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How Dumb Are America’s College Students?

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Posted By: MissMolly, 2/25/2020 4:46:28 AM

Heather Mac Donald is one of America’s great heroines. For no reason other than love of her country, Western civilization and common sense, she ventures repeatedly into the bizarre and hostile world of America’s colleges and universities. If students listened to her, they would learn a lot. Alas, most of them are not up to that task. Heather has often been subjected not just to rudeness, but to threats of violence. I can draw on my own experience here. Last year, my youngest daughter invited Heather to give a talk at her college. My wife and I drove Heather down to the college, but before we set out we were told

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL 2/25/2020 5:25:50 AM (No. 328932)
Very dumb. I have a granddaughter that goes to college. She is bright but common sense stupid. I believe we all were that way until we grow up. I turned around with Jimmy Carter and became a republican.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ARKfamily 2/25/2020 5:59:11 AM (No. 328942)
Well, when wisdom comes from God only, it might be a clue. . .I tend to believe this is a generalization about college students. There are some very bright students but if you don't have a relationship with God, how will you have the life skills to apply your knowledge and skills?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: George R. 2/25/2020 6:28:11 AM (No. 328961)
The conclusion the article...Sad but true!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: globalwarmer 2/25/2020 6:32:20 AM (No. 328963)
I'd ask; how dumb are the parents of college students for dropping their hard earned cash on a commie indoctrination program?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ditto1958 2/25/2020 6:46:59 AM (No. 328976)
It’s downright scary.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: proactus 2/25/2020 7:02:06 AM (No. 328989)
“So this is college? I didn’t miss nothin.” Carmone Sabitoni-The Freshman
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 2/25/2020 7:05:57 AM (No. 328990)
The author missed Accounting as a worthwhile degree. Oops, you will never be unemployed if you are a good accountant. Every business needs them.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum 2/25/2020 7:07:56 AM (No. 328992)
Think about it, this was the progressive plan. Take practical courses out of high school and feed the kids the lie that you must go to college in order to be successful. They had to get the kids into class in order to indoctrinate them in their evil ideology and it worked! The only thing most of them learn is how to whine, claim victimhood, and insist they are entitled to whatever they want in life. They are angry, ignorant, and even violent. They refuse to listen to anything that opposes the dogma they have embraced. One thing is for certain, the progressive have succeeded in this anti-American endeavor and the country is suffering greatly because of it. They want to ban anyone who speaks the truth because they know that for some it will strike a chord and change the way they see things. Fight to get the truth into your schools and universities because these institutions are ruining your children. Find a better alternative and teach your kids early the values and truth you want them to learn. You are an effective advocate.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lala 2/25/2020 7:17:40 AM (No. 329003)
Wow, she is one brave woman.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: 4Justice 2/25/2020 7:27:30 AM (No. 329012)
That's true, you need to have parents who teach their children not only good values, but good critical thinking skills. I spent most of my formative years discussing the news, world events, politics, history and nearly every other subject with my mother (and to a lesser extent with my father). My mother was probably the most knowledgeable and intelligent woman I have ever met in my life. I was blessed to have the benefit of her wisdom daily for the first 18 years of my life. I feel I was the luckiest person in the world. Most of today's children don't get anything of substance from their parents these days--certainly not at the level I did. I was lucky my mother sacrificed her career to stay at home for us. In my book, she was a saint! Anyway, if parents spent just a fraction of their time with their kids that my mother and I spent together talking, our society would be doing much better, our children would have better critical thinking skills and they'd be more able to discern truth from lies.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Krause 2/25/2020 7:28:05 AM (No. 329013)
Colleges are putting out defective products, like China.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: janjan 2/25/2020 7:32:18 AM (No. 329015)
I have been in IT management for 25 years. When I am hiring I avoid recent college grads. They (not all but most) are immature, entitled, opinionated, lack a work ethic and have no real skills. This is what parents pay for. Several years of gettIng knocked around by real life usually clears their heads. Becoming a tax payer is the best education they will get.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: RayLRiv 2/25/2020 7:50:16 AM (No. 329030)
Don't trust anybody over 30...who still lives at home with his parents...
