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(Inside Higher Ed)   U. of Colorado investigated for lack of faculty political diversity. Faculty: But we have leftists, radicals, progressives, socialists, communists, Stalinists, Marxists, Bolsheviks, Trotskyites, Maoists...how much more diversity do you want?   (insidehighered.com) divider line 166
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2013-06-21 09:23:07 PM  
Maybe if "conservatives" stopped being anti-intellectual douchebags who mock science and denigrate education, things would be different.  But, it's way easier to whine.
 
2013-06-21 09:37:28 PM  
How many little Eichmanns do they have?
 
2013-06-21 09:47:04 PM  
Yawn. This is the same kind of shiat the local College Republicans always complained about when I was in college.

/that and the bake sales
 
2013-06-21 09:54:51 PM  
So, the wingers say the faculty isn't politically correct enough, and demand affirmative action to hire people they claim are being discriminated against.
 
2013-06-21 09:57:09 PM  
What a bunch of snobs.
 
2013-06-21 10:01:57 PM  
Obviously fascists and Nazis are underrepresented

/but I repeat myself
 
2013-06-21 10:40:01 PM  
Subby, you're sounding oppressed. Are you feeling oppressed?
 
2013-06-21 11:39:45 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Maybe if "conservatives" stopped being anti-intellectual douchebags who mock science and denigrate education, things would be different.  But, it's way easier to whine.


That's pretty much what I was thinking.  I'm sure conservatives are over represented in certain programs, and there are schools with a strong conservative bias, but the majority of academia does seem to lean left.  Perhaps the question shouldn't be 'why aren't you hiring more conservatives' but rather 'why aren't there more conservatives who pursue a career path in the academic fields'.
 
2013-06-22 12:06:54 AM  
Here, subby. I found a bunker for you to both hide in and recirculate derp.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Conservative
 
2013-06-22 12:36:24 AM  

gameshowhost: Here, subby. I found a bunker for you to both hide in and recirculate derp.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Conservative


Yawn. It seems to be the same old crap the Fark Independents™ post.
 
2013-06-22 12:41:45 AM  
I'm sure in business schools and engineering programs most schools have a larger conservative population in the faculty. However, as Republicans are now really into their anti-intellectual phase, do they really expect to be populating the most intellectual of university departments? How may conservatives are going into doctoral studies in sociology and philosophy? With the anti-science streak of modern Republicanism, how many hard core conservatives are going into doctoral studies in life and environmental sciences? I would guess you might find some fiscally conservative types, but I doubt you would find many fundamentalist types there.

And what is your angle here, conservatives? Do you want an affirmative action program set up in universities for an underrepresented population (conservatives) to perhaps get jobs they might not be as qualified for based on their minority status in academia? Do you want a quota system based on political ideology?
 
2013-06-22 12:52:30 AM  
Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuur
 
2013-06-22 12:58:34 AM  

WorldCitizen: I'm sure in business schools and engineering programs most schools have a larger conservative population in the faculty. However, as Republicans are now really into their anti-intellectual phase, do they really expect to be populating the most intellectual of university departments? How may conservatives are going into doctoral studies in sociology and philosophy? With the anti-science streak of modern Republicanism, how many hard core conservatives are going into doctoral studies in life and environmental sciences? I would guess you might find some fiscally conservative types, but I doubt you would find many fundamentalist types there.

And what is your angle here, conservatives? Do you want an affirmative action program set up in universities for an underrepresented population (conservatives) to perhaps get jobs they might not be as qualified for based on their minority status in academia? Do you want a quota system based on political ideology?


Heck, all the the business history professors I had in my History program (University of Maryland) were pretty conservative.  I have no idea what the others were since it never really came up.
 
2013-06-22 01:32:34 AM  
I dont think there is a lack of political diversity

I just think that there are those who just dont speak up and voice their political concerns as they are more interested in teaching rather than impressing young students with propaganda
 
2013-06-22 01:43:27 AM  
The single best advocate for the conservative viewpoint I had in college was a card-carrying member of the communist party. It was a history of Latin America class, and he absolutely eviscerated the liberal kids who put forth leftist views without really understanding the drawbacks of their own positions or the merits of the opposing views; the open minded ones got the point. There is no perfect ideology, and you need to know what the imperfections of yours are and have well-reasoned arguments as to why the benefits of your chosen ideology outweigh the weaknesses. And when it comes to those weaknesses, you acknowledge them, are willing to look outside your ideology for better solutions, and doing so makes your final position stronger.
 
