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  • INTELLECTUAL FROGLEGS

    12/01/2016 2:52:56 AM PST · by knarf · 14 replies
    joedangoram ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2016 | JOE DAN GORAM
    Intellectual Froglegs needs us
  • The Intellectual Yet Idiot

    09/19/2016 12:45:55 PM PDT · by Darnright · 22 replies
    medium.com ^ | 9/16/2016 | Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual experts with some Ivy league, Oxford-Cambridge, or similar label-driven education who are telling the rest of us 1) what to do, 2) what to eat, 3) how to speak, 4) how to think… and 5) who to vote for. But the problem is the one-eyed following the blind: these self-described members of the “intelligenzia” can’t find a coconut in Coconut Island, meaning they aren’t intelligent enough to define...
  • Make California Mexico Again( /S Vanity)

    06/22/2016 9:39:30 PM PDT · by Vendome · 20 replies
    Vanity - My Myself and I | 06/22/2016 | Vendome
    So, I keep hearing this idiotic rant "Make America Mexico Again". If frickin MehCheapoH were so great, how come they keep coming to uhmmm America? they are not here to invade, rather, they are here to make a life for themselves they could never hope for in MehFauxco. Mexico and America are not places with borders defining a race. Both countries are multi-racial and multi-cultural. The differences between Mexico and America are stark. To start with; anyone can become anything they want in America and live to tell about it...for a time. Heck, you can even be born a poor...
  • William Buckley and Malcolm Muggeridge on Sharing the Christian Faith

    09/17/2015 7:58:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 Sep 15 | buckley and Muggeridge
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtYcDE-Nw2M
  • Bloom's Taxonomy: What do you think about X?

    06/20/2014 11:34:47 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 8 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Sixty years ago, Benjamin Bloom came up with what he said was a superior way to categorize educational goals and activities. The Taxonomy was famous for reducing everything to six steps: remembering; understanding; applying; analyzing; evaluating; creating. Note that "remembering" (or "knowing") is the first and LOWEST step. Bloom concocted this taxonomy to describe education at the college level. College professors, however, ignored the Taxonomy. Meanwhile, the people in charge of our public schools put this thing on a pedestal. Why? Because the Taxonomy scorned what had always been considered the most important step: knowing information. Bloom and his Taxonomy...
  • Liberal Scholars Agree: The Bible Forbids Homosexuality

    04/29/2014 6:04:17 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    BarbWire ^ | 4-29-14 | Jeff Allen
    Some time ago, a lesbian living in Canada viewed a few of my YouTube videos on the subject of homosexuality, and a lengthy debate ensued. We went back and forth discussing all of the oft-repeated and ridiculous homosexual talking points. Our conversations also included an examination of the New Testaments teachings about homosexuality. I shared the traditional and obvious scriptural prohibitions against all types of same-sex behavior. My lesbian debate opponent, on the other hand, provided the typical contortionist interpretations of biblical sexuality. And no matter how comprehensive or meticulous my explanations, she was completely convinced (deceived) that the New...
  • Will you get these 20 jokes meant for really brainy people?

    03/12/2014 9:46:13 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 162 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This has been making rounds. Some are really good, and the others I haven't gotten yet ;-P
  • Education: What a Wonderful World It Would Be

    03/08/2014 5:30:58 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 9 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    What a wonderful world it would be if, for example, the people in charge of our public schools really believed in knowledge. If, for example, the National Council of Teachers of English, really loved English. If the National Council of Teachers of Math, really loved math. Alas, that does not seem to be the case. A lot of boring things are being taught in boring, incoherent ways, with the result that children learn almost nothing. Then the Education Establishment comes up with so-called authentic assessments to prove that the children learned a little something. Theres an easy way to tell...
  • Santelli Rants Against The Intellectual Arrogance Of The "Intellectuals"

    09/13/2013 4:44:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/13/13 | Tyler Durden
    The American public is "just too darn stupid to get it." That is the message that CNBC's Rick Santelli hears from the mainstream media when discussing polls that suggest US citizens are against a rise in the debt ceiling. Perhaps, as he exclaims, "we should only poll the Harvard and Princeton professors," since they have such a good grasp of reality. But, it is the "giant leap of faith" that the Fed can really move unemployment and keep the economy humming along to support the level of equities that has the Chicagoan irate. Congress - listen up - he explodes,...
  • Here are the ten greatest Catholic intellectuals in American history... [Catholic Caucus]

    10/11/2011 6:39:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 53 replies
    Ignatius Scoop.com ^ | 10-11-11 | Tom Hoopes,
    Here are the ten greatest Catholic intellectuals in American history... ... according to a survey of "top Catholic commentators, editors and scholars" conducted by Benedictine College's Gregorian Institute. Tom Hoopes, Vice President of College Relations and writer in residence at Benedictine College (Atchison, Kansas), writes:Since future categories in the Hall of Fame will recognize novelists and bishops of dioceses, nominees such as Flannery O'Connor and Archbishops James Gibbons and Charles Chaput are not included here. The work of those represented here mainly concerns the world of ideas and academic scholarship. The Catholic Hall of Fame's Greatest American Catholic intellectuals, in...
  • Elizabeth Warren: intellectual fraud

    10/10/2011 10:01:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/11 | Michael Barone
    For those inclined to rhapsodize Harvard Law Professor and now Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, it is a salutary experienceas salutary as a cold showerto read this analysis of Warrens major politically significant work by Atlantic blogger and brilliant student of economics Megan McArdle. Of Warrens book The Two Income Trap, McArdle writes the deeper problem is that some of her evidence doesn't really support her thesis, and can be made to appear to support her thesis only by making some very weird choices about what metrics to use. McArdle eviscerates Warrens
  • I remember Allan Bloom

    06/19/2011 5:12:27 AM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 4 replies
    www.EllisWashingtonReport.com ^ | 06/11/11 | Ellis Washington
    For Bloom, the moral vacuum created by liberalism inside the souls of Americans was filled by demagogic radicals in the 60s similar to the Nazi Brownshirts who in the 20s and 30s filled the breach created in German society by the Weimar Republic. Bloom further argued that liberal values of philosophy and reason understood as freedom of thought, had been hijacked by relativism, a pseudo-philosophy or ideology of thought, which Bloom identified as the primary aspect of modern liberal philosophy responsible for sabotaging the Socratic-Platonic worldview, logic and canonical teachings.
  • Good INTELLECTUAL conservative/libertarian/small government books?

