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Republicans Want To Keep Students Out Of Voting

siliconbits (943161) writes | more than 3 years ago

Politics 2

siliconbits (943161) writes "New Hampshire's new Republican state House speaker is pretty clear about what he thinks of college kids and how they vote. They're "foolish," Speaker William O'Brien said in a recent speech to a tea party group.
"Voting as a liberal. That's what kids do," he added, his comments taped by a state Democratic Party staffer and posted on YouTube. Students lack "life experience," and "they just vote their feelings.""

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Translation? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35428258)

"If you're not likely to vote us, then you shouldn't be allowed to vote at all."

Internet / life: same crap, over and over, forever (1)

sznupi (719324) | more than 3 years ago | (#35428270)

We could just mostly ignore such flamebait news... (well, /. editors certainly wish for flurry of activity, supposedly it helps ads impressions...)

Can't we just link to few old discussions? (even from this site) They already cover pretty much everything, regarding such trollnews. There's really nothing more to add.

Quick search gives one example [slashdot.org] (I'm linking to thread, that includes especially answers), and another [slashdot.org]. Or even this [slashdot.org] and that [slashdot.org].

Some pictorial ontopic humor thrown in [kyon.pl]

One classic quite:

I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it. -- John Stuart Mill

Some personal observation about how we merely like to convince ourselves into reliability of our memory, how many myths about it & our minds we tend to believe (a list of cognitive biases here, pointing out how split-brain people are almost unchanged, mention of one localized brain trauma resulting in people becoming completely blind without them realizing it, popular myth of "hey, we are so important, gods exist and love us, more of us are alive now than have ever lived!" & choosing to ignore 100+ billion dead homo sapiens sapiens (at least we will be similarly ignored very quickly, so there's some "balance"...) and other harmful bullshit lies) ... also about how decent and freedom loving people we are (it's a bit sad how our deep need for Just World gets derailed like that :/ )
How, when people get older, they tend to start believing myths about the greatness of their youth (not the least because it makes us feel better when faced with "frustrating" reality of how much better in fact it is "now", for most cases of "now") ... that approach right here is also at the core of anti-liberalism.

There, what else could you possibly add? Now start preparing to go out and enjoy the day, it should be quite warm and sunny on average.

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