2013-06-22 01:46:03 AM  
My history professor, of all subjects, was fairly conservative, but seeing as he'd marched with Dr King as a young Air Force lieutenant, he'd probably be a RINO now.  He was a retired full-bird Colonel, had marched with King, commanded a squadron on the DMZ in Korea, but couldn't get tenure because (his reason) he'd not gotten his PhD until his late 40's.  He never seemed to blame it on being conservative, although he did laughingly say that all of the professors he knew that had worked before teaching were conservatives, and the ones that had gone straight into teaching were liberals.

Wish I could talk to him now about the Teatard movement and hear his opinion - he seemed rather level-headed and  I doubt he'd be in the pants-on-head now.
 
2013-06-22 01:47:44 AM  

WorldCitizen: I'm sure in business schools and engineering programs most schools have a larger conservative population in the faculty. However, as Republicans are now really into their anti-intellectual phase, do they really expect to be populating the most intellectual of university departments? How may conservatives are going into doctoral studies in sociology and philosophy? With the anti-science streak of modern Republicanism, how many hard core conservatives are going into doctoral studies in life and environmental sciences? I would guess you might find some fiscally conservative types, but I doubt you would find many fundamentalist types there.

And what is your angle here, conservatives? Do you want an affirmative action program set up in universities for an underrepresented population (conservatives) to perhaps get jobs they might not be as qualified for based on their minority status in academia? Do you want a quota system based on political ideology?


Are engineers known for being politically conservative?  My school had pretty big Chem E and Computer/Electrical Engineering programs and most of the guys I knew were more liberal than not.
 
2013-06-22 01:48:54 AM  

WorldCitizen: I'm sure in business schools and engineering programs most schools have a larger conservative population in the faculty. However, as Republicans are now really into their anti-intellectual phase, do they really expect to be populating the most intellectual of university departments? How may conservatives are going into doctoral studies in sociology and philosophy? With the anti-science streak of modern Republicanism, how many hard core conservatives are going into doctoral studies in life and environmental sciences? I would guess you might find some fiscally conservative types, but I doubt you would find many fundamentalist types there.

And what is your angle here, conservatives? Do you want an affirmative action program set up in universities for an underrepresented population (conservatives) to perhaps get jobs they might not be as qualified for based on their minority status in academia? Do you want a quota system based on political ideology?


whoa whoa whoa...don't lump engineers in with the conservatives.

My engineering professors, and indeed a good number of my classmates and my now colleagues are the libbiest libs whoever libbed.
 
2013-06-22 01:49:26 AM  
Awesome. Then they'll be investigating the Colorado Highway Patrol, too, right?
 
2013-06-22 01:50:38 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: WorldCitizen: I'm sure in business schools and engineering programs most schools have a larger conservative population in the faculty. However, as Republicans are now really into their anti-intellectual phase, do they really expect to be populating the most intellectual of university departments? How may conservatives are going into doctoral studies in sociology and philosophy? With the anti-science streak of modern Republicanism, how many hard core conservatives are going into doctoral studies in life and environmental sciences? I would guess you might find some fiscally conservative types, but I doubt you would find many fundamentalist types there.

And what is your angle here, conservatives? Do you want an affirmative action program set up in universities for an underrepresented population (conservatives) to perhaps get jobs they might not be as qualified for based on their minority status in academia? Do you want a quota system based on political ideology?

Are engineers known for being politically conservative?  My school had pretty big Chem E and Computer/Electrical Engineering programs and most of the guys I knew were more liberal than not.


No. He's casting stereotypes. On what basis, I don't know.

Being an engineer requires critical thinking and the ability to reason and do higher order math. Those three things don't really lend themselves to the conservative mindset these days.
 
2013-06-22 01:50:57 AM  
Sorry, but if conservatism and other right-leaning political ideologies weren't such moribund racist sexist socially-impeding philosophies, it would undoubtably be taught there.

No tears for someone who complains that there aren't enough classes where the teacher is fellaiting Ronald Reagan or some other overglorified loser mostly old people hail as some sort of hero.
 