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Reply 14 - Posted by: PostAway 2/25/2020 7:52:59 AM (No. 329033)
Antonio Gramsci was an Italian communist, active at the turn of the last century, who advocated the long march through American cultural institutions, called cultural hegemony. This march includes universities and is meant to plant an irresistible crop of communists to bend us into a communist country. A recently deceased professor at Notre Dame enthusiastically helped lead this effort in the U.S., writing books and essays as well as founding The International Gramscian Society, devoted to the genius of Gramsci. He did all this with the help of his wife and son. Now his son, Pete Buttigieg, wants to be President.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: agrunt 2/25/2020 7:58:58 AM (No. 329038)
They don't know the difference between come here and sic em.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Braincramp 2/25/2020 8:01:49 AM (No. 329042)
My cousin's daughter who is in her early 20's grew up in a strong Christian home, spent 9 of her early years with her family when they were missionaries to Spain, went to a fairly liberal Christian school and college, and her dad is now a pastor. She is extremely intelligent and creative, and she received a scholarship to attend a secular university to pursue a master's degree. What my sister reports from this young woman's Facebook page is that she's become rabidly anti-Trump since 2016, and is considering going to Washington, D.C. after graduation to become an ''advocate'' for who knows what. My sister and I fear this lovely young woman is lost in more ways than one and we grieve for her. She's also indoctrinating her parents with her hate and lies about President Trump. All we can do is pray for her and try to talk to her parents and tell them the truth about the Left and what they want to do to destroy this wonderful country-- that is, if they also aren't lost. They thought it was incredibly wonderful that their daughter was accepted to this prestigious university for further education, but we couldn't share their enthusiasm because we knew what would happen. We're very sorry and sad that we were right.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 2/25/2020 8:12:20 AM (No. 329054)
A close friend of mine went into a state of shock after "losing contact" with his grand daughter who is attending Colorado University in the people's republic of Boulder. Coming from a staunch republican family, she was quickly re-educated on campus and spews the leftist dogma every day now. It is impossible to discuss anything political or social with her without her going into a maniacal rage at the first hint of disagreement. And she thinks that Sanders is the only solution to "save America". It's a heart breaker, but, today's methods of brainwashing are effective.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: fayebeck 2/25/2020 8:17:56 AM (No. 329057)
You have to admit that it was the "greatest generation" and the subsequent generations of "smart" people who created this system of "education". Building the schools, curriculum, hiring the "educators", buying homes in a "great neighborhood" with good schools to educate the kids. And all that tripe.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MNluxiegal 2/25/2020 8:22:42 AM (No. 329067)
To 4Justice, are you my sibling? I also had a very intelligent Mother, full of wisdom that cannot be gotten from book and universities. A good dose of God-fearing belief would do wonders for these infantile young adults in the colleges and universities of the USA. 'You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free". These are very wise words, but if these kids cannot use reason, and have no wisdom, how will they recognize the truth when they face it?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Jebediah 2/25/2020 8:59:35 AM (No. 329113)
We all sat back, paid huge amounts of $ to colleges for our children's admissions, and then watched them be brainwashed by any number of ultra liberal professors WHO HAVE NEVER LIVED IN THE REAL WORLD: undergrad, grad school, degrees and the never never land of college and university teaching. But it actually starts even earlier, often with "history" or social studies teachers who teach at the high school level and didn't make it to the college big leagues. Even CATHOLIC colleges are often horrendous. NOW WE PAY THE PRICE. Our kids are CLUELESS as to history so of course they think Bernie's (and the others on the stage--be realistic) socialism is terrific, even as the Scandinavian countries he cite insist they are capitalists.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: dovestar 2/25/2020 9:01:58 AM (No. 329117)
A couple of posters touched on the reality that Wisdom comes only from God. I am firmly convinced that young people, even smart ones from good Christian families, are not just indoctrinated by college studies. The moment they engage in premarital sex they become distant from God and start to lose their God given Wisdom. There's a reason the Church prized celibacy and virginity, and the liberals have succeeded in destroying that. Immorality makes one blind.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Strike3 2/25/2020 9:29:02 AM (No. 329144)
#12, I have a background almost identical to yours. I have always received better performance from older workers except for one bright kid I knew personally before I hired him and he was a very good programmer. The only minority I ever hired turned out to be a total putz and we were gathering evidence to fire him when he did us a favor by resigning. His degree from Ohio State was apparently less than worthless. The problem with most fields is that they are closed loop systems and have the college degree in their list of mandatory qualifications. I came from a background that gave me extensive technical experience and with only a few college classes in business and accounting they had to promote me into management because I was the most qualified and they could not find anybody else even close. Many fields have government requirements for a degree, like teaching school, when a degree should be the last requirement on the list. With 100% of our public school teachers having degrees, look at the results compared to other countries - pathetic. One point made above, good parents are necessary to prepare a student for college, otherwise that mush brain will do nothing but absorb more mush. I would wager that a significant number of the Bernie Bros are college graduates and their main accomplishment was in learning to spell "socialism" but not in learning what it is.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: jacksin5 2/25/2020 9:36:10 AM (No. 329150)
