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(Gawker)   To offset liberal bias, university to add "Conservative Thought and Policy" professor. Topics of study include "The Reagan Colonoscopy: A Journey Inside Greatness"   (gawker.com) divider line 112
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2013-03-15 05:35:42 PM  

BullBearMS: James F. Campbell: BullBearMS: This must be cross posted to Politics, because I can't remember the last thread that had this many of the Politics tab Democratic party shills show up to defend the party doing something that not only is absolutely wrong, but is the exact opposite of what they claimed they would do when they ran for office.

I'm not a Democratic party shill, you flaming sack of dog crap. When someone asks for proof, show it to them, you farking hypocrite. Don't make claims you can't back up. You're no better than conservatives when you do that shiat.

Did you not notice where I posted links to the two tax rates prior to that? Or are you just going for personal attacks?


Dude, I posted a plot backing up your assertion and you jump on me for defending tax breaks for billionaires. You're all over the map here. BothSidesAreBadSoCrazyGoNuts!
 
2013-03-15 05:38:56 PM  
BullBearMS: Did you not notice where I posted links to the two tax rates prior to that?

No, actually, I missed it.
 
2013-03-15 05:45:19 PM  

astro716: Dude, I posted a plot backing up your assertion and you jump on me for defending tax breaks for billionaires. You're all over the map here. BothSidesAreBadSoCrazyGoNuts!


Again, I'm commenting on the people who are making the claim that setting the tax rate for the working poor at lower percentage than Billionaires pay is perfectly fine, because the working poor don't pay exactly that rate.

I'm not jumping on you for anything. Thanks for finding the chart.

Heck, the post you just responded to wasn't even in reply to anything you said. dl.dropbox.com
 
2013-03-15 06:15:42 PM  
Wonder who drew the short straw and has to teach that?
 
2013-03-15 07:19:48 PM  

EvilEgg: If the University was hiring a professor to push liberal propaganda there would be outrage.


Are you new to this conservative/liberal derp? There's outrage when the IDEA that professors are pushing liberal propaganda starts up, even when it's unfounded.
 
2013-03-15 07:57:23 PM  
fark that noise.

What universities need now is active censorship and careful management of class topics. We have a responsibility to make universities turn out healthy, well-adjusted people and having a course on conservatism isn't going to help that.
 
2013-03-15 08:35:16 PM  
Liberal bias, in this case, means "facts," doesn't it?

/and in every other case...
 
2013-03-15 09:13:17 PM  
I had an American History professor that was an unabashed Reaganite.  Nice guy, knew his stuff, but he couldn't help giggling when we reached the fall of the Soviet Union.
 
2013-03-16 08:15:23 AM  

hdhale: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Isn't conservative thought basically, "Status quo is good, stick to your guns, change is bad"?

Not exactly.  Actually it's more like, "change for change's sake is bad", which as we have seen over the the past 50 years has proven true.  More careful consideration of the changes we make in society leads to fewer incidents of having to backtrack because something didn't work out or had unintended consequences that outweigh the advantages.


Yes, we've all seen the horror of becoming a wealthy global superpower.

I'm glad the Republicans won't stand for it.
 
2013-03-16 01:16:44 PM  

trotsky: There's actually a fairly large body of conservative thought that is not derp. I cover it briefly, along with liberal thought, in my class. Buckley and Goldwater are the bulwarks.


Buckley?  You mean, Mr. "ermagerd mah wife died from life-long cigarette smoking!  Forget all that free will stuff I talked about all my life, and ban cigarettes NOW!!!!"
 
2013-03-16 02:58:11 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Isn't conservative thought basically, "Status quo is good, stick to your guns, change is bad"?


As a broad generalization, Progressives think that the past was worse than today and the future will be better.  They see history as progress towards an more enlightened society, hence the name "Progressive."  Conservatives, on the other hand, think that the that the past was better than today and the future will be worse.    They see history as a downwards slide towards selfishness, hedonism and decadence: hence the name "Conservative,"  trying to conserve as much of what was good about the past as possible.

Of course this is a very  broad generalization, and I'm sure that there are all kinds of exceptions, but I daresay it's got some truth to it.

So yes, in a way, Conservatives think that change is bad unless it's going back to the way things were.
 
2013-03-16 04:03:53 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: hdhale: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Isn't conservative thought basically, "Status quo is good, stick to your guns, change is bad"?

Not exactly.  Actually it's more like, "change for change's sake is bad", which as we have seen over the the past 50 years has proven true.  More careful consideration of the changes we make in society leads to fewer incidents of having to backtrack because something didn't work out or had unintended consequences that outweigh the advantages.

Conservatism doesn't conserve much of anything. Employment (in this country...), constitutional protections against presidential overreach, people having homes.


There's an interesting book by Stephanie Coontz titled  The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap.  Essentially when we talk about what life was like in the USA back in the 1950s, it's a mythological, idealized past quite different from historical reality.

Conservatives are indeed trying to conserve something.  The question is, how much of what they are trying to conserve ever actually existed?

To be fair, one can, of course, point out ways in which the Progressive model of the past is flawed, as well.
 
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