Pop Quiz! Current Events Apology Edition

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  • 1. 
    Banks re-opened in Cyprus this week after being shut for two weeks. Which of the following rules went into effect to control Cypriot residents access to their own money?
    • A. 

      Depositors are only allowed to withdraw 300 Euros per day.

    • B. 

      Depositors with more than 85,000 Euros on deposit will lose 40% of their money to taxes.

    • C. 

      Travelers leaving the country can only take up to 1,000 euros (£850), or the equivalent in foreign currency, with them in cash.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    The Pentagon announced this week that it was cutting the number of days DoD workers would have to be furloughed under Sequestration from 22 to 14 days. You didn't hear about this because:
    • A. 

      You were busy coloring Easter Eggs and studying up on the Four Questions.

    • B. 

      The Corporate Media would rather squish stories that make their narrative look irresponsible.

    • C. 

      Fourteen days is still horrible and the country is not going to be able to defend itself, so screw you Republicans.

    • D. 

      A & C

  • 3. 
    In Hale County, AL, one in four working-age adults is on disability. A local doctor is the go-to-guy for people in pain, and on the day government checks come in every month, banks stay open late, Main Street fills up with cars, and anybody looking to unload an old TV or armchair has a yard sale because people are relatively flush with cash. (From an NPR report by Chana Joffee-Walt) This is an example of:
    • A. 

      America taking care of people who are injured and need our help.

    • B. 

      What happens when professional politicians are allowed to ruin a country.

    • C. 

      People taking advantage of a cumbersome liberal welfare system and sucking the life out of the rest of the country.

    • D. 

      B & C

  • 4. 
    On March 20, a waitress at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Manassas, VA, refused to serve 8 plainclothes police officers because their service revolvers were in "plain sight." Initial reports were that the officers were asked to leave but a spokesman for the restaurant chain denied that and issued an apology saying police officers are "always welcome" at the chain. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      What happens when our public schools produce morons and force them on the general public.

    • B. 

      An understandable result of the visceral fear we all feel about guns.

    • C. 

      Proof that the idiots we are producing are finally starting to take over.

    • D. 

      A & C

  • 5. 
    In another under-reported story, wannabe politician and known simpleton Ashley Judd had this to say about her now defunct Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell, "I've been raped twice so I think I can handle Mitch McConnell." This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Something a conservative woman would have been forced to apologize for.

    • B. 

      A tough liberal woman taking it to the horrible white man who stood in her way.

    • C. 

      The upper limits of Democrat Party standard-bearer Judd's intelligence.

    • D. 

      A & C

  • 6. 
    Who said this: "If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost."
    • A. 

      Barack Obama

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 7. 
    Who said this: "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
    • A. 

      Barack Obama

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 8. 
    Who said this: "Our predecessors understood that government could not, and should not, solve every problem. They understood that there are instances when the gains in security from government action are not worth the added constraints on our freedom."
    • A. 

      Barack Obama

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 9. 
    Who said this: "What Washington needs is adult supervision."
    • A. 

      Barack Obama

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 10. 
    Question 9 is an example of:
    • A. 

      The pot calling the kettle black.

    • B. 

      You racist thug, no wonder Barack Obama can't get anything done with people like you out there making racist statements about him.

    • C. 

      A politician hitting the nail on the head with his words but missing the mark with his actions.

    • D. 

      A & C