October 2, 2022

"Sorry, but no. This essay wants to sell the notion that students are to blame for rejecting a party that has..."

"... embraced election lies, rejection of science and public health, vaccine hysteria, and an attitude towards the public that is so mendacious, you cannot get most republican members of Congress to simply say that it is wrong for someone to remove classified documents from the White House and treat them as personal property. There aren't two equal parties now. repubicans [sic] have become secular creationists. There isn't a good reason to normalize their propaganda."

The top-rated comment on a WaPo op-ed by Joshua Park, "College students hate our broken politics. But we’re partly to blame." Park is "a junior studying history at Harvard University," who observes that students won't attend events presented by Republicans.

81 comments:

Dave Begley said...

For this generation, an Ivy degree should be a badge of shame: The brand of a neo-fascist clone.

dbp said...

The letter shows who is mostly to blame.

Unknown said...

Just a reminder:

The vaccine isn't a vaccine and doesn't prevent you from getting COVID19.\

This is the "hysteria" this cult member is talking about.

It seems like there were a lot of problems in the 2020 election that we should examine and prevent from happening in the future. This is "election denial." You know, like the Stacey Abrams denial. Or the Hillary Clinton denial of the 2006 election of Trump, who she said stole the election from her.

"Climate change" is debated, even among scientists and debate is the very essence of science. This is "rejection of science," according to Democrat cultists.

We need to lead these people to a new, promised land, where they can escape the Republicans . French Guyana, perhaps. And bring along some soft drinks.

Incidentally, we do believe that it's wrong for former presidents to keep classified Presidential documents in a furniture store in Chicago. ARREST THAT MAN!



Kate said...

What the heck is a secular creationist?

That's the way, buddy! Tell these youngsters, the ones responsible for managing your social security during your old age, that they're idiots who should never consider people they disagree with as human beings. That's gonna work out great for you.

wendybar said...

Tell that to Barack Obama who has over 30,000 documents, some classified...laying in a warehouse in the very safe city of Chicago.

boatbuilder said...

"...someone..."

And who might that "someone" be? Oh, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? Is it possible that THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES might be authorized to keep his own documents, and that the authority of THE PRESIDENT might be greater than that of the national librarian or the party apparatchics of the opposition party?

And might students have some degree of intellectual curiosity about what the "other side" has to say about any of these issues?

Iman said...

Democrats are bad for the social fabric and are wasting oxygen with every breath they take.

iowan2 said...

you cannot get most republican members of Congress to simply say that it is wrong for someone to remove classified documents from the White House and treat them as personal property.

That's how gas lighting works. Lie all the time, and people accept it as fact.
Non of What President Trump has done is any different from what Obama is doing.

ga6 said...

WaPo Harvard read no further

Temujin said...

To the top commenter I would only say 'Bless his heart'.
And I'd ask him how many pronouns he typically uses in a week. Following the science, such as it is.
Also- google 'Sandy Berger' or 'Barack Obama's library'.
Also- google 'excess deaths' since covid.
Also- google 'numbers of young people who have died unexpectedly after taking vaccine'.
Also- You Tube 'Joe Biden'. Then ask yourself if you think 81 million put in ballots for that?

Misinforminimalism said...

Creationists should be deplatformed?

hombre said...

"It isn't so much that [Democrats] are ignorant. It's just that they know so many things that aren't so.” Ronald Reagan.

When you couple this "knowledge" with the absence of both a moral compass and critical thinking skills and infect half the country with it, you lose the Republic.

("Secular creationists?" WTF?)

Nancy said...

Four legs good! Two legs baaaaaad!

Amadeus 48 said...

Hysteria at the WaPoo comments section? It looks like it. The commenter and its supporters believe that men who think they are women really are women, instead of people with mental problems.

Try to sell that one to a man from Mars--or a Republican.

Jefferson's Revenge said...