Are they dumb? Not particularly. When schools and colleges substituted education for indoctrination, students were no longer required to think independently or forced to use Reason to create their beliefs or opinions. All they have to work with is the dogma they are being force fed by so-called educators. Employers are starting to abandon college graduates, finding it much more efficient to train people with the willingness to learn, rather than these zombies who feel they already know it all, and want CEO salaries for entry level positions.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: clayusmcret 2/25/2020 9:48:43 AM (No. 329161)
I've been promoting technical schools over college for more than a decade. Parents send usually patriotic children to college, only to receive back ranting marxists. College is very successful, not at educating our young adults but in indoctrinating them in radical agendas pushed by the 60's LSD users who took over the institutions from inside and created a factory for pushing out brain dead ideologues. The absolutely worse investment a parent could make in their child's life is to pay to turn their child into something trained to hate them, their country and God.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Italiano 2/25/2020 10:05:56 AM (No. 329181)
The popularity of Bernie Sanders is living proof. He was a national joke his entire career until this generation came along, and still is, or should be. We were lucky. Our daughter barely survived UC Davis and we are steadily re-programming her back to normality. So far so good. Our college-educated sons became U.S. Marines. Enough said. Antifa Bernie Bros in the streets would be wise to avoid them.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Right Time 2/25/2020 10:12:01 AM (No. 329187)
If you are going to send a child to college, I believe that there are only two choices for most parents. Either send them to a military academy or to an engineering school. If its a decent engineering school, the kid's course load will be heavy, the workload will be high, the engineering professors generally conservative, and he will learn a life lesson about hard work and develop a sense of accomplishment. Best of all, the kid won't be brainwashed, and come out of school as a lazy leftist. But the kid's social and interpersonal skills will likely be stunted but correctable. Spoken from experience
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Reply 27 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 2/25/2020 10:40:38 AM (No. 329214)
Actually, there's one other excellent choice of places to send kids to college, and that's a Christian university--I recommend the smaller ones. As always, do your homework before dropping your kids off, though. Professors at Christian universities can go off the rails, too.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: pros7767 2/25/2020 10:45:45 AM (No. 329217)
All 3 of mine went to liberal colleges. One joined the Marines afterward. The second is successfully running his own business and the third is currently looking for a job having just recently graduated. We paid for all three and none have student loans. While more socially liberal, they have retained most of their conservative values as a result of constant dialogue in our home and knowing how hard both their parents worked to give them a debt free college education. They watch us pay outrageous taxes to support everybody else and they resent it. I guess we're lucky, but continuing dialogue is the key!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: IdSpud 2/25/2020 10:54:44 AM (No. 329220)
Re #26. A couple of alternatives to engineering schools. One, is a community college to earn a trade. Many trades earn more than respectable incomes and since those schools, much like engineering sciences, require much work, there is not much time for indoctrination. Another alternative is Hillsdale College. It receives no government money, hence it doesn't have to compromise it's curriculum. Both good alternatives.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Readaholic 2/25/2020 10:55:43 AM (No. 329221)
Valiantly casting pearls before swine. If one of these ignoramuses is ever unreasonably accused of rape he might have cause to remember her words.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 2/25/2020 11:11:12 AM (No. 329234)
It starts before college folks. A student must be prepared for college. Its a totally different environment. A student absolutely must be able to think for himself, and question what they are being taught. Its not a problem in the more technical fields, but it is a problem when the courses are more philosophical. A student is there for an education, not an indoctrination full of garbage. You have to know what you are there for. You want a degree in a field that will yield a good paying job. To this day, I remember taking a History course on Soviet Socialism. It defied common sense and logic which made it very difficult for me. Most of the students wouldn't even question the teacher who happened to be the Dean of the History department. Most of the class were History majors. it was also poorly taught. The teacher seemed to ramble. No notes and didn't follow the books. I squeaked by with a C. Most of the History majors were more familiar with the curriculum and were more able to parrot what the teacher