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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2010, 02:44:16 am »
Ronald Reagan?

I guess he's considered by some to be the founding father of modern conservatism?

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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2010, 09:40:18 am »
Could be though I'm pretty sure Reagan Jr would've met his dad.  Also, did Reagan write any books?

Ahem, I mean YOU DON'T SHARE THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF THE FOUNDING FATHER!  YOU DON'T SHARE THE NATURE OF THE FOUNDING FATHER, THE KNOWLEDGE, YOU HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON WITH THE FOUNDING FATHER!
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« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2010, 01:34:49 pm »
Who is the Founding Father, anyway?


JESUS.


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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2010, 03:11:30 pm »
The funniest thing about this argument is both sides are wrong.  Pammy Atlas is clearly insane, she does not know Reagan better than his own son.  On the other hand, Reagan was a proto-Palin, and the few good ideas he did have were surrounded in a sea of stupid and inane "personality" politics, religious kookery and general hucksterism.
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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2010, 03:18:56 pm »
Yeah, I could totally see Ronnie saying, "I can see Russia from my house."

Didn't he say something about south american terrorists only being a 24-hour drive away, or something?
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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2010, 03:44:37 pm »
It'd probably be quicker to list the non-stupid things Reagan said.

Also, this is Fear and Loathing in Greater Wingnuttia

http://townhall.com/columnists/EmmettTyrrell/2010/02/11/the_male_of_the_species_american

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In recent years when I have heard the ongoing dirge about the deficiencies of America's young men, I have had my doubts. The army that we have sent abroad to confront some of the most barbaric enemies Western civilization ever has faced is superb. Confronting savages -- usually on their own soil -- our forces have been professional to the utmost, the Wehrmacht but with democratic values! Withal, they are brave, spirited, manly.

Yes, an American conservative just compared your soldiers to the German Army circa WWII.  Who I thought were savages America confronted on their own soil.  Maybe next time America declares war on Germany, Emmett Tyrrell will compare them favourably with Jihadis?  Democratic jihadis.

It gets even stranger, but to find out more, you'll have to click the link.
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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2010, 03:47:02 pm »
Not gonna click.  Scared.
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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2010, 04:05:13 pm »
I'll just post tantalizing extracts then, such as:

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Most universities are simply pretentious extensions of high school, presided over by a professoriate that is -- with heroic exceptions -- mediocre, tedious, ill-informed, bovine and anti-intellectual. Better it would be for young men to take a couple of years of business courses and join the adult world.

Because, of course, most business courses don't cater to people who are otherwise mediocre, tedious, ill-informed, bovine and anti-intellectual (I'm actually reading a book that makes this precise criticism, so this is kinda amusing.  Business schools and courses combine the worst aspects of technocratic rationality and lack of intellectual courage or imagination).
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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2010, 04:07:32 pm »
Hold on... if Universities are really "anti-intellectual", wouldn't that be a plus for a certain kind of conservative, who hold that the "intellectial elite" are ruining the nation?
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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2010, 04:26:29 pm »
I was a big fan of RR and I agree that he's the founding father of modern conservatism here in the states.   

I normally don't care much for Ron Jr. but I thought he handled himself well in the article that was posted.
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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2010, 04:28:37 pm »
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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2010, 04:41:16 pm »
Heh, heh, heh...
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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2010, 04:58:21 pm »
I was a big fan of RR and I agree that he's the founding father of modern conservatism here in the states.   

I normally don't care much for Ron Jr. but I thought he handled himself well in the article that was posted.

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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2010, 04:59:48 pm »
The hair, perhaps?



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Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2010, 05:15:03 pm »
What was wrong with RR? 

I thought he did an ok job with lots of things.  The economy, improving America's world image from an American's pov and getting the Iranian hostages released to name a few. 

He certainly has had a great impact on Conservatism as it exists today. 

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