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Who Woulda Thunk Huh?

Nothing against illiterate morons but a recent Yale study won't surprise many but the left wing segment of our society, It has to do with science and the knowledge of such a complex subject that leaves the left wing scratching their pointed noggins. Most of my readers, excepting the brain dead ones, will already know the obvious. The left will have tremulous nightmares accepting the facts.

Now understand folks this information is being reported by Politico so it has to be true. Right? There's a Yale law school Professor named Dan Kahan. I hope he isn't trying to pass himself off as a genius because that obviously isn't the case. So what Dan did was develop this mumbo-jumbo theory about science and political views and decided to put it to the test. Then, despite himself, he decided to post it on his blog. You can find that at the link right below.

Learning, at least in the past, wasn't centered in liberalism as it is these days, not that it seems to matter because some people actually think for themselves. So Dan sampled more than 2K people (adults) and came to a remarkable conclusion, though not remarkable at all since logic enters into this equation. What did he find out with his fancy-schmancy analysis? People who were conservatives were more literate about scientific subjects than their lefty counterparts. Global warming come to mind here?

He then took it a step further and (GASP) found out that conservatives who aligned themselves with the Tea Party Movement were head and shoulders above the rest. Hell, if he'd asked me I could have told him that. What Kahan calls "meeting the threshold of statistical significance" I call the obvious.

Now I have to give Dan credit to even report the findings given his liberal bias and mentality. He did have to fess up that not only was he surprised by his findings but down right embarrassed. Cheer up Dan. Most conservatives can walk and talk academic circles around people who operate strictly from emotion and not facts.

A quote from the Professor:

“I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I’d be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension.”

The problem is that Kahan was pigeon holing people which I see quite often here and in society. He says he doesn't "know a single person" so he must be living in a bubble. Doesn't watch Fox News very often? Maybe MSNBC and CNN? He reads the NY Times everday and the Huffington Post and others on line? Jeez. If he read and watched credible sources he might even qualify as a Professor and not a left wing propagandizer to our youth.

His words, not mine:

“But then again, I don’t know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable tv — & I don’t watch Fox News very often — and reading the ‘paper’ (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico). I’m a little embarrassed, but mainly I’m just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.”

Yes Professor Kahan you were mistaken and I have to credit you for admitting what most on the left fail to admit. You have been fooled. It's time that more people wake up Dan before this nation goes down in flames.

"Vote It," "Like" It, "Tweet" It, "Pin " It, "Share It" With Your Followers. Time to let em read it and keep reading it.

As Always,

The Frog Prince

Snap Out Of It America!

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tsadjatko profile image

tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

I love you Frog - you used pictorial topics from two of my hubs, the husky and the raptor!

But let's get down to business now. What you have written about is a rarity - the left actually getting results that disagree with their preconceived propaganda - usually they will twist such results in their conclusions to the point of giving the opposite results from what they actually got.

Talking about "mumbo-jumbo theories about science and political views" I have one that cuts to the chase. It is the only explanation I can fathom for what has happened in America with the left (we might as well say the government because the left is the government now).

My study has revealed what you might say is the E.Coli bacteria of politics. That's why they call it Washington DC, Washington the Disease Capitol (or Washington Doesn't Care, take your pick). Yes Washington has become the disease capitol of the world ever since 2008 when the capitol became infected with the

We.DoLIE Barackterium.

Yes, once infected there is no cure and irreparable harm is done to the brain. Infected people become Obamazombies (Obombies), not being able to tell the truth from lies with no respect for civility, the truth or morals. Those infected with We.DoLIE Barackteria want to spend money they don't have and tax everybody to pay for it. They can't be killed because they have no heart, no conscience and no respect for the families of those they cause to be killed.

This barackterium is resistant to all anti-psychotics and anti-idiotics except Conservativycin or Conservatillin which do not work on infected people (Obombies) but are the only known preventative to the We.DoLIE Barackterium.

The only way to get rid of the We.DoLIE Barackterium is to let the disease run its course while administering Conservativimycin or Conservatillin to those who have not yet been infected until there are more people immune to the disease than those who have it and then VOTE THE BUMS OUT (if there is still a country left).

How's that for a study's results.


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

The problem is the media. They decide what the public will know and believe.

All the hideous name calling now comes across as fact. It takes a brave individual to call out the morons.


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Ms. Annette 3 years ago

I am going to surmise from what I have read here and not going to the actual article that even after his admitting he was wrong in his thinking: this did nothing to change his thinking or his point of view as a leftist. If that is the case; he is proof positive of how moronic the left truly is.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Annette- I would hope that maybe now he will go out and talk to normal patriots which is what TPM members are. We're normal, intelligent, educated adults who make up the fabric of this nation.


