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  •  How stupid is his audience? (12+ / 0-)

    To think that the entire UC system doesn't offer a single course in American history? How is that even believable? This must be a really dumb and miseducated crowd.

    •  If Rick says it, it must be true. (3+ / 0-)
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      MarkC, bryduck, bobinson

      After all if you're a Tea Partier, it would nigh to sacrilegious to question your divinely anointed theocratic candidate about his divinely revealed "facts".

      Liberals think the glass is half-full. Conservatives think the glass is theirs.

      by dewtx on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 11:37:30 AM PDT

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    •  The mere *mention* of the UC system (10+ / 0-)

      is so freighted with forty-year-old vague stereotypes of UC Berkeley hippies in leather fringe jackets, and of uppity feminists  (who Southeast Missouri State U freshman dropout and ass-deferment winner Rush Limbaugh still calls "coeds"), that a wingnut demagogue need only speak generally of the system.

      •  Hippie husband's BA was in American History (1+ / 0-)
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        annieli

        He was one of the original cast members of Berkeley hippies vs. the National Guard (no fringe or tie-dye, though).  

        Not sure if UC is going to dignify this with a response; they could urge Santorum to take this freshman-level history class in summer school, as he could surely use it.

        Course:     HISTORY 7B P 001 LEC (course website)
        Course Title:     The United States from Civil War to Present
        Location:     MWTh 930-12P, 101 MOFFITT
        Instructor:     BIELENBERG, E M
        Status/Last Changed:    
        Course Control Number:     48930
        Units/Credit:     4
        Session Dates:     07/02-08/10/12
        Summer Fees:     UC Undergraduate $1,624.00, UC Graduate $2,040.00, Visiting $1,660.00
        Note:     SATISFIES AMERICAN HISTORY + CULTURES REQ
        Enrollment on 04/01/12:     Limit:80 Enrolled:38 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:42
           

        "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity" -W.B. Yeats

        by LucyandByron on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 02:07:04 PM PDT

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    •  Ask yourself just how many Americans don't ... (3+ / 0-)
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      Sue B, dewtx, vacantlook

      believe in evolution, and that our President is an American, and practicing Christian.....

      What was your question, again?

      Anything is possible, and not for the better either.

      “The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” — Marcus Aurelius

      by LamontCranston on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 12:31:30 PM PDT

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    •  How stupid? (1+ / 0-)
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      Krush

      They are voting for Santorum.  It doesn't get much worse.

      I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

      by trumpeter on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 01:59:46 PM PDT

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    •  other things the audience (1+ / 0-)
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      annieli

      probably believes

      President Obama is Muslim and is secretly rewriting the constitution.

      Rush Limbaugh is smart; a modern day matyr.

      President Obama is not really a U.S. citizen.

      President Obama is the anti-christ.

      I can go on and on. We all could. It would be easier to list the things Conservatives do not believe.

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