Social Change Starts With Education

 Courtesy of  John McGrane

I have heard that as much as 90% of the professors in our universities vote as Democrats.

They, of course, brainwash our children to think in the liberal manner.

Imagine if the ratio were shifted to, say, 60% Democrat! Better yet, 50-50!

How to get academia to hire more profs to tell "the other side of the story?"

It would take a grass-roots movement (Fox? Rush?) to purge academia, in which Dad and Mom would press the issue of "Balance in Education." It's usually the parents who pay the eductaion bills, so they should be concerned. In fact, there have been signs recently of parents looking for ways to maximize their college investments by negotiating with second-choice schools. Why not demand to know the "political environment and policies" of schools?

The purge could even find its way into high schools!

Think about what it would be like if our younger voters were not so religiously liberal. (Example: Hollywood, which targets everything to the 17 - 25 year-old market, would have to alter story plots to reflect their audiences' tastes. Maybe now and then the bad guy wouldn't be a bald, old white man. Maybe movies would even stop blaming America for every problem in the world!)

This would be a change we could really use.


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  • 11/17/2012 10:51 AM Liz wrote:
    Have you noticed that most of the democratic voters are in metropolitan areas. Heavy on the east and west coast. The republican voters are more rural. That is because the more intelligent people tend to live in metropolitan areas because that is where the jobs are. Teachers are more intelligent and tend to be democratic. Even with all the money and the right wing media Obama won. You are on the losing side trying to come up with some evil reason why your party lost, just like Romney's gifts comments. Even 50% of the 2% are democratic and voted for Obama. You have Fox films that are very popular than show your point of view. Do you get the picture, if you were smart you would vote democratic.
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    1. 11/17/2012 11:34 AM Bill Lawrence wrote:
      I certainly noticed that certain precincts in certain metropolitan areas went 100 percent for Obama.

      It is comforting to learn that that is where the brilliant people who teach in our public schools reside.
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    2. 11/17/2012 2:36 PM Honey Badger wrote:
      Seriously Liz, you sound like one of those Democratic voters who reside in as metropolitan area. Do live anywhere near the Democratic club-wielding intellects who stand outside of voting places on election day?
      Seriously, do you?
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  • 11/17/2012 3:06 PM The Thinker wrote:
    Perhaps we should just abandon our failing education system and just send all of our kids to Finland where the kids receive a far superior education than that afforded to American children. Other suggestions would be Australia, Canada, New Zealand The Netherlands,Singapore or even South Korea. All of those countries far surpass America when it come to educating our children.
    Of course, if it would make Liz happy, we could send them all to Cuba for more of the same stuff they get here.
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  • 11/17/2012 7:12 PM Kristina wrote:
    I'm not being brainwashed into anything. Yes, my professors are liberal, but I already was before I left home. I just learned to speak out on it more. Also, I have had conservative profs. It depends on the department.

    Also the article starts out with "I have heard" Wow! Great source there! Oh wait.

    I'm very liberal and proud of it. Nobody is brainwashed into anything. My profs are open to debating both sides whereas the conservative ones I've had are very bossy and only hear their side.

    Contrary to what you may think, us liberals don't sit around chanting santinic rituals and aborting fetuses. We're very smart and obviously what America wanted. You didn't act like this when Bush won, even though he didn't win fairly. You still liked him and were happy.
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    1. 11/18/2012 9:49 AM Caveman wrote:
      People say they are smart, ain't.
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      1. 11/18/2012 4:31 PM Kristina wrote:
        I could say the very same thing for people who use words like "ain't"
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        1. 11/18/2012 4:52 PM Caveman wrote:
          Caveman ain't saying he's smart. Caveman don't think he's smart at all. Caveman is sayin you seem less smarter than him.
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          1. 11/18/2012 6:55 PM Kristina wrote:
            Well I've read your comments, and I can tell you that's not true.
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  • 11/18/2012 2:27 PM Liz wrote:
    As I said before the GOP need to rein in these extremist right wing groups. Find candidates that can actually win without redistricting and voter suppression. Tom Smith and Mit Romney are very poor examples. I will compare my credentials with anyone. As a single mom I paid for all three of my children to go to college and bought them all a house. While making 60% as much as my male co-workers. The democrats are gaining strength and will soon out vote the republicans in the mid-term elections. You need to serve all the voters not just like minded ones. Interesting that you talk about the importance of education while Corbett wants to cut the education budget.
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    1. 11/18/2012 4:01 PM Caring Professional wrote:
      Thank you! You are the backbone of this country. Some CONservatives think property taxes are too high! I am sure you raised your children right and they aren't one of them! Those who care can never be paid too much. Those who complain should lose their homes!
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      1. 11/18/2012 4:13 PM Bill Lawrence wrote:
        Those who complain should lose their homes!

