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Monday, December 06, 2004

Got Kids?

Teach them patriotism while they are young. If they go to college, they'll need all the foundation they can get.

Evidence of the atypical uniformity of American universities grows by the week. The Centre for Responsive Politics notes that this year two universities—the University of California and Harvard—occupied first and second place in the list of donations to the Kerry campaign by employee groups, ahead of Time Warner, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft et al. Employees at both universities gave 19 times as much to John Kerry as to George Bush. Meanwhile, a new national survey of more than 1,000 academics by Daniel Klein, of Santa Clara University, shows that Democrats outnumber Republicans by at least seven to one in the humanities and social sciences. And things are likely to get less balanced, because younger professors are more liberal. For instance, at Berkeley and Stanford, where Democrats overall outnumber Republicans by a mere nine to one, the ratio rises above 30 to one among assistant and associate professors.

I am grooming my sons to be plumbers - so they can charge hamhanded suburban douchebags like me $80/hour to fix faucets that hamhanded suburban doucehbags like me cannot successfully take a wrench to.

If you have daughters, consider something by Lynne Cheney.

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