalty oath in order to participate in the state’s presidential primary on March 6. Basically, Virginia voters–who have open primaries–meaning you do not have to be of a particular party to vote in the primary–will be required to sign a loyalty oath if they wish to cast a ballot.

by Debi Johnson-Champ· · News
Ron Paul Campaign Denies That Ron Paul Is Against War

Ron Paul Campaign Denies That Ron Paul Is Against War

Ron Paul sycophants, especially the liberal ones, have two main rallying cries…he’s for legalizing drugs and he’s anti-war. Well, as it turns out, they are completely wrong on at least one of those points.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
2011: A Great Year for LGBT Equality

2011: A Great Year for LGBT Equality

2011 has been a banner year for the advancement of LGBT equality at the national, state, and local levels. Following are some of the highlights.

The US Appears Ready To Make An $11 Billion Sale Of Advanced Weaponry To Iraq As Iraq Seems Poised To Descend Into Further Sectarian Violence

The US Appears Ready To Make An $11 Billion Sale Of Advanced Weaponry To Iraq As Iraq Seems Poised To Descend Into Further Sectarian Violence

At a time when uncertainty in the Middle East is the only thing that is certain, the United States stands prepared to provide the weaponry needed to wage the next major war.

by The Progressive Cop· · News
LGBT Group Sends ‘Apology’ Letter For ‘Ruining’ The Marriage Of Gay Hating Republican Who Had Affair

LGBT Group Sends ‘Apology’ Letter For ‘Ruining’ The Marriage Of Gay Hating Republican Who Had Affair

Anyone with a brain knows that same sex marriage will have absolutely zero impact on opposite sex marriage, unless of course, one of the opposite sex partners is living a lie.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Anti-Gay Group In North Carolina Uses Sniper Crosshairs To Scare Pro-Gay Marriage Voters (IMAGE)

Anti-Gay Group In North Carolina Uses Sniper Crosshairs To Scare Pro-Gay Marriage Voters (IMAGE)

Same-sex marriage is a hot button issue in North Carolina. Voters in the state will be able to pass or reject a referendum that would ban gay marriage in the state. But rather than be civil about the debate, one North Carolina group is using a scare tactic to persuade voters to pass the ban.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Mitt Romney Attacks Sesame Street, Says He’ll Put Advertisements On Big Bird To Pay For Public Television

Mitt Romney Attacks Sesame Street, Says He’ll Put Advertisements On Big Bird To Pay For Public Television

It’s easy to see why Republicans hate the arts and educational shows so much. They think creativity and learning are ‘socialism.’ Many artists, authors, and musicians have found success because of the National Endowment for the Arts and millions of children across the country enjoy Sesame Street.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Girl Scouts Take Heat For Sending Girls To Media Matters

Girl Scouts Take Heat For Sending Girls To Media Matters

In 2010, The Blaze reports that the Girl Scouts put out a book called, ‘MEdia,’ which is intended to help girls intelligently process information (a skill sorely lacking, in my opinion). At question is page 25 of the book. Under a section entitled, ‘Consider the Source,’ it says ‘The fact-checking site snopes.com investigates everything from urban legends to ‘news’ articles and posts its findings. Media Matters for America (http://mediamatters.org/) gets the word out about media misinformation.’

by Wendy Gittleson· · News