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  • Liberals Shouldn't Have Power Until They Can Conquer Analogies

    02/13/2011 3:32:30 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-12-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Maybe it's just me... I don't know what it is with the left and analogies. I know that it's really hard impossible for them to make real arguments without employing logic irrational thought. So I've noticed they often resort to analogies as a clever way to make their point... Fighting for peace is like f*****g for virginity. That was one of the star gems of used in their protests of the wars over the last decade (and maybe before that since I don't know when the acid trip that was the genesis of that brilliance actually was). It's too...
  • U.S. has pipe problems, not pump problems

    05/17/2009 10:06:10 AM PDT · by ancientart · 8 replies · 645+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | May 17, 2009 | Art Marmorstein
    Bad analogies (as Dilbert creator Scott Adams constantly points out) are a major reason for bad decisions. The last months of the Bush administration and the first months of the Obama administration show clearly the many problems that result from the widespread adoption of a particularly misleading analogy: the comparison of the economy to a hydraulic system powered by some kind of a pump. By mid-2008, it was apparent that the American economy (and, as a result, the world economy) was in some trouble, perhaps catastrophic trouble. Cries came from every corner for the government to do something before it...
  • "The Dark Knight" and Musings on Parallels in Politics

    11/14/2008 7:50:28 PM PST · by OneWingedShark · 10 replies · 583+ views
    Me ^ | 14NOV08 | Me
    So, today I went and saw the new Batman [again] with a couple of friends. It struck me about how there are certain analogies to the characters within politics. For Example: The Joker In his own words, he describes himself as an agent of chaos [chance], which is the only fair thing in the world. He says that he makes no real plans, doing whatever ‘feels good’ at the moment, living [from day to day] only to throw the wrench in others’ plans. He is of course, lying. It is shown that his plans for Harvey Dent were to bring...
  • The Left Shudders And Bush leads.

    08/25/2007 7:51:05 AM PDT · by Laverne · 56 replies · 1,864+ views
    The Weekley Standard ^ | 09/03/2007 | by William Kristol
    Like a pig in muck, the left loves to wallow in Vietnam. But only in their "Vietnam." Not in the real Vietnam war. Not in the Vietnam war of 1963-68, the disastrous years where policy was shaped by the best and brightest of American liberalism. Not in the Vietnam war of 1969-73, when Richard Nixon and General Creighton Abrams managed to adjust our strategy, defeat the enemy, and draw down American troops all at once--an achievement affirmed and rewarded by the American electorate in November 1972. Not in the Vietnam of early 1975, when the Democratic Congress insisted on cutting...
  • 25 Funniest/Worst Analogies Ever Written in High School Essays

    12/26/2006 1:18:43 PM PST · by RunningWolf · 40 replies · 1,893+ views
    many | 12-26-2006 | RW
    1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a ThighMaster. 2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free. 3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a...
  • On biblical analogies

    08/23/2003 6:34:49 PM PDT · by yonif · 12 replies · 258+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 21, 2003 | Amotz Asa-El
    Interesting though they always are in comparison with the biographies of other leaders in today's world, even Israeli leaders' eventful lives are but pale versions of their biblical forebears. Moshe Dayan, for instance, reminded many of Samson. The celebrated victor of numerous battles may not have carried on his back the gates of Gaza, and his emergence may not have been foretold by an angel, but like the biblical judge, he too was born to farmers and raised in a village constantly threatened by hostile tribes. Moreover, the curious Samson's penchant for riddles was reminiscent of Dayan's obsession with archeology....
  • Ditching dreaded SAT analogies

    08/11/2003 8:02:49 AM PDT · by Recourse · 42 replies · 402+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 11, 2003 | Chicago Tribune
    Ditching dreaded SAT analogies Published August 11, 2003 Critics have charged that the SAT exam isn't fair to lower income and minority students, and that some of the test sections--particularly those dreaded analogies--aren't terribly good predictors of future success in college. And because the loudest of those critics hailed from California--incidentally one of the biggest clients of the College Board, which administers the SAT test--the test was recently changed. To get into many colleges in California and across the country now, class of 2006 applicants will have to take either the SAT I or ACT, as well as two single-subject...
  • College Board Scores With Critics of SAT Analogies

    07/27/2003 12:45:53 PM PDT · by Recourse · 44 replies · 535+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 27, 2003 | Paul Pringle
    College Board Scores With Critics of SAT Analogies By Paul Pringle Times Staff Writer July 27, 2003 The SAT is to college admission ... " ... As a root canal is to a dentist?" said Peter Lee, 16. He and several other weary-looking high school students had just emerged from a four-hour SAT prep class in Glendale. "As a root canal is to a patient?" suggested Emin Gharibian, 17. Neither of those worked for Anthony Kwon, 16. "As a root canal is to pain," he said. Pain is typically the refrain when college-bound youngsters jaw about the SAT. But some...
  • College Board Scores With Critics of SAT Analogies [No More Verbal Analogy in SAT-more dumbing down]

    07/27/2003 4:52:44 AM PDT · by randita · 88 replies · 477+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/27/03 | By Paul Pringle
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sat27jul27,1,1810756.story?coll=la-home-headlines   College Board Scores With Critics of SAT Analogies By Paul Pringle Times Staff Writer July 27, 2003 The SAT is to college admission ... " ... As a root canal is to a dentist?" said Peter Lee, 16. He and several other weary-looking high school students had just emerged from a four-hour SAT prep class in Glendale. "As a root canal is to a patient?" suggested Emin Gharibian, 17. Neither of those worked for Anthony Kwon, 16. "As a root canal is to pain," he said. Pain is typically the refrain when college-bound youngsters jaw about the SAT....