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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:16 AM

Bill Maher looks at RW "think tanks."

A better analysis cannot be found.

It's old..... but I never saw it.

If the date bothers you, substitute "education reform" .... or whatever your current issue is w. RW think tanks... for "Iraq".

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Reply Bill Maher looks at RW "think tanks." (Original post)
Smarmie Doofus Nov 2012 OP
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #1
Scuba Nov 2012 #2
bulloney Nov 2012 #3
longship Nov 2012 #5
baldguy Nov 2012 #4
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #6
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #7
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #8
Smarmie Doofus Nov 2012 #10
woo me with science Nov 2012 #9

Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:22 AM

1. I'd forgotten Kristol = "Quayle's Brain"

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:28 AM

2. Choice. New to me too. Thanks for posting.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:57 AM

3. Think tanks are like septic tanks--You get out what you put in them.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:21 AM

5. Then, you must mean "stink tanks"

Call it what it is.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:17 AM

4. RW think tanks are what the term "mutual masturbation society" was invented for.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:31 AM

6. Killer riff by Maher

Totally awesome and disturbing at the same time.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:16 PM

7. I remember that one. It's classic.

 

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:06 PM

8. I taught with a guy who had worked for a right wing think tank

He had grown up in a republican family who was active in local party politics and had hooked up with the think tank while he was in college. He got scholarship money from them and an internship in DC when he graduated. And he worked there for 2 years.

He left after he got sick of being told what to think and criticized for doing his own research. He said he would be given a topic and told to look for support for one side but not even consider the other side.

He had lots of interesting stories about this think tank and believed they were ruining our political system.

Anyhow, after he quit he decided to become a teacher and felt he had a much more powerful impact in a classroom than he would ever have had in that think tank.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:16 PM

10. A bitter irony there, seems to me.

>>>Anyhow, after he quit he decided to become a teacher and felt he had a much more powerful impact in a classroom than he would ever have had in that think tank.>>>>

If he wanted to impact education, he should have stayed at the stink tank.

They're calling the shots these days. Not teachers. As you well know.


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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:35 PM

9. Including the Third Way? nt

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