As a conservative who has also read Discover magazine for a few years, I accept that I’m going to get the occasional blast of progressive politics with my science. I tend to skim the interviews before I read them, just to see how much left-wing tripe they’ve mixed in. I always read over the author bios for a hint of the sort of slant I’m likely to get.
What I don’t do is spend any time on the Discover blogs. That’s where you get the real crazy.
But really, that brings me to my point: where’s your outrage for the insane calumnies of the Truthers? Talk about mainsteaming the crazy. Do you think that maybe Barack Obama ought to put out something more than Gibbs’ “doesn’t agree with that”? Do you think, maybe, that it’s a little insane not to vet someone who’s supposed to be in charge of fostering the “Green Economy”? Aren’t those people who are expecting a jobs windfall from “Green Energy” kinda whistling Dixie? You don’t think that it has anything to do with the disdain he’s shown for other people?
And to think, judging by the URL, that the original title was “The Mainstreaming of EVIL.” Stick it.
If Obama really wanted students to take ownership of their education, he’d be advocating expansion of vouchers, but he’s too beholden to the teachers unions. And tonight, he goes to bat for the public option that’s good enough for the public, but not the Congress. Maybe I shouldn’t be insulted . . . but I am.
I am too, Dan. And I think we really should be. At any rate, there’s a valuable lesson to be learned: a smart person can always be capable of incredible stupidity if they really, really try. A touch of elitist arrogance always helps the effort.