RedState's Watercooler, 2/14 Open Thread: Mentally Ill Duke Prof Calls Conservatives Mentally Ill


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Leftist Duke Prof Does a Twofer, Disparaging Both Political Opponents And The Neurologically Different

Everybody, meet Nancy MacLean, History professor at Duke University who has singlehandedly removed her school from consideration for my degree with her callous disregard for viewpoints other than her own. In her latest Commie propaganda rag, Maclean claims that conservatives and libertarians “seem to be on the autism spectrum” and that we “don’t feel solidarity or empathy with others.” As an autistic AND a libertarian, this is a Double Play–to use the Left’s own words against them, I feel that Duke would not be a “safe space” for my studies or a “positive learning environment.” Perhaps somebody should point out to her the scientific link between Leftism and psychoticism

If you see things the way I do and are similarly disinclined to consider Duke for your own or your children’s education because of this, please contact:

Let’s make some noise and melt some phones!


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 2/11: Senate opens firs session to public, 1794; first accusation of Gerrymandering, 1812; Ike in charge in Europe, 1943; first Nam POW’s released, 1973
  • Monday, 2/12: Oglethorpe founds Georgia, 1733; Creeks cede last GA land and head west, 1825; first performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, 1924; USS Macon disaster, 1935
  • Tuesday, 2/13: ASCAP formed to protect musician copyrights, 1914; Frank Selvy becomes NCAA’s only single-game 100-pt scorer, 1954; Louisville sewer explosions, 1981
  • Wednesday, 2/14: Patriot victory at Kettle Creek, 1779; Sherman enters Meridian, MS, 1864; first trainload of oranges leaves L.A., 1886; St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, 1929
  • Thursday, 2/15: Grant attacks Ft. Donelson, 1862; USS Maine explosion, 1898; assault on Monte Cassino, 1944; US and Canada approve DEW Line radar network, 1954
  • Friday, 2/16: Decatur seizes and burns USS Philadelphia at Triploi, 1804; Carter unseals Tut’s tomb, 1923; Prohibition ends, 1933; last MASH decommissioned, 2006
  • Saturday, 2/17: Standish in military command of Plymouth, 1621; House resolves Jefferson-Burr tie, 1801; Hunley sinks Housatonic, 1864; USN destroys Japanese base at Truk, 1944

Today’s Birthdays: Typewriter inventor Christopher Latham Sholes, 1819; Ferris wheel creator George Ferris, 1859; actor Jack Benny, 1894; 007’s original “Miss Moneypenny” Lois Maxwell, 1927.

Holidays Around the World: Arizona and Oregon celebrate their Statehood Days, and parts of India observe Parents’ Worship Day.

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.


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Quote of the Day

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