    05/24/2011 12:00:11 PM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 59 replies
    Anyone know of any good books of this type that they could recommend? I am looking for something intellectual (e.g., anything written by a Professor, James Fennimore Cooper, Federalist Papers, Tocqueville, etc.) not catered to more mainstream audiences (e.g., Beck, Hannity, Coulter, etc.) and theoretical mostly, either fiction or non-fiction... I have a few on my list that I have read or will read but am just looking for some more ideas Thanks!
  • George Will's Atrophied Intellectual Curiosity. He may well have exhausted his shelf life.

    03/08/2011 7:12:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2011
    For all his contributions to the cause, and they have been many, conservative media personality George Will may well have exhausted his shelf life. In his much-discussed Sunday column, Will all too predictably excoriated those Republicans politicians and pundits who have questioned Obama's origins and ideology. Most troubling was Will's slam of WOR Radio host Steve Malzberg for asking would-be presidential candidate Mike Huckabee a question that strikes those of us who have done some investigating as altogether reasonable: Asked Malzberg, "Don't you think it's fair also to ask [Barack Obama] . . . how come we don't have a...
  • Palin lacks leadership to be president, Murkowski says

    11/15/2010 10:06:48 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 131 replies · 2+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 11/15/2010 | AP
    JUNEAU -- Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she doesn't think Sarah Palin has the leadership qualities to be president, nor the "intellectual curiosity" needed to make good policy. Murkowski also told Katie Couric of the "CBS Evening News" that she doesn't think Palin enjoyed governing.
  • The Tea Party Education Manifesto

    10/13/2010 2:54:31 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 9 replies
    rantrave.com ^ | Oct 9, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Not prepared by any official Tea Party, these proposals are presented to all Tea Parties for discussion and hopefully approval. Background: many people have become cynical. They think the Education Establishment is hopelessly corrupt, driven by far-left ideology and old-fashioned greed, and no improvement is possible. But times they are a-changing. Many conservative are being elected. Let's think about how they might use their power to save the public schools. Imagine that a governor like Chris Christie wakes up tomorrow and decides to fix public education in his state. What should he do? In general, which policies should Conservatives, Republicans...
  • Joe Sobran, R.I.P. [Joseph Sobran, 1946 - 2010]

    09/30/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 155 replies
    Our former NR colleague, Joe Sobran, passed away today after a long battle with a variety of ailments. He was relatively young, just 64, and while physically beaten at the end, he also departed spiritually triumphant. Surely, in short order, there will be ample reflection much of it critical on the hyper-talented, hyper-controversial writer. There will be a recounting of his history at NR, the break, the following years, and Joes soured relationship with WFB (happily, they rekindled their friendship before Bill passed away). Good, lets discuss all that, and more. But later. Right now, let us,...
  • French intellectual caught quoting fake philosopher

    02/09/2010 9:04:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 1,248+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/10 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) Leading French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy has been caught red-faced for praising the work of a philosopher who, it turns out, was invented as a joke by a journalist from a satirical daily. In his latest book "De la guerre en philosophie" (Making war in philosophy), Levy quoted Jean-Baptiste Botul, an expert on German philosopher Immanuel Kant created by journalist Frederic Pages. Levy acknowledged late Monday that he had often quoted Botul's work "The sex life of Immanuel Kant" during many public appearances and in the pages of his latest book. "As it turns out, it was a...
  • Can 'We the People' be Intellectuals?

    01/07/2010 6:44:48 AM PST · by Anarchydeluxe · 11 replies · 432+ views
    Anarchy Deluxe ^ | 01/07/2010 | Michael Nichols
    How many times have I as a libertarian-minded advocate for individual liberty and free markets been in an argument with liberals, progressives, statists, whatever you choose to name them, and heard that my ideology is too simplistic, too impractical, etc.? Of course, these are the nice versions of what usually comes out of their collective mouths: idiot, fascist, racist, hick, redneck, and the glorious list of intellectual vocabulary marches on and on into pure brilliance. Oftentimes the liberal progressive breaks out into ber-intellectual speak as illustrated in the following clip:
  • MSNBCs Matthews Finds Obamas Weakness: Hes Too Darned Intellectual

    11/20/2009 5:09:33 PM PST · by Justaham · 69 replies · 2,107+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 11-20-09 | Kyle Drennan
    At the top of Fridays Hardball on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews discovered the reason for President Obamas political difficulties in recent months: President Obama has his chin out on just about every hot issue out there....Hes exposed and vulnerable. His poll numbers are dropping. Is he just too darned intellectual? Too much the egg head? Later in the show, Matthews talked to Atlantic Medias Ron Brownstein and USA Todays Susan Page about Obamas great flaw. He began by wondering: Im not attacking intellectuals because I do appreciate their contribution but when politicians begin to get a little too intellectual,...