While I am sympathetic to Mr. Park, at this point I have no patience for the opinions of 20 year old college KIDS on either side. I would rather an article from a 21 year old plumber with 40k in the bank who is trying to buy his first home so that he and his new wife can start a family in a year or two.

The plumber is paying taxes and contributing to our future.

Kevin said...

You can’t learn you’re wrong if you never talk to anyone who doesn’t agree with you.

#tolerance #diversity

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...

NO.
The democrats are the party of anti-free speech.
The Democrats are the party of thought-crime.
The democrats hired a corrupt liar and a dementia patient at their top guy.
The democrats ignore Biden family crime.
The democrats ignore our cruel open border.
The democrats are vaccine Nazis.
The Democrat worship state bureaucrats names Fauci - A man who more than doubled his income during covid to 12+ million dollars and refuses to answer if that money came from big pharma kick-backs.
The left opened the prison doors - defunded the police.
The left love crime and homelessness and drug transients.
The left spend more of our tax dollars coddling drug transients - creating more.

The left refuse to look at data- as they willingly take useless jab after jab...
The left happily closed down our nation in the name of Fauci... creating a mental health crisis with our children - and crippled the world economic system - as they seized on to gather more power.

The left tune into Rachel Maddow and Joy Behar and she-ilks(D) and let their lies seep into their veins - without question.

That's just a short off the top of my head list.

Butkus51 said...

"China.....They do things right"

Barack Obama

Drago said...

Kate: "What the heck is a secular creationist?"

Anyone not 100% pro-New Soviet Democratical.

ccscientist said...

Let's see, where do I start?
"vaccine hysteria"--they mean the right of doctors and patients to question the safety and efficacy of a vaccine that was a novel type developed in a hurry? Whereas his party wants masking forever, a method that does not work. Got it.
It is one thing to think a president should not take classified documents with him, but every past president, including Obama, has done this, and it is a whole different matter to try to imprison a president for doing this. Obama made copies for pres archives and kept the originals.
As to elections, H. Clinton kept claiming she really won and the dems have challenged many many particular votes. Challenging election results is part of the legal election system.
These people do not allow that anyone could disagree on either facts or values.

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...

-Watch all youtube videos of a real British doctor (not a hack) named John Campbell.
He is extra careful with his language so google-Youtube(D-censorship) will allow his free speech as a real doctor.

He looks at DATA.

Something the American hack-D press have zero interest in.


Leland said...

I’ve been told for decades that democrats do better with the youth vote than Republicans. No surprise considering public schools are the most socialist part of America society. As for the list, I can find Democrat examples for each. Abrams still denies her election but at least got her day in court and lost. Harris refused to take “Trump’s” vaccine, which was purely political, non-scientific decision when Covid spread was at its worse. And any Republican would be happy to hear Democrats hold Hillary responsible for mishandling classified documents. Republicans just disagree that a President can mishandle classified documents.

donald said...

Joshua needs a Jeff Bridges in Freebie And The Bean George Kennedy level beat down. He needs it bad. I’d enjoy it.

donald said...

He’s a girl.

Owen said...

Dave Begley @ 6:32: threadwinner. I think the market will take careful if quite impersonal note of such subsidized idiocy. See also Judge Ho’s boycott of Yale Law students for clerkship opportunities: “The Volokh Conspiracy” has a good comment on that.

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...

In CO - Right next to Mt. Princeton is Mount Antero.

Mount Antero is a 14,000 foot peak in the Sawatch Range, named after Chief Antero (Graceful Walker) a Native American of the Ute Tribe.

I would love it if CO would re-name ALL of the White Left Elite "Collegiate" Peaks. It is a disgrace for Colorado to have peaks named after elite racist leftist east coast colleges.
A disgrace.

All of those 14,000 foot peaks should be named after Native Americans - like Mt Antero.

Doug said...

How about we let students decide whether they will attend Republican events instead of you decreeing so.

Tina Trent said...