2013-06-22 01:58:03 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Lionel Mandrake: Maybe if "conservatives" stopped being anti-intellectual douchebags who mock science and denigrate education, things would be different.  But, it's way easier to whine.

That's pretty much what I was thinking.  I'm sure conservatives are over represented in certain programs, and there are schools with a strong conservative bias, but the majority of academia does seem to lean left.  Perhaps the question shouldn't be 'why aren't you hiring more conservatives' but rather 'why aren't there more conservatives who pursue a career path in the academic fields'.


There was an article about that on here a couple years back.  Some "conservative" who claimed to be a "mathematician."  This "mathematician" whined about how he was discriminated against because his papers weren't taken seriously by "the mathematical establishment." He also admitted that his mathematical papers "may show his 'conservative beliefs.'"

Newsflash: If you're paper, being submitted for approval in a peer-reviewed mathematical journal, so much as gives even the slightest clue as to your personal political views, then that pile of sh*t has no place being published in a math journal and belongs nowhere except in a f*cking recycling bin.  I can't even put it into words how laughable that sh*t is.
 
2013-06-22 01:59:55 AM  
My econ professor was a conservative.

I don't see him supporting the modern republican party. He taught us trickle down was a farking joke.

/didn't like high deficit spending either fwiw.
 
2013-06-22 02:00:35 AM  

whidbey: Sorry, but if conservatism and other right-leaning political ideologies weren't such moribund racist sexist socially-impeding philosophies, it would undoubtably be taught there.

No tears for someone who complains that there aren't enough classes where the teacher is fellaiting Ronald Reagan or some other overglorified loser mostly old people hail as some sort of hero.


Wow, dude; has anyone told you that you might have anger issues?
 
2013-06-22 02:03:10 AM  

WorldCitizen: I'm sure in business schools and engineering programs most schools have a larger conservative population in the faculty. However, as Republicans are now really into their anti-intellectual phase, do they really expect to be populating the most intellectual of university departments? How may conservatives are going into doctoral studies in sociology and philosophy? With the anti-science streak of modern Republicanism, how many hard core conservatives are going into doctoral studies in life and environmental sciences? I would guess you might find some fiscally conservative types, but I doubt you would find many fundamentalist types there.

And what is your angle here, conservatives? Do you want an affirmative action program set up in universities for an underrepresented population (conservatives) to perhaps get jobs they might not be as qualified for based on their minority status in academia? Do you want a quota system based on political ideology?


I don't know about engineering, but in my experience most of the professors who are in business, finance or anything related are quite conservative to the point of being rather sycophantic towards 'job creators' and conservative political string-pullers. It's mostly the fields that conservatives think are useless, snobby, evil and possibly sent to us directly by Satan that are filled with liberals.

It takes a special kind of brass ones to decry whole fields of study as 'lies from the pit of hell' and then complain that a school isn't hiring enough geology professors who think that so called carbon dating is a trick played on all of us by Satan, because obviously people are being mean to them by insisting that people who teach science understand what the scientific method is and think it's a good idea to use it.

The reason more people don't hate the Amish is because they aren't out harassing bus lines that they aren't hiring enough Amish drivers, who would then get paid to sit in their bus in the parking lot for 8 hours a day because actually DRIVING it would be evil, and by sitting in it during their shift to keep it from being driven they are doing the Lord's work.
 
2013-06-22 02:04:37 AM  
'Not enough diversity' is a bit vague.. what, do you need more people who will slut-shame their students?

No evidence of an actual problem.
 
2013-06-22 02:09:56 AM  
Conservatives are under-represented in higher education.  In other news: Atheists are under-represented in church leadership.
 
2013-06-22 02:11:11 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: TuteTibiImperes: Lionel Mandrake: Maybe if "conservatives" stopped being anti-intellectual douchebags who mock science and denigrate education, things would be different.  But, it's way easier to whine.

That's pretty much what I was thinking.  I'm sure conservatives are over represented in certain programs, and there are schools with a strong conservative bias, but the majority of academia does seem to lean left.  Perhaps the question shouldn't be 'why aren't you hiring more conservatives' but rather 'why aren't there more conservatives who pursue a career path in the academic fields'.

