Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Way to Go, PrezBo!

There is a fairly recent book, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America, by Bernard Goldberg. It's by a conservative who basically lists 100 liberals who he doesn't like because they actually have the ability to make a difference and change the status quo for the (liberal) better.

But guess who joins the ranks of Michael Moore, Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, and Howard Dean. Guess who ranks as worse for America than Al Franken, Barbara Walters, Gloria Steinem, and Jerry Springer.

Good ol' PrezBo - Columbia's President, Lee Bollinger - comes in at number 24 on the list of liberal people destroying the conservative author's idealistic America!

I'm shepping nachas.

(Another Columbia notable is history professor Eric Foner who comes in at number 75.)


At 7/26/05, 8:40 AM, Blogger Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

Judge Roy Moore
The Unknown American Terrorist
Latrell Sprewell
Dennis Kozlowski
Ken Lay
Anna Nicole Smith
Michael Savage
David Duke
Jimmy Swaggart

and so on....

Not exaclty all liberals here.

I got to get this book.

At 7/26/05, 8:44 AM, Blogger Eli7 said...

Ok, ok, granted. But the book does have a VERY anti-liberal tendency. I mean, my beloved PrezBo is a liberal affirmative action lawyer and president of an Ivy League university. He is hardly the 25th worst person for America.

At 7/26/05, 8:44 AM, Blogger Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

Oh, and the book is written by Bernard Goldberg, not Chris Bowers. Chris Bowers is a liberal blogger. Bernard Golberg is a former CBS reporter and producer who was declared a traitor for revealing what everyone knew already- that there was bias in the news industry.

At 7/26/05, 8:45 AM, Blogger Eli7 said...

Thanks CWS, you're right. I'll change that.

At 7/26/05, 8:48 AM, Blogger Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

Please stop calling me CWS it's CWY.

Also, the book specificaly deals with the 100 people Goldberg thinks are destroying American culture...

It's not a list of the "worst" people in America, I'm sure there are plenty of people in the prison system that are "worse" than your PrezBo.

At 7/26/05, 8:55 AM, Blogger Eli7 said...

CWY, I apologize for my immense stupidity and my apparent inability to read. I am truly sorry for messing up your name.

I know it's not a list of the worst people in America, I was exagerating a lil (hey, cut me some slack), but I hardly think that PrezBo or Gloria Steinem or John Edwards is that bad for American culture.

Unless you define American culture as a place where people who have lots of money get to make all the rules and get to discriminate against those who don't have a lot of money. Or if you define American culture as a place where privileged white men get all the liberties and nobody else gets any liberties.

At 7/26/05, 9:07 AM, Blogger Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

I'm gonna read the book over the weekend, I'll save my comments on the book till then. (And you should as well)

"discriminate" "Privleged" "liberties"

Man, you have got to step out into the real world, girl. You're sounding like a typical, well typical Columbia student. Ouch.

At 7/26/05, 10:15 AM, Blogger Eli7 said...

Well, at least I spelled privileged right.

Yes, you're right. I am a typical Columbia student, I have no intimate knowledge of the "real world." And you know what? If you can only maintain idealism and commitment to your beliefs within the small bubble of a liberal arts university, then I'd like to stay, thank you.

Are you saying the real wrold is going to disillusion me? That it's not all fine and dandy? That it doesn't all fit into boxes and stereotypes and easy-to-understand-and-spew liberal/conservative doctrine? I know that. But that isn't going to stop me from wanting something better.

So, yes, thank you. I am a typical liberal idealistic student. And I'm pretty happy that way.

At 7/26/05, 10:52 AM, Blogger Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

Yeah, well I can spell "world" right!

Anyway, ignorance sure is bliss. You can't stay forever in the cocoon that is college, sooner or later you'll have to enter the "real world" and suffer what we NeoCons refer to as being "mugged by reality".

And by reality, I mean the sudden realization that everything you learned in college is just simply doesn't fit in with the way the world works.

At 7/26/05, 11:12 AM, Blogger Eli7 said...

Ok, fine, I admit it: I'm not perfect.

Idealism is not ignorance.

At 7/26/05, 8:38 PM, Blogger Stx said...

She admits it! Save this date!


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