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The Handy-Dandy Walking Dead Reaction Chart...

You know that those two "apologizing" former OU students said that weren't racist, right?

Isn't that laughable?

Just as racism was brought up a lot in the national conversation since Pres. Obama was elected...

If Hillary is elected, then instances of sexism and misogyny will explode as well.

I'm sure that even here, we'll get into heated discussions about the role of women in our society. But not just about feminism, but things like intersectionality as well.

We've got a lot of invested and intelligent people here, so I'm quite sure that the upcoming conversations will be eye-opening indeed.

Me: "They're going to politicize everything."



Of Course, He Is...

Sorry, didn't mean to scare you...

How to Become a Conservative in Four Embarrassing Steps

by Paul Buchheit

Young conservatives rallied at the 2008 Republican National Convention. (Photo: Tom LeGrow/cc/flickr)

Not that we'd want to. But many Americans, perplexingly, have taken that path in the last ten years, as 27 percent of those polled now consider themselves 'mostly' or 'consistently' conservative, up from 18 percent in 2004. (Conservatives were at 30 percent in 1994. Liberals increased from 21 to over 30 percent in the 1990s and have remained approximately the same since then.)

The language of true conservatives often turns to denial, dismissal, and/or belligerence, without verifiable facts of any substance. There is also evidence for delusional thinking and a lack of empathy. Here are four ways to be just like them.

1. Ignore Facts

Research shows that conservatives tend to modify facts to accommodate their beliefs and convictions, while liberals are more willing to deal with the complexity of multiple sources of information that help determine the true facts.

In simpler terms, numerous studies (here, here, here, and here) conclude that conservatives are not very smart.

Perhaps the best example of fact-aversion is climate change. Incredibly, even though 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate warming is very likely due to human activities, 66 percent of Republicans say they do not believe in global warming.

The rest: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/03/09/how-become-conservative-four-embarrassing-steps

Some people think that this is a game...

In other words...

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