There was an article about that on here a couple years back.  Some "conservative" who claimed to be a "mathematician."  This "mathematician" whined about how he was discriminated against because his papers weren't taken seriously by "the mathematical establishment." He also admitted that his mathematical papers "may show his 'conservative beliefs.'"

Newsflash: If you're paper, being submitted for approval in a peer-reviewed mathematical journal, so much as gives even the slightest clue as to your personal political views, then that pile of sh*t has no place being published in a math journal and belongs nowhere except in a f*cking recycling bin.  I can't even put it into words how laughable that sh*t is.


Oh, and here's a sample of a recently published mathematical research paper.  If anyone can point out to me any sort of hint at the author's political views, I'll buy you a year of TF: Have fun trying to read this, teabaggers.
 
2013-06-22 02:13:29 AM  
FTFA discrimination based on political perspectives, particularly at the flagship Boulder campus

Yes.

/see - save you guys tons of money
//there is a reason Boulder is called East Berkeley
 
2013-06-22 02:20:34 AM  

Smackledorfer: My econ professor was a conservative.

I don't see him supporting the modern republican party. He taught us trickle down was a farking joke.

/didn't like high deficit spending either fwiw.


Nobody likes high deficit spending. Some are just more willing to accept it as a minor 'evil' than others.


I liked the little kicker at the end of TFA. "There is no evidence this problem exists, but it will cost 40k to study it."
 
2013-06-22 02:23:00 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Are engineers known for being politically conservative?


I don't know if they lean more conservative/Republican, but there does seem to be a strong correlation between engineers and people who are

1) Global warming deniers
2) 911 Truthers
3) Creationists

Engineers are the only type of professional who consider themselves experts on other professions. The dangerous thing about this is due to their highly technical field they posit some very strong arguments that are technically sound, backed by reason, evidence, and even experimentation....... even though they're still wrong. That makes their position very persuasive among those who are too busy, lazy or stupid to critically analyze their arguments. I've often said that a smart person in possession of a stupid idea is always more dangerous than a million stupid people in possession of a stupid idea. Stupid people you can easily ignore.

But every time I hear of a petition or a list of "scientists" who deny global warming or claim evolution is false, it's almost always completely full of engineers. No actual scientists. I don't know what it is about engineers that makes them vocal critics of other professions. It's like a dentist telling you how to fix your car. If I want an expert opinion on climate science, I'll ask a climatologist, not someone with a Masters in Engineering.
 
2013-06-22 02:24:55 AM  

Ishkur: If I want an expert opinion on climate science, I'll ask a climatologist, not someone with a Masters in Engineering.


Yeah, but they studied it out.
 
2013-06-22 02:24:59 AM  
The best prof I had was very conservative.  This was in a very libby lib lib PoliSci dept...a bit north of CU-Boulder.  Ended up TA-ing for him in grad school stats for social sciences.

/sadly he passed away a few years ago.
 
2013-06-22 02:26:45 AM  
While I'm a libby lib in almost all aspects, that website makes me want to punch people:

College is Scary:
"Monsters University," more than being a comment on higher education, is a film about the limits of hard work and the value of diversity. It's also "Revenge of the Nerds" with brighter colors and more limbs.

???Climate Change:
Interested in making your department more inclusive? Here's how to improve the climate for LGBT colleagues and students.

That was painful to read. It hurts. It just hurts so much. Why would you write that?
 
2013-06-22 02:27:36 AM  
When did ones political party become a protected class?
 
2013-06-22 02:28:55 AM  
You mean people who think the Earth is 6000 years old don't make good geology professors?!?  Or biology, or climatology, or anthropology, or archaeology, or...
 
2013-06-22 02:30:28 AM  

Ishkur: TuteTibiImperes: Are engineers known for being politically conservative?

I don't know if they lean more conservative/Republican, but there does seem to be a strong correlation between engineers and people who are

1) Global warming deniers
2) 911 Truthers
3) Creationists

Engineers are the only type of professional who consider themselves experts on other professions. The dangerous thing about this is due to their highly technical field they posit some very strong arguments that are technically sound, backed by reason, evidence, and even experimentation....... even though they're still wrong. That makes their position very persuasive among those who are too busy, lazy or stupid to critically analyze their arguments. I've often said that a smart person in possession of a stupid idea is always more dangerous than a million stupid people in possession of a stupid idea. Stupid people you can easily ignore.

