A rhetorical question, asked in an ironic sense, derived from a supposed conservative tendency to view disagreement as unpatriotic. It is chiefly used in two situations: when a non-conservative points out something damning to the orthodoxy, and when a conservative says soemthing that reveals hypocrisy.
"So, then, gay marriage will destroy society, but Abu Ghraib was perfectly okay?" "Why do you hate America so much?"
"I'm all for free enterprise, but when companies start offering domestic-partner benefits, free enterprise has gone too far." "Why do you hate America so much?"
The Evil Atheist Conspiracy, or EAC, is a satire of the views that many believers hold regarding atheists. According to the story, the EAC plans to conquer the world, persecute Christians, and abolish everything good. Comments on the EAC frequently involve black helicopters, mind-control rays, and members' duty to deny the existence of the EAC.
"The newspaper printed my letter to the editor on the Establishment Clause." "Excellent work. Your commendation will soon arrive from Evil Atheist Conspiracy HQ by black helicopter -- or at least it would if the EAC existed."
A mythical device often mentioned on Internet discussion fora, the irony meter is a device for measuring unintentional irony. It is best known for breaking or exploding when the irony becomes too strong.
That politician's speech last night caused sparks to shoot out of my irony meter.