|memedumpster - 2013-08-11 |
I was actually shocked by some of this. My cynicism did not prepare me for Glenn Beck vs. Math.
Also, because this goes so well with this dumbass, I offer the saddest news for Kentucky all day.
What's worse on that article is what I've said about other conspiracy crap.
A normal person says, "wow, the state of education isn't terribly good, we don't support teachers, we let non-educators set policy, we underfund schools, we put too much emphasis on standardized tests, etc."
The wingnuts in the comments immediately haul out words they barely understand like "indoctrination," followed by "kids today" forgetting who RAISED those "kids today."
I used to stress over negative pressure on things like science, facts, and reality, but the truth is, the awful Baby Boomer generation will start dying in significant numbers in 2020. The next 7 years will be kooky as shit but the damage will be repaired, in time.
Menudo con queso
Now where have I heard that before? Oh yeah, is just about exactly the same prediction the enlightened boomers used to say about their ignorant forebears back in the 60s and 70s. Funny how that never seems to work out.
Menudo, I said the same thing here last week. People are WAY too optimistic that things will return to sanity once the boomers are gone (or they just want to blame everything on boomers).
If you think this kind of thinking is limited to the 55+ crowd, you've never been to a red state. Heck, you've never talked to a blue collar worker within your own coastal blue state.
Half of gen X are Randroids, and I don't mean Ayn.
|Sexy Duck Cop - 2013-08-11 |
I'm studying for the LSAT right now, so lately I've been hypervigilant about spotting central ideas arguments and main points of contention without giving in to the temptation to just scream what the fuck is wrong with you. And what's amazing about listening to conservatives like Beck is that HE LITERALLY DOES NOT HAVE AN ARGUMENT. Just listen to a few sentences and try to find the connection. He's literally making a bunch of loosely related statements haphazardly strung together with buzzwords like "globalists" and "founding principles." You can't argue with him because he's saying nothing.
When I say the modern conservative movement has feet of clay, this is what I mean. There's no tangible target for direct grassroots activism. It's just a leaky grab-bag of identity politics and buzzwords meant to get angry white guys slapping their steering wheel in agreement. That's good for ratings, but it makes governing impossible because, at some point, you have to hire a grown-up to do all that boring "running a country" stuff. And when you've whipped your constituents into a frenzy, it's hard to calm them down come election season. The result is Mitt Fucking Romney going broke because he has to fight off primary challenges from Rick Fucking Santorum and Newt Fucking Gingrich.
|Mother_Puncher - 2013-08-11 |
Christ he is bundled up in doors
Often, those kinds of studios aren't heated very well because it just costs too much.
It's never summer where this is? The studio lighting and electronics don't give off heat?
Hell, if it's parka weather inside the studio, we should be able to see his fetid breath as he speaks.
|Jet Bin Fever - 2013-08-12 |
His definition of "essential" and mine are incredibly different. Oh man, I hate this fucker.
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