was saying. Hindsight being 20-20, I should have dropped the class. The other thing to do is not stay on campus. I recall the police being called to the Student Union building on multiple weekends to deal with drunks and violent students. You are suppose to be there to learn, not to 'party'. I also think it might be wiser to start college a little later. Work for a few years, stay at home, and save some money. I did five years of college over an eight year period. Start college a few years later after maturing a little bit. You have to enter college with a plan on what you are intending to do. The first two years of college were the most difficult because high school never prepared me. I had to learn my interests and capabilities. I also had to improve my learning and study habits. Also many colleges are charging over 100k tuition. Don't fall for that. Either your parents or you will be in debt up to your eyeballs. I graduated from a good local college owing a total of $400.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 2/25/2020 11:15:02 AM (No. 329239)
Im sorry but there ARE some professions where it is a necessity to obtain a college degree, especially if that person is to have any professional merit at all. Would you go to a heart surgeon that taught himself? Or received his degree online...or training by some other means than the traditional consortium required for doctors to go through? How about engineers? Do you trust that person who just followed his dad around but didnt go through the state testing and certification for installing electricity or plumbing or bridge building or designing a high rise to withstand high winds and provide comforts for the many office workers? I know there are journeymen organizations and a lot of that latter IS done through hands-on training but there ARE standards that have been established and must be met and a lot of times, colleges and junior colleges are the only places to get such certification. My daughter wants to be a veterinarian technician - its not the level of a full fledged veterinarian but she STILL has to go to college to receive the training and certification in order to become a trusted and verified vet-tech. I get that we've let the colleges run amok with the money paid in and the lefties have not let go since WWII. But bashing colleges as being utterly useless is not helpful, especially when there ARE benefits that we've obviously taken for granted.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 2/25/2020 11:23:27 AM (No. 329248)
Sorry for the 2nd post but I have to respond to #29 Trade schools are excellent choices. I would never argue that. But my husband has been in the engineering business for the last 30 years with only an Associates Degree from an excellent "trade school" established by Texas A&M. He's done darn near the work of a full fledged 4 yr engineer and with a greater amount of professionalism and success and understanding of engineering principles. HOWEVER.... His pay scale can only go so far, and he can only advance so far because he only has a 2 yr degree. And there's a reason for that. Its all well and good to promote trade schools for those who do not want to go to a full fledged career...but those degrees in the hard sciences still mean something. I would suggest that for the STEM fields, there needs to be separate schools that ONLY offer degrees in a specific STEM field. If you go to medicine, you go to a school that ONLY teaches medicine...nothing else. If you go into engineering, you to go to a school that ONLY teaches a certain area of engineering. Nothing else. Trade schools can only take one so far, and if a person finds that they are really successful and good at that field then they should be able to pursue that field without any hindrance at all. But JUST trade schools is not the solution for the stupidity of our current universities.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: moonlightflip 2/25/2020 12:02:35 PM (No. 329295)
these ignorant college students will be graduated and enter government jobs in order to make life miserable for the rest of us. plus, they want "free" college. so effin gross!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Mofongo 2/25/2020 12:12:44 PM (No. 329305)
I went to college in the 70s in order to - put your coffee down - get educated. I wanted to learn about what Matthew Arnold characterized as “the best that has been thought or said.” In those ancient days, that’s what many serious students wanted out of fine schools, and that breadth of knowledge and shared appreciation of the wonders of the world was what was expected of smart, educated people. Fast forward to today, and that mindset is all but incomprehensible. Higher education has become either a route to a profession or an indoctrination program, take your choice. IMO, we’re the worse for it.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: NYbob 2/25/2020 12:23:09 PM (No. 329310)
I didn't realize the value of growing up on a dairy farm till late middle age. All the hard work prepped me for my first wage earning job and every job since then. When you have to actually work, you understand in a real muscle memory way the value of your time and you quickly build a store of ambition to get a better job and better skills. Being a babied snowflake your entire life is a good way to sour someone's potential. If the punks who swallow all the lies of the left weren't so darn obnoxious, it would be sad.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Smart11344 2/25/2020 1:02:39 PM (No. 329344)
The truth hurts. Far too many are dumb as a rotting post...The Professors are even more rotten. God help our higher education.facilities.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: b4lucy 2/25/2020 2:24:35 PM (No. 329432)
Well 32, Your brother is doing quite well without a college degree...College is just not the answer to a large percentage of young people...His military service put him in a position to go directly into a world of opportunities...That seems to be a good path for many young people....
