Redundancy thread. Right-wingers are really selfish, hateful jerks
My next door office mate. Retired military and very self-absorbed. Thinks an awful lot of himself. Calls himself an "independent" and calls me "a dead head Democrat." I keep telling him he's no independent or a middle of the fence guy - he's a downright wing-nut. His selfishness alone proves that. Anyway...
His wife (a minister) is having to shop for a new car. He told me everything she was looking at (by the way, all of their children are living out of state). All vehicles were SUV's. I mentioned that, and asked about mini-vans. He knows I drive one and have to haul my three kids and their friends around. He told me to "kiss his ass" and that his wife needs an SUV because she's a minister and they are looking for comfort. I mentioned my wife's minister drives a Ford Focus wagon and hauls many things and gets good gas mileage. But he said he doesn't care about gas mileage.
And there you have it, folks. Right-wing assholery in action. Fitting, isn't it?
Furthermore, they must go to a pretty LIBERAL church if a woman is allowed to be a preacher. The Catholic Church, most Orthodox churches, and all the fundie Protestant churches will not ordinate women as preachers, ministers, pastors, etc.
I met her last year, and knowing I'm liberal, told me I should be "grateful" to people like her husband who made it possible for some ivory tower liberal (okay she didn't call me that, but it was implied) like me to speak out against my government (this was when Bush was in office). It was very condescending and so typically right wing of her.
4. She's a conservative pastor in a liberal church, however
Only mainline and liberal Protestant churches will ordinate women today. Fundamentalist Protestants, the Roman Catholic Church, and the vast majority of Eastern Orthodox churches still only ordinate men to be pastors.
... To make a long story short, they did. The researchers put 192 college students at UC Berkeley through a pair of experimental tests -- one that measured their ability to infer the emotional state of others from looking at their facial expressions and another that measured their jumpiness when warned that a loud blast of noise was imminent. The students also were asked to rate their own levels of empathy and ability to handle stressful situations.
The one in four subjects who inherited a variation in this allele called G/G were significantly better at accurately reading the emotions of others by observing their faces than were the remaining three-quarters of subjects, who had inherited either a pair of A's or an A and a G from their parents at this site. Compared to the three-fourths with A/A or A/G variations, the G/G individuals were also less likely to startle when blasted by a loud noise, or to become stressed at the prospect of such a noise. And by their own reports, the G/G subjects were mellower and more attuned to other people than were the A/As or A/Gs.
The group's findings would appear to strike a decisive blow for nature over nurture in shaping who we are and how we behave. In fact, subjects were asked to rate how nurturing their own parents were, and researchers found that a subject's genetic inheritance seemed a better predictor of his empathic disposition than did his mother and father's parenting styles.
But UC graduate student Laura R. Saslow, a co-author of the paper, cautioned that genetic inheritance -- nature -- is never the sole determinant of our personalities. While researchers will get closer to filling in the inborn components of our personalities, the environments in which we've been raised will always interact with our genetic inheritance and shape how it expresses itself, Saslow says. ...
Interesting stuff. Looks like your co-worker didn't get as evolved as you. The science seems to indicate that!
Sadly, it seems RW think tanks have known about this a LONG time, and have nudged nature along by relaxing media ownership laws decades ago, so they can control so much communication and create the environments which will "shape how it expresses itself".
5. Anybody tells me to kiss his ass, the conversation is over
and any further contact is work related, only.
I mean, really. All he's doing is bragging and rubbing your face in what he thinks is your political correctness. His whole purpose in life is to make people around him unhappy and it looks like he's succeeding.
It infers some kind of ineffectual overemotional state of mind that defies logic. Despite the fact that we've got logic and their 'reality' and 'logic' is non-existant...and they deny that much even when presented to them.
Of course we have our stereotype of them...usually it's pretty dead on.
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