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I usually avoid political posts here, but I found this one to be pretty funny...! Not sure if it was intended as such.

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Coming-out day for conservatives

By Valerie Richardson
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

BOULDER, Colo. - A few years ago, Jeff O'Holleran said he began to realize that he was different from the other boys he knew.
"I started having certain thoughts," said Mr. O'Holleran, 19, a student at the University of Colorado (CU). "I would go out into my mom's car, turn it on auxiliary and listen to Rush Limbaugh."
Yesterday, he said, it was time to come out of the closet. In the middle of a crowded university dining area, he took to the podium and announced, "I'm Jeff, and I'm a conservative."
His tongue-in-cheek revelation came during yesterday's "Conservative Coming-Out Day," an event sponsored by the College Republicans that combined a mischievous sense of humor with a serious message on academic bias.
"We have some of the best professors in the world here at CU, but some of them are here to indoctrinate us," said Brad Jones, College Republicans chairman. "What we're talking about is diversity of thought, and a lot of professors don't believe in [that]."
The event kicked off the club's "Conservative Coming Out Month," which will feature conservative speakers and intends to fuel a statewide conservative assault on liberal bias in academia.
Colorado became ground zero for a nationwide debate last summer when conservative writer David Horowitz met with Republican Gov. Bill Owens and other top Republican leaders to promote his Academic Bill of Rights, an eight-point manifesto that seeks to eliminate political bias in university hiring and grading.
Opponents called it an attempt to enact quotas for conservatives, a charge that Mr. Horowitz adamantly denies. The state General Assembly is considering a bill that would prohibit professors from discriminating against students based on their political and religious beliefs.
"It's a professorial-abuse bill," said Republican state Rep. Shawn Mitchell, the bill's sponsor. "It's to cover those cases where a professor crosses the line and bullies students."
The bill's critics say it would discourage faculty recruitment and place a chill on classroom discussions. A hearing on the legislation is scheduled for Feb. 18.
At the university, known as a hotbed of liberal activism, Republican students said they routinely encounter hostility to their views, sometimes in the classroom, but also among their peers.
"I knew I was the one they were talking about when they talk about mean, ugly, vile conservatives," said Casey Parks, a 20-year-old sophomore. "I'm just thankful for the College Republicans for giving us this one day where it's safe to be a Republican in Boulder."
The faculty bias is usually more subtle, students said. Mr. O'Holleran said some professors won't discuss their views, but they'll advance their opinions through guest speakers.
"They bring in guest speakers and all the guest speakers are liberal, so that the professors aren't the ones saying it," he said. "We're just asking for balance."
Mr. Jones said the College Republicans, who number about 600 at a campus of 29,000 students, have established a place on the club's Web site to report professorial indoctrination.
"Have you ever taken a test where you knew there was only one right answer? Even though there were really two or three?"

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20040203...03504-2926r.htm
 

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ha- that's great. I need a t-shirt with a big Republican elephant on it... but I have been afraid to wear something like that around some of my professors. Whether a professor does so deliberately or not, there is often bias against students they know don't believe in the same way they do.
 

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Bubba, You can't wear a shirt with a BIG elephant on it, unless it wraps around your back. :)
 

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I think it is hilarious that conservatives always feel someone is out to "get" them. What a bunch of weenies. This is (one reason) why moderates and liberals think they're a bunch of whack-jobs.

"That there college pro-fesser is tryin' real dang hard to ejumicate me 'bout the world, but little ol' me is gonna stay ignorant an' conservytive for ever! I don't need no book learnin'!!!"--College Republican spokesman Tommy McSnaggletooth
 

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^yes, I hope that is how liberals keep speaking about conservatives. It just shows their ignorance. Well, you can't call them liberals because they won't own up to it. Talk about a bunch of winey @$$ whack jobs. Micheal Moore-ons.
 

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Oklahoma south enough for you? I actually KNOW people named Bubba, and this southern boy won't ever be wearing a donkey, unless he's at a he haw renunion. :) As far as people being out to get conservitives, it's not paranoia, its unfortunately reality. Conservatives have this funny idea that not everything that everyone wants to do is ALWAYS right just because it makes them feel good, so they get slammed by every bleedin heart from every side, because they won't just say that everyone is ok doing whatever they want to do. I'll tell you one thing, the democratic symbol is pretty accurate, a Donkey that thinks his way is right, no matter the reason, and it will be right, until he changes his mind, and then his new idea is of course right.
 

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Originally posted by banzai79@Feb 4 2004, 03:18 PM
I think it is hilarious that conservatives always feel someone is out to "get" them. What a bunch of weenies. This is (one reason) why moderates and liberals think they're a bunch of whack-jobs.

"That there college pro-fesser is tryin' real dang hard to ejumicate me 'bout the world, but little ol' me is gonna stay ignorant an' conservytive for ever! I don't need no book learnin'!!!"--College Republican spokesman Tommy McSnaggletooth
Don't be ignorant. People have different views. I don't bash liberals even though I believe the common modern liberal is wrong on many issues. You have freedom of thought, so you can think that conservatives are "weenies" all you want. (<sarcasm>By the way- at this point, I would like to congratulate you on the broad vocabulary you have so far displayed.</sarcasm>) But blatently making fun of an entire group of people based simply on what they believe only shows that you are closed minded. Have a reason you disagree with conservative political views?-- state that. But I don't think composing every conservative into a "bunch of weenies" is going to work.
 

