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Bigot -- thefreedictionary.com a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, especially on religion, politics, or race. Sadly the world has no shortage of Bigots, religious or ...
by jamess
Comment Count 69 comments on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM PST with 105 Recommends
Oh but it was just a joke you see, a rhetorical flourish . From USA Today (12/11/12): "It's a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the 'reduction to the absurd,'" ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 209 comments on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 05:36 AM PST with 78 Recommends
There has been all kinds of talk about where we fail ourselves here lately. Lot's of talk about those who have left this site because we did not do well enough. Fears that we are losing it as a ...
by StellaRay
Comment Count 55 comments on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 09:19 PM PST with 73 Recommends
In writing my last diary on climate change , I was advised that "if you're not working on solutions you're just spinning wheels." I am not going to name the author of this comment -- this is not a ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 151 comments on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 01:00 PM PST with 66 Recommends
Teaching doesn't have to be complicated. Elementary School is a strange world. Lots of life happens there and not all of it is pretty. In fact, it's a pretty rough place where kids learn hard ...
by bastrop
Comment Count 48 comments on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 04:30 AM PDT with 64 Recommends
In an interview with CBS, President Obama commented on Glenn Bek, Rush Limbaugh, and the right wing discourse: "Well, I think that when you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, it'...
by TomP
Comment Count 49 comments on Fri Apr 02, 2010 at 06:59 AM PDT with 60 Recommends
Sunday (05/10/15) was my 10 year anniversary as an American citizen. What has it meant? What have I learned? Well, since I’ve never felt particularly patriotic in the conventional sense about ...
by citisven
Comment Count 39 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 07:59 AM PDT with 58 Recommends
I wrote a self-serving diary about how I got NR'd for no legitimate apparent reason other than rec'ing sane comments through Hidden Comments. After multiple responses by folks here who actually do ...
by gchaucer2
Comment Count 194 comments on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 04:24 PM PDT with 57 Recommends
In a country that considers itself endlessly exceptional, and has throughout its history, it really shouldn’t shock anyone that this sense of entitlement can bleed through your pores without you ...
by StellaRay
Comment Count 89 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 08:28 PM PST with 52 Recommends
E.C.S.T.A.S.Y. — E nd C onsumption, S ave T he A ir & S ea, ...
by WarrenS
Comment Count 39 comments on Sun May 02, 2010 at 07:49 AM PDT with 48 Recommends
Hold on. Don't worry. Don't take this the wrong way. Yes, I know I have in the past written about living with Depression . I am not depressed. I am stating a simple fact. I make mistakes. I ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 06:00 PM PST with 47 Recommends
It pushes down on my shoulders. it bends my neck sideways, pulls my ears, squeezes my lips and cheeks out of shape bends my skull and crosses my bleeding eyes. Anger scrapes the skin off my cheekbone,
by ruleoflaw
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 09:25 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
Just saying it was cold out last night in south central Wisconsin is quite the understatement. It was beyond really f***ing cold; it was deadly f***ing cold. The base temperature was below zero, ...
by newfie53523
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 11:04 AM PST with 40 Recommends
So yeah, I might qualify as the president of the Bernie Sanders fan club, but I know I'd have stiff competition. And yeah, if a political hero is possible, mine is Mr. Sanders. And you know, it's ...
by StellaRay
Comment Count 39 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 05:44 PM PST with 36 Recommends
As you may remember, David Brooks has been teaching a course on "Humility" at Yale this semester. Always a master of hilarious, unintentional irony, Brooks' students were required to read [his own ...
by Upper West
Comment Count 50 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:22 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
First and foremost: Thank the gods of "plagiarism software and additional linguistic evaluation," Meteor Blades , Bob Johnson and the fierce troll and zombie ...
by sgary
Comment Count 315 comments on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 02:37 PM PST with 27 Recommends
Humbledness is all around these days. I don't mean humility, a quality as rare as a cogent thought in Congress. No, certainly not that. I'm talking Humbledness, the state of being Humbled, the ...
by Emmet
Comment Count 34 comments on Sat Mar 07, 2015 at 10:00 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Okay, so I don't have a lot of time. But I was stuck in traffic today and got to hear 90% of President Obama's defense speech today. First of all, I can't think of another person on the planet who ...
by Nashville fan
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu May 23, 2013 at 04:57 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
David Brooks teaches a course on "humility" at [http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/is-david-brooks-teaching-humility-at-yale-the-most-pretentious-moment-in-history-20121219 Yale.] That was ...
by Bethesda 1971
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 09:38 AM PST with 18 Recommends
which started with the book I am reading. It is by David Kirp, who is at the Goldman School of Public Policy at Cal Berkeley, and bears the title Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 06:10 AM PST with 18 Recommends