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Thread: Serious or Parody?

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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Did I present as anything else?



    Did I say that it was anything else?

    It's your opinion and you are entitled to it.

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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Did I say that it was anything else?

    It's your opinion and you are entitled to it.
    Then why did you bother to point it out?
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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Then why did you bother to point it out?



    Why do you ever post a comment?

    If you're looking for an argument you won't get one here.

    Have a nice day.




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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post



    So, the question: is this supposed to be taken seriously, or is this a Colbert style parody? I really just cannot tell, but the article is good for many laughs.

    As a sometime listener to Prager, I would say he wants this taken very seriously.
    The guy is the most pompous, unctuous, self-important talk show host on earth.
    Not to mention boring.
    He makes his fellow talkers seem modest in comparison.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    As a sometime listener to Prager, I would say he wants this taken very seriously.
    The guy is the most pompous, unctuous, self-important talk show host on earth.
    Not to mention boring.

    He makes his fellow talkers seem modest in comparison.



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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Children should be encouraged to think for themselves and to give everyone else every right that they claim for themselves.

    It would be nice if all adults in the USA would do the same.
    Good parents have a duty, to instruct, to assist in finding the better ways, and there are undeniably better ways, there are certainly myriad easy and tempting much worse ones... you may disagree, or agree, parents have, and should have, fairly free rein as it is their child, their responsibility, their initial original choice to bring another into this world. Do your best.



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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spriggs05 View Post
    My basis is that these ultra-conservative parents who attempt to force their values onto a child to be the same as them, are ignoring the child's individuality, which is a key part of conservatism. I am aware that other parents with more leftist views may do the same, however due to a likely religious upbringing in a conservative household, they are more likely to "tow in line" so to speak.
    His point was to teach a set of religious and moral values before sending them to the secular environment so that they could indeed fairly assess the information instead of being indoctrinated by a university system that is overwhelmingly amoral. This is so they have both sides and can decide for themselves, that's how I read it anyway.
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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Has to be a joke.

    Every parent wants their child to have self-esteem.

    If they wanted that to make more sense, they should have said that BLIND self-esteem is the issue. As in, self-esteem about things no esteem should be applied to, or about things that do not exist.



    Edit: Or something like that...
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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    are you a parent?
    I'm a parent and my children try to instill their values in me.
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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by falcata View Post
    Anyone who doesn't know who Dennis Prager is and has to use an unreliable source as Wikipedia is definitely not a politico.

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