So there were 11 students at the DNC event and two at the RNC one. Not a great divide -- or lede. A better one would describe the extraordinary realpolitik empowering leftists and purging all other views in every nook and cranny of Harvard. It's amazing that even one non-foreign student dared to show his face at an RNC event.

When I was in college, I would have been too busy doing political work to attend a workshop on how to rise up through the swamp. Such programs, and jobs, are for people whose mommies and daddies are going to get them internships by throwing wads of cash at candidates.

Amusingly, the pouty girl who refused to attend the GOP event was more right than she knew when she said the GOP should come over to her side.

Money in Washington still takes such strolls across the aisle. Though at Harvard, never. That is the hidden harbinger.

Maynard said...

The comments section of the Althouse blog is quite tame compared to WaPo and especially Turley's blog.

It seems as if there are professional partisan trolls (paid by whom?) who try to disrupt the blog in the manner of you know who. These commenters strike me as needing to get a life.

Amadeus 48 said...

I was thinking today about why the GOP rank and file has turned its back on the elites in our country. Then I remembered how outraged the elites were NOT (1) when Lois Lerner and her crew torpedoed the Tea Party using the IRS process as a weapon, and (2) when the gang at the FBI headquarters kept the Russia collusion hoax going for two years when they knew it was phony in January 2017, and (3) when the Attorney General said that upset parents at local school boards were a potential terrorist threat and got a national campaign going using the FBI to intimidate such people, and (4) when January 6 rioters were locked up in the DC jails for months and years while George Floyd rioters were released the next day, and (5) when the powers that be used swat team tactics on the former president of the USA in a dispute over record storage, and (6) when a controversial election yielded historically anomalous results in the midst of a pandemic and no one is even permitted to discuss what happened without being labeled a liar by the press, and so forth.

These dim commenters at WaPoo probably haven't even registered any of this stuff. I know my liberal friends have not. I have a high degree of tolerance in one-on-one discussions, but I am starting to feel contempt for some of my friends, who cannot even empathize with people who believe there is something wrong at the top of our society. Maybe a cold, dark winter will cause them to start questioning the pieties of their essentially animistic green doctrines, and start embracing real science regarding the geophysical history of Planet Earth and the history of mankind. Short version: we adapt to changing conditions.

Lem Former Twitter Aficionado said...

When were there two parties equal? - bit of a straw man flavour there.

In short: The republicans must be punished for inflicting Trump on us… or something.

This commenter probably believed the 2016 election was a Russian hack.

MadTownGuy said...

"a party that has embraced election tampering, rejection of the scientific method and personal freedoms, COVID hysteria, and an attitude towards the public that is so mendacious, you cannot get any democratic members of Congress to simply say that it is wrong for someone to remove classified documents from Donald Trump's house and treat them as personal property. There aren't two equal parties now. democratics [sic] have become religious abortionists. There isn't a good reason to normalize their propaganda."

Fixed.

stlcdr said...

There seems to be a lot of attribution to the right/republicans/conservatives that just isn’t so. There is a recent one - a black mermaid that the Right just absolutely hate (!).

Now, I live in the South (The South) which is a very right leaning, gun toting Bible Belt. We have a token leftist who repeated the Black Mermaid outrage, and why we were so upset about it. Our lack of outrage was obviously frustrating to that person. I think, eventually, they began to question that presented outrage. Maybe, maybe not, but wait til the Next Thing…

Put it this way, anything attributed to the right has no basis in fact, or an event has been so distorted that it’s unrecognizable ro become fiction.

jaydub said...

"WaPo op-ed"
or
Wa Pooped?

You be the judge of which is more descriptive of this particular rag.

Big Mike said...

you cannot get most republican members of Congress to simply say that it is wrong for someone to remove classified documents from the White House and treat them as personal property.

But is that what Trump actually did? The President has the absolute power to declassify. Period. There’s no clause that says “unless a partisan hack gets pissy about it.”

Anyway, we shall see how this generation of college students turns out later.

