Archive for October 2014

Social Psychology biased against conservatives?

Maria Konnikova, writing in The New Yorker, October 30, 2014: On January 27, 2011, from a stage in the middle of the San Antonio Convention Center, Jonathan Haidt addressed the participants of the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. The topic was an ambitious one: a vision for social psychology in the year 2020.…

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Obama losing Millennials

According to a poll released Wednesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics Millennials are abandoning Obama and Democrats as well.  By 51% to 47% they want the GOP to control Congress. Among 18-29 year-olds who say they will “definitely be voting next Tuesday,” Obama’s job approval rating is just 42 percent, with 56% disapprove. Young Hispanic…

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American Studies has become a farce of stupidity and political correctness

When I was completing a major in American Studies at the University of Colorado from 1970-1974, it was a serious interdisciplinary study that covered American history from Jamestown to 1960, American literature from the Mayflower Compact to John Updike, along with other fields such as political science and philosophy. Chemistry, physics, biology and math classes…

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Worse that anything Nixon ever did…

If what Sharyl Attkinsson writes in this book is true we don’t live in the same country anymore. We live in a country where the government spies on anyone who might reveal any of its dirty laundry. The spying is to try and find something to trump up criminal charges against that person, or her…

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Tom Steyer — Biggest billionaire hypocrite in America

Tom Steyer made billions running offshore hedge funds and financing coal projects. Now he wants to make Americans poorer by denying them affordable fossil fuels. This political ad tells the story in 30 seconds, which is all you get these days. Back in February Tom Steyer pledged to spend $100 Million of his coal money…

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Mark Steyn interviewed by Ezra Levant on The Source

The Source is TV news show anchored by Ezra Levant on the Sun News Network out of Toronto. The discussion here is about Steyn’s new book The [Un] Documented Mark Steyn which I think is a reference to his introducing himself when he sub-hosts for the Rush Limbaugh show as the “undocumented radio talk show…

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Walrus Truth vs. “Walrus Crisis” Propaganda

Evolutionary biologist Dr. Susan Crockford refutes the disinformation propounded by Gail Collins in the recent New York Times “walrus crisis” story. Collins believes that the beaching of thousands of walruses in Alaska signifies some sort of crisis in the walrus population due to climate change. Dr. Crockford says it’s just normal walrus behavior that has been documented…

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Freudian slip of the lip; Democrat unwittingly tells the truth

Mark “Uterus” is right. Democrats do judge people by the color of their skin. Martin Luther King did not say that we judge people by the content of their character. He said he had a dream that one day his little children would be judged by the content of their character and not by the…

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Push to turn Colorado into a blue state may stall in 11 days

As long as liberals’ hunger for power is stronger than conservatives’ desire to be left [alone], the Left will continue to dominate our public life. —John Hinderaker, commenting on The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care). That book was published in 2010 and written by Rob Witwer, a Denver…

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This book cover will sell books

The book is not just a pretty cover but also gives a good history of the Second Amendment, why it was included in the Bill of Rights, and how Madison crafted the two independent clauses of the Amendment to satisfy both the anti-federalists who feared an American version of the British habit of disarming the…

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