But every time I hear of a petition or a list of "scientists" who deny global warming or claim evolution is false, it's almost always completely full of engineers. No actual scientists. I don't know what it is about engineers that makes them vocal critics of other professions. It's like a dentist telling you how to fix your car. If I want an expert opinion on climate science, I'll ask a climatologist, not someone with a Masters in Engineering.


Heh, something tells me you've never tried to do business with a real estate agent (*shivers*).

You may be right in a correlation between engineers and nuts, but I wonder if more if it isn't from there being a heck of a lot more people with engineering degrees than those who pursue careers in academia in the sciences.  You can be an engineer with a bachelor's degree, to be a science professor who gets any attention you need a PhD and a healthy list of published papers.

On the other hand, fields heavy in math and numbers tend to attract those who are uncomfortable in social situations, so that may align with the personality traits of conspiracy theorists.
 
2013-06-22 02:32:24 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Lionel Mandrake: Maybe if "conservatives" stopped being anti-intellectual douchebags who mock science and denigrate education, things would be different.  But, it's way easier to whine.

That's pretty much what I was thinking.  I'm sure conservatives are over represented in certain programs, and there are schools with a strong conservative bias, but the majority of academia does seem to lean left.  Perhaps the question shouldn't be 'why aren't you hiring more conservatives' but rather 'why aren't there more conservatives who pursue a career path in the academic fields'.


The issue is not the proportion of conservatives on staff, but how they are treated and whether that results in students not getting both kinds of derp.
 
2013-06-22 02:33:58 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Heh, something tells me you've never tried to do business with a real estate agent (*shivers*).


I did say "professional".
 
2013-06-22 02:36:56 AM  

Ishkur: Engineers are the only type of professional who consider themselves experts on other professions.


My father is/was a Chemical Engineer.. yeah, he thinks he can do anything, and often pulls it off.

Politically, he was very independent.. until we both became Democrats around 2004 to oppose the Bush Administration.  Though I don't think they did very well at that.
 
2013-06-22 02:37:43 AM  
Subby forgot right handed people and albinos. Left handed teachers and albinos are underrepresented!
 
2013-06-22 02:39:33 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: While I'm a libby lib in almost all aspects, that website makes me want to punch people:

College is Scary:
"Monsters University," more than being a comment on higher education, is a film about the limits of hard work and the value of diversity. It's also "Revenge of the Nerds" with brighter colors and more limbs.

???Climate Change:
Interested in making your department more inclusive? Here's how to improve the climate for LGBT colleagues and students.

That was painful to read. It hurts. It just hurts so much. Why would you write that?


What website are you talking about?
 
2013-06-22 02:45:54 AM  
How about some Native Americans, whitey?

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 02:55:23 AM  

Ishkur: Engineers are the only type of professional who consider themselves experts on other professions.


You must be amazingly healthy, as it seems you have never met a physician.

The sentiment regarding them was best encapsulated by my dear ol' dad, who told me so many years ago, "not only do they know more about practicing medicine than you do, but they also know more about your Winnebago than you do."
 
2013-06-22 03:03:41 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Don't Troll Me Bro!: TuteTibiImperes: Lionel Mandrake: Maybe if "conservatives" stopped being anti-intellectual douchebags who mock science and denigrate education, things would be different.  But, it's way easier to whine.

That's pretty much what I was thinking.  I'm sure conservatives are over represented in certain programs, and there are schools with a strong conservative bias, but the majority of academia does seem to lean left.  Perhaps the question shouldn't be 'why aren't you hiring more conservatives' but rather 'why aren't there more conservatives who pursue a career path in the academic fields'.

There was an article about that on here a couple years back.  Some "conservative" who claimed to be a "mathematician."  This "mathematician" whined about how he was discriminated against because his papers weren't taken seriously by "the mathematical establishment." He also admitted that his mathematical papers "may show his 'conservative beliefs.'"

Newsflash: If you're paper, being submitted for approval in a peer-reviewed mathematical journal, so much as gives even the slightest clue as to your personal political views, then that pile of sh*t has no place being published in a math journal and belongs nowhere except in a f*cking recycling bin.  I can't even put it into words how laughable that sh*t is.

Oh, and here's a sample of a recently published mathematical research paper.  If anyone can point out to me any sort of hint at the author's political views, I'll buy you a year of TF: Have fun trying to read this, teabaggers.