Saint Croix said...

What percentage of professors at Harvard are Democrats?

90%?

95%?

99%?

Why out yourself as a Republican when that can hurt your grade point average?

If Harvard is actually interested in changing their propaganda machine, it would start with their hiring practices.

Gunner said...

Oh No! Less fake Republican Lincoln Project garbage will be able to infiltrate the senior leadership in the next generation!

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

This constant gaslighting might have some effect if for just a little while Democrats could act normal, but people see an awful lot of aberrant behavior and threats to our systems and institutions and public sentiment is much different from the opinion of this random college student and WaPo commenters. If you’re gonna scream “those guys are crazy!” it’s has more impact if your hair is not on fire and you’re not wearing your pants backwards.

The Drill SGT said...

“Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over thirty who is not a conservative has no brains.”, ― Winston S. Churchill,

Aggie said...

Guess they don't teach self-awareness at Harvard anymore.

Saint Croix said...
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Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

WaPo should report on the outcome of Stacey Abrams lawsuit over GA election laws. It was finally decided Friday after three years. It’s the kind of thing we used to call news.

Beasts of England said...

Not a single claim is the quoted paragraph is accurate. Other than that…

Spiros Pappas said...

Teens don't have the same racial attitudes their parents and grandparents have. As a result, they have no sympathy with people in society who do not pull their weight. Race is no excuse for being a loser and that's 90% of the Democratic Party platform.

cassandra lite said...

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up with WaPo as their primary news source.

Sebastian said...

"There isn't a good reason to normalize their propaganda."

On the other hand, it's really good to normalize Dem propaganda that the Russians decided the 2016 election, Trump colluded with the Russians, the border is secure, inflation is transitory, Fauci is The Science, lockdowns were great, the Inflation Reduction Act will reduce inflation, Dems never called for defunding the police, global warming causes more hurricanes, and North Korea is our ally.

Michael K said...

The crazies are proud of their craziness and publish it in the crazietown newspaper.

That would be harmless except the Biden regime is part of it.

Lurker21 said...

There was the Great Depression. Nobody had jobs. Then there was WWII and a big part of the population was overseas fighting for their lives. Then that was over and most people were back at home and had jobs. That was when politics "worked" and wasn't "broken." It "worked" when people were pretty much on the same page with similar values and expectations. Politics "worked" when it didn't impinge on your life and you could basically ignore it.


The idea that activism is going to make us love politics is a mistaken one. Some people love a movement, a crusade, eventful political eras, but for most people putting our whole way of life up for decision every 2 or 4 years is unsettling, and those eras when we do look to government for answers have fortunately not lasted long. Politics and government are the top of the iceberg. 7/8ths of life is the what happens outside of political activity and if people are okay with that, they don't mind the politics and put up with it.

jim said...

Yea, let's cull out all the national merit scholars and 1600 SAT elitists and rely on Liberty University to provide the next generation of scientists!

jim said...

Nice to see republicans shining their light on what's really going on: https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/1576032417856778240/photo/1

Unknown said...

"If you have no opposition, no challenge to your rule, you are going to decay in your thinking and in your work. You are going to be lazy and sloppy and bad."

The Democrats don't give a shit about that. They're robbing the American people blind.

It's Christmas up in this bitch.

J Melcher said...