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Actually syk, ignorance breeds conservatism. Thom Jefferson, Einstein, Copernicus, Darwin, Plato, Ben Franklin, Martin Luther King, and on and on and on, all these men held progressive and forward thinking beliefs, and thanks to their refusing to become conservative, they pushed these ideas and the world is a better place for it. Oh yeah, but that's liberal "propaganda"?? :lol:
This is so funny. I love reading delusions :lol:
 

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OK, I just remembered why I don't usually post political topics here.... :lol: :rolleyes:

Liberals, Conservatives, Blaaaaagh! :argue:

;)
 

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Funny, I see Liberalism as ignoring truths and that isn't progressive, its delusional, as you put it. If you look at all of those great men, they would charge that they would not be considered liberals. They would not say that Socialism is the way, as many liberals believe. How arrogant of you to belittle their names and how ignorant to think liberal = progressive. It is such a shame that uninformed minds such as yours choose to only see conservatism as it is "preached" about to you. I once considered myself liberal. That was before I understood what it meant. Parcial birth abortions? no thanks, these babies would live if the doctor induced labot instead. That is just one issue and I don't see every issue from a strictly conserative side, however, that is my opinion. One who just follows is meaningless anyway, IMO.

It is a common misconseption that perhaps someday you will understand what EACH of the many different sects of the political parties stand for by listening to that THEM and not what someone tells you about them. As for delusions, liberals are the ones who complain that conservative radio and TV is unfair, fair and ballanced is not fair. True, they are popular. Popular because so many believe in the American way. Competition.

Communism, Socialism, Fascism, That is what Liberalism, taken to its hight, leads to.

America is strong because we have a choice. You can choose to see the world as you wish, that is your choice. I choose to be right.
 

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Originally posted by Ming@Feb 4 2004, 03:57 PM
OK, I just remembered why I don't usually post political topics here.... :lol:  :rolleyes:

Liberals, Conservatives, Blaaaaagh! :argue:

;)
your right!!! This wasn't here when I started my last post. :D

Perhaps we should stick to cars and trucks. I love all my GMI buddies! Even the libs! ;) :D


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Damn a lot came after I started, what I stated in my last post is only in context for the first few...I have more to read. :D
 

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Originally posted by banzai79@Feb 4 2004, 03:49 PM
ignorance breeds conservatism. Thom Jefferson, Einstein, Copernicus, Darwin, Plato, Ben Franklin, Martin Luther King, and on and on and on, all these men held progressive and forward thinking beliefs, and thanks to their refusing to become conservative, they pushed these ideas and the world is a better place for it. Oh yeah, but that's liberal "propaganda"??
This is so funny. I love reading delusions
Ignorance breeds conservatism? hm- apparently you like writing delusions as well. And I think you are having some trouble with definition here. Last I checked, we weren't discussing progressive thought, rather modern political liberalism, which deals predominantly with the size of government. There is nothing wrong with progressive thought as long as it is sound thought. Fighting for what's right is one thing. Fighting for ideas that aren't accepted simply because they're not-- that's another thing. If Thomas Jefferson wanted to make the world a better place, he could have refused to own slaves.


Yes-- Ming-- it seems that political topics are bad. :)
 

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Syk, you really don't know what you're talking about, and that's really the bottom line. Try cracking a book, I know you conservies don't like doing that. Your analysis there in the first paragraph shows a basic lack of understanding of history. Actually you make me laugh even harder!! :lol: I'm not going to write a rebuttal because there's no point. We're not going to convice each other. I am also secure in the knowledge that in 10,000 years of human history the conservies have never stopped progress, so I don't really feel the need to argue about this all day long.

Let's talk about cars some more. I like those better anyway B)
 

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Originally posted by Ming@Feb 4 2004, 09:57 PM
OK, I just remembered why I don't usually post political topics here.... :lol: :rolleyes:

Liberals, Conservatives, Blaaaaagh! :argue:

;)
Ming, I think it may be wise to close this discussion or better throw it out the window, before there is noone left to purchase our beloved chebys. :) I apologize for helping to further this argument.
 

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Originally posted by banzai79@Feb 4 2004, 04:31 PM
I am also secure in the knowledge that in 10,000 years of human history the conservies have never stopped progress, so I don't really feel the need to argue about this all day long.
Perhaps the best possible statement you could have made to provide evidence of your ignorance of what conservatism actually is instead of what your poor little brain has been spoon fed. What a joke that you think those men would be considered liberals in todays society. If they were around to see where liberalism has taken the poor democratic party of today, they would be insulted and embarassed. You are right, I guess, partial birth abortions(abortion I am on the fence on, partial birth abortions however are murder.), gay marriage(I don't have a problem with some sort of a union but simply by definition this is between a man and a woman. Perhaps they should use another word and that alone may assist most in their endeavor), welfare, SOCIALISM is the agenda. That is not what is best for anyone. It is funny that the libs and dems try so hard to insult conservatives and republicans becuase they can't handle using the facts. You just need to feel better than others. Pitty the poor. Pitty the other countries. Give to them because they cannot provide for themselves. You belittle their existance. You insult their intelligence. And you make yourself look like a fool.
 
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