        Certainly spells out how the typical "caring professional" thinks.
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        1. 11/18/2012 4:31 PM Caring Professional wrote:
          We should not want people in our communities who don't care about the children.
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          1. 11/18/2012 4:46 PM Bill Lawrence wrote:
            You mean like teachers who strike?
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      2. 11/18/2012 4:27 PM Caveman wrote:
        Seriously sick. You complain a lot. Get ready for instant karma, babe
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    2. 11/18/2012 4:25 PM Caveman wrote:
      LOL. Now you buy homes for the other Obama voters.
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  • 11/18/2012 6:10 PM Liz wrote:
    This is the problem, the election is over, now is the time to work together to solve the problems. There is no my side your side it is WE THE PEOPLE. Grow up!! Be an adult for a change. I want to improve the economy, I want to be able to fix my car so it uses less gas. I want solar energy. I want something to fix the mortgage crisis. Banks aren't leaning. I want the job market to improve. Stop the name calling and do something useful. Tell your congressmen to stop fighting and do their job. That's what we voted for.
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    1. 11/18/2012 6:48 PM anonymous wrote:
      Voting is the best revenge
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      1. 11/18/2012 9:00 PM Bill Lawrence wrote:
        Presidents who say stuff like that are not going to inspire people to make nice.
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    2. 11/18/2012 8:59 PM Bill Lawrence wrote:
      What you don't seem to get is that Barack Obama is a divider not a uniter.

      BTW, if you want solar energy nobody is stopping you. Home Depot has a 60-watt solar panel kit for $300. Set it up and you can run a light bulb off the grid and save the earth.
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  • 11/19/2012 12:30 AM Liz wrote:
    No I want a real solar system and be able to sell excess to the grid like they have in Europe. Not the toys that we can buy now. The one I want is illegal.
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    1. 11/19/2012 6:37 PM Robert Lawrence wrote:
      Why is the one you want illegal?

      You can buy and install sophisticated solar energy systems, here.

      I think everywhere in the USA, you can hook your home solar energy system to the grid and sell back the excess. By law, the electric company has to buy it.

      In reality wind and solar power technology just isn't here, yet.

      For the homeowner, even with government subsidies, it is a break-even deal in most cases.

      Spain made a major effort to produce energy using solar power, but in the end it was a money losing proposition. They are cutting back on it, because they can't afford the subsidies.
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  • 11/19/2012 7:41 PM Liz wrote:
    Google Germany, their systems cost 20% of ours. Permitting, licensing, connecting to the grid and other business processes costs are the problem along with costly instalation (Soft costs).
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    1. 11/20/2012 12:00 AM Bill Lawrence wrote:
      So labor and government red tape are the reasons why a fraction of 1 percent of our energy production is solar.

      Since you don't want to take the initiative and install an efficient cost-effective -- as you seem to be claiming -- solar system on your home, maybe you can petition your state legislators to end prevailing wage to bring down the cost of installing them on government buildings.

      BTW, nobody is opposed to solar energy. The problem is government involvement is counter productive and leads to graft and wasted effort. Look at the massive corruption in the Obama administration involving it.
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    2. 11/20/2012 12:23 PM Robert Lawrence wrote:
      I see no evidence that their systems cost 20% of ours. I see that the systems are subsidized by a surcharge that increase residential bills by 10-15%.

      I see that systems have come down in prices 50% in the last 5 years due to technological advances and Chinese mass production. This is true world wide, not just in Germany.

      Permitting and licensing costs are government charges (the people you want in charge of health care) and connecting to the grid is a safety issue both for the grid and the homeowner. People die if it is not done correctly.

      I see no evidence that those costs are any cheaper in Germany, although they may be subsidized.

      Germany already has very expensive energy rates, so solar energy is more competitive, there.

      Currently, solar energy is still significantly more expensive than current energy generation sources, and require government subsidy to be competitive.

      I hope (and think) that in the near future that solar energy does become cheap energy. I think i would be great if residences could generate most of their own energy needs. Solar energy is great in that it usually corresponds to peak power needs.

      But don't forget that the systems need maintenance. Are you looking forward to shoveling the snow off your roof, as well as your driveway? How about leaves and dirt?
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    3. 11/20/2012 5:09 PM Robert Lawrence wrote:
      I still want to know which kind of solar energy system you want that is illegal in the U.S.
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