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Reply 39 - Posted by: watashiyo 2/25/2020 3:26:53 PM (No. 329485)
Proof is CNN's Acosta.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/25/2020 6:50:41 PM (No. 329658)
So sure of themselves, yet uneducated, ignorant and self-absorbed.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Heraclitus 2/25/2020 7:27:38 PM (No. 329686)
#10, I could have signed my name to your Comment! I was blessed for ever to have an extraordinary Mother; my Dad wasn't around as much, but he expected us to think for ourselves, to shun the crowd, i.e., to avoid hanging out with other kids for the sake of not standing alone. Maybe it's temperament, but I never made decisions in order to conform. I just did not care... as long as I had books to read, or the quietude to think. Parents must watch their children like hawks. Never assume that what they taught them has remained stuck in their brains OR hearts. The social pressure to conform is so immense; most people can't stand feeling ostracized. When one's beliefs seems to be under assault by a majority, it's hard to REALLY resist (the so-called resist movement is really just a bunch of band-wagonners). There are many ways to get a good education without having to live on a campus. I think campus life is the real source of peril: too many temptations, too few encouragements to stay the course. IF more parents were keeping their children at home or nearby, universities might feel the financial pinch and begin to change from being re-indoctrination centers to true education and enlightenment. I'm not very hopeful. God is driven out of the public square. The demons of envy, jealousy, immodesty, irrationality, hatred and violence have been let loose.
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"Someone once called Joe Biden the only 29-year-old underachiever ever elected to the United States Senate," Paul Taylor wrote in his 1989 opus See How they Run. Biden, he noted, whose 1988 presidential run had ended in disaster, tended to confuse words with action. Mary McGrory once described him as "a collection of good instincts and incoherent utterance, pleasant, energetic, but not in control." In the New Yorker, Elizabeth Drew wrote that he was "knocked out by a weakness that was going to catch up with him ... intellectual barrenness." He was a "nice guy who hasn’t demonstrated depth or mental or verbal discipline,"
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Mitt Romney: Trump Administration
‘Substantially’ Unprepared for Coronavirus
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/25/2020 7:46:25 PM Post Reply
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Tuesday afternoon criticized the Trump administration’s preparations for the possible spread of the deadly Chinese coronavirus in the United States. “I’m very disappointed in the degree to which we’ve prepared for a pandemic, both in terms of protective equipment and in terms of medical devices that would help people once they are infected,” Romney, a staunch critic of President Donald Trump, told reporters, according to The Hill. “At this stage, I think we are substantially underinvesting in what would be appropriate for a setting which could be serious.” Romney, who serves on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee,
'If anyone should be insulted, it's us!' Meghan
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Posted by Harlowe 2/26/2020 4:33:42 PM Post Reply
Meghan Markle believes she and Prince Harry are being 'picked on' and the restrictions being placed on them are 'payback' for wanting to be independent, she told her close friends, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal. Meghan grumbled to her inner circle last week over the Queen banning the couple from using the word 'royal' in their 'branding', later issuing an extraordinary statement appearing to complain the palace was treating them differently to other family members. (Snip) 'She said if anyone should feel insulted, it should be them. They never intended to capitalize on the word royal, and to insinuate they were somehow abusing their privileges is absurd.'
How Dumb Are America’s College Students? 41 replies
Posted by MissMolly 2/25/2020 4:46:28 AM Post Reply
Heather Mac Donald is one of America’s great heroines. For no reason other than love of her country, Western civilization and common sense, she ventures repeatedly into the bizarre and hostile world of America’s colleges and universities. If students listened to her, they would learn a lot. Alas, most of them are not up to that task. Heather has often been subjected not just to rudeness, but to threats of violence. I can draw on my own experience here. Last year, my youngest daughter invited Heather to give a talk at her college. My wife and I drove Heather down to the college, but before we set out we were told
President Trump Calls on Sotomayor and
Ginsburg to Recuse Themselves From His
Supreme Court Cases
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Posted by Imright 2/25/2020 1:24:25 AM Post Reply
President Trump responded from India via Twitter on Tuesday local time to a scathing dissent by Justice Sonia Sotomayor released Friday that accused the conservative majority justices on the Supreme Court of being biased in favor of the Trump administration. Trump called on Sotomayor and her fellow Trump-hating Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves from cases involving or relating to him. (Photo) Trump said, ““Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump.” @IngrahamAngle @FoxNews This is a terrible thing to say. Trying to “shame” some into voting her way? She never criticized Justice Ginsberg when she called me a “faker”. Both should recuse themselves……on all Trump,
The Rebranding of Socialism
as 'Democratic Socialism'
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Posted by Imright 2/25/2020 5:30:55 AM Post Reply
