Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Education Quote of the Day

From: Drew Lingalot
To: Angry Professor
Re: Exam grade

I got a 45/60 on the exam. Can you tell me what this translates to?

Drew Lingalot

From a blog post titled Oh, for the love of god.
"Drew Lingalot"! Damn, that's vicious!

I think I'm going to have to add A Gentleman's C to the education blogroll. The blogger "Angry Professor" is "a tenured faculty member at a large state university."

I'm sorry.

But I'll definitely be reading the archives!


From those archives:
I took the Angry Kid to the dentist yesterday. We were a little early, so we got to sit in the waiting room for a while. We were joined by a stereotypical Red State kid, a sturdy boy of about 11 years wearing camo and a John Deere cap, and his younger sister.

One wall of the waiting room is painted with blackboard paint and much chalk is provided. Imagine my surprise and delight when Red-State boy wrote out the first 25 digits of pi and then started to teach his little sister the Pythagorean theorem. (My students don't know the first significant digit of pi and couldn't recite the Pythagorean theorem if their lives depended on it.)
I'v only memorized Pi to about 11 digits, but . . .

COLLEGE students!

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