"Remark 2.5. In this paper, V will be either a Bk or Sk x I and X = @Bk or Sk x1."


This was the libby lib part, right?  That whole remark looks communist...
 
2013-06-22 03:07:47 AM  

Ishkur: I don't know if they lean more conservative/Republican, but there does seem to be a strong correlation between engineers and people who are

1) Global warming deniers
2) 911 Truthers
3) Creationists


Interestingly enough, this is true.  There was a study a few years ago that said among the technical and scientific fields, Electrical Engineers had by far the highest percentage of creationists.

/EE
//Definitely not a nutbag
 
2013-06-22 03:09:17 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Ishkur: TuteTibiImperes: Are engineers known for being politically conservative?

I don't know if they lean more conservative/Republican, but there does seem to be a strong correlation between engineers and people who are

1) Global warming deniers
2) 911 Truthers
3) Creationists

Engineers are the only type of professional who consider themselves experts on other professions. The dangerous thing about this is due to their highly technical field they posit some very strong arguments that are technically sound, backed by reason, evidence, and even experimentation....... even though they're still wrong. That makes their position very persuasive among those who are too busy, lazy or stupid to critically analyze their arguments. I've often said that a smart person in possession of a stupid idea is always more dangerous than a million stupid people in possession of a stupid idea. Stupid people you can easily ignore.

But every time I hear of a petition or a list of "scientists" who deny global warming or claim evolution is false, it's almost always completely full of engineers. No actual scientists. I don't know what it is about engineers that makes them vocal critics of other professions. It's like a dentist telling you how to fix your car. If I want an expert opinion on climate science, I'll ask a climatologist, not someone with a Masters in Engineering.

Heh, something tells me you've never tried to do business with a real estate agent (*shivers*).

You may be right in a correlation between engineers and nuts, but I wonder if more if it isn't from there being a heck of a lot more people with engineering degrees than those who pursue careers in academia in the sciences.  You can be an engineer with a bachelor's degree, to be a science professor who gets any attention you need a PhD and a healthy list of published papers.

On the other hand, fields heavy in math and numbers tend to attract those who are uncomfortable in social situations, so that may align with the pers ...


Engineers? Try anyone military.  There is about a 70% chance that they are absolutely sure that their training and experience in the desert has left them capable of, with mere seconds of pondering, quickly finding the easy solution to the most difficult of problems. I work with guys who pass up on their 401k matching and have a retirement plan of "pay off my house" but they are positive they understand the complexities of macro-economics as well as climate science. But they are marines damnit, so unless you've shot someone you don't know shiat about shiat.

This could be similar to your point of being able to become an engineer with so much less study than a scientist.  A military guy is convinced he is an expert with a single academy.

Other gems include "I spent four years in the army, so I think I know more about the constitution than you do".
 
2013-06-22 03:20:08 AM  
Interrogating political science professors about their political beliefs would strike me as disturbingly close to McCarthyism, but at least I could see where the regents' concerns were coming from.

Interrogating Engineering professors about their political beliefs is classic, full-bore McCarthyism.

In either case, if a resolution to allow students to claim discrimination based on political philosophy were passed, it would make it frightfully easy to fire a teacher simply for being left-wing ("When we were alone during office hours he said things that were terribly Marxist, creating a hostile environment").
 
2013-06-22 03:32:38 AM  
It's not just that conservatives are anti-intellectual, though I'm sure that plays a part. There's also a lot of structural problems for conservatives who want to be professors.

For example, one of my very good friends in college was in grad school to be a Classic professor, and he was very conservative. In the end, getting married and starting a family were more important to him so he left after his MA and before his Ph.d., and he now teaches Latin at a private high school. It's really hard to make it all the way through a doctoral program, and it conflicts with many of the things that conservatives value.
 
2013-06-22 03:37:24 AM  

themindiswatching: Yawn. This is the same kind of shiat the local College Republicans always complained about when I was in college.

/that and the bake sales


Yep. Just like how this guy I knew my first year of law school was constantly complaining about how hard it was to be a conservative and a Christian on campus. At the same time he was busy complaining, he was running the Federalist Society chapter, which was and is by far the largest and best funded student group on campus.

Anything but a right wing echo chamber is persecution.
 
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