One of the things that is maddening to me is the condescension that is casually tossed our way – the secession discussion has opened the floodgates for liberal idiocy. We get routinely lectured by leftists who have no clue as to what competition really is and what liberty means.
Late Tuesday a second group of Texans, this one from Houston, lodged their own White House petition. Secession-minded Texans, they wrote, “are mentally deficient and [we] do not want them representing us. We would like more education in our state to eradicate their disease.”
Houstonian “Kimberly F” — The White House does not provide last names — submitted the petition. She told TheDC in an email that ”[w]e need both sides presented, or we all look like a bunch of fools.”
I lost my temper after getting fed up the other night with a frequent lib commenter, a professor of “journalism” at a private university in Washington state. It is a bit self serving and I don’t usually roll around in the mud like this, but I’m sure that most conservatives and classical liberals will recognize the feeling, especially now:
Well, James, I’ll leave you with this before I call it a night.
For the record, I really could care less about what you think or have to say because you have less than zero credibility with me.
You have no interest in exploring alternatives; you seem to be nothing but an ideological hack, a poseur. You seem to have little energy to conduct any sort of independent inquiry – you have a fleeting association with the truth and a tenuous grip on reality. You share and profess an ideology in common with the Obama administration, so there is commonality even though you claim not to have voted for him. News flash Jimmy, when you unquestionably quote the party spin and toe the “progressive” line, you stop being a journalist and start being a propagandist – and for that reason, you are not a journalist or a professor, you are just another de facto government employee, scarcely better than a civil servant at the DMV. Sure, you get paid by a private university but we have already established that over 70% of the funding at the school is from federally guaranteed student loans or grants, so let’s not kid ourselves – if it weren’t for the federal government your journalism education would mean that you would be busing tables.
You don’t test a hypothesis, you decide what the answer is going to be and then do just enough to confirm your bias.
I don’t have that conflict, I am not a “journalist” and I am admittedly a partisan. My allegiance is to philosophy and reason, not the theoretically impartial reporting of facts as you purport to teach the young minds filled with mush that come before you…but I suppose you teach “activist” journalism so that they can find the “higher truth” as they report the half-truths and lies…just like the New York Times.
And about that credibility thing:
So you wrote a book about how crappy conservatives are. To quote Joe Biden – “big fucking deal”, that kind of propaganda is a dime a dozen. We are used to being treated as Neanderthals while we actually do things of value for you to enjoy while you look down at us. While you were toiling away in academia, ruining young minds and writing books about what other people do and think – imparting absolutely no tangible value to society – I have been running companies that employed thousands of people, paid hundreds of millions in taxes, paid hundreds of millions to vendors and sub-contractors and returned hundreds of millions to stockholders and the economy.
Here’s what gets me – you and other “progressive” academics/Democrat sycophants feel free to lecture others about things that you know only from viewing out the window of academia. You don’t live your convictions in an open, competitive environment every day like I do where tenure doesn’t protect poor performance, yet you and your ilk presume to lecture people like me about how we are wrong about any number of things. My performance is measured all the time by my company and my clients, by month, by quarter and by year – in millions of dollars, not course evaluations turned in by enamoured co-ed undergraduates.
You see, Jimmy – my performance feedback is real time, measurable and tangible. My world is a win/lose proposition. I build real value and my decisions have real consequences – so you see, I have real world experience with my values, even when they are exposed to different religions and cultures.
Your side also deigns tell me that I owe more to the government because I don’t care about poor people – when I donate to my church and 6 different charities.
Well, James, I can tell you that I have made a 30 year career of performance and achievement based on conservative values and Christian beliefs. I hold degrees in mechanical engineering, finance and economics, along with an internationally focused MBA – but in spite of that paperwork, I can tell you this: knowledge without application are just words on a page. I also have travelled to over 80 countries, doing business in 30 or so and that allows me a little wider view of how things work in the world. I’ve negotiated with Russians, Chinese communists, Indians, Japanese, Koreans, Arabs and Israelis. I’ve lived abroad in Scotland and China and not writing about it James, doing it, while living with the consequences of my decisions and stressing over the impact that those decisions have on my employees.
How many sleepless nights have you had worrying about your employees, Jimmy?
Oh, that’s right, you don’t have any. Sorry.
In some way, I help put the gas in your tank every week and technology that my company designed even shut off the Macondo blow-out in the Gulf, if you have been defended by the military or driven a car with an airbag, you have benefited from my 16 years in the defense and automotive industries, if you have flown anywhere around the country or the world, you have an 80% chance of touching something that I designed, built or managed being created.
Pretty sure that trumps an obscure book or two. I read your book – the world would have been better off of you would have saved the single tree the paper came from.
But, wow, I’m just an ignorant conservative – how could I possibly compete with a brain like you?
With my background, it really shouldn’t surprise anyone that I thought Romney was the right man for the job and Obama was not.
So your ideology won an election – we lost – but there will be another one in 2 years and another in 4, In case you missed it, the control of Congress remained the same – we still hold the House, same as before November 6th, so I doubt that much will change.
Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one, I would not be very disappointed to see you take yours (and drugboy as well – seems a match made in heaven) and scurry along to that Media Matters for America knock-off echo chamber that you call a “journalism” blog.
Nite, James. Sleep tight. Don’t let the evil conservatives get you. I hear that if you wear your Che tee shirt to bed, it wards off the ghost of Reagan.