18 Mar 2005
I heard a report the other day slamming the new S.A.T. One educator from a primarily black college was especially concerned because the new test was heavily weighted toward writing. He said it wasn’t fair to the poor folk; his theory being that economically challenged people perform poorly because they are poor. To this I say, “poppycock!” I believe that idea is putting the cart before the horse. In reality, the fact of the matter is people are poor because they perform poorly.
The SAT, ACT, and other tests are by nature designed to separate the wheat from the chaff. This is a good thing. It’s a waste of time and money to send a moron to college. You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. There are a multitude of undeniable truths in life ” one of them happens to be that there are dumb folk and there are smart folk. The only thing subjective about this truism is who’s what. The answer is relative to where you fall in the bell curve.
To illustrate how silly it is to ignore the importance of these scores, let’s imagine how ridiculous it would be to attempt to train a low-scorer to be a heart surgeon or to hire a high scorer as a tollbooth attendant or a Wal-Mart greeter. (No offense, Grandpa.)
You have to keep a few things in mind as you listen to the Educrats. They need enrollment in order to justify their position. Indeed, they have their position because their institution has enrollment. I’d bet ya, if universities had to refund all fees and tuition to the student if they washed out, they would be more selective with whom they admitted in the first place. But alas, the university doesn’t care just as long as admissions are high. And don’t get me started talking about how they whore out their academic integrity in their omnipresent quest to field that moneymaking ball team.
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8 Mar 2005
Liberalism: “The Anti-Logic”
Have you ever wanted to know what a liberal was thinking? Here’s a trick: just think of a well thought out, righteous decision and then reverse it. On every issue, you can imagine liberals are just wrong. It is analogous to trying to put out a fire with gasoline. Here are a few examples:
Liberals believe that killing the unborn fetus for convenience is a brilliant idea, but cringe at the thought of executing an axe murderer with innocent victims under his belt.
When a school district performs poorly concerning drop out rate and standardized test scores, liberals think spending more money is the answer. But in every case throughout the nation, the more money spent per pupil, the lower the test results. (i.e. Salt Lake City v Washington DC) Liberals refuse to accept the fact that the ability to educate a child and said child’s academic performance level depends solely on intelligence and home environment ” not money.
If the murder rate goes up, their solution is to stop law-abiding citizens from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. However, studies show that the crime rate is highest in every locale that has instituted gun bans and everywhere citizens are allowed to carry concealed weapons crime rates take a nosedive.
If someone is with out a job, the Liberal answer is to give that lazy S.O.B. free money. Where do they get the money to dole out? You guessed it, from the industrious, hardworking American that works for a living; thusly punishing the producer and rewarding the slacker.
If by chance a group of terrorist crashes planes in to several buildings killing thousands, a liberal will say that they are gallant freedom fighters and the people in the buildings deserved to die anyway (enter Bill Maher and Ward Churchill)
We may never be able to understand what causes this illogical thought process that the liberals possess or what it was in their childhood that caused them to be liberal. But hopefully, if we can understand the disease, then we can start working on a cure.
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