“Isn't this the kind of liberal, out of the box thinking that the Barak Obama Administration was elected to do? Why weren't these ideas considered by Obama's economic advisors and Treasury Department gurus before this administration decided to 'reward' those most responsible for ___ and those who are continuing ___America's economic woes? It seems to me that this is a political platform issue that should be a litmus test for someone running for Congress or for the next President of the United States.”
Serine on Jan 2, 2010 at 13:15:01
“Unless I miss my guess, isn't Elizabeth Warren part of the Obama administration? She has been pushing ideas like this one for years.”
“As a non-tenured, part-time adjunct professor with over twenty-five years of teaching experience, I can say without fear of contradiction that academia circulates more half truths, myths and outright lies than Wikipedia could produce in the next fifty years. Full time tenured professors, at least in the social sciences, have a mission to manipulate and distort social reality. These graduates of the Goebbels Institute are chosen for their ability to create and support illusion. Taking their orders ... and grants ... from this society's overlords, 'professors' are the last people who can be trusted to evaluate any democratic trend. In academia, all must chant Lewis Carroll's mantra, "The truth is what we say it is ... and nothing more!"”
Jay Lewis on Sep 21, 2009 at 23:22:58
“Of all the specifics of liberal teachings the Right hate righteously, none surpasses the assignments and lectures on 'values clarification.'
It burns them to the core.
To have it all exactly spelled out for them in absolutes means they do not have to vex themselves to think further, which is why they sought out the cult atmosphere in the first place.
When you become one, it is not so much that they tell you to burn all your books and avoid other founts of information and theory--it is more that you can plainly see that there is no reason to consult them, having had bought the whole enchilada.
I am sure Wiki is to them foundationally satanic, but still only a subset to all the other ways of gathering wisdom that to them are satanic. (When they ask me if i have ever read the greatest book ever written, or otherwise press me into a corner, I always recommend Dennett's "Darwin's Dangerous Idea." They hesitate because of the title, and I grin because of the content.
You will notice that this story draws an inordinately heavy participation of polemic discourse, with science well represented, as well as other specific callings--as well it should. That it does is the spirit of Wiki.”
“I have two books on Kindle. One, "Blood & Brotherhood: A Novel of Love in a Time of Hate", tells you, among other things, why Obama is not the first black president of the United States. Another, "Frank Yerby: A Victim's Guilt", tells you among other things how the conspiracy to bring Cuba into the United States as a slave state resulted in the death of William Crittenden, the nephew of the Attorney General of the United States, so that Francis Pickens, the govenor who ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumpter, could marry the young lieutenant's fiance. Of course, these comments are self serving.”
“Here is another self serving post. The Idumean Covenant: A Novel of the Fall of Jerusalem by me, of course. Wilsted & Taylor, This novel describes how the Romans put down the Jewish insurrection in AD 70 ... and Josephus' role in Jerusalem's destruction.”
“Conservative European-Americans frame their political ideas as if their cultural values are the standard by which all others should be judged. This is evidenced by the picture of the 1935 Supreme Court posted in a New York newspaper where Justice Van Demanter is wearing his Ku Klux Klan robes with the obvious approval of his fellow justices. This is the "ideal" Supreme Court to which Republican spokesmen like Limbaugh refer. That court interpreted the law the way European-Americans expect it to be interpreted.”
May 18, 2009 at 12:56:01
“Neither Tolstoy's, "The Kreutzer Sonata", nor his, "Family Happiness", can ever be topped as truly great literature, on the other hand. neither would have made successful movies.
On the other hand, though "The DaVinci Code" was rather enjoyable, "Angels & Demons" was extremely boring, In a Marshall McLuhan society, Dan Brown's movies speak far more articulately than do Leo Tolstoy's writings.”
“The reason that there is such a high dropout rate is because by the time the children get to middle school they are unable to read at a proficient level. From middle school onwards, education is largely a matter of supervised reading and if the student can't read, staying in school is futile. Schools don't need more money, they need better and more committed teachers ... especially in the minority communities.”
DogLeg on Apr 9, 2009 at 19:27:46
“Try no home support in most 'minority' communities. Try 'single-parent' in most 'minority' and non-minority communities. Try police intrusions, gang warfare, parental heavy drug use, alcoholism, abuse, physical and sexual, a home devoid of encouragement and not enough good food and going to school hungry. You lames are always so willing to blame and hate and envy when you start these mindless, ignorant rants. All your ilk need counseling, you all have mental problems.”
Dameocrat on Apr 9, 2009 at 13:24:33
“They won't get better teachers without money, so why bother to comment? We are a selfabsorbed nation, and our best days are behind us.”
“This looks like a good place to announce my forthcoming novel, The Idumean Covenant, which should be out later this year. It's about Josephus and the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. There will be enough myth and truth for everyone's enjoyment.”