Sunday, August 17, 2014

'Higher' Education on display:

At the meeting, the chair of one of those departments said, "I find that I don't really need to spend much time with the liberal students, because they already have it right. I spend most of my time arguing with the conservative students. That's how I spend my time in class."
This woman was teaching conservative students how to think about arguments and evidence; how to make your arguments in a persuasive way. She was educating them.
Her liberal students? They were given that one-question test. They were just certified as already "knowing what they need to know."

If you consider 'educating' to mean "I have to make these slugs believe and speak the right things", yeah, she's educating them.

How much per year are these people paying for this crap?

On the subject of leftist morons, if he wasn't originally Andrew Sullivan has become a sorry Jew-hating moron.  A fine example:
In fact, you can say that one of the major sources of jihadist Islam and anti-Western terrorism has been not just the founding of Israel, but its expansion and its constant presence in the lives of so many Arabs in the Middle East.
The only way it has a 'constant presence' is that the Jews refuse to lay down and die.  Which apparently makes them guilty of tormenting the arabs.  Or something equally idiotic.

Of course, 'equally idiotic' fits right in with Sullivan the past years.

About the 'troops instead of cops' mess that a lot of the left and media is finally paying attention to,
But the far bigger (and related) problem was the one nearly everybody else in the media finally noticed after two decades of trying to ignore it: the extreme militarization of even small-town police departments and the attitude that the general public is the enemy.

Small Missouri police forces -- who reportedly "couldn't afford" cameras on their uniforms and couldn't get around to installing dashcams on their patrol cars so we could see what actually happened on that fatal Saturday night -- confronted peaceful protestors from atop military vehicles, outfitted in gear familiar from Iraq and Afghanistan. They threatened harmless people with the type of weapons that would give Dianne Feinstein knots in her knickers if you or I owned them. They acted not like officers trying to protect and serve their community, but like an occupying army facing its enemy.

Well, cops in many places have behaved like this. Some big cities have long been notorious for it. But that all this was happening in a minor suburb made people sit up and take notice. Williamson called them, "ridiculously militarized suburban police dressed up like characters from Starship Troopers and pointing rifles at people from atop armored vehicles, i.e. the worst sort of mall ninjas."
Bet the guy sitting on the armored vehicle with his ten-pounds-of-crap-larded-on rifle will be seriously butthurt when he hears he's been called a mall ninja.  Of the worst sort, yet.

How many current celebrities can you imagine doing this?

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