Regarding "secular creationists": it's another phrase with an intensifying adjective that's too often used to make the entire phrase mean something completely different than the unmodified phrase. Compare "unilateral disarmament". To speak of "creationists" without a modifier, we are speaking of those who assert that the physical world is a creation of a creator, and often such creationists further assert the Jewish/Christian scriptures offer insight into the intent of The Creator. But Muslims and other religious believers preach creation stories, and are --properly-- protected in the US by the First Amendment in making assertions that may dispute other religions, or science. In particular the stories of "North American First Peoples" (a.k.a. "Indians") asserting the creation of the Land and the ownership of the Land to a particular People (Tribe, the ones telling the tale) is spoken of a worthy of social respect. Worth preserving. BUT, to speak of SECULAR creationists is to accuse specifically Fundamentalist Christian believers of deceitfully claiming the protections of Free Speech and Free Exercise in order to impose a creation story into discourse and curriculum that must NOT be preserved, but excised. It must be DIS-repected. The phrase calls listeners to strip away the neutral "secular" disguises and dog-whistles ("creator" means "Jehovah", "Creation" means "Eden", "Evolution" is a theory means " a wild guess"). I suggest it's just as fair to engage Fundamentalist Christians on the defects of their creation assertions as a basis for instruction on biology as it is to engage Mary Baker Eddy's "Christian Science" believers about "reading rooms", or Jehovah's Witnesses about blood transfusion. But I find it an offensive passive aggressive trigger to re-label opponents in a debate as a means of challenging -- not their assertions, but their bona fides.

Anybody up for another such term? "Gender affirming care" ? How 'bout we spay and castrate all the chubby weird pubescents emotionally struggling -- failing to cope with-- the ways in which their own bodies are changing in ways indenpendent of their choice or control?

The Vault Dweller said...

Well at least he's not a Sophmore.

Amadeus 48 said...

We are getting a lot of "fascist" these days. This is what it means: a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.

Now I don't know about the commenters at WaPoo, but to me that sounds like the Democrats: (1)rule by executive order, (2)forced conformity in universities, corporate entities, sports associations, schools, and the military to the dubious pieties of the DEI/green New Deal crowd, and (3)the banning from media of people who argue against the approved narrative. The antifa folks fighting in the streets don't look real tolerant of the opinions of others. They are more like fascists than antifascists.

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...

OT:
People need to know how amazing Heidi Ganahl is.
Presidential material, folks.

Jared Polis has ruined Colorado. and he calls himself a libertarian. He is a leftist and a fraud.

Original Mike said...

When I was that age I was staunchly independent. These kids are not starting out on the right foot.

Rabel said...

"I’m willing to talk to all sorts of people with all sorts of views. The only thing I request is that people bring good faith to the discussion."

That's from the same commenter who posted the most liked that you quoted.

cfs said...

".... you cannot get most republican members of Congress to simply say that it is wrong for someone to remove classified documents from the White House and treat them as personal property."

It wasn't just "someone". It was the President of the United States of America. I'm still curious as to how the DOJ is going to get around the previous rulings regarding Presidents and classified documents. There is not a "Trump" exception to all laws and policies, now matter how much democrats insist that there is such a thing.

https://thegreggjarrett.com/the-brief-it-was-okay-for-bill-clinton-to-keep-presidential-records-but-not-trump/

Mike said...

Too soon old, too late smart. Based on what this kid writes at age 20, I don't think he's ever going to make it "smart". But then what do I know?

Michael K said...

Blogger jim said...

Yea, let's cull out all the national merit scholars and 1600 SAT elitists and rely on Liberty University to provide the next generation of scientists!


I'm OK with sending them to MIT and CalTech but Harvard and Yale will suck the IQ right out of them.

n.n said...

Throw another baby... uh, Person of Pink... Fetal-American.... CO2 emitter on the barbie, it's over. That said, for decades... centuries.... millennia, humanoids who identify with the female sex and feminine gender have been conceiving, evolving, and birthing climate toxic clusters that identify as human life and are first-order forcings of catastrophic anthropogenic climate cooling... warming... change. Unfalsifiable. Undeniable. Deplorable.

That said, the cargo cult is surely playing with a double-edged scalpel.

Science is with cause a philosophy and practice in a local frame of reference.

narciso said...

election denial, clinton, biden, abrams et al, violence, see J 20, see the summer and fall of violence, scientism, see the fauci facade about maska vaccines et al, it's a perfect cocktail of category error,

Gospace said...

jim said...
Yea, let's cull out all the national merit scholars and 1600 SAT elitists and rely on Liberty University to provide the next generation of scientists!


