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'No, it's not your opinion. You're just wrong'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Love this, and it's an excellent summation of what's happening in our country nowadays:

    Yes, Your Opinion Can Be Wrong | Houston Press

    I call this the Ricky Bobby Syndrome:

    I have had so many conversations or email exchanges with students in the last few years wherein I anger them by indicating that simply saying, "This is my opinion" does not preclude a connected statement from being dead wrong. It still baffles me that some feel those four words somehow give them carte blanche to spout batshit oratory or prose. And it really scares me that some of those students think education that challenges their ideas is equivalent to an attack on their beliefs.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Are you talking to me?!?!
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sounds like your typical liberal indoctrinating professor.
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I was just having this conversation two weeks ago with someone. Somewhere along the line, we stopped telling stupid people they are stupid.
  6. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    It goes along with having choose your own facts and science news channels.
  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Could you imagine if Dan Quayle came along now? He was a four-year punching bag for Johnny Carson before talk radio was huge, before there were 38 news networks and back when CNN *gasp* covered news. This guy said things equally as stupid as Palin. Fucking spelled potato wrong for crissakes. Quayle was labeled an idiot and never heard from again, yet Palin was able to carve out a niche fanbase of wackos who defend her throughout.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    They let YF make that sign. You can smell the loathing of potheads in that sign.
    YankeeFan likes this.
  10. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Quayle wasn't an old Republican's milf fantasy.
  11. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    What if they identify as a smart person?
  12. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Can't be YF. "You're" is spelled correctly.
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