Sunday, August 19, 2012

Liberal profs admit they’d discriminate against conservatives


It’s not every day that left-leaning academics admit that they would discriminate against conservatives- in this case conservative educators

Psychologists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers, based at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, surveyed a roughly representative sample of academics and scholars in social psychology and found that “In decisions ranging from paper reviews to hiring, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.”

This finding surprised the researchers. The survey questions “were so blatant that I thought we’d get a much lower rate of agreement,” Mr. Inbar said. “Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say they’d discriminate against minorities.

One question, according to the researchers, “asked whether, in choosing between two equally qualified job candidates for one job opening, they would be inclined to vote for the more liberal candidate (i.e., over the conservative).”

More than a third of the respondents said they would discriminate against the conservative candidate. One respondent wrote in that if department members “could figure out who was a conservative, they would be sure not to hire them.”

But wait—

Mr. Inbar, who volunteered for the Obama campaign in 2008, cautions (with an almost child-like lack of guile) that the finding reflects only what respondents said they would do — not necessarily what they actually would do in real life .

Oh, that's a horse of a different color.  They only said they wouldn't hire a conservative.  


Why Jews Are So Liberal


Dennis Prager says the most frequently asked question he receives from non-Jews about Jews is, why are Jews so liberal?   A question I've asked a thousand times.  He lists, in no order of importance,  six reasons.  Here are two of the six.  Good job Mr. Prager.

Rob Reiner prosthelytizes Liberalism

2. More than any other major religion, Judaism has always been preoccupied with this world. The (secular) Encyclopedia Judaica begins its entry on "Afterlife" by noting that "Judaism has always affirmed belief in an afterlife." But the preoccupation of Judaism has been making this world a better place. That is why the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) is largely silent about the afterlife; and it is preoccupied with rejecting ancient Egyptian values. That value system was centered on the afterlife — its bible was the Book of the Dead, and its greatest monuments, the pyramids, were tombs.

3. Most Jews are frightened by anything that connotes right wing — such as the words "right-wing" and "conservative." Especially since the Holocaust, they think that threats to their security emanate from the Right only. (It is pointless to argue that Nazism stood for National Socialism and therefore was really a leftist ideology. Whether that is theoretically accurate doesn't matter; nearly everyone regards the Nazis as far Right, and, therefore, Jews fear the Right.) The fact that the Jews' best friends today are conservatives and the fact that the Left is the home of most of the Jews' enemies outside of the Muslim world have made little impact on Jews' psyches.

(shown standing in for Hollywood's Jews, Rob Reiner prosthelytizing Lib-think.)

cuzzin ricky

Brandon Raub Update

Police State Culture

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K-nine was kind enough to send an entry from Brandon Raub's Facebook page (updating  Veteran arrested by FBI and Secret Service for non-violent Facebook posts.  Nothing here that wasn't in the discussion, but Graphics-R-Us.

 I don't think there's a soul who won't agree that Mr. Raub was a little over the top; or that this sort of thing is common fare for lefty journalists David Shuster for pete's sake; or that the FBI and SS had no right (as in constitutional right) to arrest or detain Raub.  Case closed.

Men looking at tush is news?

The Humanity                                    

Shocking footage of men looking at a woman's boot-ay?  Oh, the humanity. Oh the shame of it all!   Maybe it's time to reintroduce a little control during a lad's  formative years. I know it worked for me.

And again and again


For only $325 and a trip to Minnesota, you can join an elite team of Navy SEALs for a day and tell all your buddies that you were the one who killed the al-Qaeda leader—Just like Obama!

"All of a sudden, there was Bin Laden, ten feet away, screaming. He held a gun in each hand and immediately started firing. Patnaik panicked and started screaming, too. She managed to get off a few shots, and Bin Laden slumped to the ground. His robe and turban were covered in blue splotches from Patnaik's paintball gun."

I can envision all sort of cathartic applications like this.  If  this experience included taking the corpse to a pork lard rendering plant afterward,  instead of saying high mass for him, it would be worth another $100.

Dan Bongino Agonistes

Dan Bongino Agonistes
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It's easier to have a stroke than for a Republican to win any elective office in MD.  Nevertheless  Daniel Bongino, running against Ben Cardin for Senate,  has created more buzz than is normal.  Given that with each passing day democrats here are becoming less enthused about election day 2012, it is not impossible to imagine Bongino winning, so stuff like this thing MoSup just told me are maddening.

One of her church friends told he last week that she was hosting a house party for Bongino, and that she would be invited.  MoSup was very much interested (me too).  Today her friend told her that she was contacted by Bongino's advance team to firm up plans.   Which included charging attendees $75.  Upon which she bowed out of her commitment.  "I am not going to charge my friends $75 to attend any function in my home."

Yes, Bongino needs money to run his campaign, but unless he has people banging on his door to host events, wtf?  I'm quite sure that anyone attending would have, of their own volition, opened  pocketbooks after meeting him.  Maybe not $75; but maybe $750?  BTW, I have run one political campaign (for a friend), so I do have a sense of these things.

 I do hope like hell Dan wins, but I tell you this.  If you hear about an upset in MD's senate race, you will also hear that Romney took all 50 states (but not DC), and that no Senate Dem was reelected. . Now, we're off to give Bongino $25.  It's what we can afford. 


Today Shoe. Truth. In the same room?

“... the media is [sic] very susceptible to doing what the Obama campaign want

"The Obama folks clearly know they've found some traction on this tax return issue with Romney," said NBC's Lester Holt. "And then of course late in the week comes this challenge--'give us a little more and we won't complain anymore.' Has this issue come to the point it's jumped the shark?"

"I think the press still likes this story a lot, the media is very susceptible to doing what the Obama campaign wants, which is to focus on this," said Halperin.

Since this is posted on Drudge, you likely have seen it.  But, Whoa!  NBC? Today Show?  Not a chance in hell that Lester Holt expeted this answer from Mark Halperin yesterday.

Paul Ryan Wallpaper

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Must Eat Brains

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