There were 4 National Merit scholars in my HS graduating class of 400. The lone female of the 4 received full scholarship offers, the other 3- including me with a 1510, the high score in the school, didn't. She's went to one of the Seven sisters, and is now mightily contributing to society as a professor of feminism. Written books on how unfair the treatment of women in US society is.

Since I live in a small town, it's easyto keep track of how the top of each class does. In the last 20 years or so, every female student graduating 1st or 2nd in the class has received multiple full scholarship offers. None of the males have. White male privelege at work.

Academia awards more value to minority or female status then test scores and academic accomplishment. And has for at least a full generation. And the professions that build and accomplsh things, engineers and scientists, are still dominated by- white males. Who ar discriminated against at every level.

One of my sons- #2 in his HS class, after a stint in the Army, went to college and got his EE degree, paid for by the VA due to 50% disability. He and another white male veteran, both in the top 20% of the graduating class, were the last two hired. All of the minorities and most of the females were hired befor graduation and stepped tight into their jobs. Engineering classes are small, tehy all keep in touch. Withing 5 years after graduation, none of the female graduates was working as an engineer. One of the minorities, hired at the same company he was, didn't make it through his probationary period.

If academia had their way, the next generation of scientists would be hired soley on a diversity index scale. Unlike academia, scientists and engineers actually need to produce positive results.

ALP said...

I think the Seattle Times still has high school kids writing opinion pieces. Did the WaPo pay the author here, I am curious? Newspapers are reaching into high school, college and social media for pieces. Money saving strategy?

MadTownGuy said...

Jim said...

"Yea [sic], let's cull out all the national merit scholars and 1600 SAT elitists and rely on Liberty University to provide the next generation of scientists!"

That's a strawman argument, but you unintentionally make the point that there's a difference between education and indoctrination. That is the big problem about the educational system at the Ivies.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

embraced election lies

You mean like the Trump Russia collusion hoax, Stacey Abrams' lies about the 2018 GA Gov race, or saying that Bush was "selected, not elected"?

rejection of science and public health
You mean like pretending that men can get pregnant?
You mean like pretending that a non-vaccine shot is actually a "vaccine"?
You mean like forcing kids to do "remote learning", and when they are at school forcing them to wear masks, despite the complete lack of any evidence that those actions are necessary?

vaccine hysteria
Coming from the Covid hysterics, that's quite rich

and an attitude towards the public that is so mendacious, you cannot get most republican members of Congress to simply say that it is wrong for someone to remove classified documents from the White House and treat them as personal property

Oh, you mean like President Obama did?

How about "and an attitude towards the public that is so mendacious" that they pretend that then President Trump did not have the full and complete authority to declassify ANYTHING he wanted to before leaving office?

Now there is some world class mendacity.

Yes, we look down on anyone who lives in such delusional and bullshit world that they believe any of that letter's claims

Jim at said...

What is it with leftists and projection?

It is really all they have?

Howard said...

The only thing that the modern chattering classes can manage to accomplish is to separate the chaff from the chaff and call it macaroni. Watching you people take it all so seriously is mega funny comedy gold laughing my ass off rolling on the floor pissing my pants.

Say what you like but whatever you do please exit the blog through the revenue sharing alt house Amazon portal to inexpensive wonders from Wuhan.

Michael K said...

Watching you people take it all so seriously is mega funny comedy gold laughing my ass off rolling on the floor pissing my pants.

Isn't that your usual position, Howard ? The only thing faster than a Democrat voter applying for food stamps is Martha's Vineyard shipping those "migrants" to a superfund site.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

jim said...
Yea, let's cull out all the national merit scholars and 1600 SAT elitists and rely on Liberty University to provide the next generation of scientists!

A significant portion of those national merit scholars and 1600 SAT elitists are Asians. You know, the people that Harvard and Yale discriminate against.

