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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Quick Link: Partisan Professors

A professor in Wisconsin has written and given an assignment which can't be completed during the shutdown. She claims that there's nothing partisan about this assignment (which is possible, since people will generally choose to blame whichever party they already disliked). SHe even sent a few emails about it, and made a special request concerning those emails:
She even pleads with her students at one point, asking them not to forward her e-mails to others outside the class. 
“If you want to discuss all of this, let me know and I can make an internal discussion board about it. But please don’t forward my emails to conservative blogs or list servs and I will make sure my emails explain things fully,” she wrote.

One wonders why she would need to make that request.
The e-mail I sent you all about the government shut down [sic] was not meant to be partisan, but it may have come across that way," she wrote. "It is true that I am dismayed that you cannot easily do the assignment. My opinion is that this shutdown is a bad idea.
So what did she write in this not partisan email?
“Some of the data gathering assignment will be impossible to complete until the Republican/tea party controlled House of Representatives agrees to fund the government,” University of Wisconsin La Crosse Assistant Geography Professor Rachel Slocum told students in an e-mail.
Oh yeah, nothing partisan in that, how could anybody mistake this for partisanship. Apparently, being partisan means picking a side between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama. Of course, since Reid has basically acted as Obama's stooge during this whole thing, there's not really much of a side to pick. "Your pick: you can side with Chancellor Palpatine, or Count Duku!"

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