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Scott Stantis

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    A Dog Catcher would’ve been a better career choice for that clown.

  2. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 3 years ago

    As the token foreigner who truly loves the USA, let me respond.

    Obama is the most respected and loved USA statesman since JFK.

    -

    I thought I should see how my opinion rates with those who are more knowledgeable, and found this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

    Click on the last column, and it seems that your scholars agree with this foreigner.

    Well, that’s according to Wikipedia anyway.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    If using academics to reference anything political in this country, one should remember that they are heavily politically left in the U.S. One should weight their opinions accordingly while trying to keep one’s own prejudices out of the equation.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    Have you ever wondered just why educated people tend to be on the left?

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @lonecat @lonecat

    I am not speaking of educated people generally; I am speaking of academics specifically. Because most of them have a life experience of having done nothing but go to school, I find it difficult to accept their opinions unequivocally.

    You intimate that the reason educated people tend to be on the left is that they are educated. I posit that those who taught them advocated “left” positions as well as teaching the material at hand emphasizing the positive of left (ala Skinner). If I substituted “right” for “left” in the above parameters, I would still hold to the basic premise of my comment.

    In addition to this, I posit that academics and the educated are as susceptible to group think as any other assemblage of people. Humans tend to form social communities dependent on commonality of thought and “social status”. This sets the conditions for self-reinforcing opinions within the group and often excludes new opinions or information that would modify the individual’s or group’s outlook. Again, please take this part of my comment as generic and not as philosophically specific.

    I could probably do a multi-page treatise on this subject. There is a lot of detail I would like to insert into this comment, but if my eyes are starting to glaze over writing it, it is time to give anyone reading it a break and stop here.

    Respectfully submitted,
    M5

  6. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    Actually, most of the least educated (not even a high school diploma) tend to vote Democrat. Same with those (as Mikefive stated) that have been in academia most of their life.
    The thing these groups have in common is a dependence on government. Whether its from a state university career or a welfare check, these groups believe that a larger government is beneficial to them and it is the answer to most of people’s problems in life.

  7. tabonsell

    tabonsell said, about 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    Of course academia is slanted to the left. That is where you will find the people with the drive, desire, stamina and intellect to acquire the degrees needed for the profession.

    Too much Neanderthal DNA in the righties.

  8. wbr

    wbr said, about 3 years ago

    the size of crowd bho got in germany [around 5000] tells you anything

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @tabonsell @tabonsell

    “Of course academia is slanted to the left…..”

    @ruff
    You are correct, academics are heavily politically left. That is because they are able to think.

    First, If this is what you believe of people, then you have a very restricted view of the world.

    Second, Your replies have nothing to do with the premise of my post.

    Third, I hope neither of you are academics. If so, you have committed a rather unseemly degree of arrogance

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    My mentor ,a Rhodes Scholar, a Phd, a practicing Catholic, was a mixture of conservative and liberal ideals. He was personally, and academically, a gift for all his students. He would agree with your tolerance, and allow for thoughtful genesis to promote positive action. Then he’d gently cuss you out if you were really stupid.

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    A little guacamole mixed in with the Campbell’s®, I’d say.

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    That’s just it, they’re not friends.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @ahab

    An admiral academic to to be sure, ahab. I wish I had met more like you describe.

  14. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 3 years ago

    @SuperMax52

    You really don’t watch World News, do you?
    I mean, news sources that are based outside of the USA>

    You’re very incorrect.

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