Is Obama A Muzzy?

Dennis Putnam dap1 at BELLSOUTH.NET
Thu Aug 2 09:27:27 MDT 2012


On 8/1/2012 10:39 PM, Stephen A. Frye wrote:
>
> On 8/1/2012 7:21 PM, Paf Dvorak wrote:
>>
>> Yeah.
>> Rush Limbaugh, who this list is named after or for (unless I'm wrong)
>> calls youngsters "young skulls full of mush".
>
> I know.  There are some kids who don't agree with him, so, obviously,
> by his reasoning, they can't be thinking correctly.
   Speaking of unfounded assumptions, Rush refers to them as "young
skulls full of mush" (stolen from Prof. Kingsfield's line in the "Paper
Chase") because of their lack of life experiences thus rendering their
opinions naive at best.
>
> Personally, I prefer the diversity.  As I mentioned, we've had a lot
> of foreign students live with us.  Many for a whole year.  Some have
> opinions with which I agree, some with which I vehemently disagree. 
> But I have enjoyed every second with them (except the painful good
> byes at the end of the year), and I have found that most of them are
> very open minded to differing opinions when things are openly
> discussed without personal judgements and personal attacks.  Some
> change their minds.  Some have changed mine.  But I enjoy the
> differences: personal, political, and cultural.  Some are easy to
> adapt to, some are not.  The students have the same issues, but they
> are far more willing to listen and absorb.  I have found that the
> abitur bound students from Germany and Finland are profoundly capable
> of defending their own positions, and are usually equally accepting of
> those who believe differently - as long as those others are accepting
> of them.  I have learned that a huge percentage of our perceptions of
> Europeans as people are wrong.  And through the eyes of our exchange
> students, I see our own American youth more freshly and more openly.
>
> So, through a lot of very personal involvement with kids from many
> countries, I think Rush is wrong.
>
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