There's over a million National Merit Scholars in the US. If you think they all went to Ivy's, you're an idiot

walter said...

Notice how while Howie's folks destroy the country, he really would rather talk about important things like his swimming.
It's all good. Everybody just relax and take it.
Semper Fudd!

realestateacct said...

People won't attend events where they are likely to be shouted down or even beat up and where they will make themselves undateable. I'd wager at least 30% of the folks on any college campus are not saying what they really think. Possibly more.

rsbsail said...

I remember my time in college in the 1970s. And I have to say that I couldn't care less about the politics at the time. I was intent on getting my degree in Chemical Engineering as soon as I could. Were there protests at Texas Tech? Yeah, but 99% of us didn't care. I graduated in 1977, two years after the debacle of South Viet Nam. After going to work, I did start to care, and I was a supporter of Reagan, because I was sick of the Democrats. I have to say though, the Democrats back then are nothing like the Democrats today.

walter said...

"I'd wager at least 30% of the folks on any college campus are not saying what they really think.Possibly more. "
This was the case in late 80's Madison.
Now do 2022 Harvard.

Rick67 said...

That comment made plenty of sense up until it claimed to be describing Republicans.

And who exactly has the authority to "normalize" what the comment characterizes as propaganda?

Rick67 said...

Greg wrote, There's over a million National Merit Scholars in the US. If you think they all went to Ivy's, you're an idiot.

This isn't super important, but this year there were 7,600.

There were 4 in my high school class of about 130. Two went to Ivy League schools,* one to a good university in Boston, one to a small liberal arts college with a full scholarship. I was surprised how many friends at my Ivy League university were also National Merit Scholars.

I have a friend whose daughter chose the nearby flagship state university, our state pays tuition for most students but the university covered everything else, she finished in three years. There's something to be said for being a top student at a good but non-elite school.

Rusty said...

Think about this for a second. The guy that owns our nations high school newspaper of record,(WaPo), also owns a giant rocket powered dildo.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

Rick67 said...
Greg wrote, There's over a million National Merit Scholars in the US. If you think they all went to Ivy's, you're an idiot.

This isn't super important, but this year there were 7,600.

There were 4 in my high school class of about 130. Two went to Ivy League schools,* one to a good university in Boston, one to a small liberal arts college with a full scholarship.


There were > 40 of them in my senior class (yes, I went to a really good school. More than 10% of the students were in the top 0.5%). Most of my friends were also National Merit Scholars

None of us went to an Ivy. Most went to State schools

Leland said...

The guy that owns our nations high school newspaper of record,(WaPo), also owns a giant rocket powered dildo.

He used to own a giant rocket powered dildo. Now he owns just the tip. His shaft fell a bit short and now no longer exists.

Mind your own business said...

"... embraced election lies, rejection of science and public health, vaccine hysteria, ..."

I predict in the next few years, as the truth escapes the constraints of a corrupt media and corrupt government, that isn't going to age well.

GRW3 said...

Conservative students are probably among the smartest. They understand the lay of the land going in, that being openly conservative will not help them in the liberal college bastion and can really hurt them. So they say nothing or just parrot the platitudes as needed. I was in college in the early '70s, during the Vietnam endgame and it was pretty liberal hot then. Nixon's change from selective to a lottery* for the draft really inflamed a lot of passion. It was well understood that when a liberal professor or TA asked for an opinion that what they wanted was their opinion in your own words. The logic class in the fall of '72 was particularly painful as every class up to the first Tuesday in November was patterned to demonstrate why McGovern was the logical choice over Nixon.

*Unlike some, I think Nixon got the power to bring Vietnam to a close by moving the draft to the lottery system. As long as selectors (local important community members) chose who to draft in a district and, surprise, most of the selected were lower class whites and the minorities, the broad swath of the middle class supported the fight against the commies. The lottery put the children of all classes in danger and, as a result, the middle class support for the war collapsed.