Ghost32writer 3 years ago

I'm blown away. You mean we Tea Party types are NOT the mental troglodytes we've been painted to be? Oh, wait...that was "tarred", not "painted". Wrong brush.

It'll be interesting to see if Professor Dan Kahan is denied tenure now. My maternal grandfather was once busted down from head of the English Dept. at the U. of Oregon for daring to admit his suspicion that the story of the Virgin Mary was not meant to be taken literally. They couldn't fire him 'cause he already had tenure.

Today, publishing one's findings that TPM folks were academically and scientifically aware would seem to be at least as strong a heresy....


Stu 3 years ago

Hi Frog,

Although Kahan hardly came up with anything profound, at least he was intellectually honest enough to test his theory before pronouncing a false theorem, and was honest enough to report the real findings. I think far too many on the left have this view of TPM citizens and officials, and conservative media, as being some kind of neanderthal conspiracy to implement racism, corporate welfare, starvation wages, etc. None of this is true, but it's great fodder to feed the sheep. I think the vilification emanates largely from the progressive media and left wing political "intelligentsia." It's essentially ad hominem lies designed to fool the low-information masses into thinking they are victims, and can only be saved if they worship and obey their "progressive-dressed" socialist cult heroes like Barry and George. Sadly, the sick strategy works extremely well.

Stu


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FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

It will be interesting to see what consequences are in store for Professor Kahan. It will also be interesting to see if he pursues this any further. Peer pressure affects academics in the same way it affects children and birds of flight. If acceptance in academia is part of his psychological makeup, then he may fall prey to the fact that he doesn't sound like them. Intellectual ducks tend to be intolerant of independent geese in the middle of their flying flock.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

Personally, I have trouble believing that Kahan is intelligent enough to determine what his findings indicate. His world is that bubble of an educational leftist world which possess all the answers to things that none of them have ever experienced first-hand. I will give them credit for one thing...their educational process produces one damned fine communist candidate for the party. Mr. Kahan obviously needs to get out more so he won't be so confused when they assign him a bunk down in the gulag. Good stuff, Frogman! ~WB


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Wayne - He admits he went into his study with preconceived ideas and it shocked him to find out how wrong he was. I have to give the man credit for manning up at least a little bit.

TFP


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Parks McCants 3 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

As a " ridge runner," I must agree with breakfastpop. I'm placing the blame on the media. As a political reporter, I've had my ass handed to me more than once by a local " Tea Party" that refuses to debate the political issue. They're as steadfast as fundimentalist Christian's pointing to scripture in the bible. I'm all for preserving the intent and meaning of the Constitution while limiting the power and control of the federal government. As to shuting down the government in protest of an ever rising debt cieling? Not so much... I've covered more than one regional Republican deligate conference. At these meetings, the disruptive "Tea Party" participants are reminicent of rowdy, unyeilding, school brats. That's the ( limited) image that has generated doubt as to the general inteligence of the Conservative constituency. Thanks for the read. Frog.. Well done!


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

That is strange - I've never heard of a "Tea Party" refusing to debate an issue. What better way to get their view out there because in any debate between Tea Party principles and liberal policies the Tea Party (or you might say the constitution) wins.

You find it odd that the Tea Party stands steadfast for the principles they believe in just like Christians do? I guess you'd prefer the liberal take, there are no absolutes, truth is subjective and yes you who make money should pay for my (who doesn't want to work) things.

And as for Tea Party participants being "reminiscent of rowdy, unyielding, school brats" I suppose you'd prefer the anarchism of occupy wall street thugs, rapists vandals and felons. There has never been a movement like the Tea Party that has been as well behaved, respective of the laws and articulate of what the espouse. Only a ne'er-do-well would draw negative conclusions about conservatives from that movement.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Parks - Take into consideration "where" you live as you rant on about the Tea Party. The TPM is not a political party and has no desire to be. I will always stand fast about the principles our nation was founded upon. That is called being a patriot, not a whack job. If politicians started going to DC to do what the electorate requires of them it would begin to right itself. Too many times they get cooped into party politics. That's a load of horse crap if there ever was one. You and I go way back so you know exactly where I stand Parks.

The Frog


tsadjatko profile image

tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Yeah, what Frog said, double.


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Parks McCants 3 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

Gentleman.. Step back from the monitor for moment and consider my comment for what it is.. A local observation of a Republican state deligate convention disrupted by a handfull(3) "Tea Party" participants. No more, no less. Not questioning your position Frog.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

That was in Oregon correct Parks?


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Parks McCants 3 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

Yes. I've encountered civil " Tea Party" participants " here" as well. That's not the point of your article or my comment. I believe were fundamentally on the same page. " Good Ol' Boys" are not exclusive to Oregon.

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