While it may be true that “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (Shakespeare) it is also true that socialism by any other name still smells like socialism. As we approach this year’s elections, the purveyors of socialism have tried to rebrand their product by calling it “democratic socialism.” The sales force and marketing department of democratic socialism, the Democratic Party, and the mainstream media, are plying a new fairy tale that democratic socialism is nothing like socialism. No siree, nothing like it, they sing in chorus. The chorus, however, is badly out of tune. Democratic socialism is not the wonderland of inclusiveness,
Joe Biden Claims A Whopping 150 Million
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/26/2020 1:28:57 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden made an egregious claim during Tuesday’s Democratic debate, saying that a whopping 150 million people have been killed by guns since 2007. Biden was asked how he would stop gun violence, with the moderator noting that “Congress has not been able to pass a major gun legislation in a quarter of a century.” The former vice president said that he is “the only one who ever got it done nationally” before making the false claim that 150 million people have been killed by guns since 2007. “One hundred fifty million people have been killed since 2007,
California Teachers Union Wants Kids to
Pursue Gender Transition Without Parental
Consent
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/26/2020 12:44:58 AM Post Reply
Even in California, you have to be 18 to get a tattoo, 16 to drive a car, 21 to buy a gun, alcohol, or pot. But if you want to change your gender? Well, then, you just have to be 12. And your public school will be more than happy to help. Need an abortion? Tell your teacher. Want to refill your birth control? Go to the school clinic. Thinking about starting hormone treatments? Your parents will never find out. At least, not under the policy the California Teachers Association is pushing. That’s the amazing revelation from last month’s union meeting.
Joe Biden to Gun Manufacturers:
‘I’m Going to Take You Down’
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Posted by Imright 2/25/2020 7:09:52 AM Post Reply
During a Monday night speech in South Carolina, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden referenced gun manufacturers and said, “I’m going to take you down.”He made this statement after referencing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (2005). The PLCAA is designed to shield gun manufacturers from lawsuits in scenarios where the guns in question were legally made and legally sold.Biden has repeatedly criticized the existence of that law on the campaign trail, most recently in Las Vegas on February 19, and in New Hampshire earlier in the month.Breitbart News reported Biden’s New Hampshire comments, where he said it was a “mistake” to give “gun manufacturers …
New California bill would require
gender neutral sections in retail stores
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Posted by NorthernDog 2/25/2020 2:17:03 PM Post Reply
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A new California bill would require some retailers to have gender neutral floor space inside their stores, Politico reports. The bill, called Assembly Bill 2826, was introduced by Assemblymember Evan Low, a Democrat from Campbell. According to Politico, retailers would be able to sell the same products, as long as they dedicate space where customers can find clothes and toys regardless of whether the items have been marketed to boys or girls. “Keeping similar items that are traditionally marketed either for girls or for boys separated makes it more difficult for the consumer to compare the products
Trump to detail US coronavirus
efforts, Schumer seeks $8.5B
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Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 2/26/2020 1:27:34 PM Post Reply
Washington - President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday against criticism that his administration isn’t doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat, as lawmakers called for giving disease fighters much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has requested. A day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S., Trump prepared to hold a White House press conference with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He tweeted that the CDC, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and others in the administration are “doing a great job with respect to Coronavirus!” and accused some news outlets of “panicking markets.”
'This could be bad': Top CDC doctor
contradicts Trump and warns it's
'not a question of if but WHEN'
coronavirus spreads in America, *
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Posted by Harlowe 2/25/2020 5:20:15 PM Post Reply
It's no longer 'a question of if...but when' the coronavirus will spread in the US, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials said on Tuesday as they told parents to prepare their children for the possibility of school closures. The CDC said Americans may need to prepare for 'tele-schooling' should the virus continue to spread throughout the US. And although the threat is currently low, Dr Nancy Messonier, CDC's director of the Center for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, says the public needs to be ready if the virus becomes a pandemic.
San Francisco mayor
declares coronavirus emergency
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Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 2/26/2020 1:38:45 PM Post Reply
San Francisco Mayor London Breed has declared a local emergency amid coronavirus fears. “Although there are still zero confirmed cases in San Francisco residents, the global picture is changing rapidly, and we need to step up preparedness,” Breed said in a statement Tuesday. “We see the virus spreading in new parts of the world every day, and we are taking the necessary steps to protect San Franciscans from harm.” While three people have been treated for COVID-19 at San Francisco hospitals, there have been no confirmed cases of the illness in the city. Breed made the announcement following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s warning
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